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Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (Open Yale Courses)


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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 Galileos and Newtons discoveries to the twentieth-centurys revolutionary ideas on relativity and quantum mechanics.


The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics. It provides an ideal introduction for college-level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering, for motivated AP Physics students, and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences.

About the Author

R. Shankar is John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics, Yale University. His popular Open Yale Course “Introduction to Physics” has a major following in the United States, India, Australia, China, and elsewhere. He is the 2009 winner of the American Physical Society's Lilienfeld Prize and the author of two previous textbooks, Principles of Quantum Mechanics and Basic Training in Mathematics: A Fitness Program for Science Students.

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Shankar, R.
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