Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QD65.H3
Introduction -- Basic constants, units, and conversion factors -- Symbols, terminology, and nomenclature -- Physical constants of organic compounds -- Properties of the elements & inorganics -- Thermo, electro & solution chemistry -- Fluid properties -- Biochemistry -- Analytical chemistry -- Molecular structure and spectroscopy -- Atomic, molecular, and optical physics -- Nuclear and particle physics -- Properties of solids -- Polymer properties -- Geophysics, astronomy, and acoustics -- Practical laboratory data -- Health and safety information -- Appendix A. Mathematical tables -- Appendix B. Sources of physical and chemical data
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QC23.2
"This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QC21.2
University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QC20 .W555 2016
"This is a companion textbook for an introductory course in physics. It aims to link the theories and models that students learn in class with practical problem-solving techniques. In other words, it should address the common complaint that 'I understand the concepts but I can't do the homework or tests'. The fundamentals of introductory physics courses are addressed in simple and concise terms, with emphasis on how the fundamental concepts and equations should be used to solve physics problems."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QC26 .C76 2011
"This book describes the physics of baseball and softball, assuming that the reader has a basic background in both physics and mathematics. The physics will be explained in a conversational style, with words and illustrations, so that the explanations make sense. The book provides an excellent opportunity to explain physics at a relatively simple level, even though the primary objective is to explain the many subtle features concerning the physics of baseball."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QC32 .K36 2010
"The book is divided into 10 chapters, each chapter beginning with a brief but adequate summary and necessary formulas, tables and line diagrams followed by a variety of typical problems useful for assignments and exams. Detailed solutions are provided at the end of each chapter."
"Two dramatically different philosophical approaches to classical mechanics were developed during the 17th - 18th centuries. Newton developed his vectorial formulation that uses time-dependent differential equations of motion to relate vector observables like force and rate of change of momentum. Euler, Lagrange, Hamilton, and Jacobi, developed powerful alternative variational formulations based on the assumption that nature follows the principle of least action. These powerful variational formulations have become the preeminent philosophical approach used in modern science, was well as having applications to other fields such as economics and engineering.
This book introduces variational principles, and illustrates the intellectual beauty, the remarkable power, and the broad scope, of applying variational principles to classical mechanics. A brief review of Newtonian mechanics compares and contrasts the relative merits of the intuitive Newtonian vectorial formulation, with the more powerful analytical variational formulations. Applications presented cover a wide variety of topics, as well as extensions to accommodate relativistic mechanics, and quantum theory."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QB121.G454 2015
This unique volume by two renowned astrophotographers unveils the science and history behind 100 of the most significant astronomical images of all time. The authors have carefully selected their list of images from across time and technology to bring to the reader the most relevant photographic images spanning all eras of modern astronomical history. From the first fledgling attempts to photograph the Moon, planets, and stars to the marvels of orbiting observatories that record the cosmos at energies beyond the range of human vision, astronomers have always relied on images to "break through" to the next level of understanding.
Call Number: UCF Downtown General Collection -- QB15 .L39 2013
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This comprehensive Encyclopedia covers the full history of astronomy from its ancient origins in Africa, South America, the Middle East and China to the latest developments in astrophysics and space-based research. The initial articles, which are largely organised chronologically, are followed by numerous thematic historical articles on the constituents of the Solar System, types of stars, stellar evolution, active galaxies, cosmology and much more. These are followed by articles on tools and techniques, from the history of spectroscopy to adaptive optics. The last part of the Encyclopedia is devoted to the history of ground- and space-based telescopes and observatories, covering the full spectral range from gamma-rays through the optical waveband to radio waves. Informative and accessibly written, each article is followed by an extensive bibliography to facilitate further research, whilst consistent coverage from ancient times to the present makes this an ideal resource for scholars, students and amateur astronomers alike.
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection -- QB501.E53 2007
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The solar system & its place in the galaxy -- The origin of the solar system -- A history of solar system studies -- The Sun -- The solar wind -- Mercury -- Venus: atmosphere -- Venus: surface & interior -- Earth as a planet: atmosphere & oceans -- Earth as a planet: surface & interior -- The Sun-Earth connection -- The Moon -- Meteorites -- Near-Earth objects -- Mars atmosphere: history & surface interactions -- Mars: surface & interior -- Mars: landing site geology, mineralogy & geochemistry -- Main-belt asteroids -- Planetary satellites -- Atmospheres of the giant planets -- Io: the volcanic moon -- Europa -- Ganymede & Callisto -- Titan -- Triton -- Planetary rings -- Planetary magnetospheres -- Pluto -- Physics and chemistry of comets -- Comet populations & cometary dynamics -- Kuiper Belt: dynamics -- Kuiper Belt objects: physical studies -- Solar system dust -- X-rays in the solar system -- The solar system at ultraviolet wavelengths -- Infrared views of the solar system from space -- The solar system at radio wavelengths -- New generation ground-based optical/infrared telescopes -- Planetary radar -- Remote chemical sensing using nuclear spectroscopy -- Solar system dynamics: regular & chaotic motion -- Planetary impacts
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QB127.4.H69 2006
Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) are the state-of-the-art detector in many fields of observational science. Updated to include all of the latest developments in CCDs, this second edition of the Handbook of CCD Astronomy is a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects of using CCDs. Starting with their electronic workings, it discusses their basic characteristics and then gives methods and examples of how to determine these values. While the book focuses on the use of CCDs in professional observational astronomy, advanced amateur astronomers, and researchers in physics, chemistry, medical imaging, and remote sensing will also find it very valuable. Tables of useful and hard-to-find data, key practical equations, and new exercises round off the book and ensure that it provides an ideal introduction to the practical use of CCDs for graduate students, and a handy reference for more experienced users.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QB14.U5313 2007
The Visual Guides series provides videos and animations covering: The Structure of the Universe: The Big Bang -- The Size of the Universe -- The Galaxies -- Galactic Clusters -- The Milky Way -- Active Galaxies | The Stars: Origin & Classification of Stars -- Low-mass Stars -- Massive Stars -- Black Holes -- Star Clusters -- The Constellations | The Solar System: The Structure of the Solar System -- The Sun -- The Asteroids -- Comets | The Planets of the Solar System: Mercury -- Venus -- Earth -- Mars -- Jupiter -- Saturn -- Uranus -- Neptune | Earth & the Moon: The Origin of Earth -- The Magnetosphere -- Earth's Atmosphere -- Geographical & Celestial Coordinates -- The Seasons -- The Moon -- Eclipses -- Meteorites | Astronomical Observation: The Electromagnetic Spectrum -- Telescopes -- Astronomical Observatories -- The Hubble Space Telescope -- Radio Telescopes -- Extrasolar Planets | Space Exploration: Surrounding Earth -- Space Probes -- Exploration of the Moon -- Exploration of Mars -- Exploration of the Solar System
Call Number: UCF General Collection -- QC 5.P46 2009
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The Penguin Dictionary of Physics provides clear and concise definitions for every area of physics - from optics and acoustics to mechanics and electronics, via quantum theory and relativity.