e-books in General & Introductory Physics category
by Clarence E. Bennett - Barnes & Noble , 1937
The purpose of this book is to summarize the essential features of first year college physics. The subject matter is divided into the classical branches of mechanics, properties of matter, wave motion, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism, and light.
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by Paul Fendley - The University of Virginia , 2001
Topics: Kinematics, Forces, Newton's Laws, Weight, Tension, Friction, Rotational Motion, Conservation of Energy, Work, Momentum, Center of Mass, Rotational Kinematics, Torque, Rotational Dynamics, Stress and Strain, Simple Harmonic Motion, Fluids ...
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by Paul Fendley - The University of Virginia , 2007
A lot of time in this class will be devoted to physics discovered in he years 1890-1930. In the course of the class, we'll try to really understand the key ideas of quantum mechanics, special relativity, general relativity and cosmology.
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by Ondřej Čertík - Theoretical-Physics.net , 2011
This is an attempt to derive all theoretical physics equations (ever needed for applications) from the general and special relativity and the standard model of particle physics. All calculations are very explicit, with no intermediate steps left out.
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by Konrad Bates Krauskopf - McGraw-Hill , 1948
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.
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by Sanjoy Mahajan - The MIT Press , 2014
Sanjoy Mahajan shows us that the way to master complexity is through insight rather than precision. He first teaches the tools for organizing complexity, then distinguishes two paths for discarding complexity: with and without loss of information.
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by Satindar Bhagat - Bookboon , 2014
We begin by discussing waves in matter - sound being a special case. To understand the nature of light we begin by introducing Electric and Magnetic fields and build the relationships which develop into the Maxwell's Electromagnetic Field Equations.
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by Konstantin K. Likharev - Stony Brook University , 2013
The goal was to make students familiar with the basic notions of physics, and the main effort was to organize the material in a logical sequence. Topics: Classical Mechanics, Classical Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics.
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by Ulrich Zürcher - Bookboon , 2013
This book (Part I and II) grew from the request of the author's students to provide a concise, but yet comprehensive text of the key topics and concepts covered in his algebra-based introductory physics course at a comprehensive public university.
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by Satindar Bhagat - Bookboon , 2014
This book develops the ideas which are necessary for a beginning student to appreciate physics at the most fundamental level. The topics covered are: varieties of motion and causes thereof, conservation principles, energy, momentum, gravitation, etc.
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by R.P. Feynman, M. Sands, R. Leighton - The California Institute of Technology , 2013
This is a 1964 physics textbook based upon the lectures given by Feynman to undergraduate students at Caltech. It includes lectures on mathematics, electromagnetism, Newtonian physics, quantum physics, and the relation of physics to other sciences.
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by C.P. Matthews, J.S. Shearer - The Macmillan Company , 1899
A numerical example in Physics serves a manifold purpose. It takes the mathematical expression of a physical law out of the realm of mere abstraction, by emphasizing the connection between such a law and the phenomena of daily observation.
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by Keiji Oenoki, et al. - easyphysics.net , 1998
An online physics tutorial. Contents: Velocity; Acceleration; Forces and Newton's Laws; Motion in Two Dimensions; Projectile and Periodic Motion; Waves; Sound; Light; Electric Forces; Electric Field; The Current; Basic Circuit; Advanced Circuit.
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by Belal E. Baaquie - National University of Singapore , 2000
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.
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by Tom McBee - OpenStax College , 2013
This book is intended to meet the needs of the Advanced Level Physics course (roughly Grade 11). The text includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve application problems.
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by Donald Luttermoser - East Tennessee State University , 2013
General Physics II is the second course in a two-semester sequence that covers the following four main sections of classical physics: electromagnetism, wave mechanics, electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter, and optics.
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by Joseph Sweetman Ames - Amer. Bk. Co , 1904
A textbook which states the theory of the subject in a clear and logical manner so that recitations can be held on it. Divided into sections: Mechanics and Properties of Matter, Heat, Vibrations and Waves, Sound, Light, Magnetism and Electricity.
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by D.C. Cassidy, G. Holton, J. Rutherford - Springer , 2002
Provides a thorough grounding in contemporary physics while placing physics into its social context. A course designed for students preparing to enter fields outside of science or engineering, including students planning to teach in K-12 classrooms.
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by John C. Slater, Nathaniel H. Frank - McGraw-Hill , 1933
Mechanics and problems of oscillations come first. Then follow vibrations and wave motion, introducing partial differential equations, and Fourier series. Hydrodynamics, electromagnetic theory, and optics bring in more general PDE ...
