Handbook of Physics, 1st Edition

  • Walter Benenson
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  • ISBN-10: 0387216324
  • ISBN-13: 9780387216324
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1181 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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The Handbook of Physics is a complete desktop reference for scientists, engineers, and students. A veritable toolbox for everyday use in problem solving, homework, examinations, and practical applications of physics, it provides quick and easy access to a wealth of information including not only the fundamental formulas of physics but also a wide variety of experimental methods used in practice. Compiled by professional scientists, engineers, and lecturers who are experts in the day-to-day use of physics, the "Handbook" covers topics from classical mechanics to elementary particles, electric circuits to error analysis. The previous editions in German are renowned for their clarity and completeness. Each chapter contains: - all the important concepts, formulas, rules and theorems - numerous examples and practical applications - suggestions for problem solving, hints, and cross references - measurement techniques and important sources of errors - numerous tables of standard values and material properties Access to information is direct and swift through the user-friendly layout, structured table of contents, and extensive index. Like the companion "Handbook of Mathematics and Computational Science" compiled by Harris and Stocker, the "Handbook of Physics" is an invaluable tool for college and graduate students and researchers and practitioners in all fields of engineering and natural science.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Springer.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Contents.
Contributors.
1: Mechanics.
2: Kinematics.
3: Description of Motion.
4: Reference Systems.
5: Time.
6: Length, Area, Volume.
7: Angle.
8: Mechanical Systems.
9: Motion in One Dimension.
10: Velocity.
11: Acceleration.
12: Simple Motion in One Dimension.
13: Motion in Several Dimensions.
14: Velocity Vector.
15: Acceleration Vector.
16: Free-Fall and Projectile Motion.
17: Rotational Motion.
18: Angular Velocity.
19: Angular Acceleration.
20: Orbital Velocity.
21: Dynamics.
22: Fundamental Laws of Dynamics.
23: Mass and Momentum.
24: Newton's Laws.
25: Orbital Angular Momentum.
26: Torque.
27: The Fundamental Law of Rotational Dynamics.
28: Forces.
29: Weight.
30: Spring Torsion Forces.
31: Frictional Forces.
32: Inertial Forces in Rotating Reference Systems.
33: Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces.
34: Coriolis Force.
35: Work and Energy.
36: Work.
37: Energy.
38: Kinetic Energy.
39: Potential Energy.
40: Frictional Work.
41: Power.
42: Efficiency.
43: Collision Processes.
44: Elastic Straight-Line Central Collisions.
45: Elastic Off-Center Central Collisions.
46: Elastic Non-Central Collision with a Body at Rest.
47: Inelastic Collisions.
48: Rockets.
49: Thrust.
50: Rocket Equation.
51: Systems of Point Masses.
52: Equations of Motion.
53: Momentum Conservation Law.
54: Angular Momentum Conservation Law.
55: Energy Conservation Law.
56: Lagrange's and Hamilton's Equations.
57: Lagrange's Equations and Hamilton's Principle.
58: Hamilton's Equations.
59: Rigid Bodies.
60: Kinematics.
61: Density.
62: Center of Mass.
63: Basic Kinematic Quantities.
64: Statics.
65: Force Vectors.
66: Torque.
67: Couples.
68: Equilibrium Conditions of Statics.
69: Technical Mechanics.
70: Machines.
71: Dynamics.
72: Moment of Inertia and Angular Momentum.
73: Moment of Inertia.
74: Angular Momentum.
75: Work, Energy and Power.
76: Kinetic Energy.
77: Torsional Potential Energy.
78: Theory of the Gyroscope.
79: Tensor of Inertia.
80: Nutation and Precession.
81: Applications of Gyroscopes.
82: Gravitation and the Theory of Relativity.
83: Gravitational Field.
84: Law of Gravitation.
85: Planetary Motion.
86: Planetary System.
87: Special Theory of Relativity.
88: Principle of Relativity.
89: Lorentz Transformation.
90: Relativistic Effects.
91: Relativistic Dynamics.
92: General Theory of Relativity and Cosmology.
93: Stars and Galaxies.
94: Mechanics of Continuous Media.
95: Theory of Elasticity.
96: Stress.
97: Elastic Deformation.
98: Plastic Deformation.
99: Hydrostatics, Aerostatics.
100: Liquids and Gases.
101: Pressure.
102: Buoyancy.
