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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.