Principles of Physics
For Scientists and Engineers
Authors: Radi, Hafez, Rasmussen, John O.
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 Presents the mathematical basics for each topic
 Contains many exercises and solutions for teaching and learning
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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 stepbystep 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)


Dimensions and Units
Pages 315

Vectors
Pages 1738

Motion in One Dimension
Pages 4170

Motion in Two Dimensions
Pages 71102

Force and Motion
Pages 103135

Table of contents (28 chapters)
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Bibliographic Information
 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 Principles of Physics
 Book Subtitle
 For Scientists and Engineers
 Authors

 Hafez Radi
 John O. Rasmussen
 Series Title
 Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
 Copyright
 2013
 Publisher
 SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg
 Copyright Holder
 SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg
 Distribution Rights
 Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
 eBook ISBN
 9783642230264
 DOI
 10.1007/9783642230264
 Softcover ISBN
 9783642230257
 Series ISSN
 21924791
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 XVIII, 1067
 Number of Illustrations
 416 b/w illustrations, 559 illustrations in colour
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