Principles of Physics: For Scientists and Engineers

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 Copyright