Essential Physics 1

Essential Physics 1

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


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

Book Details

Author(s): Frank W. K. Firk
Format(s): PDF
File size: 1.21 MB
Number of pages: 214
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