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Fundamentals of Physics I

Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics

R. Shankar



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Yale University
15 October 2019
A beloved introductory physics textbook, now including exercises and an answer key, explains the concepts essential for thorough scientific understanding In this concise book, R. Shankar, a well???known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, explains the essential concepts of Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, waves, fluids, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Now in an expanded edition-complete with problem sets and answers for course use or self???study-this work provides an ideal introduction for college???level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering; for AP Physics students; and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences. The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics.
By:   R. Shankar
Imprint:   Yale University
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Expanded Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   744g
ISBN:   9780300243772
ISBN 10:   0300243774
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

R. Shankar is Josiah Willard Gibbs Professor of Physics, Yale University. He is winner of the American Physical Society's Lilienfeld Prize and author of five textbooks, including Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Basic Training in Mathematics, and Quantum Field Theory and Condensed Matter Physics.

Reviews for Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics

Well-suited for use either as a primary textbook or a source of additional readings for a first-year physics course intended for students with strong backgrounds in mathematics and physics. --Choice

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