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By: Jim Breithaupt

484 pages, Illus, figs


Paperback | Jan 2010 | Edition: 3 | #191576 | ISBN-13: 9780230231924
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Praise for previous editions: 'A welcome revision to this excellent book.'- Howard Cawte, University of Portsmouth, UK 'An excellent, concise and basic introduction to physics.'- Paul Bartlett, University of Bristol, UK


Preface How to Use this Book Acknowledgements Units and Measurements PART I: WAVES Properties of Waves Sound Optics Electromagnetic Waves PART II: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Matters and Molecules Thermal Properties of Materials Strength and Solids Pressure PART III: MECHANICS Forces in Equilibrium Dynamics Force and Motion Energy and Power PART IV: ELECTRICITY Introduction to Electricity Electric Circuits Capacitors Electronics PART V: FIELDS Electric Fields Magnetic Fields Electromagnetic Induction Alternating Current PART VI: ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS Electrons and Protons Radioactivity Energy from the Nucleas PART VII: FURTHER PHYSICS Gases Thermodynamics Uniform Circular Motion Gravitation Simple Harmonic Motion Fluid Flow Further Questions Using Spreadsheets List of Experiments in the Book Location Guide to Mathematical Skills Summary of Equations Useful Data Answers to In-text Questions and Revision Questions Glossary Index

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JIM BREITHAUPT is a physics writer with extensive experience of teaching physics in schools and colleges. He was formerly Head of Science and Mathematics at Wigan and Leigh College, UK. He is an experienced A level physics examiner and the author of New Understading Physics for A level.

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