College Physics, Volume 1

ISBN-10: 0131951130
ISBN-13: 9780131951136
Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $115.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

This book presents fundamental physics principles in a clear, concise manner. The Sixth Edition adds a focus on biomedical applications of physical principles, while continuing to emphasize conceptual understanding as the basis for mastering a variety of problem-solving tools. Provides a wide range of relevant applications and illustrative examples to help students understand concepts and relate physics principles to everyday life. Topics include mechanics, thermodynamics, oscillations and wave motion, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. For anyone hoping to learn more about the fundamentals of physics and applying principles to a variety of real-world situations, devices, and topics.

Preface
Measurement and Problem Solving
Why Study Physics?
Why and How We Measure
SI Units of Length, Mass, and Time
What Is Time?
More about the Metric System
Unit Analysis
Unit conversions
Is Unit Conversion Important?
Significant Figures
Problem Solving
Chapter Review
Exercises
Kinematics: Description of Motion
Distance and Speed: Scalar Quantities
One-Dimensional Displacement and Velocity: Vector Quantities
Learn By Drawing: Cartesian Coordinates and One-Dimensional Displacement
Acceleration
Learn By Drawing: Signs of Velocity and Acceleration
Kinematic Equations (Constant Acceleration)
Free Fall
Galileo Galilei and the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Chapter Review
Exercises
Motion in Two Dimensions
Components of Motion
Vector Addition and Subtraction
Learn By Drawing: Make a Sketch and Add Them Up
Projectile Motion
Relative Velocity
Chapter Review
Exercises
Force and Motion
The Concepts of Force and Net Force
Inertia and Newton's First Law of Motion
Newton's Second Law of Motion
g's of Force and Effects on the Human Body
Newton's Third Law of Motion
Insight: 4.2 Sailing into the Wind-Tacking
More on Newton's Laws: Free-Body Diagrams and Translational Equilibrium
Learn By Brawing: Forces on an Object on an Inclined Plane and Free-body Diagrams
Friction
Chapter Review
Exercises
Work and Energy
Work Done by a Constant Force
Learn By Drawing: Work: Area under the F-versus-x Curve
Learn By Drawing: Determining the Sign of Work
Work Done by a Variable Force
The Work-Energy Theorem: Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy
Conservation of Energy
People Power: Using Body Energy
Learn By Drawing: Energy Exchanges: A Falling Ball
Power
Hybrid Energy Conversion
Chapter Review
Exercises
Linear Momentum and Collisions
Linear Momentum
Impulse
Conservation of Linear Momentum
The Automobile Air Bag and Martian Air Bags
Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
Center of Mass
Jet Propulsion and Rockets
Chapter Review
Exercises
Circular Motion and Gravitation
Angular Measure
Angular Speed and Velocity
Learn By Drawing: The Small-Angle Approximation
Uniform Circular Motion and Centripetal Acceleration
The Centrifuge: Separating Blood Components
Angular Acceleration
Newton's Law of Gravitation
Space Exploration: Gravity Assists
Kepler's Laws and Earth Satellites
"Weightlessness": Effects on the Human Body
Chapter Review
Exercises
Rotational Motion and Equilibrium
Rigid Bodies, Translations, and Rotations
Torque, Equilibrium, and Stability
Rotational Dynamics
Stability in Action
Rotational Work and Kinetic Energy
Angular Momentum
Slide or Roll to a Stop? Antilock Brakes
Chapter Review
Exercises
Solids and Fluids
Solids and Elastic Moduli
Fluids: Pressure and Pascal's Principle
Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
An Atmospheric Effect: Possible Earaches
Blood Pressure and Its Measurement
Buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle
Fluid Dynamics and Bernoulli's Equation
Surface Tension, Viscosity, and Poiseuille's Law
The Lungs and Baby's First Breath
Chapter Review
Exercises
Temperature and Kinetic Theory
Temperature and Heat
The Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Scales
Human Body Temperature
Gas Laws, Absolute Temperature, and the Kelvin Temperature Scale
Warm-Blooded versus Cold-Blooded
Thermal Expansion
Learn By Drawing: Thermal Area Expansion
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
Physiological Diffusion in Life Processes
Kinetic Theory, Diatomic Gases, and the Equipartition Theorem
Chapter Review
Exercises
Heat
Definition and Units of Heat
Specific Heat and Calorimetry
Phase Changes and Latent Heat
Learn By Drawing: From Cold Ice to Hot Steam
Heat Transfer
Physiological Regulation of Body Temperature
Physics, the Construction Industry, and Energy Conservation
The Greenhouse Effect
Chapter Review
Exercises
Thermodynamics
Thermodynamic Systems, States, and Processes
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Thermodynamic Processes for an Ideal Gas
Learn By Drawing: Leaning on Isotherms
The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy
Life, Order, and the Second Law
Heat Engines and Thermal Pumps
Learn By Drawing: Representing Work in Thermal Bycles
Thermodynamics and the Human Body
The Carnot Cycle and Ideal Heat Engines
Chapter Review
Exercises
Vibrations and Waves
Simple Harmonic Motion
Learn By Drawing: Oscillating in a Parabolic Potential Well
Equations of Motion
Wave Motion
Wave Properties
Earthquakes, Seismic Waves, and Seismology
Standing Waves and Resonance
Desirable and Undesirable Resonances
Chapter Review
Exercises
Sound
Sound Waves
Ultrasound in Medicine
The Speed of Sound
Sound Intensity and Sound Intensity Level
The Physiology and Physics of the Ear and Hearing
Sound Phenomena
The Doppler Effect
Doppler Applications: Blood Cells and Raindrops
Musical Instruments and Sound Characteristics
Chapter Review
Exercises
Mathematical Review (with Examples) for College Physics
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Planetary Data
Alphabetical Listing of the Chemical Elements
Properties of Selected Isotopes
Answers to Follow-Up Exercises
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Photo Credits
Index

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