Predicting Motion: The Physical World - LAMBOURNE, RobertInstitute of Physics Publishing, 2000, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good. Slightly dog-eared wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.
Predicting motion presents the core ideas of Newtonian mechanics, starting from Newton's laws and the idea that changes in motion are predictable given the forces that cause them. Concepts such as kinetic and potential energy, lineal_ momentum, torque (the rotational analogue of force) and angular momentum are carefully introduced, and their role in predicting motion explained. Particular attention is given to the significance of differential equations in making such predictions, though no prior knowledge of this topic is required. Predicting motion is in a series of books which, along with interactive multimedia, is used in the Open University course The Physical World. Each book combines richly illustrated text with questions (and answers) for self-assessment, and is ideally suited for students working independently. 254pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")
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