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Providing an overview of the foundations of engineering from a fundamental scientific and physical perspective, this book reinforces the basic scientific and mathematical principles which underpin a range of engineering disciplines and applications. It covers the basics of physics, including quantum physics, as well as some key topics in chemistry, making it a valuable resource for both students and professionals looking to gain a more coherent and interdisciplinary understanding of engineering systems. Throughout, the focus is on common features of physical systems (such as mechanical and electronic resonance), showing how the same underlying principles apply to different disciplines. Problems are provided at the end of each chapter including conceptual questions and examples to demonstrate the practical application of fundamental scientific principles. These include real-world examples, which are solvable using computational packages such as MATLAB.Read more
- Basic principles are described clearly and illustrated by numerous examples and real-world applications
- Provides a detailed overview of the scientific foundations of all engineering disciplines
- Covers key background material, including an introduction to quantum physics
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- Date Published: August 2015
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107035850
- length: 398 pages
- dimensions: 253 x 179 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.92kg
- contains: 243 b/w illus. 19 tables 206 exercises
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Kinematics and vectors
2. Newton's laws, energy, and momentum
3. Rotational motion
4. Rotation matrices
5. Material properties – elasticity
6. Harmonic oscillators
8. The quantum puzzle
9. Quantum mechanics
10. Quantum electrons
11. Quantum electrons in solids
12. Thermal physics
13. Quantum statistics
14. Electromagnetic phenomena
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