© 2002

Understanding Physics


Part of the Undergraduate Texts In Contemporary Physics book series (UTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Part One Matter and Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 15-55
    3. Pages 57-116
    4. Pages 117-169
    5. Pages 253-291
    6. Pages 331-403
  3. Fields And Atoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 450-450
    2. Pages 451-458
    3. Pages 505-547
    4. Pages 549-584
    5. Pages 585-619
    6. Pages 661-691

About this book


Understanding Physics is a completely revised, updated, and expanded e- tion of the Project Physics Course. It is an integrated introductory physics course, developed with funding from the Carnegie Corporation and the Sloan Foundation and with the close cooperation of Springer-Verlag New York. In approach and content, Understanding Physics follows the trail blazed by the earlier versions, but it includes more recent developments in physics and a stronger emphasis on the relationships among physics, technology, and society. We have sought especially to incorporate the salient lessons of recent physics education research and practical experience gained in the classroom. The Audience Understanding Physics is written primarily for undergraduate college s- dents not intending (at least initially) to enter careers in science or en- neering. These may include liberal-arts students, business majors, prelegal, and prospective architecture students. We have found that when the course is taken with laboratory work, it has been deemed suitable by medical schools for premedical students.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Natural Science ProgramHofstra UniversityHempstead11549USA
  2. 2.358 Jefferson Physical LaboratoryHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.American Association for Advancement of ScienceWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Understanding Physics
  • Authors David Cassidy
    Gerald Holton
    F.James Rutherford
  • Series Title Undergraduate Texts In Contemporary Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-95485-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-21661-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physics, general
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