Elements of Mechanics

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byDavid Williams

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Mechanics is the first foundation for the study of physics. This book takes first-year undergraduates through an entertaining and instructive set of practical examples of the uses of mechanics. The author adopts a fresh approach which recognizes mechanics as an observational science, and usesworked examples that can be easily visualized and understood by the reader.By the end of the book students will have not only painlessly learned the principles of mechanics, but will have also obtained a good grasp of techniques needed for solving typical mechanics problems. They will also have covered all the essentials of a first-year university course in mechanics. Thebook can then be used as a reference of a quick aid to revision.

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Mechanics is the first foundation for the study of physics. This book takes first-year undergraduates through an entertaining and instructive set of practical examples of the uses of mechanics. The author adopts a fresh approach which recognizes mechanics as an observational science, and usesworked examples that can be easily visualize...

David Williams is at Loughborough University of Technology.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.63 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198518803

ISBN - 13:9780198518808

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Table of Contents

1. Position vectors2. Velocity vectors3. Acceleration vectors4. Centres of mass5. Straight line motion6. Energy conservation7. Tensile forces and projectiles8. Energy dissipation9. Variable forces10. Rotational Motion I - Torque11. Rotational Motion II - Angular Momentum I12. Rotational Motion III - Angular Momentum II

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`A lot of space is given to the mathematics, with early chapters introducing vectors, so this should suit students with little prior training in mathematics'New Scientist