出版时间：2010-9 出版社：世界图书出版公司 作者：沃安 页数：220
The Cambridge Handbook of Physics Formulas is a quick-reference aid for students and pro-fessionals in the physical sciences and engineering. It contains more than 2 000 of the mostuseful formulas and equations found in undergraduate physics courses, covering mathematics,dynamics and mechanics, quantum physics, thermodynamics, solid state physics, electromag-netism, optics, and astrophysics. An exhaustive index allows the required formulas to belocated swiftly and simply, and the unique tabular format crisply identifies all the variablesinvolved.The Cambridge Handbook of Physics Formulas comprehensively covers the major topicsexplored in undergraduate physics courses. It is designed to be a compact, portable, referencebook suitable for everyday work, problem solving, or exam revision. All students andprofessionals in physics, applied mathematics, engineering, and other physical sciences willwant to have this essential reference book within easy reach.
preface how to use this book 1 units, constants, and conversions 1.1 introduction 1.2 si units 1.3 physical constants 1.4 converting between units 1.5 dimensions 1.6 miscellaneous2 mathematics 2.1 notation 2.2 vectors and matrices 2.3 series, summations, and progressions 2.4 complex variables 2.5 trigonometric and hyperbolic formulas 2.6 mensuration 2.7 differentiation 2.8 integration 2.9 special functions and polynomials 2.10 roots of quadratic and cubic equations 2.11 fourier series and transforms 2.12 laplace transforms 2.13 probability and statistics 2.14 numerical methods3 dynamics and mechanics 3.1 introduction 3.2 frames of reference 3.3 gravitation 3.4 particle motion 3.5 rigid body dynamics 3.6 oscillating systems 3.7 generalised dynamics 3.8 elasticity 3.9 fluid dynamics4 quantum physics 5 thermodynamics 6 solid state physics 7 electromagnetism 8 optics 9 astrophysics index
插图：In A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking relates that he was warned against includingequations in the book because each equation, would halve the sales. Despite this direprediction there is, for a scientific audience, some attraction in doing the exact opposite. The reader should not be misled by this exercise. Although the equations and formulascontained here underpin a good deal of physical science they are useless unless the readerunderstands them. Learning physics is not about remembering equations, it is about appreci-ating the natural structures they express. Although its format should help make some topicsclearer, this book is not designed to teach new physics; there are many excellent textbooksto help with that. it is intended to be useful rather than pedagogically complete, so thatstudents can use it for revision and for structuring their knowledge once they understandthe physics. More advanced users will benefit from having a compact, internally consistent,source of equations that can quickly deliver the relationship they require in a format thatavoids the need to sift through pages of rubric.