A Course In Classical Physics 1-mechanics by Alessandro BettiniA Course In Classical Physics 1-mechanics by Alessandro Bettini

A Course In Classical Physics 1-mechanics

byAlessandro Bettini

Paperback | April 8, 2016

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This first volume covers the mechanics of point particles, gravitation, extended systems (starting from the two-body system), the basic concepts of relativistic mechanics and the mechanics of rigid bodies and fluids.

It is part of a four-volume textbook, which covers electromagnetism, mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, and waves and light, and is designed to reflect the typical syllabus during the first two years of a calculus-based university physics program. 

Throughout all four volumes, particular attention is paid to in-depth clarification of conceptual aspects, and to this end the historical roots of the principal concepts are traced. Writings by the founders of classical mechanics, G. Galilei and I. Newton, are reproduced, encouraging students to consult them. Emphasis is also consistently placed on the experimental basis of the concepts, highlighting the experimental nature of physics. Whenever feasible at the elementary level, concepts relevant to more advanced courses in modern physics are included. Each chapter begins with an introduction that briefly describes the subjects to be discussed and ends with a summary of the main results. A number of "Questions" are included to help readers check their level of understanding.

The textbook offers an ideal resource for physics students, lecturers and, last but not least, all those seeking a deeper understanding of the experimental basics of physics. 

Alessandro Bettini is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Padua, Italy, where he has taught experimental, general, and particle physics for 40 years. He is current Vice-President of the Italian Physical Society and his past posts also include Director of the INFN National Gran Sasso Laboratory, Vice-President of the OECD...
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Title:A Course In Classical Physics 1-mechanicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pagesPublished:April 8, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319292560

ISBN - 13:9783319292564

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Table of Contents

Kinematics.- Dynamics of the point.- Forces.- Gravity.- Relative motions.- Extended systems.- Special relativity.- Rigid bodies.

Editorial Reviews

"The first volume is devoted to the mechanics of point particles and rigid bodies . . Alessandro Bettini has fulfilled the ambitious goal of writing a treatise that covers all of classical physics with a depth suitable for honor undergraduate courses. . Bettini's books not only teach but inspire, and they will appeal to students and professors alike who feel that physics is truly rich of great ideas that deserve to be studied with devotion and love." (Giuseppe La Rocca, Il Nuovo Saggiatore, April, 2017)