Classical Mechanics, Volume 4 (eBook)
by gregory a dilisi (Author)

 18,321 Words
 76 Pages
Classical Mechanics teaches readers how to solve physics problems; in other words, how to put math and physics together to obtain a numerical or algebraic result and then interpret these results physically.
These skills are important and will be needed in more advanced science and engineering courses. However, more important than developing problemsolving skills and physicalinterpretation skills, the main purpose of this multivolume series is to survey the basic concepts of classical mechanics and to provide the reader with a solid understanding of the foundational content knowledge of classical mechanics. Classical Mechanics: The Universal Law of Gravitation focuses on the notion that forces act through their associated fields, which is first introduced when discussing Newton's universal law of gravitation. A huge conceptual leap is required from the reader: an object can cause another object to move without even touching it. This is a difficult concept to reconcile with our everyday experiences but it makes perfect sense when we realize that is exactly how the Earth acts on us. Gravity is able to pull on us even though we are not in direct contact with the Earth. Also, the concept of superposition (and when it is applicable) is introduced. Superposition is crucial to the development of problemsolving skills so it will be illustrated in a number of example problems.
 Released: September 4, 2019
 Categories: Science & Nature
 Language: English
 Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
 ISBN10: 1643273019
 ISBN13: 9781643273013