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Physics around us : how and why things work

Author: Ernest M Henley; J G Dash
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suitable for a first year, non-calculus physics course, this title covers mechanics, fluids, gravitation, thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics, including atoms, an introduction to quantum mechanics, special relativity, and nuclear and particle physics.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest M Henley; J G Dash
ISBN: 9789814350631 981435063X
OCLC Number: 758984685
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xix, 361 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The sizes of typical objects, and how we know --
Linear motion --
Galileo; free fall, projectile motion --
Newtonian mechanics --
Work and energy --
Impulse and momentum --
Rational dynamics --
Solar system and gravitation --
Oscillations and waves --
Thermal physics --
Heat flow --
States of matter: solids, liquids and gases --
Static electricity --
Currents and circuits --
Magnetism --
Electromagnetism--II --
Electromagnetic waves --
Geometrical optics--image formation --
Physical optics --
The beginning of modern physics --
Atoms --
Particles and waves--an introduction to quantum mechanics --
The special theory of relativity --
Nuclear and particle physics.
Responsibility: Ernest M. Henley, J. Gregory Dash.

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