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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts

Volume II: Space, Time and Motion

Authors: Kuehn, Kerry

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to physics based on foundational texts in physics and astronomy
  • Contains a coherent and self-contained general physics curriculum which can be readily implemented at the college or advanced high-school level
  • Encourages a critical and circumspect approach to the study of natural science, while developing a suitable foundation for advanced coursework in physics
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About this Textbook

This book provides a chronological introduction to the science of motion and rest based on the reading and analysis of significant portions of Galileo’s Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences, Pascal’s Treatise on the Equilibrium of Fluids and the Weight of the Mass of Air, Newton’s Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, and Einstein’s Relativity.

Each chapter begins with a short introduction followed by a reading selection. Carefully crafted study questions draw out key points in the text and focus the reader’s attention on the author’s methods, analysis, and conclusions. Numerical and laboratory exercises at the end of each chapter test the reader’s ability to understand and apply key concepts from the text.

Space, Time and Motion is the second of four volumes in A Student’s Guide through the Great Physics Texts. This book grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to encourage a critical and circumspect approach to natural science, while at the same time preparing students for advanced coursework in physics.

This book is particularly suitable as a college-level textbook for students of the natural sciences, history or philosophy. It also serves as a textbook for advanced high-school students, or as a thematically-organized source-book for scholars and motivated lay-readers. In studying the classic scientific texts included herein, the reader will be drawn toward a lifetime of contemplation.

About the authors

Kerry Kuehn is Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He is a member of the American Physical Society and an Advisory Council member for NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium and Fidelitas (WLC Honors Program).

He has designed and taught courses including "The Heavens and the Earth," "Space, Time and Motion," "Electricity, Magnetism and Light," and "Computerized Instrumentation and Design."

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts
Book Subtitle
Volume II: Space, Time and Motion
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1366-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1366-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1365-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4369-2
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 380
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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