id: 05810588
dt: b
an: 2011a.00952
au: Embacher, Franz
ti: Elements of theoretical physics. Vol. 1: Classical mechanics and special
relativity. An introduction for teacher’s and Bachelor’s study.
(Elemente der theoretischen Physik. Band 1: Klassische Mechanik und
Spezielle Relativitätstheorie. Eine Einführung für das Lehramts- und
Bachelorstudium.)
so: Studium. Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner (ISBN 978-3-8348-0920-9/pbk). xii,
350~p. (2010).
py: 2010
pu: Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner
la: DE
cc: M55 M59
ut: mechanics; special relativity
ci: Zbl 1200.00010; ME 2010f.01040
li:
ab: This German language book is the first item of a planned series of books
about physics aimed especially for students who want to become physics
teachers. It is similar in style as the other book “Mathematische
Grundlagen für das Lehramtsstudium Physik" by {\it F. Embacher}
[Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner. (2008; Zbl 1200.00010; ME 2010f.01040)].
Chapter 1 is on classical (i.e. non-quantum) mechanics, chapter 2 on
special relativity, and the appendix contains the solutions to the many
exercises, concise information about notions like vector, matrix,
spherical coordinates, differential and integral calculus, and a list
of units and natural constants. The books ends with a very detailed
index (26 pages), but contains no reference list for further reading.
The choice of the presented material is quite usual, but the novelty in
this book is that explanations are given in much more details than in
other textbooks on these topics. Chapter 1 covers: Newtonian mechanics,
inertial systems, rotating systems of reference, the Lagrange and the
Hamilton formalism. Chapter 2 deals with the Lorentz transformations,
the equivalence of mass and energy, motion of particles, and
conservation laws. Of course, the usual effects like Lorentz
contraction, time dilation and the twin paradox are carefully
explained, too.
rv: Hans-Jürgen Schmidt (Potsdam)