Mechanics, relativity, and thermodynamics

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Mechanics, relativity, and thermodynamics

R. Shankar

(The open Yale courses series, . Fundamentals of physics ; 1)

Yale University Press, 2019

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Includes index

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A beloved introductory physics textbook, now including exercises and an answer key, explains the concepts essential for thorough scientific understanding In this concise book, R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, explains the essential concepts of Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, waves, fluids, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Now in an expanded edition-complete with problem sets and answers for course use or self-study-this work provides an ideal introduction for college-level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering; for AP Physics students; and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences. The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics.

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    • 9780300243772
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  • Place of Publication
    New Haven
  • Pages/Volumes
    xv, 506 p.
  • Size
    24 cm
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