Understanding Physics

Author: Michael Mansfield,Colm O'Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118437829

Category: Science

Page: 696

View: 7591

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Understanding Physics – Second edition is a comprehensive, yet compact, introductory physics textbook aimed at physics undergraduates and also at engineers and other scientists taking a general physics course. Written with today's students in mind, this text covers the core material required by an introductory course in a clear and refreshing way. A second colour is used throughout to enhance learning and understanding. Each topic is introduced from first principles so that the text is suitable for students without a prior background in physics. At the same time the book is designed to enable students to proceed easily to subsequent courses in physics and may be used to support such courses. Mathematical methods (in particular, calculus and vector analysis) are introduced within the text as the need arises and are presented in the context of the physical problems which they are used to analyse. Particular aims of the book are to demonstrate to students that the easiest, most concise and least ambiguous way to express and describe phenomena in physics is by using the language of mathematics and that, at this level, the total amount of mathematics required is neither large nor particularly demanding. 'Modern physics' topics (relativity and quantum mechanics) are introduced at an earlier stage than is usually found in introductory textbooks and are integrated with the more 'classical' material from which they have evolved. This book encourages students to develop an intuition for relativistic and quantum concepts at as early a stage as is practicable. The text takes a reflective approach towards the scientific method at all stages and, in keeping with the title of the text, emphasis is placed on understanding of, and insight into, the material presented.

Understanding Physics

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780880292511

Category: Physics

Page: 768

View: 9157

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Not a formal textbook; very readable. Each volume can be read independently.

Understanding Physics

Author: David C. Cassidy,Gerald Holton,F. James Rutherford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475776985

Category: Science

Page: 851

View: 548

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A thorough grounding in contemporary physics while placing the subject into its social and historical context. Based largely on the highly respected Project Physics Course developed by two of the authors, it also integrates the results of recent pedagogical research. The text thus teaches the basic phenomena in the physical world and the concepts developed to explain them; shows that science is a rational human endeavour with a long and continuing tradition, involving many different cultures and people; develops facility in critical thinking, reasoned argumentation, evaluation of evidence, mathematical modelling, and ethical values. The treatment emphasises not only what we know but also how we know it, why we believe it, and what effects this knowledge has.

Understand Physics: Teach Yourself

Author: Jim Breithaupt

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444129805

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 6495

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Understand Physics gives you a solid understanding of the key skills and ideas that run through the subject. You will explore the important concepts of force and motion, electricity, light, molecules, matter and space and discover the frontiers of physics. With numerous questions, answers and worked examples throughout, you will feel confident in approaching the science and applying your knowledge. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of physics. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

On Understanding Physics

Author: W. H. Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316601838

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 9955

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Introducing students to the core philosophical issues surrounding modern physics and the ideas, which have shaped our current understanding of the subject, the book is based on lectures by H. W. Watson and sets out to illuminate and implicate the inextricably entwined nature of philosophy and physics and the importance of logic.

Tales of the Quantum

Understanding Physics' Most Fundamental Theory

Author: Art Hobson,Professor Emeritus of Physics Art Hobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190679638

Category:

Page: 304

View: 3295

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Everybody has heard that we live in a world made of atoms. But far more fundamentally, we live in a universe made of quanta. Many things are not made of atoms: light, radio waves, electric current, magnetic fields, Earth's gravitational field, not to mention exotica such a neutron stars, black holes, dark energy, and dark matter. But everything, including atoms, is made of highly unified or "coherent" bundles of energy called "quanta" that (like everything else) obey certain rules. In the case of the quantum, these rules are called "quantum physics." This is a book about quanta and their unexpected, some would say peculiar, behavior--tales, if you will, of the quantum. The quantum has developed the reputation of being capricious, bewildering, even impossible to understand. The peculiar habits of quanta are certainly not what we would have expected to find at the foundation of physical reality, but these habits are not necessarily bewildering and not at all impossible or paradoxical. This book explains those habits--the quantum rules--in everyday language, without mathematics or unnecessary technicalities. While most popular books about quantum physics follow the topic's scientific history from 1900 to today, this book follows the phenomena: wave-particle duality, fundamental randomness, quantum states, superpositions (being in two places at once), entanglement, non-locality, Schrodinger's cat, and quantum jumps, and presents the history and the scientists only to the extent that they illuminate the phenomena.

New Understanding Physics for Advanced Level

Author: Jim Breithaupt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748743148

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 727

View: 9969

DOWNLOAD NOW »
New Understanding Physics for Advanced Level is an attractive and helpful resource for all students studying Advanced Level Physics.

