Essential Physics 1, is an intensive introduction to classical and special relativity, Newtonian dynamics and gravitation, Einsteinian dynamics and gravitation, and wave motion.

**Description**

Mathematical methods are discussed, as needed; they include: elements of differential geometry, linear operators and matrices, ordinary differential equations, calculus of variations, orthogonal functions and Fourier series, and non-linear equations for chaotic systems. The contents of this book can be taught in one semester. It is a book for first-year college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in Physics or a closely related field.

**Table of Contents**

- Mathematical Preliminaries
- Kinematics: The Geometry of Motion
- Classical and Special Relativity
- Newtonian Dynamics
- Invariance Principles and Conservation Laws
- Einsteinian Dynamics
- Newtonian Gravitation
- Einsteinian Gravitation: An Introduction to General Relativity
- An Introduction to The Calculus of Variations
- Conservation Laws, again
- Chaos
- Wave Motion
- Orthogonal Functions and Fourier Series

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