- xiv, 654 pages : graphs ; 24 cm
- Contents: Preface -- 1. Geometric optics -- 2. Interference -- 3. Diffraction -- 4. Polarization -- 5. Basic concepts in thermodynamics -- 6. First law of thermodynamics -- 7. Second law of thermodynamics -- 8. Kinetic theory of gases -- 9. Relativity -- 10. Early quantum phenomena -- 11. Particla-wave duality -- 12. Quantum mechanics -- 13. Atomic structure -- 14. Applications of quantum mechanics -- Index.Includes indexSummary: This is a calculus-based textbook on general physics. It contains all the major subjects covered in an intermediate or advanced course on general physics. It aims at the middle to advanced level in general physics. It also embraces the most recent developments in science and technology. Studying general physics with this book, students can have a better understanding of physics principles and a broad view on the applications of physics ideas. Through coherent and humorous elucidation of physics principles, this book tries to make learning general physics a fun and interesting activity-- back cover.