Physics for Scientists and Engineers With Modern Physics

ISBN-10: 0132273594

ISBN-13: 9780132273596

Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)

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Description: Key Message: This book aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach readers by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying. Physics is a description of reality, and thus each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that readers can directly relate to. We then move on to the generalizations and more formal treatment of the topic. Not only does this make the material more interesting and easier to understand, but it is closer to the way physics is actually practiced. Key Topics: ELECTRIC CHARGE AND ELECTRIC FIELD, GAUSSrsquo; S LAW, ELECTRIC POTENTIAL, CAPACITANCE, DIELECTRICS, ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE, ELECTRIC CURRENTS AND RESISTANCE, DC CIRCUITS, MAGNETISM, SOURCES OF MAGNETIC FIELD, ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND FARADAYrsquo; S LAW, INDUCTANCE, ELECTROMAGNETIC OSCILLATIONS, AND AC CIRCUITS, MAXWELLrsquo; S EQUATIONS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, LIGHT: REFLECTION AND REFRACTION, LENSES AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, THE WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT; INTERFERENCE, DIFFRACTION AND POLARIZATION, Market Description: This book is written for readers interested in learning the basics of physics.

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Book details

List price: $155.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/31/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Electric Charge and Electric Field
Static Electricity; Electric Charge and Its Conservation
Electric Charge in the Atom
Insulators and Conductors
Induced Charge; the Electroscope
Coulombrsquo;s Law
The Electric Field
Electric Field Calculations for Continuous Charge Distributions
Field Lines
Electric Fields and Conductors
Motion of a Charged Particle in an Electric Field
Electric Dipoles
Electric Forces in Molecular Biology; DNA
Photocopy Machines and Computer Printers Use Electrostatics
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Gaussrsquo;s Law
Electric Flux
Gaussrsquo;s Law
Applications of Gaussrsquo;s Law
Experimental Basis of Gaussrsquo;s and Coulombrsquo;s Law
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Electric Potential
Electric Potential Energy and Potential Difference
Relation between Electric Potential and Electric Field
Electric Potential Due to Point Charges
Potential Due to Any Charge Distribution
Equipotential Surfaces
Electric Dipole Potential
E Determined fromV
Electrostatic Potential Energy; the Electron Volt
Cathode Ray Tube: TV and Computer Monitors, Oscilloscope
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Capacitance, Dielectrics, Electric Energy Storage
Capacitors
Determination of Capacitance
Capacitors in Series and Parallel
Electric Energy Storage
Dielectrics
Molecular Description of Dielectrics
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Electric Currents and Resistance
The Electric Battery 25ndash;2 Electric Current
Ohmrsquo;s Law: Resistance and Resistors
Resistivity
Electric Power
Power in Household Circuits
Alternating Current
Microscopic View of Electric Current: Current Density and Drift Velocity
Superconductivity
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