Fundamentals of Physics
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Human beings by nature are curious and science helps to appease our inquisitiveness. The understanding of basic physics is foremost in the modern world leading to advancement in science and technology perpetually. This book provides an insight to key concepts to physics ranging from classical to quantum mechanics, and introducing the physics behind everyday technologies of AC, refrigerators, wireless communication, CCD camera, etc. The beauty of the book lies in the fact that it makes the learning of physics enthralling without going into much of the mathematics. For those who are mathematically inclined, each chapter is followed by a set of problems which deepen the ideas introduced in the chapter, and helps make connections between basic physics and seemingly advanced concepts.
Vasant Natarajan earned his B.Tech. from IIT Madras; his M.S. from RPI Troy; and his Ph.D. from MIT Cambridge. He then worked at AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey before joining the Physics Department at IISc in 1996, where he has been ever since. His research interests are in laser cooling and trapping of atoms; quantum optics; optical tweezers; quantum computation in ion traps; and tests of time-reversal symmetry violation in the fundamental laws of physics using laser-cooled atoms.