Fundamentals of Physics

Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics

Ranked #7 in Thermodynamics, Ranked #35 in Classical Mechanicssee more rankings.

Professor R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was among the first to offer a course through the innovative Open Yale Course program. His popular online video lectures on introductory physics have been viewed over a million times. In this concise and self-contained book based on his online Yale course, Shankar explains the fundamental concepts of physics from Galileo’s and Newton’s discoveries to the twentieth-century’s revolutionary ideas on relativity and quantum mechanics.
The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and...

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