Physics: Calculus, Volume I
by Eugene Hecht
Hecht brings to bear the perspective of both historical concepts and contemporary physics. While the text covers the standard range of material from ... Show synopsis Hecht brings to bear the perspective of both historical concepts and contemporary physics. While the text covers the standard range of material from kinematics to quantum physics, Hecht has carefully limited the math required to basic calculus and very basic vector analysis. He omits obscure, high-level topics while focusing on helping students understand the fundamental concepts of modern-day physics. Calculus and vector analysis are both painstakingly developed as tools, and then used only insofar as they illuminate the physics. Hecht deliberately paces comfortably, justifies where each topic is going, stops to take stock of where the students have been, and points out the marvelous unity of the discourse. Informed by a 20th century perspective and a commitment to providing a conceptual overview of the discipline, Hecht's CALCULUS 2/e keeps students involved and focused.