Language : English
Published : 2013-07-18
Pages : 672
Introduction to Optics (Pearson New International Edition)
The text is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to optics suitable for one- or two-term intermediate and upper level undergraduate physics and engineering students. The reorganized table of contents provides instructors the flexibility to tailor the chapters to meet their individual needs.
Clearly written treament elucidates fundamental concepts and demonstrates their plausibility and usefulness. Language is informal, examples are vivid and lively, and the perspectivie is fresh. Based on lectures delivered to engineering students, this work will also be valued by scientists, engineers, technicians, businessmen, anyone facing energy challenges of the future.
About the Author
Brian Greene is professor of physics and of mathematics at Columbia University. He is the author of the best-selling “The Elegant Universe” and “The Fabric of the Cosmos”.
Building upon Serway and Jewett’s solid foundation in the modern classic text, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, this first Australian and New Zealand edition of Physics is a practical and engaging introduction to Physics. Using international and local case studies and worked examples to add to the concise language and high quality artwork, this new regional edition further engages students and highlights the relevance of this discipline to their learning and lives. This adaptation retains the balanced approach of the strong foundation of physics with the modern standards of physics education of the original text and is further enhanced by the applied focus of real world case studies and examples, from the region and from the international community.
Table of Contents
Volume 2 Part V: Electricity and magnetism 23. Electric fields 24. Gauss law 25. Electric potential 26. Energy and capacitance 27. Current and resistance 28. Direct-current circuits 29. Magnetic fields 30. Magnetic forces 31. Faradays law 32. Inductance 33. Alternating-current circuits 34. Electromagnetic waves Part VI: Light and optics 35. The nature of light and the principles of ray optics 36. Image formation 37. Wave optics 38. Diffraction patterns and polarization Part VII: Quantum physics 39. Quantisation and wave-particle duality 40. Introduction to quantum mechanics 41. Atomic physics 42. Quantum physics of molecules and solids 43. Nuclei and radioactivity 44. Particle physics Appendices: A. SI units B. Mathematics review C. Tables of data
Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It introduces modern techniques and an accessible and lively writing style to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein’s equations, and on to exciting applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology. Subtle points are illuminated throughout the text by careful and entertaining exposition. A straightforward and lucid approach, balancing mathematical rigor and physical insight, are hallmarks of this important text.