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- Wikibooks , 2012
This textbook is designed for use with first- and second-year college level physics for engineers and scientists. While the content is not mathematically complicated or very advanced, the students are expected to be familiar with calculus.
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by John A. Macken - onlyspacetime.com , 2012
This book makes the case that everything in the universe can be formed from the single building block of 4 dimensional spacetime. It shows how all fundamental particles, forces and cosmology can be derived from this energetic spacetime.
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by I. Burley, M. Carrington, R. Kobes, G. Kunstatter - University of Winnipeg , 1996
These notes constitute a general, non-calculus introductory physics course. Topics: Motion; Force; Work and Energy; Momentum and Collisions; Circular Motion; Solids and Fluids; Vibrations and Waves; Electric Fields and Potentials; and more.
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by David Murdock - TTU , 2002
In this booklet I've tried to pick out the bits of your math courses that you will really need to get through your first courses in physics and chemistry. In addition, I give some directions on how to use an inexpensive scientific calculator.
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by David Murdock - TTU , 2008
Physics is learned through problem-solving. This book is a set of example problems typical of those given in non-calculus physics courses solved and explained. This text is here to help you with the physics course you're taking.
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by Cope, Smith, Tower, Turton - P. Blakiston's Son & Co. , 1920
In the preparation of this text, the pupil, his experience and interests have been constantly kept in mind. The order of topics, illustrations, and problems have been selected with the purpose of a clear understanding of the physical phenomena.
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- OpenStax College , 2012
This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. It includes learning objectives, concept questions, and ample practice opportunities.
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by P.J. Haler - Library Press , 1921
In the following pages a scheme of the subject is developed, which forms a two-year course when two or three hours a week are devoted to the subject. The portions of Physics usually treated under Applied Mechanics and Electricity have been omitted.
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by Charles W Fay - Ferris State University , 2011
Presents the fundamental topics in modern physics to students who have already completed a full year of introductory physics. The concepts of special relativity, quantum physics, atomic and subatomic structure, and solid state physics are presented.
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by Charles R. Mann, George R. Twiss - Scott, Foresman and Co , 1910
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.
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by Benjamin Crowell , 2011
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.
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- Wikibooks , 2011
The book contains everything you need to know for the OCR Physics B (Advancing Physics) specification. Contents: Physics in Action; Understanding Processes; Physics in Practice; Rise and Fall of the Clockwork Universe; Field and Particle Pictures.
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- Wikibooks , 2011
This book is for an introductory undergraduate study of calculus-based physics. It covers the topic of waves first, then the basics of motion, Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, Gravity, Electromagnetism, Fluid dynamics, Thermodynamics, etc.
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by Glenn Elert - physics.info , 2010
Table of Contents: Prefaces; Mechanics (Kinematics, Dynamics, Energy, Rotational Motion, Planetary Motion, Periodic Motion, Fluids); Thermal Physics; Waves and Optics; Electricity and Magnetism; Modern Physics; Foundations.
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by J. Paley Yorke - Cambridge University Press , 1916
An elementary textbook for first year students taking an engineering course. The author presents some essential facts of elementary physics as briefly and straightforwardly as possible without any insistence upon details of no practical importance.
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by Royal M. Frye - Prentice Hall , 1947
This textbook is designed to meet the needs of schools where a more concise course is given. The orthodox arrangement of, first, mechanics, then sound, heat, electricity, and light is followed. Numerous problems are completely worked out.
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by William Ballantyne Anderson - McGraw-Hill , 1914
The practical side of the subject has been emphasized throughout. This method will sustain interest in the subject by showing its applications. More space than usual has been devoted to Force, Torque, Translatory Motion, and Rotary Motion.
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by Henry S. Carhart - Allyn and Bacon , 1910
Contents: MECHANICS (Kinematics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Fluids); SOUND (Waves, Transmission, Music); LIGHT (Nature of Light, Sensations of Color, Optical Instruments); HEAT (Transmission and Radiation, Thermodynamics); MAGNETISM AND ELECTRICITY.
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by Henry Smith Carhart - Allyn and Bacon , 1894
Contents: HEAT: Temperature and its Measurement; Expansion; Transmission of Heat; Radiation and Absorption; Thermodynamics; Kinetic Theory of Gases; ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM: Electric Charges; Electrical Potential; Capacity and Condensers; etc.
