Physics

ISBN-10: 0131014161
ISBN-13: 9780131014169
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: James S. Walker
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Description: Like having a private coach at their elbows, this introduction to algebra-based physics involves readersactivelyin a guided learn-by-doing process—sensing when they need a very patient exposition and when they need only minimal reinforcement, when  More...

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List price: $153.35
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/10/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1216
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 5.632
Language: English

Like having a private coach at their elbows, this introduction to algebra-based physics involves readersactivelyin a guided learn-by-doing process—sensing when they need a very patient exposition and when they need only minimal reinforcement, when they need to focus on concepts and when they need an opportunity to practice their quantitative skills. At the heart of the volume are worked examples in a unique, two-column format that focuses on the basic strategies and step-by-stepthought processesinvolved in problem solving—with an emphasis on therelationshipbetween the physical concepts and their mathematical expression. Color-coded drawings help readers visualize physics problems, and companion photographs show the same principle at work in different physical contexts, or juxtapose situations in which contrasting principles are at work. Real-world physics applications abound.Covers the full spectrum of topics in Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electromagnetism, Light and Optics, and Modern Physics.For anyone needing an introduction to, or refresher of, algebra-based physics.

Applications in the Text
Preface to the Instructor
Preface to the Student
Guide to Features of the Text
Introduction
Physics and the Laws of Nature
Units of Length, Mass, and Time
Dimensional Analysis
Significant Figures
Converting Units
Order-of-Magnitude Calculations
Problem Solving in Physics
Mechanics
One-Dimensional Kinematics
Position, Distance, and Displacement
Average Speed and Velocity
Instantaneous Velocity
Acceleration
Motion with Constant Acceleration
Applications of the Equations of Motion
Freely Falling Objects
Vectors in Physics
Scalars versus Vectors
The Components of a Vector
Adding and Subtracting Vectors
Unit Vectors
Position, Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration Vectors
Relative Motion
Two-Dimensional Kinematics
Motion in Two Dimensions
Projectile Motion: Basic Equations
Zero Launch Angle
General Launch Angle
Projectile Motion: Key Characteristics
Newton's Laws of Motion
Force and Mass
Newton's First Law of Motion
Newton's Second Law of Motion
Newton's Third Law of Motion
The Vector Nature of Forces: Forces in Two Dimensions
Weight
Normal Forces
Applications of Newton's Laws
Frictional Forces
Strings and Springs
Translational Equilibrium
Connected Objects
Circular Motion
Work and Kinetic Energy
Work Done by a Constant Force
Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem
Work Done by a Variable Force
Power
Potential Energy and Conservative Forces
Conservative and Nonconservative Forces
Potential Energy and the Work Done by Conservative Forces
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Work Done by Nonconservative Forces
Potential Energy Curves and Equipotentials
Linear Momentum and Collisions
Linear Momentum
Momentum and Newton's Second Law
Impulse
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Inelastic Collisions
Elastic Collisions
Center of Mass
Systems with Changing Mass: Rocket Propulsion
Rotational Kinematics and Energy
Angular Position, Velocity, and Acceleration
Rotational Kinematics
Connections between Linear and Rotational Quantities
Rolling Motion
Rotational Kinetic Energy and the Moment of Inertia
Conservation of Energy
Rotational Dynamics and Static Equilibrium
Torque
Torque and Angular Acceleration
Zero Torque and Static Equilibrium
Center of Mass and Balance
Dynamic Applications of Torque
Angular Momentum
Conservation of Angular Momentum
Rotational Work
The Vector Nature of Rotational Motion
Gravity
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
Gravitation Attraction of Spherical Bodies
Kepler's Law of Orbital Motion
Gravitational Potential Energy
Energy Conservation
Tides
Oscillations about Equilibrium
Periodic Motion
Simple Harmonic Motion
Connections between Uniform Circular Motion and Simple Harmonic Motion
The Period of a Mass on a Spring
Energy Conservation in Oscillatory Motion
The Pendulum
Damped Oscillations
Driven Oscillations and Resonance
Waves and Sound
Types of Waves
Waves on a String
Harmonic Wave Functions
Sound Waves
Sound Intensity
The Doppler Effect
