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# Elementary Physics I

### Kinematics, Dynamics And Thermodynamics

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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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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

1. What is Physics?
2. Lengths at Play – Length, Area, Volume, Angle
3. Length – Time – Motion
4. Two Free Rides Plus Speed and Size of Moon
5. Kinematics – Description of Motion in One Dimension [Along x-axis]. (Point Particles)
6. Vector Algebra/ Trig. Identities
7. Kinematics – Two Dimensions – Projectile Motion
8. Relative Velocities – Inertial Observers
9. Newton’s Laws (Point Objects)
10. Uniform Circular Motion – Kinematics and Dynamics
11. Some Consequences of Earth’s Rotation
12. Universal Law of Gravitation – Force
13. Conservation Principles
14. Potential Energy – Gravitational Force
15. Conservation of Linear Momentum
16. Circular Motion When Speed is NOT Constant
17. Torque
18. Types of Motion of Rigid Body
19. Rolling Without Slip; etc
20. Conservation of Angular Momentum – Keplers Laws
21. Thermodynamics – Dynamics + One Thermal Parameter
22. Temperature (θ)
23. Heat
24. Pressure of a Gas – Kinetic Energy
25. Modes of Heat Transfer
26. First Law of Thermodynamics
27. First Law – Thermodynamic Processes
28. Thermodynamic Processes
29. Second Law of Thermodynamics
30. Formulae
Great book. Is helping me get back into physics
Very helpful in the study of Physics. It's a job well done.
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!
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