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Princeton Guide to Advanced Physics
Alan C. Tribble

Paperback | 1996 | $67.50 | £56.95 | ISBN: 9780691026626
416 pp. | 6 x 9 1/4
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From classical mechanics to general relativity, the key principles in all areas of physics are surveyed in this one handy volume. Here Alan Tribble addresses the needs of students and practicing physicists alike. He starts with a review of mathematical methods and then summarizes the most widely used concepts in physics, detailing derivations and applications. With its mix of theory, application, and solved problems, Advanced Physics enables a student to grasp quickly the fundamentals of the field while providing physicists, engineers, and mathematicians with an ideal reference for locating critical formulas or reviewing mathematical details.

One of Tribble's goals is to help students, particularly those preparing for comprehensive examinations, to develop and retain a broad base of knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the fundamental physical principles. Until now, reaching this goal has been a time-consuming and difficult task for the student, partly because so many texts have omitted key steps in crucial derivations or have assigned these derivations as exercises. By gathering widespread information into one highly accessible format, Advanced Physics will become an invaluable study aid, will serve readily as a text in a review course or as a supplemental text in higher-level courses, and will make for an indispensable reference for professionals throughout their careers.


"Alan Tribble aims to cover all areas of theoretical physics at an advanced level, providing a comprehensive one-volume study guide for Bsc, Msc and PhD students."--Contemporary Physics

Table of Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Mathematical Methods
Ch. 2 Classical Mechanics
Ch. 3 Electrodynamics
Ch. 4 Optics
Ch. 5 Fluid Dynamics
Ch. 6 Plasma Physics
Ch. 7 Relativity
Ch. 8 Quantum Mechanics
Ch. 9 Atomic Physics
Ch. 10 Nuclear Physics
Ch. 11 Statistical Physics
Ch. 12 Solid State Physics
Appendix A Vector Identities
Appendix B Vector Derivatives
Appendix C Physical Constants
Periodic Table of the Elements

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