Physics /

Breithaupt, Jim,

Physics / Jim Breithaupt. - Fourth edition - xi, 548 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. - Palgrave foundations series . - Palgrave foundations. .

Includes index.

Preface.- How To Use This Book.- Units And Measurements.- PART I Mechanics 1. Forces in Equilibrium.- 2. Dynamics.- 3. Force and Motion.- 4. Energy and Power.- PART II Properties of Materials 5. Matter and Molecules.- 6. Thermal Properties of Materials.- 7. Strength of Solids.- 8. Pressure.- PART III Waves 9. Properties of Waves.- 10. Sound.- 11. Optics.- 12. Electromagnetic Waves.- PART IV Electricity 13. Introduction to Electricity.- 14. Electric Circuits.- 15. Capacitors.- 16. Electronics.- PART V Fields 17. Electric Fields.- 18. Magnetic Fields.- 19. Electromagnetic Induction.- 20. Alternating Current.- PART VI Atomic and Nuclear Physics 21. Electrons and Photons.- 22. Radioactivity.- 23. Energy from the Nucleus.- PART VII Further Physics 24. Fluid Flow.- 25. Gases.- 26. Thermodynamics.- 27. Uniform Circular Motion.- 28. Gravitation.- 29. Simple Harmonic Motion.- 30. Rotational Dynamics.- Further Questions.- Using Spreadsheets.- List of Experiments in The Book.- Location Guide to Mathematical Skills.- Summary of Equations.- Useful Data.- Answers to In-Text Questions and Revision Questions.- Answers to Further Questions.- Glossary.- Index.

This text provides a first course in physics for students on access or foundation programmes and for non-specialist students on degree courses such as biological sciences, chemical sciences, engineering, mathematics and geology for whom physics is a subsidiary subject. The book is also suitable for trainee science teachers and medical students who need to develop a solid background in physics. This book offers various routes into the subject via independent introductory sections on mechanics, materials, waves and electricity. Assuming no prior knowledge and focusing on the essentials, the text develops sections on fields, electromagnetism, electronics, atomic and nuclear physics, and advanced mechanics and thermodynamics, in a logical and succinct style. Illustrations are used extensively to support theoretical explanations and help readers understand the fundamentals of physics.




QC23.2 / .B74 2015

530 BR.P 2015