103: Cohesion, Adhesion, Surface Tension.
104: Hydrodynamics, Aerodynamics.
105: Flow Field.
106: Basic Equations of Ideal Flow.
107: Real Flow.
108: Turbulent Flow.
109: Scaling Laws.
110: Flow with Density Variation.
111: Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Fractals.
112: Dynamical Systems and Chaos.
113: Dynamical Systems.
114: Conservative Systems.
115: Dissipative Systems.
116: Bifurcations.
117: Logistic Mapping.
118: Universality.
119: Fractals.
120: Formula Symbols Used in Mechanics.
121: Tables on Mechanics.
122: Density.
123: Solids.
124: Fluids.
125: Gases.
126: Elastic Properties.
127: Dynamical Properties.
128: Coefficients of Friction.
129: Compressibility.
130: Viscosity.
131: Flow Resistance.
132: Surface Tension.
133: Vibrations and Waves.
134: Vibrations.
135: Free Undamped Vibrations.
136: Mass on a Spring.
137: Standard Pendulum.
138: Physical Pendulum.
139: Torsional Vibration.
140: Liquid Pendulum.
141: Electric Circuit.
142: Damped Vibrations.
143: Friction.
144: Damped Electric Oscillator Circuit.
145: Forced Vibrations.
146: Superposition of Vibrations.
147: Superposition of Vibrations of Equal Frequency.
148: Superposition of Vibrations of Different Frequencies.
149: Superposition of Vibrations in Different Directions and with Different Frequencies.
150: Fourier Analysis, Decomposition into Harmonics.
151: Coupled Vibrations.
152: Waves.
153: Basic Features of Waves.
154: Polarization.
155: Interference.
156: Coherence.
157: Interference.
158: Standing Waves.
159: Waves with Different Frequencies.
160: Doppler Effect.
161: Mach Waves and Mach Shock Waves.
162: Refraction.
163: Reflection.
164: Phase Relations.
165: Dispersion.
166: Diffraction.
167: Diffraction by a Slit.
168: Diffraction by a Grating.
169: Modulation of Waves.
170: Surface Waves and Gravity Waves.
171: Acoustics.
172: Sound Waves.
173: Sound Velocity.
174: Parameters of Sound.
175: Relative Quantities.
176: Sources and Receivers of Sound.
177: Mechanical Sound Emitters.
178: Electro-Acoustic Transducers.
179: Sound Absorption.
180: Sound Attenuation.
181: Flow Noise.
182: Ultrasound.
183: Physiological Acoustics and Hearing.
184: Perception of Sound.
185: Evaluated Sound Levels.
186: Musical Acoustics.
187: Optics.
188: Geometric Optics.
189: Optical Imaging—Fundamental Concepts.
190: Reflection.
191: Refraction.
192: Lenses.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Springer.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Contents.
Contributors.
1: Mechanics.
2: Kinematics.
3: Description of Motion.
4: Reference Systems.
5: Time.
6: Length, Area, Volume.
7: Angle.
8: Mechanical Systems.
9: Motion in One Dimension.
10: Velocity.
11: Acceleration.
12: Simple Motion in One Dimension.
13: Motion in Several Dimensions.
14: Velocity Vector.
15: Acceleration Vector.
16: Free-Fall and Projectile Motion.
17: Rotational Motion.
18: Angular Velocity.
19: Angular Acceleration.
20: Orbital Velocity.
21: Dynamics.
22: Fundamental Laws of Dynamics.
23: Mass and Momentum.
24: Newton's Laws.
25: Orbital Angular Momentum.
26: Torque.
27: The Fundamental Law of Rotational Dynamics.
28: Forces.
29: Weight.
30: Spring Torsion Forces.
31: Frictional Forces.
32: Inertial Forces in Rotating Reference Systems.
33: Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces.
34: Coriolis Force.
35: Work and Energy.
36: Work.
37: Energy.
38: Kinetic Energy.
39: Potential Energy.
40: Frictional Work.
41: Power.
42: Efficiency.
43: Collision Processes.
44: Elastic Straight-Line Central Collisions.
45: Elastic Off-Center Central Collisions.
46: Elastic Non-Central Collision with a Body at Rest.
47: Inelastic Collisions.
48: Rockets.
49: Thrust.
50: Rocket Equation.
51: Systems of Point Masses.
52: Equations of Motion.
53: Momentum Conservation Law.
