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Mechanics and Thermodynamics

  • Concise and accessible coverage of classical mechanics, thermodynamics and hydrodynamics

  • Focusses on real life applications and transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical developments

  • Contains numerous problems with detailed solutions


Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Wolfgang Demtröder
    Pages 1-37
  3. Wolfgang Demtröder
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  15. Wolfgang Demtröder
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  16. Back Matter
    Pages 445-452

About this book


This introduction to classical mechanics and thermodynamics provides an accessible and clear treatment of the fundamentals. Starting with particle mechanics and an early introduction to special relativity this textbooks enables the reader to understand the basics in mechanics. The text is written from the experimental physics point of view, giving numerous real life examples and applications of classical mechanics in technology. This highly motivating presentation deepens the knowledge in a very accessible way. The second part of the text gives a concise introduction to rotational motion, an expansion to rigid bodies, fluids and gases. Finally, an extensive chapter on thermodynamics and a short introduction to nonlinear dynamics with some instructive examples intensify the knowledge of more advanced topics. Numerous problems with detailed solutions are perfect for self study.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.DemtröderGermany

About the authors

Wolfgang Demtröder, University Kaiserslautern

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Authors Wolfgang Demtröder
  • Series Title Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Undergraduate Lect. Notes Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-27875-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-27877-3
  • Series ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-4805
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 452
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 615 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Classical Mechanics
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