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University Physics I: Classical Mechanics

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Julio Gea-Banacloche, University of Arkansas

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: University of Arkansas

Language: English

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Reviewed by Mitchell Stephenson, Assistant Professor, University of Montana - Western on 1/29/20

Gea-Banacloche's text reviews the classic topics of physics (linear and angular kinetics and kinematics) in a linear manner before delving more deeply into more advanced topics of waves and thermodynamics. This is a great opportunity to prepare... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1 Reference frames, displacement, and velocity
  • 2 Acceleration
  • 3 Momentum and Inertia
  • 4 Kinetic Energy
  • 5 Interactions and energy
  • 6 Interactions, part 2: Forces
  • 7 Impulse, Work and Power
  • 8 Motion in two dimensions
  • 9 Rotational dynamics
  • 10 Gravity
  • 11 Simple harmonic motion
  • 12 Waves in one dimension
  • 13 Thermodynamics

About the Book

This is a “minimalist” textbook for a first semester of university, calculus-based physics, covering classical mechanics (including one chapter on mechanical waves, but excluding fluids), plus a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation owes much to Mazur’s The Principles and Practice of Physics: conservation laws, momentum and energy, are introduced before forces, and one-dimensional setups are thoroughly explored before two-dimensional systems are considered. It contains both problems and worked-out examples.

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Julio Gea-Banacloche, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville