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ZOTTO LO RUSSO SARTORI - General Physics. Mechanics and Thermodynamics

General Physics
  • Authors: P. Zotto, S. Lo Russo, P. Sartori


  • I Ed.2022 17x24 Paperback Pag.360

  • ISBN: 9788893853309


General Physics encompasses a wide range of topics, but I can provide you with an overview of the key concepts in Mechanics and Thermodynamics:


  • Kinematics: Describes the motion of objects without considering the forces causing the motion.

  • Dynamics: Deals with the forces that cause the motion of objects and the resulting motion.

  • Newton's Laws of Motion: Three fundamental laws that govern the behavior of objects in motion.

  • Conservation Laws: Including the conservation of momentum and the conservation of energy.

  • Circular Motion: Analyzing the motion of objects moving in circular paths.

  • Gravitation: Exploring the force of attraction between objects with mass.

  • Work and Energy: Examining the transfer of energy and the relationship between work and kinetic energy.

  • Oscillations and Waves: Studying the motion of objects that repeat in a periodic manner.

  • Fluid Mechanics: Investigating the behavior of fluids (liquids and gases) under various conditions.


  • Temperature and Heat: Understanding the concepts of temperature, thermal equilibrium, and heat transfer.

  • Laws of Thermodynamics: Including the first law (conservation of energy), the second law (entropy and heat flow), and the third law (behavior of systems at absolute zero).

  • Thermodynamic Processes: Analyzing the changes in thermodynamic variables (pressure, volume, temperature) in various systems.

  • Heat Engines and Refrigerators: Examining the efficiency and working principles of heat engines and refrigeration systems.

  • Entropy and Entropy Change: Describing the concept of entropy and its relation to the direction of processes.

  • Phase Transitions: Investigating the changes in states of matter (e.g., solid to liquid) and the associated energy transfers.

These topics form the foundation of Mechanics and Thermodynamics in general physics. Each area contains more specific concepts and principles that are explored in greater detail. If you have any specific questions or would like to dive deeper into any particular topic, feel free to let me know!

This textbook offers a description of physical phenomena according to the scope of Classical Physics following an approach typical of General Physics. The first volume describes phenomena related to Mechanics and Thermodynamics and the second volume analyses phenomena related to Electromagnetism also providing a digression on the phenomena that led to the crisis of Classical Physics. The level of content identifies the book as an introductory Physics textbook for Engineering and Science which requires an advanced knowledge of mathematical methods. Several cases and exercises are offered in order to allow users to test their understanding of the explained contents.

PIERLUIGI ZOTTO is an Associate Professor at the Physics and Astronomy Department of Padova University. His field of research is Particle Physics. He works on the project and development of apparatuses for particle detection. He held courses in Experimental Physics at Polytechnic University of Milan and at present he lectures at the Engineering School of Padova University.

SERGIO LO RUSSO has been Full Professor in Experimental Physics at the Physics and Astronomy Department of Padova University. He lectured in Experimental Physics for the Engineering Courses of Padova University. His research has been in Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science by using accelerators.

PAOLO SARTORI has been a Researcher at the Physics and Astronomy Department of Padova University. His research activity has been devoted to Elementary Particle Physics and to Research and Development in collaboration with the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare. He has participated to several experiments at Legnaro, Orsay and CERN laboratories. He lectures in General Physics for Engineering Courses both in Italy and abroad.


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