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Fundamentals of physics

Author: David Halliday; Robert Resnick
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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This text addresses the issue of building "bridges of reason", so that students may move from qualitative understanding of any given physics concept to making decisions about how to solve a problem involving that concept.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Halliday, David, 1916-
Fundamentals of physics.
New York : Wiley, ©1981
(OCoLC)624602668
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Halliday; Robert Resnick
ISBN: 0471033634 9780471033639
OCLC Number: 6421644
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 816, [32] pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Measurement --
Vectors --
Motion in one dimension --
Motion in a plane --
Particle dynamics--I --
Particle dynamics--II --
Work and energy --
The conservation of energy --
The dynamics of systems of particles --
Collisions --
Rotational kinematics --
Rotational dynamics --
Equilibrium of rigid bodies --
Oscillations --
Gravitation --
Fluid mechanics --
Waves in elastic media --
Sound waves --
Temperature --
Heat and the first law of thermodynamics --
Kinetic theory of gases --
Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics --
Charge and matter --
The electric field --
Gauss's law --
Electric potential --
Capacitors and dielectrics --
Current and resistance --
Electromotive force and circuits --
The magnetic field --
Ampre's law --
Faraday's law of induction --
Inductance --
Magnetic properties of matter --
Electromagnetic oscillations --
Alternating currents --
Maxwell's equations --
Electromagnetic waves --
Geometrical optics --
Interference --
Diffraction --
Light and quantum physics --
Waves and particles --
Appendices. A. The International System of Units (SI) --
B. Some fundamental constants of physics --
C. Some properties of the sun, the earth, and the moon --
D. Some properties of the planets --
E. The periodic table of the elements --
F. Conversion factors --
G. Mathematical symbols and the Greek alphabet --
H. Mathematical formulas --
I. Trigonometric functions --
J. Winners of the Nobel Prize in physics.
Responsibility: David Halliday, Robert Resnick, with the assistance of W. Farrell Edwards, John Merrill.

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This text addresses the issue of building "bridges of reason", so that students may move from qualitative understanding of any given physics concept to making decisions about how to solve a problem involving that concept.

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