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The theoretical minimum : what you need to know to start doing physics

Author: Leonard Susskind; George Hrabovsky
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur ... beginning with classical mechanics"--Dust jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Susskind; George Hrabovsky
ISBN: 9780465028115 046502811X 9780465031740 0465031749
OCLC Number: 778420859
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The nature of classical physics --
Spaces, trigonometry, and vectors --
Motion --
Integral calculus --
Dynamics --
Partial differentiation --
Systems of more than one particle --
Energy --
The principle of least action --
Symmetries and conservation laws --
Hamiltonian mechanics and time-translation invariance --
The phase space fluid and the Gibbs-Liouville Theorem --
Poisson brackets, angular momentum, and symmetries --
Electric and magnetic forces --
Central forces and planetary orbits.
Responsibility: Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky.

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