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Describing Motion

The Physical World, 1st Edition

By Robert Lambourne, Alan Durrant

CRC Press

166 pages

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Describing Motion: The Physical World provides the quantitative description of a variety of physically important motions. Starting with simple examples of motion along a line, the book introduces key concepts, such as position, velocity, and acceleration, using the fundamental rules of differential calculus. Topics include the free-fall motion of micro-gravity test vehicles, the trajectories of long-jumpers, and the orbital motion of satellites and space probes. The book also covers several essential mathematical tools.

Table of Contents

MOTION ALONG A LINE

From drop-towers to Oblivion-some applications of linear motion

Positions along a line

Uniform motion along a line

Nonuniform motion along a line

Uniformly accelerated motion along a line

MOTION IN A PLANE AND IN SPACE

Long jumping-an example of motion in a plane

Position and displacement in a plane

Velocity and acceleration in a plane

Projectile motion

Motion in space

PERIODIC MOTION

Earth satellites-an example of periodic motion

Circular motion

Simple harmonic motion

Orbital motion

Closing motion

CONSOLIDATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Introduction

Overview of chapters 1 to 3

Introducing Physica

Review of skills

Basic skills and knowledge test

Interactive questions

Physica problems

ANSWERS AND COMMENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics