Introduction to Theoretical Physics
by John C. Slater, Nathaniel H. Frank
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1933
Number of pages: 597
Two general principles have determined the order of presenting the material: mathematical difficulty, and order of historical development. Mechanics and problems of oscillations, involving ordinary differential equations and simple vector analysis, come first. Then follow vibrations and wave motion, introducing partial differential equations which can be solved by separation of variables, and Fourier series. Hydrodynamics, electromagnetic theory, and optics bring in more general partial differential equations, potential theory, and differential vector operations. Wave mechanics uses almost all the mathematical machinery which has been developed in the earlier part of the book.
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by Benjamin Crowell
This is a textbook intended for a one-year introductory course. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections. Topics covered: Newtonian physics, conservation laws, vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, optics.
by Konrad Bates Krauskopf - McGraw-Hill
This is a book for college students who wish a general knowledge of the physical sciences rather than detailed knowledge in any one science. It should likewise fill the need of the general reader, who seeks information about the methods of science.
by Belal E. Baaquie - National University of Singapore
Contents: Science and the Scientific Method; Physical Laws; Energy; Probability; Waves; Electromagnetic radiation; Electric and Magnetic Fields; Entropy; Second Law of Thermodynamics; Statistical Mechanics; Quantum Theory; Atoms; etc.
by Charles R. Mann, George R. Twiss - Scott, Foresman and Co
The aim is to show the student that knowledge of physics enables him to answer many of the questions over which he has puzzled long in vain. The development of each equation is presented with the aid of physical, rather than mathematical concepts.