This accessible, student-friendly text provides a course in Physics. Assuming no prior knowledge and focusing on the basics, the text offers ways into the core aspects of the subject. This 3rd edition includes new sections on fluid flow and wave mechanics, with a thoroughly updated companion website.
Preface How to Use this Book Acknowledgements Units and Measurements PART I: WAVES Properties of Waves Sound Optics Electromagnetic Waves PART II: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Matters and Molecules Thermal Properties of Materials Strength and Solids Pressure PART III: MECHANICS Forces in Equilibrium Dynamics Force and Motion Energy and Power PART IV: ELECTRICITY Introduction to Electricity Electric Circuits Capacitors Electronics PART V: FIELDS Electric Fields Magnetic Fields Electromagnetic Induction Alternating Current PART VI: ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS Electrons and Protons Radioactivity Energy from the Nucleas PART VII: FURTHER PHYSICS Gases Thermodynamics Uniform Circular Motion Gravitation Simple Harmonic Motion Fluid Flow Further Questions Using Spreadsheets List of Experiments in the Book Location Guide to Mathematical Skills Summary of Equations Useful Data Answers to In-text Questions and Revision Questions Glossary Index
'A refreshingly different approach with a good mixture of fact, application and experiment...strong on worked examples and end of chapter questions...the coverage is comprehensive and up-to-date while managing also to be sufficiently rigorous and concise' - Dr Alan Piercy, University of Brighton '...there is a need for this type of text which is much more focused on the basic principles of the subject than the currently available texts at foundation level' - Dr Peter Butler, University of Northumbria at Newcastle