Pohl's Introduction To Physics: Volume 1: Mechanics, Acoustics And Thermodynamics by Klaus LüdersPohl's Introduction To Physics: Volume 1: Mechanics, Acoustics And Thermodynamics by Klaus Lüders

Pohl's Introduction To Physics: Volume 1: Mechanics, Acoustics And Thermodynamics

byKlaus LüdersEditorRobert O. Pohl, William Brewer

Hardcover | July 25, 2017

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This classic textbook on experimental physics, written by Robert W. Pohl to accompany his famous lecture courses, served generations of physics and other science majors, not only in his native Germany, and was for many years a standard textbook. Pohl's lucid and memorable style and his consistent use of vivid demonstration experiments made his textbooks unique in their time.

This completely revised and updated modern edition retains his style and clarity in an up-to-date format. The accompanying videos document the original demonstrations and add many modern touches, bringing to life the numerous illustrations in the book and providing an instructive and motivating complement to the text. They are linked to the corresponding topics in the text and can be accessed directly online from the e-book version. 

Volume I covers elementary mechanics, acoustics (vibrations and waves) and thermodynamics.The exercises provide an aid to understanding the material as well as complementary information.

This book addresses students of physics and of other natural sciences and engineering, but also teachers and lecturers, who will profit from Pohl's many demonstration experiments, and other interested readers who want to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of physics from an experimental viewpoint.
Robert Wichard Pohl (1884 - 1976): Pohl was born in Hamburg, and studied physics in Heidelberg and Berlin, where he completed his doctorate in 1906. He obtained the Habilitation there in 1912 (this is an advanced research degree often required in Germany for an academic career). In 1916, he received the offer of a professorship in Gött...
Title:Pohl's Introduction To Physics: Volume 1: Mechanics, Acoustics And ThermodynamicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:525 pagesPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319400444

ISBN - 13:9783319400440


Table of Contents

A. Mechanics.- Introduction; Distance and Time Measurements.- The Description of Motion: Kinematics.- Fundamentals of Dynamics.- Applications of Newton's Equation.- Three useful concepts: Work, Energy, and Momentum.- Rotational Motion of Rigid Bodies.- Accelerated Frames of Reference.- Some Properties of Solids.- Liquids and Gases at Rest.- Motions in Liquids and Gases.- B. Vibrations and Waves.- Vibrations and Acoustics.- Travelling Waves and Radiation.- C. Thermodynamics.- Fundamentals.- First Law and the Equation of State of Ideal Gases.- Real gases.- Heat as Random motion.- Transport processes: Diffusion and Heat Conduction.- The State Functionentropy,S.-Converting Heat into Work. The Second Law.- Exercise.- Solutions to the Exercises.