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The Resource A handbook of mathematical methods and problem-solving tools for introductory physics, Joshua F. Whitney, Heather, M. Whitney

A handbook of mathematical methods and problem-solving tools for introductory physics, Joshua F. Whitney, Heather, M. Whitney

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A handbook of mathematical methods and problem-solving tools for introductory physics
Title
A handbook of mathematical methods and problem-solving tools for introductory physics
Statement of responsibility
Joshua F. Whitney, Heather, M. Whitney
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a companion textbook for an introductory course in physics. It aims to link the theories and models that students learn in class with practical problem-solving techniques. In other words, it should address the common complaint that 'I understand the concepts but I can't do the homework or tests'. The fundamentals of introductory physics courses are addressed in simple and concise terms, with emphasis on how the fundamental concepts and equations should be used to solve physics problems
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Also available in print.
Biographical or historical data
Joshua F. Whitney and Heather M. Whitney are both teachers in the Department of Physics at Wheaton College. Joshua completed his PhD in physics at the University of Tennessee, working in theoretical particle physics. He has spent considerable time teaching introductory and upper-level physics classes and labs. Heather completed her PhD in physics at Vanderbilt University, doing research in the Vanderbilt University Institute for Imaging Science. In addition to teaching, she works with undergraduate students on research projects in medical physics.
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CaBNVSL
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Whitney, Joshua F
Dewey number
530.15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Students
LC call number
QC20
LC item number
.W555 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whitney, Heather M.
  • Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
Series statement
  • IOP release 3
  • IOP concise physics,
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  • Mathematical physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Mathematical physics
Target audience
adult
Label
A handbook of mathematical methods and problem-solving tools for introductory physics, Joshua F. Whitney, Heather, M. Whitney
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Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Version: 20161001"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on November 2, 2016)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Kinematics -- 2.1. Equations needed with symbols defined -- 2.2. Understanding the equations -- 2.3. Keeping the signs straight -- 2.4. Motion in 2-dimensions : relating x and y -- 2.5. Summary and important notes
  • 3. Newton's laws -- 3.1. Applying the first law -- 3.2. Applying the second law -- 3.3. Applying the third law -- 3.4. Examples -- 3.5. Summary and important notes
  • 4. Energy and momentum -- 4.1. Energy -- 4.2. Momentum -- 4.3. Types of collisions -- 4.4. Summary and important notes
  • 5. Circular and rotational motion -- 5.1. Centripetal force -- 5.2. Torque -- 5.3. Moment of inertia
  • 6. Basic optics -- 6.1. Diffraction and interference -- 6.2. Thin lenses -- 6.3. Summary and important notes
  • 7. The right-hand rule -- 7.1. How to use it properly -- 7.2. Special case of magnetic fields from currents -- 7.3. Summary and important notes
  • 8. Electric fields and electric potential -- 8.1. Finding fields and forces from point charges -- 8.2. Electric field integrals -- 8.3. Electric potential from point charges -- 8.4. Summary and important notes
  • 9. Circuits -- 10. Modern physics -- 10.1. Relativity -- 10.2. Quantum mechanics -- 10.3. Brief aside on energy equations -- 10.4. Summary and important notes
  • 11. General problem-solving tips -- 11.1. Break the problem down into as small pieces as possible -- 11.2. Write down everything you have and what you are trying to find -- 11.3. Check units -- 11.4. Pull all the 10n factors out of your calculation before putting it in your calculator -- 11.5. Practice algebra -- 11.6. Keep everything symbolic as long as possible -- 11.7. Electron volts
Control code
962422289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (various pagings)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681742816
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6817-4281-6
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962422289
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
A handbook of mathematical methods and problem-solving tools for introductory physics, Joshua F. Whitney, Heather, M. Whitney
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Version: 20161001"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on November 2, 2016)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Kinematics -- 2.1. Equations needed with symbols defined -- 2.2. Understanding the equations -- 2.3. Keeping the signs straight -- 2.4. Motion in 2-dimensions : relating x and y -- 2.5. Summary and important notes
  • 3. Newton's laws -- 3.1. Applying the first law -- 3.2. Applying the second law -- 3.3. Applying the third law -- 3.4. Examples -- 3.5. Summary and important notes
  • 4. Energy and momentum -- 4.1. Energy -- 4.2. Momentum -- 4.3. Types of collisions -- 4.4. Summary and important notes
  • 5. Circular and rotational motion -- 5.1. Centripetal force -- 5.2. Torque -- 5.3. Moment of inertia
  • 6. Basic optics -- 6.1. Diffraction and interference -- 6.2. Thin lenses -- 6.3. Summary and important notes
  • 7. The right-hand rule -- 7.1. How to use it properly -- 7.2. Special case of magnetic fields from currents -- 7.3. Summary and important notes
  • 8. Electric fields and electric potential -- 8.1. Finding fields and forces from point charges -- 8.2. Electric field integrals -- 8.3. Electric potential from point charges -- 8.4. Summary and important notes
  • 9. Circuits -- 10. Modern physics -- 10.1. Relativity -- 10.2. Quantum mechanics -- 10.3. Brief aside on energy equations -- 10.4. Summary and important notes
  • 11. General problem-solving tips -- 11.1. Break the problem down into as small pieces as possible -- 11.2. Write down everything you have and what you are trying to find -- 11.3. Check units -- 11.4. Pull all the 10n factors out of your calculation before putting it in your calculator -- 11.5. Practice algebra -- 11.6. Keep everything symbolic as long as possible -- 11.7. Electron volts
Control code
962422289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (various pagings)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681742816
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6817-4281-6
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962422289
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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