The Mechanical Universe

Author: Steven C. Frautschi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521715903
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This innovative physics textbook develops classical mechanics from a historical perspective while introducing new concepts.

The Mechanical Universe

Author: Richard P. Olenick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521304290
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This book studies electricity and magnetism, light, the special theory of relativity, and modern physics.

Beyond the Mechanical Universe

Author: Richard P. Olenick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052130430X
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This 1987 book studies electricity and magnetism, light, the special theory of relativity and modern physics.

Understanding Physics

Author: Michael Mansfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118437829
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Understanding Physics – Second edition is a comprehensive, yet compact, introductory physics textbook aimed at physics undergraduates and also at engineers and other scientists taking a general physics course. Written with today's students in mind, this text covers the core material required by an introductory course in a clear and refreshing way. A second colour is used throughout to enhance learning and understanding. Each topic is introduced from first principles so that the text is suitable for students without a prior background in physics. At the same time the book is designed to enable students to proceed easily to subsequent courses in physics and may be used to support such courses. Mathematical methods (in particular, calculus and vector analysis) are introduced within the text as the need arises and are presented in the context of the physical problems which they are used to analyse. Particular aims of the book are to demonstrate to students that the easiest, most concise and least ambiguous way to express and describe phenomena in physics is by using the language of mathematics and that, at this level, the total amount of mathematics required is neither large nor particularly demanding. 'Modern physics' topics (relativity and quantum mechanics) are introduced at an earlier stage than is usually found in introductory textbooks and are integrated with the more 'classical' material from which they have evolved. This book encourages students to develop an intuition for relativistic and quantum concepts at as early a stage as is practicable. The text takes a reflective approach towards the scientific method at all stages and, in keeping with the title of the text, emphasis is placed on understanding of, and insight into, the material presented.

Principles of Modern Chemistry

Author: David W. Oxtoby
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305465091
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Long considered the standard for honors and high-level mainstream general chemistry courses, PRINCIPLES OF MODERN CHEMISTRY continues to set the standard as the most modern, rigorous, and chemically and mathematically accurate text on the market. This authoritative text features an atoms first approach and thoroughly revised chapters on Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure (Chapter 6), Electrochemistry (Chapter 17), and Molecular Spectroscopy and Photochemistry (Chapter 20). In addition, the text utilizes mathematically accurate and artistic atomic and molecular orbital art, and is student friendly without compromising its rigor. End-of-chapter study aids now focus on only the most important key objectives, equations and concepts, making it easier for students to locate chapter content, while new applications to a wide range of disciplines, such as biology, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and medicine deepen students' understanding of the relevance of chemistry beyond the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Information and the Nature of Reality

Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107684536
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From quantum to biological and digital, here eminent scientists, philosophers and theologians chart various aspects of information.

Environmental Biology

Author: Mike Calver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521679826
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Environmental Biology offers a fresh approach to the topic in demonstrating how biological principles are applied to solve environmental problems.

Molecular Quantum Mechanics

Author: Peter W. Atkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199541426
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This text unravels those fundamental physical principles which explain how all matter behaves. It takes us from the foundations of quantum mechanics, through quantum models of atomic, molecular, and electronic structure, and on to discussions of spectroscopy, and the electronic and magnetic properties of molecules.

Understanding the Universe

Author: George Greenstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139618873
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A student-active introduction to astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method. Within-text and end-of-chapter questions check understanding of concepts and require the student to think critically through astronomy-based problems. 'Nature of Science' and 'Detectives on the Case' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and so develop an understanding of how scientific progress is made, leading students through a chain of arguments of forming and testing hypotheses, in the context of specific astronomical topics. By focusing on key topics, the student is able to develop a deeper understanding of the core areas of astronomy. Math is used to make intuitive points and kept simple by using a two-track system to first describe the logic of the calculation followed by a more detailed example. Simple illustrations support the text and step students through concepts visually.