This well-received book, now in its fifth edition, presents the subject matter in a pedagogically sound manner with focus on teaching problem-solving. The specific needs of these students have influenced the selection of topics for inclusion in the book. The book provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts with due emphasis on developing skills to solve exercise problems aimed at both testing and extending the knowledge of the students.
Divided into 23 chapters, the book comprises topics on four major areas—mechanics, optics, electricity and electronics, and modern physics including quantum mechanics and lasers. In this fifth edition two new chapters on Acoustics and Heat and Thermodynamics are incorporated to widen the coverage and enhance the usefulness of this text.
This book is intended for the undergraduate students of physics as well as for the first-year engineering students of several disciplines.