Physics for Scientists and Engineers

ISBN-10: 0136139264
ISBN-13: 9780136139263
Edition: 4th 2008
List price: $280.93
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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  More...

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Book details

List price: $280.93
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/12/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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: INTRODUCTION, MEASUREMENT, ESTIMATING, DESCRIBING MOTION: KINEMATICS IN ONE DIMENSION, KINEMATICS IN TWO OR THREE DIMENSIONS; VECTORS, DYNAMICS: NEWTONrsquo;S LAWS OF MOTION , USING NEWTONrsquo;S LAWS: FRICTION, CIRCULAR MOTION, DRAG FORCES , GRAVITATION AND NEWTONrsquo;S6 SYNTHESIS , WORK AND ENERGY , CONSERVATION OF ENERGY , LINEAR MOMENTUM , ROTATIONAL MOTION , ANGULAR MOMENTUM; GENERAL ROTATION , STATIC EQUILIBRIUM; ELASTICITY AND FRACTURE , FLUIDS , OSCILLATIONS , WAVE MOTION, SOUND , TEMPERATURE, THERMAL EXPANSION, AND THE IDEAL GAS LAW KINETIC THEORY OF GASES , HEAT AND THE FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS , SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS 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, SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY EARLY QUANTUM THEORY AND MODELS OF THE ATOM, QUANTUM MECHANICS Market Description:This book is written for readers interested in learning the basics of physics.

Applications List
Preface
Available Supplements and Media
Notes to Students (and Instructors) On the Format
Color Use: Vectors, Fields, and Symbols
Introduction, Measurement, Estimating
The Nature of Science
Models, Theories, and Laws
Measurement and Uncertainty; Significant Figures
Units, Standards, and the SI System
Converting Units
Order of Magnitude: Rapid Estimating
Dimensions and Dimensional Analysis
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension
Reference Frames and Displacement
Average Velocity
Instantaneous Velocity
Acceleration
Motion at Constant Acceleration
Solving Problems
Freely Falling Objects
Variable Acceleration; Integral Calculus
Graphical Analysis and Numerical Integration
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Kinematics in Two or Three Dimensions; Vectors
Vectors and Scalars
Addition of Vectorsndash;Graphical Methods
Subtraction of Vectors, and Multiplication of a Vector by a Scalar
Adding Vectors by Components
Unit Vectors
Vector Kinematics
Projectile Motion
Solving Problems Involving Projectile Motion
Relative Velocity
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Dynamics: Newtonrsquo;s Laws of Motion
Force
Newtonrsquo;s First Law of Motion
Mass
Newtonrsquo;s Second Law of Motion
Newtonrsquo;s Third Law of Motion
Weightndash;the Force of Gravity; and the Normal Force
Solving Problems with Newtonrsquo;s Laws: Free-Body Diagrams
Problem Solvingndash;A General Approach
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Prob

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