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This book develops the ideas which are necessary for a beginning student to appreciate physics and its applications at the most fundamental level.
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About the book
This book develops the ideas which are necessary for a beginning student to appreciate physics and its applications at the most fundamental level. It has been written on the basis of the author's experience of teaching and discussing physics with undergraduate students at several universities over a period of several decades. The topics covered are conventional: varieties of motion and causes thereof, conservation principles, energy, momentum, gravitation, rotation, temperature and thermodynamics.
Dimensions – Units – Scalar or Vector
- What is Physics?
- Lengths at Play – Length, Area, Volume, Angle
- Length – Time – Motion
- Two Free Rides Plus Speed and Size of Moon
- Kinematics – Description of Motion in One Dimension [Along x-axis]. (Point Particles)
- Vector Algebra/ Trig. Identities
- Kinematics – Two Dimensions – Projectile Motion
- Relative Velocities – Inertial Observers
- Newton’s Laws (Point Objects)
- Uniform Circular Motion – Kinematics and Dynamics
- Some Consequences of Earth’s Rotation
- Universal Law of Gravitation – Force
- Conservation Principles
- Potential Energy – Gravitational Force
- Conservation of Linear Momentum
- Circular Motion When Speed is NOT Constant
- Types of Motion of Rigid Body
- Rolling Without Slip; etc
- Conservation of Angular Momentum – Keplers Laws
- Thermodynamics – Dynamics + One Thermal Parameter
- Temperature (θ)
- Pressure of a Gas – Kinetic Energy
- Modes of Heat Transfer
- First Law of Thermodynamics
- First Law – Thermodynamic Processes
- Thermodynamic Processes
- Second Law of Thermodynamics
About the Author
Prof. S.M. Bhagat got his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Delhi,India, in 1956. Since 1954 he has been doing research as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate students at Delhi, Oxford (England),Carnegie-Mellon(Pittsburgh, USA) and College Park (Md,USA). His researches cover experiments on magnetic materials,superconductors, superfluid helium,etc.He has over 200 publications in refereed journals.
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Galina Kurlyandskaya ★★★★★
It is simple and simply amazing. I had the pleasure to attend some of the physics classes of Prof. Bhagat during my research visit at the University of Maryland. Great teacher and great eBook!