Table of contents for The elements of physics / I.S. Grant, W.R. Phillips.


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1. Introduction
1.1 Physics and the scientific method.
1.2 Physics and mathematics.
1.3 Physics and technology.
1.4 Science and Society.
Part 1: Mechanics
2. Dynamics and Newton's Laws
2.1 Forces and Newton's first law.
2.2 Momentum and Newston's second law.
2.3 Action and reaction: Newton's third law.
2.4 Motion in three dimensions.
2.5 Friction.
3. Momentum and energy
3.1 Conservation of momentum.
3.2 Centre of mass motion.
3.3 Conservation on energy.
3.4 Kinetic energy.
3.5 Collisions.
3.6 Potential energy.
3.7 Power.
4. Rotation
4.1 Rotational energy.
4.2 The moment of inertia of a rigid body.
4.3 Angular momentum and the rotational equation of motion.
4.4 Centrifugal and cetripetal forces.
4.5 Conservation of angular momentum.
4.6 Combined rotational and translational motion.
4.7 Tops and gyroscopes.
5. Gravity and orbital motion
5.1 Graviational forces.
5.2 Circular orbits.
5.3 Kepler's laws and panetary orbits.
5.4 Comets and space probes.
Part 2: Vibrations and Waves
6. Periodic motion
6.1 Simple harmonic motion.
6.2 Damped simple harmonic motion.
6.3 Force oscillations.
6.4 Resonance and power absorption.
6.5 Linear superposition.
6.6 Fourier series.
6.7 Normal modes.
7. Waves
7.1 Wave on taut strings.
7.2 Wave velocity.
7.3 Energy in waves.
7.4 Dispersion.
7.5 Group velocity.
7.6 Standing waves.
7.7 Attenuation of waves.
8. Wave phenomena
8.1 Sound waves.
8.2 Electromagnetic waves.
8.3. Refraction.
8.4 Reflection.
8.5 Doppler effects.
8.6 Diffraction.
8.7 Interference.
8.8 Wave focussing and ray optics.
Part 3: Quantum Physics
9. The origins of quantum physics
9.1 The constituents of matter.
9.2 Light waves and photons.
9.3 Wave-particle duality.
9.4 Electron and neutron diffraction.
9.5 The uncertainty principle.
10. The Schrodinger Equation
10.1 Wave functions for plane waves.
10.2 Interpretation of the wave function.
10.3 The Shcrodinger equation.
10.4 Waves in a box.
10.5 The quantum harmonic oscillator.
10.5 The correspondence principle.
11. The Microscopic world of quantum mechanics
11.1 Atomic structure.
11.2 Molecular vibrational and rotational spectra.
11.3 Nuclei and the strong interaction.
11.4 Radioactivity and the weak interaction.
Part 4: Properties of Matter
12. Thermal physics
12.1 Thermal equilibrium.
12.2 Temperature and thermometers.
12.3 Energy in thermal physics.
12.4 The perfect gas law and absolute temperature.
12.5 Specific heats for a perfect gas.
13. Kinetic theory of gases
13.1 The Boltzmann distribution.
13.2 Equpartion and degress of freedom.
13.3 The Maxwell velocity distribution.
13.4 Perfect and imperfect gases.
13.5 Viscosity and diffusion.
14. Properties of liquids and solids
14.1 Interatomic forces.
14.2 Latent heat.
14.3 Elasticity: bulk modules and Young's modulus.
14.4 Thermal expansion.
14.5 Critical phenomena.
Part 5: Electricity and Magnetism
15. Electrostatics
15.1 Coulomb's law.
15.2 The electric field.
15.3 The electrostatic potential.
15.4 Causs'law.
15.5 Capacitors.
15.6 Dielectric materials.
16. Magnetism
16.1 Steady currents and electromotive force.
16.2 Magnetic fields and forces.
16.3 Ampere's law.
16.4 Magnetic materials.
17. Induction
17.1 Motional and induced electromotive forces.
17.2 Faraday's law.
17.3 Selt and mutual inductance.
17.4 Simple motores and generators.
18. Circuits
18.1 Electronic components.
18.2 Direct current circuits and Kirchhoff's rules.
18.3 Alternating currents.
18.4 Series and parallel circuits.
18.5 Electronic resonance and tuned circuits.
18.6 Digital circuits.
Part 6: Relativity
19. Relativity
19.1 The speed of light.
19.2 The Lorentz transformation.
19.3 Relativistic energy and momentum.
Part 7: Mathematical Review
20. A Summary of Necessary Mathematics
1.1. Funtions.
1.2 Vectors.
1.3 Series.
1.4 Integration.
1.5 Trigonometrical functions.
Appendix A Units and Standards
Appendix B Statistics and Data Analysis
Appendix C Solutions to Problems



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Physics.