Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Authors: Demtröder, Wolfgang

  • Concise and accessible coverage of classical mechanics, thermodynamics and hydrodynamics
  • Focusses on real life applications and transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical developments
  • Contains numerous problems with detailed solutions
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This introduction to classical mechanics and thermodynamics provides an accessible and clear treatment of the fundamentals. Starting with particle mechanics and an early introduction to special relativity this textbooks enables the reader to understand the basics in mechanics. The text is written from the experimental physics point of view, giving numerous real life examples and applications of classical mechanics in technology. This highly motivating presentation deepens the knowledge in a very accessible way. The second part of the text gives a concise introduction to rotational motion, an expansion to rigid bodies, fluids and gases. Finally, an extensive chapter on thermodynamics and a short introduction to nonlinear dynamics with some instructive examples intensify the knowledge of more advanced topics. Numerous problems with detailed solutions are perfect for self study.

About the authors

Wolfgang Demtröder, University Kaiserslautern

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction and Survey

    Demtröder, Wolfgang

    Pages 1-37

  • Mechanics of a Point Mass

    Demtröder, Wolfgang

    Pages 39-79

  • Moving Coordinate Systems and Special Relativity

    Demtröder, Wolfgang

    Pages 81-101

  • Systems of Point Masses; Collisions

    Demtröder, Wolfgang

    Pages 103-127

  • Dynamics of rigid Bodies

    Demtröder, Wolfgang

    Pages 129-152

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-27877-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27875-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27877-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27877-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-27875-9
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 452
Number of Illustrations and Tables
615 illustrations in colour
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