Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Principles of Physics

For Scientists and Engineers

Authors: Radi, Hafez A ., Rasmussen, John O.

  • Very didactical textbook
  • Presents the mathematical basics for each topic
  • Contains many exercises and solutions for teaching and learning
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About this Textbook

This textbook presents a basic course in physics to teach mechanics, mechanical properties of matter, thermal properties of matter, elementary thermodynamics, electrodynamics, electricity, magnetism, light and optics and sound. It includes simple mathematical approaches to each physical principle, and all examples and exercises are selected carefully to reinforce each chapter. In addition, answers to all exercises are included that should ultimately help solidify the concepts in the minds of the students and increase their confidence in the subject. Many boxed features are used to separate the examples from the text and to highlight some important physical outcomes and rules. The appendices are chosen in such a way that all basic simple conversion factors, basic rules and formulas, basic rules of differentiation and integration can be viewed quickly, helping student to understand the elementary mathematical steps used for solving the examples and exercises.

Instructors teaching form this textbook will be able to gain online access to the solutions manual which provides step-by-step solutions to all exercises contained in the book. The solutions manual also contains many tips, coloured illustrations, and explanations on how the solutions were derived.

About the authors

Professor Hafez A. Radi is Professor of Physics and Head of General Systems Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, MSA university, Egypt. 
John O. Rasmussen is Emeritus Professor in the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, USA. 

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The book follows the basic organization of an introductory physics course and covers all of the topics with sufficient depth … . The book contains all the essentials, showing different applications for varied laws of physics and introducing the working principles of some of the instruments that students might work with in a physics lab. … a textbook to read before a lecture on a specific topic, as the student can familiarize himself with the definitions and mathematics used.” (Kadri Tinn, AstroMadness.com, August, 2014)

“I recommend this book to people who need easy and direct access to a wide spectrum of physics theories to apply practically in their professional life. This is a very well written text book. I love the colorful diagrams and illustrations. I would highly recommend this book for any respectful universities and colleges. Students would invest once in this book and use it in multiple courses.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, March, 2014)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-23026-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-23025-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Physics
Book Subtitle
For Scientists and Engineers
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23026-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23026-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-23025-7
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 1067
Number of Illustrations and Tables
416 b/w illustrations, 559 illustrations in colour
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