Physics: Calculus / Edition 1

Physics: Calculus / Edition 1

by Eugene Hecht
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534339859

ISBN-13: 9780534339852

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Stong pedagogy, a descriptive focus, a knock-out art program, biological/medical appplications, and help with the MCAT are some of the reasons you'll want to look at the groundbreaking text by Eugene Hecht. Hecht's passion and enthusiasm for the subject matter is apparent on every page. As he states in his Preface, "If this work, while insightfully teaching basic

Overview


Stong pedagogy, a descriptive focus, a knock-out art program, biological/medical appplications, and help with the MCAT are some of the reasons you'll want to look at the groundbreaking text by Eugene Hecht. Hecht's passion and enthusiasm for the subject matter is apparent on every page. As he states in his Preface, "If this work, while insightfully teaching basic physics, transmits a sense of grandeur, unity, and vitality of the subject, it will have met my primary objectives." While the text covers the standard range of material from kinematics to quantum physics, Hecht has carefully limited the math required to basic calculus and very basic vector analysis. He omits obscure, high-level topics, while focusing on helping students understand the fundamental concepts of modern-day physics. Calculus and vector analysis are both painstakingly developed as tools, and then used only insofar as they illuminate the physics. Hecht deliberately goes slowly, justifies where each topic is going, stops to take stock of where the students have been, and points out the marvelous unity of the discourse. Informed by a 20th century perspective and a commitment to providing a conceptual overview of the discipline, this book is a return to basics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534339852
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Physics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1240
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


1. An Introduction to Physics. 2. Kinematics: Speed and Velocity. Kinematics: Acceleration. 4. Newton''s Three Laws: Momentum. 5. Dynamics: Force and Acceleration. 6. Equilibrium: Statics. 7. Gravity, According to Newton. 8. Rotational Motion. 9. Energy. 10. Solids. 11. Fluids. 12. Oscillations and Waves. 13. Sound. 14. Thermal Properties of Matter. 15. Heat and Thermal Energy. 16. Thermodynamics. 17. Electrostatics: Forces. 18. Electrostatics:Energy. 19. Direct Current. 20. Circuits. 21. Magnetism. 22. Electromagnetic Induction. 23. AC and Electronics. 24. Radiant Energy: Life. 25. The Propagation of Light: Scattering. 26. Geometrical Optics and Instruments. 27. Physical Optics. 28. Special Relativity. 29. The Origins of Modern Physics. 30. The Evolution of Quantum Theory. 31. Quantum Mechanics. 32. Nuclear Physics. 33. High-Energy Physics. Appendixes: A Mathematical Review. Answer Section. Index.

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