Fundamentals of Physics II: Electromagnetism, Optics, and by R. Shankar

By R. Shankar

R. Shankar, a well known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was once one of the first to supply a direction during the leading edge Open Yale direction application. His well known on-line video lectures on introductory physics were seen over 1000000 instances. during this moment e-book in keeping with his on-line Yale direction, Shankar explains crucial suggestions, together with electromagnetism, optics, and quantum mechanics.
  
The ebook starts off on the least difficult point, develops the fundamentals, and reinforces basics, making sure a fantastic beginning within the ideas and techniques of physics. It presents an amazing advent for college-level scholars of physics, chemistry, and engineering; for influenced AP Physics scholars; and for basic readers attracted to advances within the sciences.

Show description

Read or Download Fundamentals of Physics II: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Quantum Mechanics PDF

Similar light books

Felix Hausdorff - gesammelte Werke 5

Band five umfa? t die Themenbereiche Astronomie, Optik und Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie. Er enth? lt Hausdorffs Dissertation ? ber die Refraktion des Lichtes in der Atmosph? re, zwei Folgearbeiten zum gleichen Thema sowie die Habilitationsschrift ? ber die Extinktion des Lichtes in der Atmosph? re. Es folgt eine Arbeit ?

Photonics Rules of Thumb: Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics and Lasers

I am an exceptional fan of lore books rather than textbooks or reference books. Lore books are those that comprise the issues that many folks within the box might understand, yet which they'd to profit the difficult manner, and that i like them simply because they assist me study the straightforward method. Miller and Friedman have written a enjoyable and valuable lore booklet, which has helped loads of electro-optics humans (including me) remain out of a few nasty potholes.

Molecular Photonics

New natural compounds with fascinating and stronger digital and photonic houses are being pronounced each day, with new light-triggered fabrics being designed for molecular and bioelectronic units. The rather new suggestion of molecular photonics embraces photochemistry and photophysics, facing light-induced adjustments in fabrics and their digital states in addition to the sector of optics.

Lasers and mass spectrometry

Participants to this quantity concentrate on the basics of the means of reading fabric in keeping with the atomic weight of the species, utilizing the ability and definition of lasers to let size of smaller amounts and extra finely localized debris. every one bankruptcy offers with a specific software region and may be enough to shape an access element for the usage of mass spectrometry through graduate scholars and researchers.

Additional info for Fundamentals of Physics II: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Quantum Mechanics

Example text

1. You see me holding the comb, which is holding up the piece of paper. What is trying to pull it down? The entire planet! The Himalayas are pulling it down, the Pacific Ocean is pulling it down, even the Loch Ness Monster is pulling it down. Everything is pulling it down. I am one of these people generally convinced the world is acting against me, but this time I’m right. Everything is against me and my comb, and yet we are able to triumph against all of that. And that is how you compare the electric force with the gravitational force.

8. 1. 9. 1. Why work with V and A? 10. 1. 2. The electromagnetic field tensor 16. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Parabolic mirrors 17. 1. 2. 1. 3. 4. 1. 2. 5. 6. 7. The eye 18. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. Oblique incidence 19. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 7. 8. 9. 10. Summary 20. 1. 2. 3. Statistical concepts: mean and uncertainty 21. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. More than one variable 22. 1. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. Energy measurement in the box 23. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 1. 2. 4. 5. 1. Time evolution: a more complicated example 24.

Likewise, find the velocity now, find the velocity a little later, divide the difference by time, and you get the acceleration. It’s also an instantaneous quantity. If you step on the gas and feel the seat pushing you, that reflects your acceleration right now. Given that we know how to measure acceleration, how should we determine the mass of anything? First of all you need an arbitrarily chosen standard of mass. The Bureau of Standards has a block of some material that defines a kilogram. Using that, can you find the value of another mass?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.79 of 5 – based on 49 votes