Physics for Scientist and Engineers: Extended Version – Paul A. Tipler – 5th Edition

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New edition of the classic text, now more than ever tailored to meet the needs of the struggling . For nearly 30 years, Paul Tipler’s for Scientists and has set the standard in the introductory -based physics course for clarity, accuracy and precision. In this Fifth Edition, Mosca brings his years of teaching to bear on the text, to scrutinize every explanation and example from the perspective of the freshman student. The result is a teaching tool that retains its precision and rigor, but offers struggling students the support they need to solve strategically and to gain real understanding of physical concepts.

The content is divided into sensible sections (Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, and ) and the layout very clear and readable. I felt that the writing was excellent. Concepts were explained clearly, with formulas and worked examples throughout. The worked examples, where long, even included numbers steps and explanations along the way. This being a great boon to engineers, who, let’s admit, may want to skip over derivations and see how things are worked out.

One of my favourite things about this is the clear, modern illustrations and the end-of-chapter reviews, which contain all the important formulas, theories and constant for handy reference and to refresh your memory.

Table of Content


Measurement and Vectors

PART I: MECHANICS
Motion in One Dimension
Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
Newton's Laws
Additional Applications of Newton's Laws
Work and Kinetic Energy
Conservation of Energy
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Rotation
Angular Momentum
Special Relativity
Gravity
Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
Fluids

PART II: OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES
Oscillations
Traveling Waves
Superposition and Standing Waves

PART III: THERMODYNAMICS
Temperature and Kinetic Theory of Gases
Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Thermal Properties and Processes

PART IV: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
The Electric Field I: Discrete Charge Distributions
The Electric Field II: Continuous Charge Distributions
Electric Potential
Capacitance
Electric Current and Direct-Current Circuits
The Magnetic Field
Sources of the Magnetic Field
Magnetic Induction
Alternating-Current Circuits
Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves

PART V: LIGHT
Properties of Light
Optical Images
Interference and Diffraction

PART VI: MODERN PHYSICS: QUANTUM MECHANICS, RELATIVITY, AND THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER
Wave-Particle Duality and Quantum Physics
Applications of the Schrodinger Equation
Atoms
Molecules
Solids
Relativity
Nuclear Physics
Elementary Particles and the Beginning of the Universe

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