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by Karl Wick, at al. - Wikibooks , 2007
This guide is meant as a supplement to a year long freshman level physics course with a trigonometry prerequisite. The overview of equations and definitions and eventually sample problem solutions are pertinent to an introductory physics course.
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by Henry Crew - MacMillan , 1908
The fundamental principles of physics are covered: kinematics, simple harmonic motion, some general and special properties of matter, waves, sound, theory of heat, magnetism, electrostatics, electric currents, light, optical instruments.
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by Mark Clemente, at al. - CK-12 Foundation , 2009
Contents: Gravitation; Nuclear Energy; The Standard Model of Particle Physics; The Standard Model and Beyond; A Brief Synopsis of Modern Physics; Nanoscience; Biophysics; Kinematics: Motion, Work, and Energy; Laboratory Activities; etc.
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- CK-12 Foundation , 2009
The book gives a multifaceted strategy to teach physics conceptually and mathematically. Contents: Units; Wave; Light; Optics; Force; Motion; Projectile Motion; Momentum; Energy; Heat; Circular Motion; Gravity; Electrostatics; DC Electric Circuits.
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by Kenneth R. Koehler - Raymond Walters College , 2003
This textbook is intended as a vehicle for students in the biological and chemical sciences, enabling them to understand the physical underpinnings of their later studies. The systems under investigation will relate to human physiology.
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by R. A. Millikan, H. G. Gale, W. R. Pyle - Ginn & Company , 1922
The chief aim of this book in all of its editions has been to present elementary physics in such a way as to stimulate the pupil to do some thinking on his own account about the hows and whys of the physical world in which he lives.
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by Faraz Hussain - UnderstandingPhysics.org , 2011
Understanding Physics is an introductory book focusing on simple explanations of basic physics concepts. The book is also sprinkled with general articles on engineering to help you understand how physics is applied in the real world.
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by Roger D. Blandford, Kip S. Thorne - California Institute of Technology , 2008
An introduction to the fundamentals and applications of all the major branches of classical physics. We shall take a journey through spacetime and phase space, through statistical and continuum mechanics, and through optics and relativity.
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by Frank W. K. Firk - Archive.org , 2000
Introduction to classical and special relativity, Newtonian dynamics and gravitation, Einsteinian dynamics and gravitation, and wave motion. This is a book for first-year college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in Physics.
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by Robert G. Brown , 2008
A free textbook for Newtonian mechanics, waves and oscillations, and thermodynamics. This text is intended to be used in the first semester of a two-semester series of courses teaching introductory physics at the college level.
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- Wikibooks , 2005
A high school textbook on physics covering waves and wavelike motion, forces, momentum, work and energy, collisions, gravitation, pressure, heat, electrostatics, electricity, magnetism, electronics, the atom, modern physics, atomic nucleus.
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by David J. Raymond , 2008
This text developed out of a beginning physics course for students with a strong interest in physics. Starting with waves and relativity, the author develops all of physics in a modern context rather than adding a bit of modern physics at the end.
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by Jeffrey W. Schnick , 2006
An introductory physics textbook, volume 2 covers the electric field, potential, voltage, electric current, resistors, Kirchhoff's rules, magnetic field, electromagnetic waves, diffraction, interference, geometric optics, Maxwell's equations.
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by Jeffrey W. Schnick , 2007
An introductory physics textbook, volume 1 covers conservation energy and momentum, motion, force, Newton’s laws, circular motion, moment of inertia, statics, work and energy, impulse and momentum, oscillations, waves, fluids, thermodynamics.
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by Benjamin Crowell , 2008
A calculus-based textbook for an introductory physics course. It covers mechanics, conservation laws, thermodynamics, and relativity. The 2nd part covers electricity and magnetism, and quantum physics. The new edition includes a chapter on optics.
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by Benjamin Crowell - Lightandmatter.com , 2007
This is a conceptual physics textbook intended for students in a nonmathematical one-semester general-education course. The text covers conservation laws, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic fields, theory of relativity and optics.
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by Benjamin Crowell - Lightandmatter.com , 2007
Conceptual Physics is a nonmathematical physics textbook, dealing with conservation of mass and energy, conservation of momentum, conservation of angular momentum, relativity, electricity, fields, the ray model of light and waves.
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by Christoph Schiller - motionmountain.net , 2011
The physics textbook written for the curious reader. It is surprising, entertaining and challenging on every page. It covers fascinating parts of mechanics, thermodynamics, relativity, electrodynamics, quantum theory and unification theories.
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