Superposition and Interference
Standing Waves
Beats
Fluids
Density
Pressure
Static Equilibrium in Fluids: Pressure and Depth
Archimedes' Principle and Buoyancy
Applications of Archimedes' Principle
Fluid Flow and Continuity
Bernoulli's Equation
Applications of Bernoulli's Equation
Viscosity and Surface Tension
Thermal Physics
Temperature and Heat
Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
Temperature Scales
Thermal Expansion
Heat and Mechanical Work
Specific Heats
Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
Phases and Phase Changes
Ideal Gases
Kinetic Theory
Solids and Elastic Deformation
Phase Equilibrium and Evaporation
Latent Heats
Phase Changes and Energy Conservation
The Laws of Thermodynamics
The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Thermal Processes
Specific Heats for an Ideal Gas: Constant Pressure, Constant Volume
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Engines and the Carnot Cycle
Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and Heat Pumps
Entropy
Order, Disorder, and Entropy
The Third Law of Thermodynamics
Electromagnetism
Electric Charges, Forces, and Fields
Electric Charge
Insulators and Conductors
Coulomb's Law
The Electric Field
Electric Field Lines
Shielding and Charging by Induction
Electric Flux and Gauss's Law
Electric Potential and Electric Potential Energy
Electric Potential Energy and the Electric Potential
Energy Conservation
The Electric Potential of Point Charges
Equipotential Surfaces and the Electric Field
Capacitors and Dielectrics
Electrical Energy Storage
Electric Current and Direct-Current Circuits
Electric Current
Resistance and Ohm's Law
Energy and Power in Electric Circuits
Resistors in Series and Parallel
Kirchhoff's Rules
Circuits Containing Capacitors
RC Circuits
Ammeters and Voltmeters
Magnetism
The Magnetic Field
The Magnetic Force on Moving Charges
The Motion of Charge Particles in a Magnetic Field
The Magnetic Force Exerted on a Current-Carrying Wire
Loops of Current and Magnetic Torque
Electric Currents, Magnetic Fields, and Amp� re's Law
Current Loops and Solenoids
Magnetic Flux and Faraday's Law of Induction
Induced EMF
Magnetic Flux
Faraday's Law of Induction
Lenz'e Law
Mechanical Work and Electrical Energy
Generators and Motors
Inductance
RL Circuits
Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field
Transformers
Alternating-Current Circuits
Alternating Voltages and Currents
Capacitors in AC Circuits
RC Circuits
Resonance in Electrical Circuits
Light And Optics
Electromagnetic Waves
The Production of Electromagnetic Waves
The Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Energy and Momentum in Electromagnetic Waves
Polarization
Geometrical Optics
The Reflection of Light
Forming Images with a Plan Mirror
Spherical Mirrors
Ray Tracing and the Mirror Equation
The Refraction of Light
Ray Tracing for Lenses
The Thin-Lens Equation
Dispersion and the Rainbow
Optical Instruments
The Human Eye and the Camera
Lenses in Combination and Corrective Optics
The Magnifying Glass
The Compound Microscope
Telescopes
Len Aberrations
Physical Optics: Interference and Diffraction
Superposition and Interference
Young's Tow-Slit Experiment
Interference in Reflected Waves
Diffraction
Resolution
Diffraction Gratings
Modern Physics
Relativity
The Postulates of Special Relativity
The Relativity of Time and Time Dilation
The Relativity of Length and Length Contraction
The Relativistic Addition of Velocities
Relativistic Momentum and Mass
Relativistic Energy and E = mc2
The Relativistic Universe
General Relativity
Quantum Physics
Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis of Quantized Energy
Photons and the Photoelectric Effect
The Mass and Momentum of a Photon
Photon Scattering and the Compton Effect
The de Broglie Hypothesis and Wave-Particle Duality
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Quantum Tunneling
Atoms, Molecules, and Solids
Early Models of the Atom
The Spectrum of Atomic Hydrogen
Bohr's Model of the Hydrogen Atom
De Broglie Waves and the Bohr Model
The Quantum Mechanical Hydrogen Atom
Multielectron Atoms and the Periodic Table
Atomic Radiation
Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Radiation
The Constituents and Structure of Nuclei
Radioactivity
Half-life and Radioactive Dating
Nuclear Binding Energy
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Fusion
Practical Application of Nuclear Physics
Elementary Particles
Unified Forces and Cosmology
Appendices
Basic Mathematical Tools
Mathematical Notation
Trigonometry
Algebra
Mathematical Expansions
Typical Values
Planetary Data
Periodic Table of the Elements
Properties of Selected Isotopes
Answers to Your Turn Problems
Answers to Odd-Numbered Conceptual Questions
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
Index

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