Physics for Engineers and Scientists by Hans C. Ohanian

By Hans C. Ohanian

Designed for the introductory calculus-based physics path, Physics for Engineers and Scientists is unusual via its lucid exposition and obtainable assurance of basic actual concepts.

The textual content offers a latest view of classical mechanics and electromagnetism for trendy technology and engineering scholars, together with insurance of optics and quantum physics and emphasizing the connection among macroscopic and microscopic phenomena.Organized to handle particular ideas after which construct on them, this hugely readable textual content divides every one bankruptcy into brief, targeted sections by means of overview questions. utilizing real-world examples, the authors supply a glimpse of the sensible functions of physics in technological know-how and engineering, constructing an exceptional conceptual starting place prior to introducing mathematical effects and derivations (a simple wisdom of derivatives and integrals is assumed).

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The photograph was taken from an airplane flying at an altitude of a few thousand meters. North is at the top of the photograph. 5 ϫ 105 This photograph shows a large portion of New York City. We can barely recognize the library and its park as a small rectangular patch slightly above the center of the picture. The central mass of land is the island of Manhattan, with the Hudson River on the left and the East River on the right. This photograph and the next two were taken by satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of about 700 kilometers.

The electron is smaller than any other particle we know; maybe the electron is truly pointlike and has no size at all. The nucleus has a finite size, but this size is much too small to show up on the drawing. Note that the electrons tend to cluster near the center of the atom. However, the overall size of the atom depends on the distance to the outermost electron; this electron defines the outer edge of the atom. The electrons move around the nucleus in a very complicated motion, and so the resulting electron distribution resembles a fuzzy cloud, similar to the STM image of the previous picture.

5 ϫ 107 Here we see the eastern coast of the United States, from Cape Cod to Cape Fear. Cape Cod is the hook near the northern end of the coastline, and Cape Fear is the promontory near the southern end of the coastine. Note that on this scale no signs of human habitation are visible. However, at night the lights of large cities would stand out clearly. This photograph was taken in the fall, when leaves had brilliant colors. Streaks of orange trace out the spine of the Appalachian mountains. 5 ϫ 108 In this photograph, taken by the Apollo 16 astronauts during their trip to the Moon, we see a large part of the Earth.

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