Fundamentals of Physics : Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics, Paperback / softback Book

Fundamentals of Physics : Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics Paperback / softback

Part of the The Open Yale Courses series


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 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. Instructor resources--including problem sets and sample examinations--and more information about Professor Shankar's course are available at


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 464 pages, 116 b-w illus.
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: Classical mechanics
  • ISBN: 9780300192209



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