Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Physics for Scientists and Engineers

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This calculus-based introduction to physics, presents physics not as "classical" or "modern", but as macroscopic or microscopic, presenting them as they relate to specific technical and scientific issues. Principles of modern physics are integrated throughout and, when appropriate, modern physics topics are intertwined with classic principles to allow students to develop intuition for and appreciation of this material as early as possible. Calculus and other mathematical tools are self-contained and become progressively more difficult; students learn the maths as they need to know it. Optional, stand alone sections provide detailed coverage of more subtle points; offer real-world models to explain technical concepts; and set off particularly detailed derivations of important equations. Student-oriented pedagogy helps put theory into practice, with worked examples, end-of-chapter problems, problem-solving boxes, together with hints and strategies in margin notes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1240 pages
  • 216 x 254mm | 2,752g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0130207020
  • 9780130207029

Table of contents

Tooling up; straight line motion; motion in a plane; Newton's laws; applications of Newton's laws;force, kinetic energy and work; potential energy and the conservation of energy; linear momentum, collisions and the centre of mass; rotations and rigid bodies; more on angular momentum and torque; statics; gravitation; simple harmonic motion; waves; superposition and interference of waves; properties of fluids; temperature and ideal gases; heat flow and the first law of thermodynamics; molecules and gases; the second law of thermodynamics; properties of solids; electric charge; electric field; Gauss' law; electric potential; capacitors and dielectrics; currents in materials; direct-current circuits; the effects of magnetic fields; the production and properties; Faraday's law; magnetism and matter; inductance and circuit; alternating currents; Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves; light; mirrors and lenses and their uses; interference; diffraction; special relativity; quantum physics; the quantization of angular momentum and or energy values; quantum effects in large systems; quantum engineering; nuclear physics; particles and cosmology.show more