Mechanics (Berkeley Physics Course, Vol. 1) by Charles Kittel; Walter D. Knight; Malvin A. Ruderman; A. Carl Helmholz; Burton J. Moyer
9780070048805 Preface This is a two-year elementary college physics course for students majoring in science and engineering. The intention of the writers has been to present elementary physics as far as possible in the way in which it is used by physicists working on the forefront of their field. We have sought to make a course that would vigorously emphasize the foundations of physics. Our specific objectives were to introduce coherently into an elementary curriculum the ideas of special relativity, of quantum physics, and of statistical physics.