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Describing Motion
The Physical World





ISBN 9780750307154
Published January 1, 2000 by CRC Press
162 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

1 Motion along a line. 2 Motion in a plane and in space. 3 Periodic motion. 4 Consolidation and skills development. Answers and comments. Acknowledgments. Index

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