About The Book Principles Of Physics
This well-received book, now in its fifth edition, presents the subject matter in a pedagogically sound manner with focus on teaching problem-solving. The specific needs of these students have influenced the selection of topics for inclusion in the book. The book provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts with due emphasis on developing skills to solve exercise problems aimed at both testing and extending the knowledge of the students.
Divided into 23 chapters, the book comprises topics on four major areasmechanics, optics, electricity and electronics, and modern physics including quantum mechanics and lasers. In this fifth edition two new chapters on Acoustics and Heat and Thermodynamics are incorporated to widen the coverage and enhance the usefulness of this text.
This book is intended for the undergraduate students of physics as well as for the first-year engineering students of several disciplines.
Table of Contents:
Preface Why to Study Physics
2. WORK, ENERGY AND POWER
3. POTENTIAL ENERGY
4. ROTATIONAL MOTION OF RIGID OBJECTS
5. PROPERTIES OF MATTER
6. REAL GAS AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES IN GAS
7. THIN LENS, COAXIAL SYSTEMS AND ABERRATIONS
12. DIRECT CURRENT CIRCUITS
13. ALTERNATING CURRENT CIRCUITS
14. SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
15. MOTION OF A CHARGED PARTICLE
16. ELECTRONS, ISOTOPES AND NUCLEUS
17. QUANTUM THEORY
18. ATOMIC STRUCTURE
19. QUANTUM MECHANICS
21. OPTICAL FIBRE
23. HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS
Appendix Bibliography Suggested Reading