Fundamentals of Physics, Chapters 1 - 20

ISBN-10: 047004473X
ISBN-13: 9780470044735
Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $170.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 616
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

This 8th edition of Fundamentals of Physics includes hundreds of items about curious effects in the everyday world, written in the spirit of Jearl Walker's The Flying Circus of Physics. The original edition of The Flying Circus of Physics-in print for over 30 years in 10 languages-is a cult classic among physics students, physics instructors, and the general public.

Robert J. Shiller is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics at Yale University. Also the author of the award-winning "Macro Markets" as well as "Market Volatility", he lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Measurement
What Is Physics?
Measuring Things
The International System of Units
Changing Units
Length
Time
Mass
Review & Summary
Problems
Motion Along a Straight Line
What Is Physics?
Motion
Position and Displacement
Average Velocity and Average Speed
Instantaneous Velocity and Speed
Acceleration
Constant Acceleration: A Special Case
Another Look at Constant Acceleration
Free-Fall Acceleration
Graphical Integration in Motion Analysis
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Vector
What Is Physics?
Vectors and Scalars
Adding Vectors Geometrically
Components of Vectors
Unit Vectors
Adding Vectors by Components
Vectors and the Laws of Physics
Multiplying Vectors
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
What Is Physics?
Position and Displacement
Average Velocity and Instantaneous Velocity
Average Acceleration and Instantaneous Acceleration
Projectile Motion
Projectile Motion Analyzed
Uniform Circular Motion
Relative Motion in One Dimension
Relative Motion in Two Dimensions
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Force and Motion - I
What Is Physics?
Newtonian Mechanics
Newton's First Law
Force
Mass
Newton's Second Law
Some Particular Forces
Newton's Third Law
Applying Newton's Laws
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Force and Motion - II
What Is Physics?
Friction
Properties of Friction
The Drag Force and Terminal Speed
Uniform Circular Motion
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Kinetic Energy and Work
What Is Physics?
What Is Energy?
Kinetic Energy
Work
Work and Kinetic Energy
Work Done by the Gravitational Force
Work Done by a Spring Force
Work Done by a General Variable Force
Power
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
What Is Physics?
Work and Potential Energy
Path Independence of Conservative Forces
Determining Potential Energy Values
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Reading a Potential Energy Curve
Work Done on a System by an External Force
Conservation of Energy
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Center of Mass and Linear Momentum
What Is Physics?
The Center of Mass
Newton's Second Law for a System of Particles
Linear Momentum
The Linear Momentum of a System of Particles
Collision and Impulse
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Momentum and Kinetic Energy in Collisions
Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension
Elastic Collisions in One Dimension
Collisions in Two Dimensions
Systems with Varying Mass: A Rocket
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Rotation
What Is Physics?
The Rotational Variables
Are Angular Quantities Vectors?
Rotation with Constant Angular Acceleration
Relating the Linear and Angular Variables
Kinetic Energy of Rotation
Calculating the Rotational Inertia
Torque
Newton's Second Law for Rotation
Work and Rotational Kinetic Energy
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum
What Is Physics?
Rolling as Translation and Rotation Combined
The Kinetic Energy of Rolling
The Forces of Rolling
The Yo-Yo
Torque Revisited
Angular Momentum
Newton's Second Law in Angular Form
The Angular Momentum of a System of Particles
The Angular Momentum of a Rigid Body Rotating About a Fixed Axis
Conservation of Angular Momentum
Precession of a Gyroscope
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Equilibrium and Elasticity
What Is Physics?
Equilibrium
The Requirements of Equilibrium
The Center of Gravity
Some Examples of Static Equilibrium
Indeterminate Structures
Elasticity
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Gravitation
What Is Physics?
Newton's Law of Gravitation
Gravitation and the Principle of Superposition
Gravitation Near Earth's Surface
Gravitation Inside Earth
Gravitation Potential Energy
Planets and Satellites: Kepler's Laws
Satellites: Orbits and Energy
Einstein and Gravitation
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Fluids
What Is Physics?
What Is a Fluid?
Density and Pressure
Fluids at Rest
Measuring Pressure
Pascal's Principle
Archimedes' Principle
Ideal Fluids in Motion
The Equation of Continuity
Bernoulli's Equation
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Oscillations
What Is Physics?
Simple Harmonic Motion
The Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion
Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
An Angular Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Pendulums
Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion
Damped Simple Harmonic Motion
Forced Oscillations and Resonance
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Waves-I
What Is Physics?
Types of Waves
Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
Wavelength and Frequency
The Speed of a Traveling Wave
Wave Speed on a Stretched String
Energy and Power of a Wave Traveling Along a String
The Wave Equation
The Principle of Superposition for Waves
Interference of Waves
Phasors
Standing Waves
Standing Waves and Resonance
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Waves-II
What Is Physics?
Sound Waves
The Speed of Sound
Traveling Sound Waves
Interference
Intensity and Sound Level
Sources of Musical Sound
Beats
The Doppler Effect
Supersonic Speeds, Shock Waves
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
What Is Physics?
Temperature
The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
Measuring Temperature
The Celsius and Fahrenheit Scales
Thermal Expansion
Temperature and Heat
The Absorption of Heat by Solids and Liquids
A Closer Look at Heat and Work
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Some Special Cases of the First Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Transfer Mechanisms
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
What Is Physics?
Avogadro's Number
Ideal Gases
Pressure, Temperature, and RMS Speed
Translational Kinetic Energy
Mean Free Path
The Distribution of Molecular Speeds
The Molar Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas
Degrees of Freedom and Molar Specific Heats
A Hint of Quantum Theory
The Adiabatic Expansion of an Ideal Gas
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
What Is Physics?
Irreversible Processes and Entropy
Change in Entropy
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy in the Real World: Engines
Entropy in the Real World: Refrigerators
The Efficiencies of Real Engines
A Statistical View of Entropy
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Appendices
The International System of Units (SI)
Some Fundamental Constants of Physics
Some Astronomical Data
Conversion Factors
Mathematical Formulas
Properties of the Elements
Periodic Table of the Elements
Answers to Checkpoints and Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems
Index

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