University Physics: A Calculus-based Survey of Physics (Paperback)
University Physics provides students with a solid foundation of introductory physics. The entire University Physics covers Mechanics, Gravitation, Waves, Sound, Fluids, Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics. Various concepts and ideas of physics are developed starting from a few basic principles. The examples in the book contain both the numerical and the symbolic problems. The level of the rigor is suitable for the students concurrently enrolled in the Calculus sequence in Mathematics. Detailed guided exercises and challenging problems help students develop their skills in problem solving. Volume 1: Fundamentals of Mechanics - Vectors, Kinematics, Newton's Laws of Motion, Impulse, Energy, Rotation Volume 2: Applications of Mechanics - Physics in Non-inertial Frames, Newton's Law of Gravitation, Simple Harmonic Motion, Mechanical Waves, Sound, Stress and Strain in Materials, Fluid Pressure, Fluid Dynamics. Volume 3: Heat, Temperature, Specific Heat, Thermal Expansion, Ideal Gas Law, First Law of Thermodynamics, Work by Gas, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Heat Engine, Carnot Cycle, Entropy, Kinetic Theory, Maxwell's Velocity Distribution. Volume 4: Static Electricity, Coulomb's Law, Electric Field, Gauss's Law, Electric Potential, Metals and Dielectrics, Magnets, Magnetic Force, Steady Current, Magnetic Field, Ampere's Law, Kirchhoff's Rules. Volume 5: Electrodynamics, Faraday's Law, Maxwell's Equations, AC Circuits. Volume 6: Law of Reflection, Snell's Law of Refraction, Optical Elements, Optical Instruments, Wave Optics, Interference, Young's Double Slit, Michelson Interferometer, Fabry-Perot Interferometer, Huygens-Fresnel Principle, Diffraction.
Dr. Mohammad Samiullah has taught introductory and advanced physics for 22 years at Truman State University, where he is currently Professor of Physics. Dr. Samiullah earned two Ph.D.'s, one in Chemistry and the other in Physics, from Boston University and was a Research Associate at the Indiam Institute of Science, Bangalore before joining Truman. He has a Master's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Dr. Samiullah has considerable experience with research in Physics Education and has published widely on collaborative learning methods in physics teaching. He was awarded a Truman Fellow and a Jepson Fellow at Truman State that recognized innovative teaching methods. Dr. Samiullah's research interests in physics have spanned from Cosmology to Solid State Physics and Nonlinear Optics.