Principles of Physics: For Scientists and Engineers

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 2, 2012 - Science - 1067 pages

This textbook presents a basic course in physics to teach mechanics, mechanical properties of matter, thermal properties of matter, elementary thermodynamics, electrodynamics, electricity, magnetism, light and optics and sound. It includes simple mathematical approaches to each physical principle, and all examples and exercises are selected carefully to reinforce each chapter. In addition, answers to all exercises are included that should ultimately help solidify the concepts in the minds of the students and increase their confidence in the subject. Many boxed features are used to separate the examples from the text and to highlight some important physical outcomes and rules. The appendices are chosen in such a way that all basic simple conversion factors, basic rules and formulas, basic rules of differentiation and integration can be viewed quickly, helping student to understand the elementary mathematical steps used for solving the examples and exercises.

Instructors teaching form this textbook will be able to gain online access to the solutions manual which provides step-by-step solutions to all exercises contained in the book. The solutions manual also contains many tips, coloured illustrations, and explanations on how the solutions were derived.

 

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Contents

Part IFundamental Basics
2
1 Dimensions and Units
3
2 Vectors
16
Part IIMechanics
39
3 Motion in One Dimension
41
4 Motion in Two Dimensions
71
5 Force and Motion
103
6 Work Energy and Power
136
17 Light Waves and Optics
561
18 Interference Diffraction
602
Part VElectricity
635
19 Electric Force
637
20 Electric Fields
659
21 Gausss Law
701
22 Electric Potential
731
23 Capacitors and Capacitance
773

7 Linear Momentum Collisions
181
8 Rotational Motion
227
9 Angular Momentum
269
10 Mechanical Properties of Matter
303
Part IIIIntroductory Thermodynamics
355
11 Thermal Properties of Matter
356
12 Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics
379
13 Kinetic Theory of Gases
427
Part IVSound and Light Waves
449
14 Oscillations and Wave Motion
450
15 Sound Waves
499
16 Superposition of Sound Waves
531
24 Electric Circuits
809
Part VIMagnetism
856
25 Magnetic Fields
859
26 Sources of Magnetic Field
889
27 Faradays Law Alternating Current
933
28 Inductance Oscillating Circuits
960
Conversion Factors
999
Basic Rules and Formulas
1003
The Periodic Table of Elements
1013
Answers to All Exercises
1014
Index
1057
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Professor Hafez A. Radi is Professor of Physics and Head of General Systems Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, MSA university, Egypt.
John O. Rasmussen is Emeritus Professor in the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, USA.

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