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Physics
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PHYSICS

PAPERBACK BY BREITHAUPT, JIM

£33.99

ISBN
9781137443236
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
4TH ED. 2015
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
560 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
22 JAN 2015

DESCRIPTION

This established text provides a first course in physics for students on access or foundation programmes and for non-specialist students on degree courses such as biological sciences, chemical sciences, engineering, mathematics and geology for whom physics is a subsidiary subject. The book is also suitable for trainee science teachers and medical students who need to develop a solid background in physics. Physics offers various routes into the subject via independent introductory sections on mechanics, materials, waves and electricity. Assuming no prior knowledge and focusing on the essentials, the text develops sections on fields, electromagnetism, electronics, atomic and nuclear physics, and advanced mechanics and thermodynamics, in a logical and succinct style. Illustrations are used extensively to support theoretical explanations and help readers understand the fundamentals of physics. Now in its fourth edition, Physics contains a new section on rotational dynamics, additional applications features throughout and it has an attractive new layout and design. Key features include: - mathematical exercises and extensive mathematical support- worked examples in every chapter- a glossary of key terms and concepts - chapter objectives and summaries- online resources at www.palgrave.com/foundations/breithaupt, including further case studies and experimentsIdeal for use as a class text or for independent study, Physics will help students who are new to the subject to gain confidence in their knowledge and understanding of physics.

CONTENTS

Preface.- How To Use This Book.- Units And Measurements.- PART I Mechanics 1. Forces in Equilibrium.- 2. Dynamics.- 3. Force and Motion.- 4. Energy and Power.- PART II Properties of Materials 5. Matter and Molecules.- 6. Thermal Properties of Materials.- 7. Strength of Solids.- 8. Pressure.- PART III Waves 9. Properties of Waves.- 10. Sound.- 11. Optics.- 12. Electromagnetic Waves.- PART IV Electricity 13. Introduction to Electricity.- 14. Electric Circuits.- 15. Capacitors.- 16. Electronics.- PART V Fields 17. Electric Fields.- 18. Magnetic Fields.- 19. Electromagnetic Induction.- 20. Alternating Current.- PART VI Atomic and Nuclear Physics 21. Electrons and Photons.- 22. Radioactivity.- 23. Energy from the Nucleus.- PART VII Further Physics 24. Fluid Flow.- 25. Gases.- 26. Thermodynamics.- 27. Uniform Circular Motion.- 28. Gravitation.- 29. Simple Harmonic Motion.- 30. Rotational Dynamics.- Further Questions.- Using Spreadsheets.- List of Experiments in The Book.- Location Guide to Mathematical Skills.- Summary of Equations.- Useful Data.- Answers to In-Text Questions and Revision Questions.- Answers to Further Questions.- Glossary.- Index.