Mechanics and Thermodynamics

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Springer, Feb 6, 2017 - Science - 452 pages
This introduction to classical mechanics and thermodynamics provides an accessible and clear treatment of the fundamentals. Starting with particle mechanics and an early introduction to special relativity this textbooks enables the reader to understand the basics in mechanics. The text is written from the experimental physics point of view, giving numerous real life examples and applications of classical mechanics in technology. This highly motivating presentation deepens the knowledge in a very accessible way. The second part of the text gives a concise introduction to rotational motion, an expansion to rigid bodies, fluids and gases. Finally, an extensive chapter on thermodynamics and a short introduction to nonlinear dynamics with some instructive examples intensify the knowledge of more advanced topics. Numerous problems with detailed solutions are perfect for self study.
 

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Contents

2 Mechanics of a Point Mass
38
3 Moving Coordinate Systems and Special Relativity
81
4 Systems of Point Masses Collisions
102
5 Dynamics of rigid Bodies
129
6 Real Solid and Liquid Bodies
153
7 Gases
183
8 Liquids and Gases in Motion Fluid Dynamics
209
9 Vacuum Physics
236
10 Thermodynamics
253
11 Mechanical Oscillations and Waves
321
12 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
380
13 Supplement
401
14 Solutions of the Problems
413
Index
444
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Wolfgang Demtröder, University Kaiserslautern

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