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Understanding Physics

  • David Cassidy
  • Gerald Holton
  • James Rutherford

Part of the Undergraduate Texts In Contemporary Physics book series (UTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Part One Matter and Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 15-55
    3. Pages 57-116
    4. Pages 117-169
    5. Pages 253-291
    6. Pages 331-403
  3. Fields And Atoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 450-450
    2. Pages 451-458
    3. Pages 505-547
    4. Pages 549-584
    5. Pages 585-619
    6. Pages 661-691
    7. Pages 693-722
    8. Pages 723-761
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 819-850

About this book

Introduction

Understanding Physics is a completely revised, updated, and expanded e- tion of the Project Physics Course. It is an integrated introductory physics course, developed with funding from the Carnegie Corporation and the Sloan Foundation and with the close cooperation of Springer-Verlag New York. In approach and content, Understanding Physics follows the trail blazed by the earlier versions, but it includes more recent developments in physics and a stronger emphasis on the relationships among physics, technology, and society. We have sought especially to incorporate the salient lessons of recent physics education research and practical experience gained in the classroom. The Audience Understanding Physics is written primarily for undergraduate college s- dents not intending (at least initially) to enter careers in science or en- neering. These may include liberal-arts students, business majors, prelegal, and prospective architecture students. We have found that when the course is taken with laboratory work, it has been deemed suitable by medical schools for premedical students.

Keywords

atom atoms dynamics electricity fields heat magnetism mechanics physics quantum mechanics relativity theory of relativity wave

Authors and affiliations

  • David Cassidy
    • 1
  • Gerald Holton
    • 2
  • James Rutherford
    • 3
  1. 1.Natural Science ProgramHofstra UniversityHempstead11549USA
  2. 2.358 Jefferson Physical LaboratoryHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.American Association for Advancement of ScienceWashingtonUSA

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