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Principles of Mechanics: Fundamental University Physics

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Salma Alrasheed, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology

Copyright Year: 2019

Last Update: 2024

Publisher: Springer

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Units and vectors
  • Kinematics
  • Newton's Laws
  • Work and Energy
  • Impulse, Momentum, and Collisions
  • System of Particles
  • Rotation of Rigid Bodies
  • Rolling and Static Equilibrium
  • Central Force Motion
  • Oscillatory Motion
  • References

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About the Book

This open access textbook takes the reader step-by-step through the concepts of mechanics in a clear and detailed manner. Mechanics is considered to be the core of physics, where a deep understanding of the concepts is essential in understanding all branches of physics. Many proofs and examples are included to help the reader grasp the fundamentals fully, paving the way to deal with more advanced topics. After solving all of the examples, the reader will have gained a solid foundation in mechanics and the skills to apply the concepts in a variety of situations.

The book is useful for undergraduate students majoring in physics and other science and engineering disciplines. It can also be used as a reference for more advanced levels.

About the Contributors


Salma Alrasheed received her bachelor’s degree in physics form King Saud University. She later obtained her master’s degree in physics from Michigan State University, after which she completed a postgraduate certificate in nanotechnology from the University of Oxford. She later completed her PhD degree in materials science and engineering from King Abdullah University for Science and Technology in 2017.

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