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General Physics, 2nd Edition

General Physics, 2nd Edition
Author: Morton M. Sternheim - Joseph W. Kane
ISBN 13: 9780471522782
ISBN 10: 471522783
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 1991-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 912
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Introduces physics to science students with a wide range of interests. Unlike many other physics texts, the coverage and emphasis here is influenced by the specific needs of science majors, including those in the life sciences, and thus treats topics such as geometric optics, mechanics of fluids and acoustics. The derivative is introduced in Chapter One and integrals are used sparingly until electricity and magnetism are covered. Entire chapters are devoted to applications of physics covering subjects such as nerve conduction, ionizing radiation and nuclear magnetic resonance, demonstrating the widespread utility of physics and the unity of science. To aid in comprehension, calculations involving calculus are carried out with a good deal of detail and discussion. Each chapter features a checklist of terms to define or explain as well as problems and exercises. Additional problems and exercises are located in the Supplementary Topics section.