Elementary Mechanics and Thermodynamics – Jhon W. Norbury – 1st Edition


Many of the modern ideas in cosmology can be explained without the need to discuss General Relativity. The present chapter represents an attempt to do this based entirely on Newtonian .

The equations describing the velocity (called the Friedmann equation) and acceleration of the universe are derived from Newtonian mechanics and also the cosmological constant is introduced within a Newtonian framework. The equations of state are also derived in a very simple way. Applications such as conservation laws, the age of the universe and the radiation and matter dominated epochs are discussed.

Table of Content

1 Motion Along A Straight Line
2 Vectors
3 Motion In 2 &Amp; 3 Dimensions
4 Force &Amp; Motion - I
5 Force &Amp; Motion - Ii
6 Kinetic Energy &Amp; Work
7 Potential Energy &Amp; Conservation Of Energy
8 Systems Of Particles
9 Collisions
10 Rotation
11 Rolling, Torque &Amp; Angular Momentum
12 Oscillations
13 Waves - I
14 Waves - Ii
15 Temperature, Heat &Amp; 1St Law Of Thermodynamics
16 Kinetic Theory Of Gases