Physics, Vol 1, 5ed (An Indian Adaptation)

Robert Resnick, David Halliday, Kenneth S. Krane, Dr. Partha Goswami, Dr. Arijit Roy, Dr. Kaustuv Da

ISBN: 9789354640384

720 pages

INR 929


Physics by Resnick, Halliday and Krane, fifth edition, Volume 1, is a classic textbook that has over the past five decades, provided the standard for calculus-based university physics course for science and engineering students. The text strives to clarify conceptual development in light of recent findings of physics education research, without compromising on the level and the rigor of its content. This Indian adaptation of the fifth edition of Physics Volume 1 builds in the conceptual strength and subject treatment of the original to provide the best-suited text for Indian students.

Chapter 1 Measurement

1-1 Physical Quantities, Standards, and Units

1-2 The International System of Units

1-3 The Standard of Time

1-4 The Standard of Length

1-5 The Standard of Mass

1-6 Precision, Accuracy, and Significant Figures

1-7 Error Analysis

1-8 Dimensional Analysis and Its Applications


Chapter 2 Motion in One Dimension

2-1 Kinematics with Vectors

2-2 Properties of Vectors

2-3 Multiplication of Vectors

2-4 Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Vectors

2-5 One-Dimensional Kinematics

2-6 Motion with Constant Acceleration

2-7 Freely Falling Bodies


Chapter 3 Force and Newton’s Laws

3-1 Classical Mechanics

3-2 Newton’s First Law (Law of Inertia)

3-3 Force

3-4 Mass

3-5 Newton’s Second Law

3-6 Newton’s Third Law

3-7 Weight and Mass

3-8 Generalization of Newton’s Law for Variable Mass

3-9 Applications of Newton’s Laws in One Dimension


Chapter 4 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

4-1 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions with Constant Acceleration

4-2 Newton’s Laws in Three-Dimensional Vector Form

4-3 Projectile Motion

4-4 Drag Forces and the Motion of Projectiles (Optional)

4-5 Circular Motion

4-6 Relative Motion


Chapter 5 Applications of Newton’s Laws

5-1 Force Laws and Types of Forces

5-2 Gravitational Force

5-3 Tension and Normal Forces

5-4 Frictional Forces

5-5 The Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion

5-6 Time-Dependent Forces (Optional)

5-7 Noninertial Frames and Pseudoforces (Optional)

5-8 Limitations of Newton’s Laws (Optional)


Chapter 6 Momentum

6-1 Collisions

6-2 Linear Momentum

6-3 Impulse and Momentum

6-4 Conservation of Momentum

6-5 Two-Body Collisions


Chapter 7 Systems of Particles

7-1 The Motion of a Complex Object

7-2 Two-Particle Systems

7-3 Many-Particle Systems

7-4 Center of Mass of Solid Objects

7-5 Conservation of Momentum in a System of Particles

7-6 Systems of Variable Mass (Optional)


Chapter 8 Rotational Kinematics

8-1 Rotational Motion

8-2 The Rotational Variables

8-3 Rotational Quantities as Vectors

8-4 Rotation with Constant Angular Acceleration

8-5 Relationships Between Linear and Angular Variables

8-6 Vector Relationships Between Linear and Angular Variables (Optional)


Chapter 9 Rotational Dynamics

9-1 Torque

9-2 Rotational Inertia and Newton’s Second Law

9-3 Rotational Inertia of Solid Bodies

9-4 Torque Due to Gravity

9-5 Equilibrium of Rigid Body

9-6 Nonequilibrium Applications of Newton’s Laws for Rotation

9-7 Combined Rotational and Translational Motion


Chapter 10 Angular Momentum

10-1 Angular Momentum of a Particle

10-2 Systems of Particles

10-3 Angular Momentum and Angular Velocity

10-4 Conservation of Angular Momentum

10-5 The Spinning Top

10-6 Review of Rotational Dynamics


Chapter 11 Energy 1: Work and Kinetic Energy

11-1 Work and Energy

11-2 Work Done by a Constant Force

11-3 Power

11-4 Work Done by a Variable Force

11-5 Kinetic Energy and the Work–Energy Theorem

11-6 Work and Kinetic Energy in Rotational Motion

11-7 Kinetic Energy in Collisions


Chapter 12 Energy 2: Potential Energy

12-1 Conservative and Nonconservative Forces

12-2 Potential Energy

12-3 Conservation of Mechanical Energy

12-4 Energy Conservation in Rotational Motion

12-5 One-Dimensional Conservative Systems: The Complete Solution

12-6 Three-Dimensional Conservative Systems (Optional)


