Calculations in Fundamental Physics

Calculations in Fundamental Physics

Mechanics and Heat

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Author: T. Heddle
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151809

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Calculations in Fundamental Physics, Volume I: Mechanics and Heat focuses on the mechanisms of heat. The manuscript first discusses motion, including parabolic, angular, and rectilinear motions, relative velocity, acceleration of gravity, and non-uniform acceleration. The book then discusses combinations of forces, such as polygons and resolution, friction, center of gravity, shearing force, and bending moment. The text looks at force and acceleration, energy and power, and machines. Considerations include momentum, horizontal or vertical motion, work and energy, pulley systems, gears and chains, and rotation and power. Elasticity, expansion and temperature, and static fluids are also discussed. The manuscript examines ideal gases, quantity of heat, centripetal acceleration, and rotary inertia. Topics include change of density, constant temperature, specific and latent heat, and gravitation and circular orbits. The text also explains simple harmonic motion, transfer of heat, molecular theory of gases and vapors, thermodynamics, and fluid flow. The book is a valuable source of information for readers interested in the mechanisms of heat.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


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    1. Motion

    Rectilinear Motion

    Acceleration of Gravity

    Parabolic Motion

    Relative Velocity

    Angular Motion

    Non-uniform Acceleration

    2. Combinations of forces

    Polygons and Resolution

    Center of Gravity

    Inclined Plane


    Balanced Beams

    Shearing Force and Bending Moment

    3. Force and acceleration

    Horizontal or Vertical Motion


    Motion on Gradient

    Coupled Objects

    4. Energy and power

    Work and Energy


    Movement on Gradient

    5. Machines


    Rotation and Power

    Pulley Systems

    Gears and Chains

    6. Elasticity

    Helical Springs

    Young's Modulus

    Compound Bars

    Bulk Modulus


    Stored Energy

    7. Expansion and Temperature

    Linear Temperature Scales

    Linear and Superficial Expansion

    Volumetric Expansion

    Thermal Stress

    8. Static Fluids

    Pressure in Fluids

    Archimedes' Principle

    Fortin Barometer

    U-tube Manometers

    Surface Tension

    9. Ideal Gases

    Constant Temperature

    Constant Pressure or Volume

    Single Gas Equation

    Change of Density

    Ideal Gas Scale of Temperature

    10. Quantity of Heat

    Specific Heat

    Latent Heat

    Heat and Work

    Calorific Values

    11. Centripetal Acceleration

    Centripetal Force and Acceleration

    Gravitation and Circular Orbits

    Banking and Vehicle Stability

    12. Rotary Inertia

    Moment of Inertia

    Rotational Energy

    Change of Axis

    13. Simple Harmonic Motion

    Projected Rotation

    Horizontal Elastic Motion

    Simple Pendulum

    Vertical Elastic Motion

    Torsional and Compound Pendulums

    14. Transfer of Heat

    Thermal Conduction

    Newton's Law of Cooling

    Cooling Correction


    15. Molecular Theory of Gases and Vapors

    Avogadro's Law

    Saturated Vapor

    Relative Humidity

    Pressure and Kinetic Energy

    Temperature and Kinetic Energy

    16. Fluid Flow

    Flow and Work

    Bernoulli's Equation


    17. Thermodynamics

    Work by Expanding Gas

    Heat, Work, and Internal Energy

    Principal Specific Heats of Gases

    Adiabatic Changes

    Reversible Cycles


Product details

  • No. of pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151809

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T. Heddle

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