Physics for Technology With Applications in Industrial Control Electronics

ISBN-10: 0130266027
ISBN-13: 9780130266026
Edition: 2002
List price: $187.20
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List price: $187.20
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

For one-semester courses in Physics for technology students. This innovative introduction to physics for electronics technology offers unique single-volume coverage of both electronics and physics and makes clear the relevance of physics to a career in electronics. It replaces lengthy derivations and theoretical discussions on physics with practical applications of physics students will actually encounter in industryand it relates all physics concepts to devices students already know (e.g., speedometer, thermometer, weight scale, etc.).

Fundamental Electronics Review
Ohm's Law
Measuring Voltage, Current, and Resistance
Problem-Solving Techniques
Summary
Problems
Units
Scientific Notation
Units of Length
Surface Area
Volume Calculations
Mass and Weight
Time
Summary
Problems
Linear Motion
Rates
Average Speed
Velocity
Vector
Scalar
Coordinate Systems
Instantaneous Velocity
Measuring Speed, Speedometers
Acceleration
Summary
Problems
Force and Momentum
Force
Mass and Weight
Newton's Laws
Multiple Forces
Static Equilibrium
Forces Acting in Two or Three Dimensions
Friction
Momentum
Summary
Problems
Energy, Work, and Power
Energy/Work Units
Efficiency
Stored or Potential Energy Sources
Electrical Units
Kinetic Energy
Energy Conservation
Power
Kilowatt-Hours
Power, Force, and Velocity
Other Sources of Energy
Summary
Problems
Rotational Motion
Measuring Angles
Distance Measurements along a Circle
Angular Velocity
Angular Velocity Calculations
Circular Velocity
Transmissions
Torque
Centripetal Force
Summary
Problems
Machines
Mechanical Advantage
Efficiency
The Lever
The Pulley
The Wheel and Axle
The Inclined Plane
The Screw
The Wedge
Compound Machines
Summary
Problems
Strength of Materials
Elastic Properties
Elastic Limit
Springs
Plastic Range
Ultimate Strength
Breaking Strength
Stress
Strain
Bulk Modulus
Shear Modulus
Hardness
Malleability
Ductility
Summary
Problems
Fluids
Properties of Fluids
Capillary Action
Viscosity
Specific Gravity
Determining Concentrations of Solutions
Hydrometer
Buoyancy
Archimedes' Principle
Pressure
Measuring Pressure
Barometer
Pressure versus Depth
Hydraulics
Braking Systems
Pneumatics
Summary
Problems
Fluid Flow
Types of Fluid Flow
Measuring the Volume of a Fluid in a Flow
Measuring Flow Rate
Calculating Flow Rate
Fluid Pumps
Pump Power
Pressure in a Moving Fluid
Carburetor
Power Generation
Summary
Problems
Temperature and Heat
Temperature Scales
Measuring Temperature
Heat
Heat Transfer
Thermal Insulation
Convection
Radiation
Controlling Temperature
Specific Heat Capacity
Changing the State of a Substance
Summary
Problems
Thermodynamics: Heat Engines, Heat Pumps, and Thermal Expansion
Heat Engines
Heat Pumps
Thermal Expansion of Gases, Liquids, and Solids
Summary
Problems
Waves
Velocity, Frequency, and Wavelength
Wave Types
General Wave Properties
Distance and Velocity Measurements with Waves
Sound Waves
Summary
Problems
Light
Electomagnetic Waves
The Visible Spectrum
Generation of Electromagnetic Waves
Light
The Speed of Electromagnetic Waves
Optics
Diffraction and Refraction of Light
Lenses
Intensity and Illumination
Optical Devices
Summary
Problems
Magnetism
Electromagnets
Earth's Magnetic Field
Magnetic Field Generated by a Current-Carrying Straight Wire
Magnetic Field Inside a Coil
Electromagnetic Induction
An Electrical Generator
Alternators
Motors
Electric Meters
Magnetic Memory
Transformers
Inductive Heating
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Measuring Magnetic Fields
Summary
Problems
Trigonometary Review
Sensors
Tables
Labs
Index

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