Physics by Example

Physics by Example : 200 Problems and Solutions

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Physics by Example contains two hundred problems from a wide range of key topics, along with detailed, step-by-step solutions. By guiding the reader through carefully chosen examples, this book will help to develop skill in manipulating physical concepts. Topics dealt with include: statistical analysis, classical mechanics, gravitation and orbits, special relativity, basic quantum physics, oscillations and waves, optics, electromagnetism, electric circuits, and thermodynamics. There is also a section listing physical constants and other useful data, including a summary of some important mathematical results. In discussing the key factors and most suitable methods of approach for given problems, this book imparts many useful insights, and will be invaluable to anyone taking first or second year undergraduate courses in physics.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139927280
  • 9781139927284

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Physical constants and other data; 2. Mathematical notes; 3. Hints for solving physics problems; 4. A note about significant figures; 5. Dimensions, errors and statistical analysis; 6. Classical mechanics and dynamics; 7. Gravitation and orbits; 8. Special relativity; 9. Quantum, atomic and nuclear physics; 10. Oscillations and waves; 11. Optics; 12. Electromagnetism; 13. Electric circuits; 14. Thermodynamics; Index.show more

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"...Coherent text, well presented, an ideal introduction to practical and applied physics." The Bookwatch "...general physics students will find the book stimulating and challenging. Recommended." Choice "...an interesting and challenging compendium of 200 problems with solutions which cover the gamut of topics that might be considered 'basic' physics...a worthwhile addition..." Ralph Baierlein, American Journal of Physicsshow more

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