Classical Mechanics

Author: Martin W. McCall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119956129
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: Science

This new edition of Classical Mechanics, aimed at undergraduate physics and engineering students, presents ina user-friendly style an authoritative approach to the complementary subjects of classical mechanics and relativity. The text starts with a careful look at Newton's Laws, before applying them in one dimension to oscillations and collisions. More advanced applications - including gravitational orbits and rigid body dynamics - are discussed after the limitations of Newton's inertial frames have been highlighted through an exposition of Einstein's Special Relativity. Examples given throughout are often unusual for an elementary text, but are made accessible to the reader through discussion and diagrams. Updates and additions for this new edition include: New vector notation in Chapter 1 An enhanced discussion of equilibria in Chapter 2 A new section on a body falling a large distance towards a gravitational source in Chapter 2 New sections in Chapter 8 on general rotation about a fixed principal axes, simple examples of principal axes and principal moments of inertia and kinetic energy of a body rotating about a fixed axis New sections in chapter 9: Foucault pendulum and free rotation of a rigid body; the latter including the famous tennis racquet theorem Enhanced chapter summaries at the end of each chapter Novel problems with numerical answers A solutions manual is available at:

Newtonian Mechanics for Undergraduates

Author: Vijay Tymms
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781786340108
Release Date: 2015-11-25
Genre: Science

Newtonian mechanics is a cornerstone topic in physics. Regardless of the path an aspiring physicist takes, an intimate and intuitive understanding of how objects behave within Newton's law of motion is essential. Yet the transition from high school physics to university level physics can be — and should be — difficult. The aim of this book is to teach Newtonian mechanics suitable for the first two years of university study. Using carefully chosen and detailed examples to expose areas of frequent misunderstanding, the first two thirds of the book introduces material familiar to high school students from the ground up, with a more mature point of view. The final third of the book contains new material, introducing detailed sections on the rotation of rigid objects and providing an insight into subtleties that can be troubling to the first-time learner. Tabletop physics demonstrations are suggested to assist in understanding the worked examples. As a teacher and lecturer of physics with experience at both high school and university level, Professor Vijay Tymms offers a lucid and sensitive presentation of Newtonian mechanics to help make the step from high school to university as smooth as possible.

Partielle Differentialgleichungen

Author: Walter A. Strauss
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663124863
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Mathematics

Dieses Buch ist eine umfassende Einführung in die klassischen Lösungsmethoden partieller Differentialgleichungen. Es wendet sich an Leser mit Kenntnissen aus einem viersemestrigen Grundstudium der Mathematik (und Physik) und legt seinen Schwerpunkt auf die explizite Darstellung der Lösungen. Es ist deshalb besonders auch für Anwender (Physiker, Ingenieure) sowie für Nichtspezialisten, die die Methoden der mathematischen Physik kennenlernen wollen, interessant. Durch die große Anzahl von Beispielen und Übungsaufgaben eignet es sich gut zum Gebrauch neben Vorlesungen sowie zum Selbststudium.

Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell

Author: A. Zee
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400847457
Release Date: 2013-05-05
Genre: Science

This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity, a subject of breathtaking beauty and supreme importance in physics. With his trademark blend of wit and incisiveness, A. Zee guides readers from the fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics to the most exciting frontiers of research today, including de Sitter and anti-de Sitter spacetimes, Kaluza-Klein theory, and brane worlds. Unlike other books on Einstein gravity, this book emphasizes the action principle and group theory as guides in constructing physical theories. Zee treats various topics in a spiral style that is easy on beginners, and includes anecdotes from the history of physics that will appeal to students and experts alike. He takes a friendly approach to the required mathematics, yet does not shy away from more advanced mathematical topics such as differential forms. The extensive discussion of black holes includes rotating and extremal black holes and Hawking radiation. The ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell also provides an essential resource for professional physicists and is accessible to anyone familiar with classical mechanics and electromagnetism. It features numerous exercises as well as detailed appendices covering a multitude of topics not readily found elsewhere. Provides an accessible introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity Guides readers from Newtonian mechanics to the frontiers of modern research Emphasizes symmetry and the Einstein-Hilbert action Covers topics not found in standard textbooks on Einstein gravity Includes interesting historical asides Features numerous exercises and detailed appendices Ideal for students, physicists, and scientifically minded lay readers Solutions manual (available only to teachers)

Classical Mechanics and Relativity

Author: Harald J W Müller-Kirsten
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9789813101265
Release Date: 2008-08-21
Genre: Science

