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Classical Mechanics, Volume 3

Newton's laws and uniform circular motion
Gregory A DiLisi

Description

Classical Mechanics teaches readers how to solve physics problems; in other words, how to put math and physics together to obtain a numerical or algebraic result and then interpret these results physically. These skills are important and will be needed in more advanced science and engineering courses. However, more important than developing problem-solving skills and physical-interpretation skills, the main purpose of this multi-volume series is to survey the basic concepts of classical mechanics and to provide the reader with a solid understanding of the foundational content knowledge of classical mechanics.

Classical Mechanics: Newton's laws and uniform circular motion focuses on the question: "Why does an object move?". To answer that question, we turn to Isaac Newton. The hallmark of any good introductory physics series is its treatment of Newton's laws of motion. These laws are difficult concepts for most readers for a number of reasons: they have a reputation as being difficult concepts; they require the mastery of multiple sub-skills; and problems involving these laws can be cast in a variety of formats.

About Editors

Gregory A DiLisi earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He then earned his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Case Western Reserve University in condensed matter experimental physics. He is currently an associate professor at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, where he has held appointments in two departments: physics and education. As an experimental physicist, he specializes in liquid crystals and complex fluids.

Table of Contents

Part 1
Motivation
Getting Ready
Giving Information
Keeping Information

Part 2
Motivation
Getting Ready
Giving Information
Keeping Information

Bibliographic

Paperback ISBN: 9780750329989

Ebook ISBN: 9781643273136

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2571/ab1894

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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