Handbook of Physics

Hardcover | January 13, 2006

EditorWalter Benenson, John W. Harris, Horst Stöcker

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The "Handbook of Physics" is a complete desktop reference for scientists, engineers, and students. A veritable toolbox for everyday use in problem solving, homework, examinations, and practical applications of physics, it provides quick and easy access to a wealth of information including not only the fundamental formulas of physics but also a wide variety of experimental methods used in practice.Compiled by professional scientists, engineers, and lecturers who are experts in the day-to-day use of physics, the "Handbook" covers topics from classical mechanics to elementary particles, electric circuits to error analysis. The previous editions in German are renowned for their clarity and completeness.Each chapter contains: - all the important concepts, formulas, rules and theorems - numerous examples and practical applications - suggestions for problem solving, hints, and cross references - measurement techniques and important sources of errors - numerous tables of standard values and material properties Access to information is direct and swift through the user-friendly layout, structured table of contents, and extensive index. Like the companion "Handbook of Mathematics and Computational Science" compiled by Harris and Stocker, the "Handbook of Physics" is an invaluable tool for college and graduate students and researchers and practitioners in all fields of engineering and natural science.

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The "Handbook of Physics" is a complete desktop reference for scientists, engineers, and students. A veritable toolbox for everyday use in problem solving, homework, examinations, and practical applications of physics, it provides quick and easy access to a wealth of information including not only the fundamental formulas of physics bu...

Walter Benenson is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University, and a nuclear physicist at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. Benenson was the one of the first physicists to join NSCL founding Director Henry Blosser's staff in 1963, and was science consult...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1224 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:January 13, 2006Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0387952691

ISBN - 13:9780387952697

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Table of Contents

I MECHANICS: Kinematics / Dynamics / Rigid Bodies / Micromechanics / Gravitation and the Theory of Relativity / Mechanics of Continuous Media / Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, and Fractals / Tables on Mechanics II VIBRATIONS AND WAVES: Vibrations / Waves / Acoustics / Optics / Tables on Vibrations, Waves, Acoustics, and OpticsIII ELECTRICITY: Charges and Currents / Electric and Magnetic Field / Applications in Electrical Engineering / Current Conduction in Liquids, Gases, and Vacuum / Plasma Physics / Tables on Electricity IV THERMODYNAMICS: Equilibrium and State Variables / Heat, Conversion of Energy, and Changes of State / Phase Transitions, Reactions, and Equalizing of Heat / Tables on Thermodynamics V QUANTUM PHYSICS: Photons, Electromagnetic Radiation, and Light Quanta / Matter Waves--Wave Mechanics of Particles / Atomic and Molecular Physics / Elementary Particle Physics--Standard Model / Nuclear Physics / Solid State Physics / Tables in Quantum Physics VI APPENDIX: Measurements and Measurement Errors / Vector Calculus / Differential and Integral Calculus / Tables on SI Units

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From the reviews:CHOICE (OUTSTANDING TITLE)"Benenson (Michigan State Univ., East Lansing) and colleagues have prepared an invaluable compendium of relationships and indexes from every area of physics. Worth its price, it provides students and researchers a ready access to laws and equations that govern physical behavior and current material facts. The topics covered range from classical mechanics to elementary particles. The handbook provides, as one example from mechanics, the latest understanding of the concept of rolling friction. The reference work is enhanced through additional features in each section that include sample examples, applications of the physics described, problem-solving hints, and measurement techniques pertaining to the specific phenomena in the section. The book's layout allows easy accessibility to every topic. It includes a very useful appendix on error analysis, excellent line diagrams, and a comprehensive index.""The Handbook of Physics edited by W. Benenson, J. W. Harris, H. Stocker and H. Lutz is fantastically good value for money . . This is a massive aide-mémoire for basic physics . ." (Ultramicroscopy, Vol. 99, 2004)"This veritable toolbox for everyday use in problem solving, homework, examinations, and practical applications of physics provides quick and easy access to a wealth of information including not only the fundamental formulas of physics but also a wide variety of experimental methods used in practice." (Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Vol. 84 (1-2), 2003)"This Handbook of Physics is a complete desktop reference for scientists, engineers and students. . Compiled by professional scientists, engineers and lecturers who are experts in the day-to-day use of physics, the Handbook covers topics from classical mechanics to elementary particles, electric circuits to error analysis." (Revista Espanola de Fisica, Vol. 17 (1), 2003)"The editors have amassed a veritable treasure trove of tables, formulae, relationships and concepts from Mechanics, right across the Physics spectrum to Quantum Physics, that are clearly presented along with examples . . As a teaching academic, I believe that this is a resource well worth having at hand. . Here is a useful addition to the bookshelf in the office . . A copy in the reference section would be a worthwhile library investment." (John Holdsworth, The Physicist, Vol. 39 (6), 2002)