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Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (Paperback)

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A beloved introductory physics textbook, now including exercises and an answer key, explains the concepts essential for thorough scientific understanding
In this concise book, R. Shankar, a well‑known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, explains the essential concepts of Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, waves, fluids, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Now in an expanded edition—complete with problem sets and answers for course use or self‑study—this work provides an ideal introduction for college‑level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering; for AP Physics students; and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences. The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics.

About the Author

R. Shankar is Josiah Willard Gibbs Professor of Physics, Yale University. He is winner of the American Physical Society’s Lilienfeld Prize and author of five textbooks, including Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Basic Training in Mathematics, and Quantum Field Theory and Condensed Matter Physics.

Praise For…

"Well-suited for use either as a primary textbook or a source of additional readings for a first-year physics course intended for students with strong backgrounds in mathematics and physics."—Choice

Product Details
ISBN: 9780300243772
ISBN-10: 0300243774
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: August 20th, 2019
Pages: 528
Language: English

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