Mechanics: A Modelling Approach

Author:

Derek Raine

Publisher:

Medtech Publishers

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Publisher

Medtech Publishers

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

9789384007393

ISBN-10 9384007390
Binding

Paper Back

Edition First
Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 23x15.5x1.5
Weight (grms) 444

Newtonian mechanics is taught as part of every physics pro­gram for several reasons. It is a towering intellectual achieve­ment; it has diverse applications; and it provides a context for teaching modelling and problem solving. This text gives equal prominence to all three missions. It therefore includes some advanced material as well as the customary introductory topic and is designed to be studied over an extended time-frame, somewhat beyond the first year of an English university phys­ics programme. The problem-solving aspects are developed more fully than in many other texts; showing students how problems are approached and bringing out the ways of going about constructing a model and solution. Each chapter starts with a problem, for which the following text provides the background to a solution. I hope that know­ing what the question is makes the following material more digestible. Some end-of -chapter question, but not drill exercises are so readily available (and contractible) that it seemed an extravagant use of paper to write yet more. It is a handy book for all the undergraduate students of Physics.

Derek Raine

Derek Raine MBE is director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Science in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester. His research has ranged over relativity, quantum field theory, astrophysics, and more recently biophysics and complex systems as well as science education.