This text provides an introduction to the important physics underpinning current technologies, highlighting key concepts in areas that include linear and rotational motion, energy, work, power, heat, temperature, fluids, waves, and magnetism. This revision reflects the latest technology advances, from smart phones to the Internet of Things, and all kinds of sensors. The author also provides more modern worked examples with useful appendices and laboratories for hands-on practice. There are also two brand new chapters covering sensors as well as electric fields and electromagnetic radiation as applied to current technologies.
Table of Contents
1. Units and Measurements 2. Linear Motion 3. Force and Momentum 4. Energy Work and Power 5. Circular Motion 6. Machines 7. Strength of Materials 8. Fluids 9. Fluid Flow 10. Temperature and Heat 11. Thermodynamics 12. Electric Force 13. Electricity 14. Magnetism 15. Waves 16. Light 17. Data Acquisition- Sensors and Microcontrollers 18. Smartphones and Physics Appendix A: Trigonometry Review Appendix B: Supplementary Lab Experiments Appendix C: Unit Conversions
Daniel H. Nichols is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Alaska Anchorage Matanuska-Susitna College in Palmer Alaska. He has a PhD in physics from Temple University and has been teaching physics and electronics for more than twenty years. He is the author of two books, one on Physics and the other on Programmable Logic Control. When not teaching he is designing and building robots.