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Feynman's tips on physics : a problem-solving supplement to the Feynman lectures on physics

Author: Richard P FeynmanMichael A GottliebRalph LeightonMatthew L SandsRobert B LeightonAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco : Addison-Wesley, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Beispielsammlung
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Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988.
Feynman's tips on physics.
San Francisco : Addison-Wesley, ©2006
(OCoLC)714735999
Named Person: Physik
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Feynman; Michael A Gottlieb; Ralph Leighton; Matthew L Sands; Robert B Leighton; Rochus Vogt
ISBN: 0805390634 9780805390636
OCLC Number: 60321999
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Prerequisites. Introduction to the review lecture ; Caltech from the bottom ; Mathematics for physics ; Differentiation ; Integration ; Vectors ; Differentiating vectors ; Line integrals ; A simple example ; Triangulation --
2. Laws and intuition. The physical laws ; The nonrelativistic approximation ; Motion with forces ; Forces and their potentials ; Learning physics by example ; Understanding physics physically ; A problem in machine design ; Earth's escape velocity ; Alternate solutions. Finding the acceleration of the weight using geometry ; Finding the acceleration of the weight using trigonometry ; Finding the force on the weight using torque and angular momentum --
3. Problems and solutions. Satellite motion ; Discovery of the atomic nucleus ; The fundamental rocket equation ; A numerical integration ; Chemical rockets ; Ion propulsion rockets ; Photon propulsion rockets ; An electrostatic proton beam deflector ; Determining the mass of the pi meson --
4. Dynamical effects and their applications. A demonstration gyroscope ; The directional gyro ; The artificial horizon ; A ship-stabilizing gyroscope ; The gyrocompass ; Improvements in gyroscopes design and construction ; Accelerometers ; A complete navigational system ; Effects of the earth's rotation ; The spinning disk ; Earth's nutation ; Angular momentum in astronomy ; Angular momentum in quantum mechanics ; After the lecture --
5. Selected exercises. Conservation of energy, statics ; Kepler's laws and gravitation ; Kinematics ; Newton's laws ; Conservation of momentum ; Vectors ; Nonrelativistic two-body collisions in 3 dimensions ; Forces ; Potentials and fields ; Units and dimensions ; Relativistic energy and momentum ; Rotations in two dimensions, the center mass ; Angular momentum, the moment of inertia ; Rotation in three dimensions.
Responsibility: Richard P. Feynman, Michael A. Gottlieb, and Ralph Leighton ; with a memoir by Matthew Sands ; and exercises and answers by Robert B. Leighton and Rochus E. Vogt.
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