Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Neoclassical Physics

Authors: Cunningham, Mark A.

  • Explains physics by discussing the processes that lead physicists to a correct description of the systems under study
  • Includes solutions to chapter exercises and Mathematica notebook files for computational exercises
  • Presents as well a wealth of historical information on many of the scientists under discussion, ranging from Newton to Einstein and Hilbert
  • Written in a clear and coherent manner
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About this Textbook

In this introductory text, physics concepts are introduced as a means of understanding experimental observations, not as a sequential list of facts to be memorized. The book is structured around the key scientific discoveries that led to much of our current understanding of the universe. Numerous exercises are provided that utilize Mathematica software to help students explore how the language of mathematics is used to describe physical phenomena. Topics requiring quantum mechanics for a more complete explanation are identified but not pursued.

In a departure from the traditional methodology and subject matter used in introductory physics texts, this is organized in a manner that will facilitate a guided discovery style of instruction. Students will obtain much more detailed information about fewer topics and will also gain proficiency with Mathematica, a powerful tool with many potential uses in subsequent courses.

About the authors

Mark Cunningham received his BS in Physics from Rice University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from Yale University in 1982. After a lengthy career in industry, working on remote sensing and non-destructive testing, Dr. Cunningham returned to academic pursuits that centered on structural biology. He taught at The University of Texas-Pan American for nine years, including numerous sections of University Physics.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoclassical Physics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Mark A. Cunningham
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10647-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10647-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-10646-5
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 375
Number of Illustrations and Tables
159 b/w illustrations
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