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Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide

ISBN-10: 9780471134473
ISBN-13: 9780471134473
Publisher: J. Wiley
Author(s): N/A
Publication Date: 1996

The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics

Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use guideavailable for understanding physics and the physical world. Even ifyou don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helpsmake learning key concepts a pleasure, not...Read More

The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics

Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use guideavailable for understanding physics and the physical world. Even ifyou don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helpsmake learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether youneed help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, orsimply have always been curious about such physical phenomena asenergy, sound, electricity, light, and color, you've come to theright place! This fully up-to-date edition of Basic Physics:
* Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you canteach yourself all about physics
* Requires no math--mathematical treatments and applications areincluded in optional sections so that you can choose either amathematical or nonmathematical approach
* Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answerformat
* Lists objectives for each chapter--you can skip ahead or findextra help if you need it
* Reinforces what you learn with end-of-chapter self-tests

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The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition

ISBN-10: 0465023827
ISBN-13: 9780465023820
Publisher: Basic Books
Author(s): Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands
Publication Date: 2011-01-04

The legendary introduction to physics from the subject's greatest teacher
"The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a...Read More

The legendary introduction to physics from the subject's greatest teacher
"The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a definitive introduction to physics for decades. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Now, we are reintroducing the printed books to the trade, fully corrected, for the first time ever, and in collaboration with Caltech. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

ISBN-10: 9780399184413
ISBN-13: 9780399184413
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Author(s): Carlo Rovelli
Publication Date: 2016-03-01

The New York Times bestseller from the author of The Order of Time and Reality Is Not What It Seems

“One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in...Read More

The New York Times bestseller from the author of The Order of Time and Reality Is Not What It Seems

“One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery.  “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”

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Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (The Open Yale Courses Series)

ISBN-10: 0300192207
ISBN-13: 9780300192209
Publisher: Yale University Press
Author(s): R. Shankar
Publication Date: 2014-03-25

Professor R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was among the first to offer a course through the innovative Open Yale Course program. His popular online video lectures on introductory physics have been viewed over a million times. In this concise and...Read More

Professor R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was among the first to offer a course through the innovative Open Yale Course program. His popular online video lectures on introductory physics have been viewed over a million times. In this concise and self-contained book based on his online Yale course, Shankar explains the fundamental concepts of physics from Galileo’s and Newton’s discoveries to the twentieth-century’s revolutionary ideas on relativity and quantum mechanics.
 
The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics. It provides an ideal introduction for college-level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering, for motivated AP Physics students, and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences.

Instructor resources--including problem sets and sample examinations--and more information about Professor Shankar's course are available at http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-200.


 

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No bullshit guide to math and physics

ISBN-10: 0992001005
ISBN-13: 9780992001001
Publisher: Minireference Publishing
Author(s): Ivan Savov
Publication Date: 2014-08-07

Often calculus and mechanics are taught as separate subjects. It shouldn't be like that. Learning calculus without mechanics is incredibly boring. Learning mechanics without calculus is missing the point. This textbook integrates both subjects and highlights the profound connections between...Read More

Often calculus and mechanics are taught as separate subjects. It shouldn't be like that. Learning calculus without mechanics is incredibly boring. Learning mechanics without calculus is missing the point. This textbook integrates both subjects and highlights the profound connections between them.

This is the deal. Give me 350 pages of your attention, and I'll teach you everything you need to know about functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, vectors, forces, and accelerations. This book is the only math book you'll need for the first semester of undergraduate studies in science.

With concise, jargon-free lessons on topics in math and physics, each section covers one concept at the level required for a first-year university course. Anyone can pick up this book and become proficient in calculus and mechanics, regardless of their mathematical background.


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Baby University Four-Book Set

ISBN-10: 149267043X
ISBN-13: 9781492670438
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Author(s): Chris Ferrie
Publication Date: 2017-11-28

The perfect gift for your future genius!

Written by an expert, the Baby University series features colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles and are beloved by babies―and grownups!

Included in this Four-Book Set:
• Quantum Physics for Babies
•...Read More

The perfect gift for your future genius!

Written by an expert, the Baby University series features colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles and are beloved by babies―and grownups!

Included in this Four-Book Set:
• Quantum Physics for Babies
• Rocket Science for Babies
• General Relativity for Babies
• Newtonian Physics for Babies

This series is the perfect way to introduce basic scientific concepts to even the youngest scientist.


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Understanding Ultrasound Physics

ISBN-10: 0962644455
ISBN-13: 9780962644450
Publisher: E.S.P. Ultrasound
Author(s): Sidney K Edelman
Publication Date: 2012-07-01

Book by Edelman, Sidney K.


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The Cartoon Guide to Physics (Cartoon Guide Series)

ISBN-10: 9780062731005
ISBN-13: 9780062731005
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Author(s): Larry Gonick
Publication Date: 1991-12-18

If you think a negative charge is something that shows up on your credit card bill -- if you imagine that Ohm's Law dictates how long to meditate -- if you believe that Newtonian mechanics will fix your car -- you need The Cartoon Guide to Physics to set you straight.

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If you think a negative charge is something that shows up on your credit card bill -- if you imagine that Ohm's Law dictates how long to meditate -- if you believe that Newtonian mechanics will fix your car -- you need The Cartoon Guide to Physics to set you straight.

You don't have to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Physics explains them all: velocity, acceleration, explosions, electricity and magnetism, circuits -- even a taste of relativity theory -- and much more, in simple, clear, and, yes, funny illustrations. Physics will never be the same!


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Modern Classical Physics: Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics

ISBN-10: 0691159025
ISBN-13: 9780691159027
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author(s): Kip S. Thorne, Roger D. Blandford
Publication Date: 2017-09-05

This first-year, graduate-level text and reference book covers the fundamental concepts and twenty-first-century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters- or PhD-level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn't: statistical physics, optics (waves of all sorts),...Read More

This first-year, graduate-level text and reference book covers the fundamental concepts and twenty-first-century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters- or PhD-level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn't: statistical physics, optics (waves of all sorts), elastodynamics, fluid mechanics, plasma physics, and special and general relativity and cosmology. Growing out of a full-year course that the eminent researchers Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford taught at Caltech for almost three decades, this book is designed to broaden the training of physicists. Its six main topical sections are also designed so they can be used in separate courses, and the book provides an invaluable reference for researchers.


Presents all the major fields of classical physics except three prerequisites: classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and elementary thermodynamics
Elucidates the interconnections between diverse fields and explains their shared concepts and tools
Focuses on fundamental concepts and modern, real-world applications
Takes applications from fundamental, experimental, and applied physics; astrophysics and cosmology; geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology; biophysics and chemical physics; engineering and optical science and technology; and information science and technology
Emphasizes the quantum roots of classical physics and how to use quantum techniques to elucidate classical concepts or simplify classical calculations
Features hundreds of color figures, some five hundred exercises, extensive cross-references, and a detailed index
An online illustration package is available to professors


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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

ISBN-10: 9781107189638
ISBN-13: 9781107189638
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author(s): David J. Griffiths, Darrell F. Schroeter
Publication Date: 2018-08-16

Changes and additions to the new edition of this classic textbook include: new chapter on Symmetries, new problems and examples, improved explanations, more numerical problems to be worked on a computer, new applications to solid state physics, consolidated treatment of time-dependent potentials.


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