General Physics for Universities and Colleges

Lien, Jan R. and Gunnar Løvhøiden: Generell fysikk for universiteter og høgskoler. Volum 1

This is the first of two basic physics textbooks for universities and colleges written by authors with extensive teaching experience from institutions of higher learning. Volume 1 covers kinematics, dynamics, static and material properties, fluid dynamics, waves, gravitation and spatial theory of relativity. Each topic is supplemented with a number of illustrative examples and each chapter has its own summary and a set of exercises. The examples and exercises were mostly chosen to illustrate practical problems.
Each chapter opens with an introduction of key terms, illustrated by examples. After this, the mathematics involved is set out. The book may therefore be used at several levels and for several purposes: it is not necessary to read the book from first to last page. Essays written by prominent physicists provide further perspectives on the material.

First published: 2001, Universitetsforlaget

Jan R. Lien: Biography and bibliography
Gunnar Løvhøiden: Biography and bibliography

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