24 October 2008

[4S/YIM014] Fundamental University Physics Vol. 1 Mechanics

The primary reason of general physics course is to give the student a unified view of physics. this should be done without bringing in too many details, but by analyzing the basic principles, their implications, and their limitations. specifics application will learn in the more specialized course that follow. This book presenting the idea above.
The subject matter has been divided into five parts : mechanics, interaction and fields, waves, quantum physics and statistical physics.
This first part, is compiled in order to set up fundamental principle needed to describe the motions we observe around us.

# Fundamental University Physics Vol. 1 Mechanics
# by Marcelo, Alonso and Finn, Edward J x(Author)
# Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing (1967)
# ASIN: B000Z3BT2U

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.
What is physics - The classical branches of physics - Our view of the unverse - The relation of physics to other sciences - The experimental method

Chapter 2. Measurement and units.
Introduction - Measurement - Fundamental quantities and units - Density - Plane angles - Slid angles - Precision and accuracy - Measurement in the laboratory

Chapter 3. Vectors
Introduction - Concept of direction - Scalars and vectors - Addition of vectors - Components of a vector - Addition of several vectors - Application to kinematic problems - Scalar product - Vector product - Vector representation pf an area

Chapter 4. Forces.
Introduction - Composition of concurrent forces - Torque - Torque of several concurrent forces - Composition of forces applied to a rigid body - Composition of co-planar forces - Composition of parallel forces - Center of mass - Statics:Equilibrium of particle - Statics:Equilibrium of a rigid body

Chapter 5. Kinematics.
Introduction - Rectilinear motion:velocity - Rectilinear motion:acceleration - Vector representation of velocity and acceleration in rectilinear motion - Curvilinear motion:velocity - Curvilinear motion:acceleration - Motion under constant acceleration - Tangential and normal components of acceleration - Circular motion:angular velocity - Circular motion:angular acceleration - General curvilinear motion in a plane

Chapter 6. Relative motion.
Introduction - Relative velocity - Uniform relative translational motion - Uniform relative rotational motion - Motion relative to the earth - The Lorentz Transformation - Transformation of velocities - Consequences of the Lorentz transformation

Chapter 7. Dynamics of Particle.
Introduction - The law of inertia - Linear momentum - Principle of conservation of momentum - Redefinition of masss - Newton's second and third laws; concept of force - Critique of the concept of force - Units of force - Frictional forces - Frictional forces in fluids - Systems with variable mass - Curvilinear motion - Angular momentum - Central forces - Equilibrium and rest

Chapter 8. Work and Energy.
Introduction - Work - Power - Units of work and power - Kinetic Energy - Work of a force constant in magnitude and direction - POtential energy - Conservation of energy of a particle - Rectilinear motion under cconservative forces - Discussin of potential energy curves - Non-conservative forces - The virial thearem for a single particle - Critique of the concept of energy

Chapter 9. Dynamics of a System of Particles.
Introduction - Motion of the centre of mass of a system of particles - Reduced mass - Angular momentum of a system of particles - Kinetic energy f a system of particles - Conservation of energy of a system of particles - Collision - Many-particle systems:temperature - Many-particle systems:work - Many-particle systems:heat - Reformulation of the principle of conservation of energy for many particle systems - Equation of state of a gas - Fluid Motion

Chapter 10. Dynamic of a Rigid Body.
Introduction - Angular momentum of a rigid body - Calculation of moment of inertia - Equation of motion for rotational of a rigid body - Kinetic energy of rotation - Gyroscopic motion

Chapter 11. High-Energy Motion.
Introduction - Classical principle of relativity - Special principle of relativity - Momentum - Force - Energy - Transformation of energy and momentum - Transformation of force - Systems of particles - High energy collision

Chapter 12. Oscillatory motion.
Introduction - Kinematics of single harmonic motion - Force and energy in simple harmonic motion - Dynamics of sinmple harmonic motion - The simple pendulum - Compound pendulum - Superposition of two SHM:same direction,same frequency - Superposition of two SHM:same direction,different frequency - Superposition of two SHM:perpendicular directions - Coupled oscillators - Anharmonic oscillations - Damped oscillations - Forced oscillation - Impedance of an oscillator - Fourier analysis of periodic motion

Chapter 13. Gravitational interaction.
Introduction - The law of gravitation - Inertial and gravitational mass - Gravitational potential energy - General motion under gravitational interaction - Gravitational field - Gravitational field due to a spherical body - Principle of equivalence - Gravitational and intermolecular forces

Appendix : Mathematica Relation ; Table A-3
Answer to Odd-Numbered Problem ; A-13
Index A-22
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