Chapter 13 Energy 3: Conservation of Energy

13-1 Work Done on a System by External Forces

13-2 Internal Energy in a System of Particles

13-3 Frictional Work

13-4 Conservation of Energy in a System of Particles

13-5 Center-of-Mass Energy

13-6 Reactions and Decays

13-7 Energy Transfer by Heat


Chapter 14 Gravitation

14-1 Origin of the Law of Gravitation

14-2 Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation

14-3 The Gravitational Constant G

14-4 Gravitation Near the Earth’s Surface

14-5 The Two Shell Theorems

14-6 Gravitational Potential Energy

14-7 The Motions of Planets and Satellites: Kepler’s Laws

14-8 The Gravitational Field (Optional)

14-9 Modern Developments in Gravitation (Optional)

14-10 Satellites


Chapter 15 Elasticity

15-1 Stress and Strain

15-2 Hooke’s Law

15-3 Elastic Moduli

15-4 Poisson’s Ratio

15-5 Potential Energy in a Stretched Wire

15-6 Applications of Elasticity


Chapter 16 Fluid Statics

16-1 Fluids and Solids

16-2 Pressure and Density

16-3 Variation of Pressure in a Fluid at Rest

16-4 Pascal’s Law

16-5 Buoyancy and Archimedes’ Principle

16-6 Measurement of Pressure: Gauges and Barometer

16-7 Surface Tension (Optional)


Chapter 17 Fluid Dynamics

17-1 General Concepts of Fluid Flow

17-2 Streamlines and the Equation of Continuity

17-3 Bernoulli’s Equation

17-4 Applications of Bernoulli’s Equation

17-5 Torricelli’s Theorem and Velocity of Efflux

17-6 Fields of Flow (Optional)

17-7 Viscosity, Poiseuille’s Equation, and Terminal Velocity

17-8 Turbulence and Chaotic Flow (Optional)


Chapter 18 Oscillations

18-1 Oscillating Systems

18-2 The Simple Harmonic Oscillator

18-3 Simple Harmonic Motion

18-4 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion

18-5 Applications of Simple Harmonic Motion

18-6 Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion

18-7 Damped Harmonic Motion

18-8 Forced Oscillations and Resonance of Mechanical and Electrical Systems

18-9 Two-Body Oscillations (Optional)

18-10 Lissajous’ Figures (Optional)


Chapter 19 Wave Motion

19-1 Mechanical Waves

19-2 Types of Waves

19-3 Traveling Waves

19-4 Wave Speed on a Stretched String

19-5 The Wave Equation (Optional)

19-6 Energy in Wave Motion

19-7 The Principle of Superposition

19-8 Interference of Waves

19-9 Standing Waves

19-10 Standing Waves and Resonance


Chapter 20 Sound Waves

20-1 Properties of Sound Waves

20-2 Traveling Sound Waves

20-3 The Speed of Sound

20-4 Power and Intensity of Sound Waves

20-5 Interference of Sound Waves

20-6 Standing Longitudinal Waves

20-7 Vibrating Systems and Sources of Sound

20-8 Beats

20-9 The Doppler Effect


Chapter 21 The Special Theory of Relativity

21-1 Troubles with Classical Physics

21-2 The Postulates of Special Relativity

21-3 Consequences of Einstein’s Postulates

21-4 The Lorentz Transformation

21-5 Measuring the Space–Time Coordinates of an Event

21-6 The Transformation of Velocities

21-7 Consequences of the Lorentz Transformation

21-8 Relativistic Momentum

21-9 Relativistic Energy

21-10 The Common Sense of Special Relativity


Chapter 22 Temperature and Heat

22-1 Thermal Equilibrium: Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

22-2 Temperature Scales

22-3 Measuring Temperatures

22-4 Thermal Expansion

22-5 The Ideal Gas


Chapter 23 Molecular Properties of Gases

23-1 The Atomic Nature of Matter

23-2 A Molecular View of Pressure

23-3 The Mean Free Path

23-4 The Distribution of Molecular Speeds

23-5 The Distribution of Molecular Energies

23-6 Equations of State for Real Gases

23-7 The Intermolecular Forces (Optional)


Chapter 24 The First Law of Thermodynamics

24-1 Heat: Energy in Transit

24-2 The Transfer of Heat

24-3 The First Law of Thermodynamics

24-4 Heat Capacity and Specific Heat

24-5 Work Done on or by an Ideal Gas

24-6 The Internal Energy of an Ideal Gas

24-7 Heat Capacities of an Ideal Gas

24-8 Applications of the First Law of Thermodynamics


Chapter 25 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

25-1 One-Way Processes

25-2 Defining Entropy Change

25-3 Entropy and Its Physical Significance

25-4 The Second Law of Thermodynamics

25-5 Performance of Engines

25-6 Performance of Refrigerators

25-7 The Efficiencies of Real Engines

25-8 Third Law of Thermodynamics (Optional)

25-9 The Second Law Revisited

25-10 A Statistical View of Entropy



A. The International System of Units (SI)

B. Fundamental Physical Constants

C. Astronomical Data

D. Properties of the Elements

E. Periodic Table of the Elements

F. Elementary Particles

G. Conversion Factors

H. Vectors

I. Mathematical Formulas

J. Nobel Prizes in Physics

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