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University Physics I: Classical Mechanics

Author: Julio Gea-Banacloche
Subject: Physics
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: University of Arkansas
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This is a “minimalist” textbook for a first semester of university/ calculus-based physics/ covering classical mechanics (including one chapter on mechanical waves/ but excluding fluids)/ plus a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation owes much to Mazur’s The Principles and Practice of Physics: conservation laws/ momentum and energy/ are introduced before forces/ and one-dimensional setups are thoroughly explored before two-dimensional systems are considered. It contains both problems and worked-out examples.

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