University Physics – George B. Arfken, David F. Griffing, Donald C. Kelly & Joseph Priest – 1st Edition


University Physics: Arfken Griffing Kelly Priest covers the concepts upon which the quantitative nature of physics as a science depends; the types of quantities with which physics deals are defined as well as their nature; and the concepts of units and dimensions.

The book describes the concepts of scalars and vectors; the rules for performing mathematical operations on vector quantities; the concepts of force, torque, center of gravity, and types of equilibrium. The text also describes the concepts and quantities required to describe motion; the linear kinematical relationships to describe motion; as well as the interrelationship between forces, which effect motion, and the motion itself. The concepts of work, kinetic and power; conservative and nonconservative forces; and the conservation of linear momentum are also considered.

The book further tackles the concept of the center of mass; the rotational analogs of translational ; and the mechanics of rotating systems. The text then demonstrates the motion of a rigid body; oscillatory motion, the mechanical properties of matter; and hydrodynamics. , electricity, electromagnetism, and geometric and are also encompassed.

Quantum and are also looked into. Students taking physics courses will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  1. General Introduction

  2. Vector Algebra

  3. Equilibrium of Rigid BodiesPreview

  4. Motion in One Dimension

  5. Motion in a Plane

  6. Newton's Laws

  7. Work, Energy, and Power

  8. Conservation of Energy

  9. Conservation of Linear Momentum

  10. Many-Particle Systems

  11. Conservation of Angular Momentum

  12. Rotation of a Rigid Body

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