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Understanding the Properties of Matter

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 456 Nombre de pages
An introduction to the properties of matter, this textbook takes a phenomenological approach. After an overview of basic ideas and... Lire la suite
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An introduction to the properties of matter, this textbook takes a phenomenological approach. After an overview of basic ideas and a reminder of the importance of measurement, the book considers in turn gases, solids, liquids and phase changes. For each topic, the main focus is on "What happens?".

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Understanding the Properties of Matter: 2nd Edition is an entertaining and innovative textbook that fulfills the needs of undergraduate physicists and physics teachers alike. This book introduces the properties of matter, taking a unique phenomenological approach. After an overview of basic ideas and a reminder of the importance of measurement, the book considers in turn gases, solids, liquids and phase changes. After examining data on the properties of matter, the text addresses a series of questions concerning the data, revealing a theoretical approach to the topic. Students benefit from extensive examples and end-of-chapter exercises, and this new edition has a chapter composed entirely of extended exercises. This approach motivates students and teachers alike, allowing everyone to rediscover a fascination for the subjects that have excited some of the greatest physicists of our age.

Résumé
Understanding the Properties of Matter: 2nd Edition takes a unique phenomenological approach to the presentation of matter, materials, and solid-state physics. After an overview of basic ideas and a reminder of the importance of measurement, the author considers in turn gases, solids, liquids, and phase changes. For each topic, the focus is on "what happens." After a preliminary examination of data on the properties of matter, the author raises, then addresses a series of questions concerning the data. It is only in answering these questions that he adopts the theoretical approach to the properties of matter. This approach can reawaken in readers the fascination for the subject that inspired some of the greatest physicists of our age.

Examples and extensive exercises reinforce the concepts. A supporting Web site furnishes for free download a plethora of additional materials, including:

" Supplementary chapters on the band theory of solids and the magnetic properties of solids
" Copies of all the data talbes used in the book, in PDF and spreadsheet formats
" Enlarged copies of all figures
" A simple molecular dynamics simulation
" Animations uillustrating important featrues of key equations
" Answers to the end-of-chapter exercises

Understanding the Properties of Matter is an entertaining and innovative text accessible at the undergraduate level.

Contenu
The Quest for an Understanding of Matter. Background Theory. Measurement. Gases: Background Theory. Gases: Comparison with Experiment. Solids: Background Theory. Solids: Comparison with Experiment. Liquids: Background Theory. Liquids: Comparison with Experiment. Changes of Phase: Background Theory. Phases of Change: Comparison with Experiment. Questions. Appendices.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Understanding the Properties of Matter
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780415257886
ISBN: 978-0-415-25788-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Physique et astronomie
nombre de pages: 456
Poids: 794g
Taille: H203mm x B133mm
Année: 2002
Auflage: 2. A.