Understanding Physics

Author: Michael Mansfield,Colm O'Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118437829

Category: Science

Page: 696

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Understanding Physics – Second edition is acomprehensive, yet compact, introductory physics textbook aimed atphysics undergraduates and also at engineers and other scientiststaking a general physics course. Written with today's students inmind, this text covers the core material required by anintroductory course in a clear and refreshing way. A second colouris used throughout to enhance learning and understanding. Eachtopic is introduced from first principles so that the text issuitable for students without a prior background in physics. At thesame time the book is designed to enable students to proceed easilyto subsequent courses in physics and may be used to support suchcourses. Mathematical methods (in particular, calculus and vectoranalysis) are introduced within the text as the need arises and arepresented in the context of the physical problems which they areused to analyse. Particular aims of the book are to demonstrate tostudents that the easiest, most concise and least ambiguous way toexpress and describe phenomena in physics is by using the languageof mathematics and that, at this level, the total amount ofmathematics required is neither large nor particularlydemanding. 'Modern physics' topics (relativity and quantum mechanics) areintroduced at an earlier stage than is usually found inintroductory textbooks and are integrated with the more 'classical'material from which they have evolved. This book encouragesstudents to develop an intuition for relativistic and quantumconcepts at as early a stage as is practicable. The text takes a reflective approach towards the scientificmethod at all stages and, in keeping with the title of the text,emphasis is placed on understanding of, and insight into, thematerial presented.

Understanding Physics

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780880292511

Category: Physics

Page: 768

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

New Understanding Physics for Advanced Level

Author: Jim Breithaupt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748743148

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 727

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

Understanding Physics

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

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475776985

Category: Science

Page: 851

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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.

On Understanding Physics

Author: W. H. Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316601838

Category: Science

Page: 160

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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.

Understanding Physics: Flash

Author: Jim Breithaupt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444141236

Category: Science

Page: 96

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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.

Understanding Physics

Physics, Physics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467209724

Category: Education

Page: 317

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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

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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

a study guide for Blatt Principles of physics

Author: Michael E. Browne,Frank J. Blatt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205117857

Category: Science

Page: 364

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Understanding Physics, Part 2

Physics, Physics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467245011

Category: Education

Page: 37

View: 602

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Understanding Physics, Part 2. 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 and Physical Chemistry Using Formal Graphs

Author: Eric Vieil

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420086138

Category: Science

Page: 815

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The subject of this book is truly original. By encoding of algebraic equations into graphs—originally a purely pedagogical technique—the exploration of physics and physical chemistry reveals common pictures through all disciplines. The hidden structure of the scientific formalism that appears is a source of astonishment and provides efficient simplifications of the representation of physical laws. Understanding Physics and Physical Chemistry Using Formal Graphs is organized according to the structures emerging from formal graphs, from simple to elaborate, providing after each series of case studies the theoretical elements necessary for understanding their common features. More than 80 case studies are tackled in domains ranging from translational mechanics to Newtonian gravitation to chemical reactions. With the help of this new tool, the modeling of physical phenomena becomes a fascinating cross-disciplinary exploration. The graphs encourage a visual, unified comprehension of the relationships between physical concepts and variables, properties, and operators. Out-of-the-box and thought provoking, this book inspires lively discussions and fruitful thinking about the connections between mechanics, chemical reactivity, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, and more.

Physics for Advanced Level

Author: Jim Breithaupt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748743155

Category: Physics

Page: 727

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This course study guide is to be used with New Understanding Physics for Advanced Level or other physics core textbooks. It aims to help further develop physics skills such as laboratory techniques, mathematical methods and data handling. The course study guide also provides outline solutions to a selection of questions and gives advice on answering all types of examination questions and support for Key Skills.

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

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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

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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

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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.