Elements of Classical Physics

Elements of Classical Physics

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Authors: Martin C. Martin, Charles A. Hewett
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148601

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    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


    Answer Section


Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148601

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Martin C. Martin

Charles A. Hewett

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