Elements of Classical Physics tackles the different areas of general physics in a way that the authors believe to be more effective. The book contains material easily understood with a minimal mathematical framework and introduces the necessary mathematical concepts when they have been presented in a typical concurrent mathematical course. The book also provides a quantitative understanding of the different concepts in a wide variety of specific situations. The topics covered, which are arranged according to increasing difficulty in a uniformly progressive pace, are temperature and heat; light and wavelength; particle motion on and special relativity; dynamics, laws of motion, momentum, work, and mechanical energy; electromagnetism; and thermodynamics. The material is recommended as a textbook for beginning physics students, as it aims to give its readers a smooth transition from high school to a college level of understanding on the subject.
Preface Introduction 1 Temperature and Thermometry 2 Quantity of Heat and Calorimetry 3 Expansion of Solids, Liquids, and Gases 4 Heat Transfer 5 Thermal Properties of Substances 6 Reflection and Refraction at a Plane Surface 7 Reflection and Refraction at a Curved Surface 8 Lenses and Optical Instruments 9 The Nature of Light 10 Waves and Wave Motion 11 Interference 12 Diffraction 13 Transverse Waves and Polarized Light 14 Particle Motion 15 Special Relativity 16 Principles of Dynamics I 17 Principles of Dynamics II 18 Applications of the Laws of Motion 19 Momentum 20 Work and Mechanical Energy 21 Rotation 22 Harmonic Motion 23 Properties of Matter 24 Fluid Mechanics 25 The First Law of Thermodynamics and Thermodynamic Processes 26 The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy 27 Kinetic Theory of Matter 28 Sound 29 Charge, Field, and Potential 30 Gauss's Law, Capacitance, and Dielectrics 31 Direct Electric Currents 32 Magnetic Fields 33 Magnetic Field of a Current 34 Magnetic and Thermoelectric Properties of Matter 35 Alternating Currents 36 Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves Appendices Answer Section Index
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- © Pergamon 1975
- 1st January 1975
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