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Classical physics of matter

Author: John Bolton; Open University.
Publisher: Bristol : Institute of Physics in association with the Open University, ©2000.
Series: Physical world, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the properties of matter that can be explained more or less directly in terms of classical physics. This book discusses topics such as the principles of flight and the operation of engines  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Constitution
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bolton; Open University.
ISBN: 075030717X 9780750307178
OCLC Number: 45565713
Notes: "This text forms part of an Open University course, S207 The Physical World"--Title page verso.
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: INTRODUCTIONFROM ATOMS TO THE PHASES OF MATTERA puzzleAtoms: the building blocks of matterAtomic descriptions of the phases of matterMacroscopic variablesMacroscopic equilibrium in ideal gasesMacroscopic descriptions of the phases of matter MICROSCOPIC MODELS OF GASESIntroductionChance and probabilityThe pressure of gasDistributions of speed and translational energy in gasesStatistical mechanicsThe equipartition of energyClosing itemsTHERMODYNAMICS AND ENTROPYEngine efficiency-an effect of thermodynamicsThe first law of thermodynamicsThe second law of thermodynamicsEntropy, engines and refrigeratorsClosing items THE PHYSICS OF FLUIDSIntroductionFluids at restIdeal fluids in motionNon-ideal fluids in motionFlightClosing itemsCONSOLIDATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENTIntroductionOverview of Chapters 1 to 4Writing precise physical statementsBasic skills and knowledge testInteractive questionsPhysica problems Answer and commentsAcknowledgmentsIndex
Series Title: Physical world, 4.
Responsibility: edited by John Bolton.

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