Mechanics, Waves and Thermodynamics: An Example-based Approach

Mechanics, Waves and Thermodynamics: An Example-based Approach

by Sudhir Ranjan Jain


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107145191
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/09/2016
Series: Cambridge IISc Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Sudhir R. Jain is Scientific Officer, Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. He was a visiting researcher at the Universitè Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (1995-6), Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands (2006) and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland (2005). He received his PhD from the University of Mumbai while working at the Theoretical Physics Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. He has published a number of articles in national and international journals. His areas of interest are nonlinear dynamics and quantum chaos, statistical physics, nuclear theory, and mathematical physics.

Table of Contents

Figures; Preface; Acknowledgement; 1. Energy, mass, momentum; 2. Kinematics, Newton's laws of motion; 3. Circular motion; 4. The principle of least action; 5. Work and energy; 6. Mechanics of a system of particles; 7. Friction; 8. Impulse and collisions; 9. Central forces; 10. Dimensional analysis; 11. Oscillations; 12. Waves; 13. Sound of music; 14. Fluid mechanics; 15. Water waves; 16. The kinetic theory of gases; 17. Concepts and laws of thermodynamics; 18. Some applications of thermodynamics; 19. Basic ideas of statistical mechanics; Bibliography; Index.

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