Understanding Thermodynamics

Author: H.C. Van Ness

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132285

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 8228

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Clear treatment of systems and first and second laws of thermodynamics features informal language, vivid and lively examples, and fresh perspectives. Excellent supplement for undergraduate science or engineering class.

Understanding Physics

Author: Karen Cummings,Priscilla W. Laws,Edward F. Redish,Patrick J. Cooney,Edwin Taylor,Activity Based Physics Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781118427118

Category: Physics

Page: N.A

View: 4609

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Understanding physics

a study guide for Blatt Principles of physics

Author: Michael E. Browne,Frank J. Blatt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205117857

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 516

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Understanding Physics

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780880292511

Category: Physics

Page: 768

View: 3679

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Not a formal textbook; very readable. Each volume can be read independently.

Understanding Physics: Flash

Author: Jim Breithaupt

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444141236

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 8222

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Understanding Physics is a short, simple and to-the-point guide. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all the basics, from atoms and molecules to forces, energy and quantum theory. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Understanding Physics is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.

Physics and the Art of Dance

Understanding Movement

Author: Kenneth Laws

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198033080

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 2275

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion. Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies. The book explores the natural laws that govern the subtleties of balance, the techniques of leaps and pirouettes, and the impressive lifts and turns executed by ballet partners. Finally, Laws offers insight into two current discussions in the dance world--the effect of body size on ballet technique, and the relationship between science and the art of dance. Beautiful, original stop-action photographs by Martha Swope, along with clear diagrams, illustrate the concepts described in the text. Plus, an intriguing "puzzler" at the beginning of each chapter provides an engaging entr?e into the topics presented. For those who want a more advanced understanding of the physics, extensive appendices are provided. This new book combines the best features of Laws's widely acclaimed The Physics of Dance and Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux by Laws and Cynthia Harvey. Its expert application of the basic principles of physics to the art of dance will be an invaluable resource for dancers and dance instructors and will open a new level of appreciation for lovers of the form. It will also appeal to physicists who seek to include the arts in their scientific pursuits.

Understanding Physics?

A Conceptualization of High School Students' Thinking and Its Implications for Teaching and Teachers

Author: Sok Khim Tan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physics

Page: 528

View: 1203

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Understanding Solid State Physics

Author: Sharon Ann Holgate

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0750309725

Category: Science

Page: 367

View: 599

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Enables students to easily grasp basic solid state physics principles Keeping the mathematics to a minimum yet losing none of the required rigor, Understanding Solid State Physics clearly explains basic physics principles to provide a firm grounding in the subject. The author underscores the technological applications of the physics discussed and emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of scientific research. After introducing students to solid state physics, the text examines the various ways in which atoms bond together to form crystalline and amorphous solids. It also describes the measurement of mechanical properties and the means by which the mechanical properties of solids can be altered or supplemented for particular applications. The author discusses how electromagnetic radiation interacts with the periodic array of atoms that make up a crystal and how solids react to heat on both atomic and macroscopic scales. She then focuses on conductors, insulators, semiconductors, and superconductors, including some basic semiconductor devices. The final chapter addresses the magnetic properties of solids as well as applications of magnets and magnetism. This accessible textbook provides a useful introduction to solid state physics for undergraduates who feel daunted by a highly mathematical approach. By relating the theories and concepts to practical applications, it shows how physics is used in the real world.

Understanding Physics

Physics, Physics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467209724

Category: Education

Page: 317

View: 1862

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Facts101 is your complete guide to Understanding Physics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Understanding Physics Today

Author: W. H. Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521067456

Category: Science

Page: 234

View: 6811

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This 1963 text explores the philosophical confusion about our pictures of microphysical phenomena that the progression of physics exposes us to. Nearly half a century after the work's original publication, this paperback edition of Understanding Physics Today will provide readers with fresh opportunities to engage with this historically valuable text.

Understanding Physics, 1st Edition

Author: Karen Cummings,Priscilla W. Laws,Edward F. Redish

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118313291

Category: Science

Page: 1224

View: 4916

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Built on the foundations of Halliday, Resnick, and Walker's Fundamentals of Physics Sixth Edition, this text is designed to work with interactive learning strategies that are increasingly being used in physics instruction (for example, microcomputer-based labs, interactive lectures, etc. ). In doing so, it incorporates new approaches based upon Physics Education Research (PER), aligns with courses that use computer-based laboratory tools, and promotes Activity Based Physics in lectures, labs, and recitations.