54: Angular Momentum Conservation Law.
55: Energy Conservation Law.
56: Lagrange's and Hamilton's Equations.
57: Lagrange's Equations and Hamilton's Principle.
58: Hamilton's Equations.
59: Rigid Bodies.
60: Kinematics.
61: Density.
62: Center of Mass.
63: Basic Kinematic Quantities.
64: Statics.
65: Force Vectors.
66: Torque.
67: Couples.
68: Equilibrium Conditions of Statics.
69: Technical Mechanics.
70: Machines.
71: Dynamics.
72: Moment of Inertia and Angular Momentum.
73: Moment of Inertia.
74: Angular Momentum.
75: Work, Energy and Power.
76: Kinetic Energy.
77: Torsional Potential Energy.
78: Theory of the Gyroscope.
79: Tensor of Inertia.
80: Nutation and Precession.
81: Applications of Gyroscopes.
82: Gravitation and the Theory of Relativity.
83: Gravitational Field.
84: Law of Gravitation.
85: Planetary Motion.
86: Planetary System.
87: Special Theory of Relativity.
88: Principle of Relativity.
89: Lorentz Transformation.
90: Relativistic Effects.
91: Relativistic Dynamics.
92: General Theory of Relativity and Cosmology.
93: Stars and Galaxies.
94: Mechanics of Continuous Media.
95: Theory of Elasticity.
96: Stress.
97: Elastic Deformation.
98: Plastic Deformation.
99: Hydrostatics, Aerostatics.
100: Liquids and Gases.
101: Pressure.
102: Buoyancy.
103: Cohesion, Adhesion, Surface Tension.
104: Hydrodynamics, Aerodynamics.
105: Flow Field.
106: Basic Equations of Ideal Flow.
107: Real Flow.
108: Turbulent Flow.
109: Scaling Laws.
110: Flow with Density Variation.
111: Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Fractals.
112: Dynamical Systems and Chaos.
113: Dynamical Systems.
114: Conservative Systems.
115: Dissipative Systems.
116: Bifurcations.
117: Logistic Mapping.
118: Universality.
119: Fractals.
120: Formula Symbols Used in Mechanics.
121: Tables on Mechanics.
122: Density.
123: Solids.
124: Fluids.
125: Gases.
126: Elastic Properties.
127: Dynamical Properties.
128: Coefficients of Friction.
129: Compressibility.
130: Viscosity.
131: Flow Resistance.
132: Surface Tension.
133: Vibrations and Waves.
134: Vibrations.
135: Free Undamped Vibrations.
136: Mass on a Spring.
137: Standard Pendulum.
138: Physical Pendulum.
139: Torsional Vibration.
140: Liquid Pendulum.
141: Electric Circuit.
142: Damped Vibrations.
143: Friction.
144: Damped Electric Oscillator Circuit.
145: Forced Vibrations.
146: Superposition of Vibrations.
147: Superposition of Vibrations of Equal Frequency.
148: Superposition of Vibrations of Different Frequencies.
149: Superposition of Vibrations in Different Directions and with Different Frequencies.
150: Fourier Analysis, Decomposition into Harmonics.
151: Coupled Vibrations.
152: Waves.
153: Basic Features of Waves.
154: Polarization.
155: Interference.
156: Coherence.
157: Interference.
158: Standing Waves.
159: Waves with Different Frequencies.
160: Doppler Effect.
161: Mach Waves and Mach Shock Waves.
162: Refraction.
163: Reflection.
164: Phase Relations.
165: Dispersion.
166: Diffraction.
167: Diffraction by a Slit.
168: Diffraction by a Grating.
169: Modulation of Waves.
170: Surface Waves and Gravity Waves.
171: Acoustics.
172: Sound Waves.
173: Sound Velocity.
174: Parameters of Sound.
175: Relative Quantities.
176: Sources and Receivers of Sound.
177: Mechanical Sound Emitters.
178: Electro-Acoustic Transducers.
179: Sound Absorption.
180: Sound Attenuation.
181: Flow Noise.
182: Ultrasound.
183: Physiological Acoustics and Hearing.
184: Perception of Sound.
185: Evaluated Sound Levels.
186: Musical Acoustics.
187: Optics.
188: Geometric Optics.
189: Optical Imaging—Fundamental Concepts.
190: Reflection.
191: Refraction.
192: Lenses.