The Mechanical Universe: Introduction to Mechanics and Heat

The Mechanical Universe: Introduction to Mechanics and Heat

by Richard P. Olenick, Tom M. Apostol, David L. Goodstein
     
 

This book studies electricity and magnetism, light, the special theory of relativity, and modern physics.See more details below

Overview

This book studies electricity and magnetism, light, the special theory of relativity, and modern physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521715928
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
586
Sales rank:
492,933
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction to the mechanical universe; 2. The law of falling bodies; 3. Derivatives; 4. Inertia; 5. Vectors; 6. Newton's law; 7. Integration; 8. The apple and the moon; 9. Moving in circles; 10. Forces; 11. Gravity, electricity, and magnetism; 12. The Milliken oil-drop experiment; 13. The law of conservation of energy; 14. Energy and stability; 15. Temperature and the gas laws; 16. The engine of nature; 17. Entropy; 18. The quest for low temperatures; 19. The conservation of momentum; 20. Harmonic motion; 21. Resonance; 22. Coupled oscillators and waves; 23. Angular momentum; 24. Gyroscopes; 25. Kepler's laws and the conic sections; 26. Solving the Kepler problem; 27. Energy and eccentricity; 28. Navigating in space; 29. Loose ends and black holes; 30. The harmony of the spheres: an overview of the mechanical universe; Appendix A. The international system of units; Appendix B. Conversion factors; Appendix C. Formulas from algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; Appendix D. Astronomical data; Appendix E. Physical constants; Selected bibliography; Index.

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