College Physics 4th International Edition
College Physics, Fourth Edition, presents a unique “forces first” approach to physics that builds a conceptual framework as motivation for the physical principles. That intuitive approach, combined with a consistent problem solving strategies, stunning art, extensive end-of-chapter material, and superior media support make Giambattista, Richardson, and Richardson a product that addresses the needs of TODAY’s students.
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An understanding of thermal physics is crucial to much of modern physics, chemistry and engineering. This book provides a modern introduction to the main principles that are foundational to thermal physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The key concepts are carefully presented in a clear way, and new ideas are illustrated with copious worked examples as well as a description of the historical background to their discovery. Applications are presented to subjects as diverse as stellar astrophysics, information and communication theory, condensed matter physics and climate change. Each chapter concludes with detailed exercises.
The second edition of this popular textbook maintains the structure and lively style of the first edition but extends its coverage of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to include several new topics, including osmosis, diffusion problems, Bayes theorem, radiative transfer, the Ising model and Monte Carlo methods. New examples and exercises have been added throughout.
Readership : Suitable for undergraduate students in chemistry, material science and engineering, graduate students in physics and all these subjects, and researchers in physical science subjects wanting an accessible and relevant resource for thermal physics.
For junior/senior-level electricity and magnetism courses. This book is known for its clear, concise, and accessible coverage of standard topics in a logical and pedagogically sound order. The highly polished Fourth Edition features a clear, easy-to-understand treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory, providing a sound platform for the exploration of related applications (AC circuits, antennas, transmission lines, plasmas, optics, etc.). Its lean and focused approach employs numerous new examples and problems.
For the calculus-based General Physics course primarily taken by engineers and science majors (including physics majors). This long-awaited and extensive revision maintains Giancoli’s reputation for creating carefully crafted, highly accurate and precise physics texts. Physics for Scientists and Engineers combines outstanding pedagogy with a clear and direct narrative and applications that draw the student into the physics. The new edition also features an unrivaled suite of media and on-line resources that enhance the understanding of physics. This book is written for students. It aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach students by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying. Physics is a description of reality, and thus each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that students can directly relate to. We then move on to the generalizations and more formal treatment of the topic. Not only does this make the material more interesting and easier to understand, but it is closer to the way physics is actually practiced.
Power electronics is an enabling technology for almost all electrical applications. The field is growing rapidly because electrical devices need electronic circuits to process their energy. Elements of Power Electronic, the first book to discuss this subject in a conceptual framework, provides comprehensive coverage of power electronics at a level suitable for novices in the field. It aims to establish a fundamental engineering basis for power electronics analysis, design, and implementation. More than 160 examples and 350 chapter problems support the presented concepts. An extensive World Wide Web site http://power.ece.uiuc.edu/krein text includes additional examples, laboratory materials, and author contact.
About the Author
Philip T. Krein is Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he has introduced lecture and laboratory courses in power electronics and electric drives. His research involves large-signal analysis, design, and control of switching converters. He has published extensively, describing research and educational efforts in power electronics, electrostatics, electric machines, and electric and hybrid vehicle systems. He holds several U.S. and international patents.