This text provides a pedagogical tour through mechanics from Newton to Einstein with detailed explanations and a large number of worked examples. From the very beginning relativity is kept in mind, along with its relation to concepts of basic mechanics, such as inertia, escape velocity, Newton's potential, Kepler motion and curvature. The Lagrange and Hamilton formalisms are treated in detail, and extensive applications to central forces and rigid bodies are presented. After consideration of the motivation of relativity, the essential tensor calculus is developed, and thereafter Einstein's equation is solved for special cases with explicit presentation of calculational steps. The combined treatment of classical mechanics and relativity thus enables the reader to see the connection between Newton's gravitational potential, Kepler motion and Einstein's corrections, as well as diverse aspects of mechanics. The text addresses students and others pursuing a course in classical mechanics, as well as those interested in a detailed course on relativity.

Einsteins Uhren Poincar s Karten

Author: Peter Galison
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783105609040
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Science

Peter Galison zeigt, wie eng die Grundgedanken der »Speziellen Relativitätstheorie« mit gleichzeitigen Entwicklungen in Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Technologie verknüpft waren. Eine fundamentale Theorie der Physik bekommt ihren reichen weltlichen Kontext zurück. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

An Introduction to Mechanics

Author: Daniel Kleppner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521198219
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: Science

A classic textbook on the principles of Newtonian mechanics for undergraduate students, accompanied by numerous worked examples and problems.

Einstein s Theory of Relativity

Author: Max Born
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486142128
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Science

Semi-technical account includes a review of classical physics (origin of space and time measurements, Ptolemaic and Copernican astronomy, laws of motion, inertia, more) and of Einstein's theories of relativity.

Introduction to Electrodynamics

Author: David J. Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108420419
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Genre: Science

This is a re-issued and affordable printing of the widely used undergraduate electrodynamics textbook.

Moderne Physik

Author: Paul Allen Tipler
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 3486582755
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Physics

Immer mehr deutsche Hochschulen folgen dem amerikanischen Vorbild und bieten Einführungskurse zur Modernen Physik an. Diese Kurse vermitteln die spannenden Erkenntnisse der Physik der letzten 100 Jahre, die zu bahnbrechenden Veränderungen geführt haben. Das Standardwerk zu diesen Kursen ist "Modern Physics" von Paul A. Tipler, Autor des berühmten Werkes "Physik", und Ralph A. Llewellyn. Die Autoren zeigen, dass man ein tief gehendes Verständnis der Modernen Physik vermitteln kann, ohne einen schwerfälligen mathematischen Apparat bemühen zu müssen. Mit über 500 Abbildungen, Zitaten berühmter Physiker sowie mit ca. 700 sorgfältig ausgewählten Übungsaufgaben und über das Internet zugänglichen Ergänzungen wurde "Modern Physics" in den USA zu einem der beliebtesten Lehrbücher zu diesem Thema.

Evolution of Physics

Author: Albert Einstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671201562
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Reference

Clear and concise explanations of the development of theories explaining physical phenomena.

Theoretische Physik 1

Author: Reiner M. Dreizler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783540705581
Release Date: 2008-08-22
Genre: Science

Der Grundkurs „Theoretische Physik" in vier in sich geschlossenen Bänden basiert auf langjährig, in der Praxis erprobten Vorlesungen. Die Aufbereitung der theoretisch-physikalischen Grundlagen ist hier aufs engste mit dem entsprechenden Stoff aus der Mathematik verknüpft. Der erste Band erarbeitet schrittweise die Grundlagen der Physik anhand der klassischen Mechanik. Die CD-ROM enthält einen auf die Bedürfnisse von Physik-Studierenden zugeschnittenen Mathematik-Teil sowie eine interaktive Aufgabensammlung mit ‚Experimentiermöglichkeiten’.

The Routledge Guidebook to Einstein s Relativity

Author: James Trefil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317549994
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: History

Albert Einstein, one of the most prolific scientists of the twentieth century, developed the theory of relativity which was crucial for the advancement of modern physics. Young Einstein identified a paradox between Newtonian Mechanics and Maxwell’s equations which pointed to a flawed understanding of space and time by the scientists of the day. In Relativity, Einstein presents his findings using a minimal amount of mathematical language, but the text can still be challenging for readers who lack an extensive scientific background. The Routledge Guidebook to Einstein’s Relativity expands on and supplements this seminal text, by exploring: the historical context of Einstein’s work and the background to his breakthroughs details of experimental verification of special and general relativity the enduring legacy of Einstein’s theories and their implications for future scientific breakthroughs. This is an essential introduction for students of physics, philosophy and history in understanding the key elements of the work and the importance of this classic text to society today.