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The mechanical universe : introduction to mechanics and heat

Author: Richard P Olenick; Tom M Apostol; David L Goodstein
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies electricity and magnetism, light, the special theory of relativity, and modern physics.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Olenick; Tom M Apostol; David L Goodstein
ISBN: 0521304296 9780521304290
OCLC Number: 12161353
Notes: To be used with the Mechanical universe television series.
Description: xvii, 584 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction to the mechanical universe; 2. The law of falling bodies; 3. Derivatives; 4. Inertia; 5. Vectors; 6. Newton's law; 7. Integration; 8. The apple and the moon; 9. Moving in circles; 10. Forces; 11. Gravity, electricity, and magnetism; 12. The Milliken oil-drop experiment; 13. The law of conservation of energy; 14. Energy and stability; 15. Temperature and the gas laws; 16. The engine of nature; 17. Entropy; 18. The quest for low temperatures; 19. The conservation of momentum; 20. Harmonic motion; 21. Resonance; 22. Coupled oscillators and waves; 23. Angular momentum; 24. Gyroscopes; 25. Kepler's laws and the conic sections; 26. Solving the Kepler problem; 27. Energy and eccentricity; 28. Navigating in space; 29. Loose ends and black holes; 30. The harmony of the spheres: an overview of the mechanical universe; Appendix A. The international system of units; Appendix B. Conversion factors; Appendix C. Formulas from algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; Appendix D. Astronomical data; Appendix E. Physical constants; Selected bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Mechanical universe (Television program)
Responsibility: Richard P. Olenick, Tom M. Apostol, David L. Goodstein.
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