A Student's Guide to Waves

Author: Daniel Fleisch,Laura Kinnaman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107054869

Category: Science

Page: 230

View: 1835


Written to complement course textbooks, this book focuses on the topics that undergraduates in physics and engineering find most difficult.

A Student's Guide to Natural Science

Author: Stephen M. Barr

Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute

ISBN: 9781932236927

Category: Science

Page: 80

View: 986


Physicist Stephen M. Barr’s lucid Student’s Guide to Natural Science aims to give students an understanding, in broad outline, of the nature, history, and great ideas of natural science from ancient times to the present, with a primary focus on physics. Barr begins with the contributions of the ancient Greeks, in particular the two great ideas that reality can be understood by the systematic use of reason and that phenomena have natural explanations. He goes on to discuss, among other things, the medieval roots of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, the role played by religion in fostering the idea of a lawful natural order, and the major breakthroughs of modern physics, including how many newer “revolutionary” theories are in fact related to much older ones. Throughout this thoughtful guide, Barr draws his readers’ attention to the larger themes and trends of scientific history, including the increasing unification and “mathematization” of our view of the physical world that has resulted in the laws of nature appearing more and more as forming a single harmonious mathematical edifice.

A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations

Author: Daniel Fleisch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139468473

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 1515


Gauss's law for electric fields, Gauss's law for magnetic fields, Faraday's law, and the Ampere–Maxwell law are four of the most influential equations in science. In this guide for students, each equation is the subject of an entire chapter, with detailed, plain-language explanations of the physical meaning of each symbol in the equation, for both the integral and differential forms. The final chapter shows how Maxwell's equations may be combined to produce the wave equation, the basis for the electromagnetic theory of light. This book is a wonderful resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in electromagnetism and electromagnetics. A website hosted by the author at www.cambridge.org/9780521701471 contains interactive solutions to every problem in the text as well as audio podcasts to walk students through each chapter.

A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy

Author: Daniel Fleisch,Julia Kregenow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107034949

Category: Science

Page: 205

View: 855


Plain-language explanations and a rich set of supporting material help students understand the mathematical concepts and techniques of astronomy.

A Student's Guide to Japanese American Genealogy

Author: Yoji Yamaguchi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897749794

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 7898


A step-by-step guide to genealogical research for students of Japanese American descent or those interested in Japanese Americans.

A Student's Guide to Fourier Transforms

With Applications in Physics and Engineering

Author: John Francis James

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004282

Category: Mathematics

Page: 135

View: 9851


New edition of a successful undergraduate guide to the basics of an important mathematical technique.

A Student's Guide to the Seashore

Author: J. D. Fish,S. Fish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521468190

Category: Nature

Page: 564

View: 3671


Students and naturalists are not only interested in which species live on the seashore but also about their biology. A Student's Guide to the Seashore is a unique, concise, illustrated guide to both the biology and the identification of over 600 common and widespread shore animals and plants. This new edition, for the first time, includes simple keys to allow accurate identification, and the author's line drawings beautifully illustrate each species. Together with concise summaries of diagnostic features, and notes on biology, this is the first comprehensive guide to the seashore giving a fascinating insight into the diversity and complexity of life on the shore.

A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians

Author: Patrick Hamill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107042887

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 9106


A concise treatment of variational techniques, focussing on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems, ideal for physics, engineering and mathematics students.

A Student's Guide to Atomic Physics

Author: Mark Fox

Publisher: Student's Guides

ISBN: 1107188733

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 6331


A concise overview of the fundamental concepts and applications of atomic physics for students including examples, problems, and diagrams of key concepts.

A Student's Guide to Geophysical Equations

Author: William Lowrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499246

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 8828


The advent of accessible student computing packages has meant that geophysics students can now easily manipulate datasets and gain first-hand modeling experience - essential in developing an intuitive understanding of the physics of the Earth. Yet to gain a more in-depth understanding of physical theory, and to develop new models and solutions, it is necessary to be able to derive the relevant equations from first principles. This compact, handy book fills a gap left by most modern geophysics textbooks, which generally do not have space to derive all of the important formulae, showing the intermediate steps. This guide presents full derivations for the classical equations of gravitation, gravity, tides, earth rotation, heat, geomagnetism and foundational seismology, illustrated with simple schematic diagrams. It supports students through the successive steps and explains the logical sequence of a derivation - facilitating self-study and helping students to tackle homework exercises and prepare for exams.

A Student's Guide to Entropy

Author: Don S. Lemons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107011566

Category: Science

Page: 194

View: 458


This book helps readers understand the elusive concept of entropy to supplement undergraduate courses in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.


Author: David Halliday,Robert Resnick

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110138979


Page: 17

View: 5690


A Student's Guide to Living

Author: Georgia Retikaukau

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456893246

Category: Self-Help

Page: 53

View: 4945


At 14 years old I had left home and high school. I was living on a $150 a week student allowance. I was useless in the kitchen and I knew absolutely nothing about the importance of keeping up with my bill payments. I became a student at a Hairdressing Academy and had to take out a $10,000 student loan to complete the course. I was the only one out of about 30 to get a hairdressing apprenticeship. I worked really hard towards finishing my diploma while working, which took me about three years. At the age of 17 I was a senior hairdresser making a decent wage for a girl my age. After 4 years of hairdressing I decided to have a career change. I took up a travel and tourism course, which focused on flight attending. I had always wanted to be a flight attendant.