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## Details

Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Susskind, Leonard. Theoretical Minimum : What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics. Washington : Basic Books, ©2013 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Leonard Susskind; George Hrabovsky |

ISBN: | 9780465031740 0465031749 046502811X 9780465028115 |

OCLC Number: | 827209722 |

Description: | 1 online resource (251 pages) |

Contents: | Table of Contents; Preface; Lecture 1: The Nature of Classical Physics; Interlude 1: Spaces, Trigonometry, and Vecotrs; Lecture 2: Motion; Interlude 2: Integral Calculus; Lecture 3: Dynamics; Interlude 3: Partial Differentiation; Lecture 4: Systems of More Than One Particle; Lecture 5: Energy; Lecture 6: The Principle of Least Action; Lecture 7: Symmetries and Conservation Laws; Lecture 8: Hamiltonian Mechanics and Time-Translation Invariance; Lecture 9: The Phase Space Fluid and the Gibbs-Liouville Theorem; Lecture 10: Poisson Brackets, Angular Momentum, and Symmetries. Lecture 11: Electric and Magnetic ForcesAppendix 1: Central Forces and Planetary Orbits; Index. |

### Abstract:

A world-class physicist and a citizen scientist combine forces to teach Physics 101?the DIY wayThe Theoretical Minimum is a book for anyone who has ever regretted not taking physics in college?or who simply wants to know how to think like a physicist. In this unconventional introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Unlike most popular physics books?which give readers a taste of what physicists know but shy away from equations or math?Susskind and Hrabovsky.

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