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Understanding physics

Author: Michael Mansfield; Colm O'Sullivan
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Understanding Physics - Second edition is a comprehensive, yet compact, introductory physics textbook aimed at physics undergraduates and also at engineers and other scientists taking a general physics course. Written with today's students in mind, this text covers the core material required by an introductory course in a clear and refreshing way. A second colour is used throughout to enhance learning and
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mansfield; Colm O'Sullivan
ISBN: 9780470746387 0470746386 9780470746370 0470746378
OCLC Number: 696923593
Description: xvii, 675 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Understanding the physical universe --
2. Using mathematical tools in physics --
3. The causes of motion: dynamics --
4. Motion in two and three dimensions --
5. Force fields --
6. Many-body interactions --
7. Rigid body dynamics --
8. Relative motion --
9. Special relativity --
10. Continuum mechanics: mechanical properties of materials --
11. Thermal physics --
12. Wave Motion --
13. Introduction to quantum mechanics --
14. Electric currents --
15. Electric fields --
16. Magnetic fields --
17. Electromagnetic induction: time-varying emfs --
18. Maxwell's equations: electromagnetic radiation --
19. Optics --
20. Atomic physics --
21. Electrons in solids: quantum statistics --
22. Nuclear physics, particle physics and astrophysics --
Appendix A: Mathematical rules and formulas --
Appendix B: Some fundamental physical constants --
Appendix C: Some astrophysical and geophysical data. Bibliography --
The periodic table (Appendix D).
Responsibility: Michael Mansfield and Colm O'Sullivan.
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