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Equilibrium and Elasticity | |

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What Is Physics? | |

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Equilibrium | |

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The Requirements of Equilibrium | |

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The Center of Gravity | |

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Some Examples of Static Equilibrium | |

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Indeterminate Structures | |

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Elasticity | |

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Review & Summary | |

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Questions | |

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Problems | |

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Gravitation | |

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What Is Physics? | |

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Newton's Law of Gravitation | |

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Gravitation and the Principle of Superposition | |

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Gravitation Near Earth's Surface | |

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Gravitation Inside Earth | |

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Gravitational Potential Energy | |

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Planets and Satellites: Kepler's Laws | |

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Satellites: Orbits and Energy | |

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Einstein and Gravitation | |

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Review & Summary | |

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Questions | |

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Problems | |

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Fluids | |

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What Is Physics? | |

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What Is a Fluid? | |

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Density and Pressure | |

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Fluids at Rest | |

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Measuring Pressure | |

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Pascal's Principle | |

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Archimedes' Principle | |

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Ideal Fluids in Motion | |

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The Equation of Continuity | |

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Bernoulli's Equation | |

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Review & Summary | |

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Questions | |

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Problems | |

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Oscillations | |

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What Is Physics? | |

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Simple Harmonic Motion | |

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The Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion | |

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Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion | |

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An Angular Simple Harmonic Oscillator | |

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Pendulums | |

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Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion | |

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Damped Simple Harmonic Motion | |

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Forced Oscillations and Resonance | |

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Review & Summary | |

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Questions | |

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Problems | |

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Waves-I | |

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What Is Physics? | |

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Types of Waves | |

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Transverse and Longitudinal Waves | |

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Wavelength and Frequency | |

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The Speed of a Traveling Wave | |

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Wave Speed on a Stretched String | |

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Energy and Power of a Wave Traveling Along a String | |

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The Wave Equation | |

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The Principle of Superposition for Waves | |

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Interference of Waves | |

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Phasors | |

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Standing Waves | |

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Standing Waves and Resonance | |

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Review & Summary | |

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Questions | |

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Problems | |

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Waves-II | |

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What Is Physics? | |

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Sound Waves | |

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The Speed of Sound | |

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Traveling Sound Waves | |

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Interference | |

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Intensity and Sound Level | |

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Sources of Musical Sound | |

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Beats | |

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The Doppler Effect | |

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Supersonic Speeds, Shock Waves | |

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Review & Summary | |

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Questions | |

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Problems | |

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Temperature, Heat, and The First Law of Thermodynamics | |

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What Is Physics? | |

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Temperature | |

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The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics | |

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Measuring Temperature | |

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The Celsius and Fahrenheit Scales | |

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Thermal Expansion | |

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Temperature and Heat | |

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The Absorption of Heat by Solids and Liquids | |

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A Closer Look at Heat and Work | |

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The First Law of Thermodynamics | |

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Some Special Cases of the First Law of Thermodynamics | |

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Heat Transfer Mechanisms | |

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Review & Summary | |

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Questions | |

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Problems | |

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The Kinetic Theory of Gases | |

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What Is Physics? | |

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Avogadro's Number | |

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Ideal Gases | |

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Pressure, Temperature, and RMS Speed | |

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Translational Kinetic Energy | |

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Mean Free Path | |

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The Distribution of Molecular Speeds | |

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The Molar Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas | |

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Degrees of Freedom and Molar Specific Heats | |

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A Hint of Quantum Theory | |

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The Adiabatic Expansion of an Ideal Gas | |

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Review & Summary | |

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Questions | |

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Problems | |

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Entropy and The Second Law of Thermodynamics | |

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What Is Physics? | |

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Irreversible Processes and Entropy | |

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Change in Entropy | |

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The Second Law of Thermodynamics | |

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Entropy in the Real World: Engines | |

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Entropy in the Real World: Refrigerators | |

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The Efficiencies of Real Engines | |

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A Statistical View of Entropy | |

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Review & Summary | |

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Questions | |

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Problems | |

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Appendices | |

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The International System of Units (SI) | |

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Some Fundamental Constants of Physics | |

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Some Astronomical Data | |

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Conversion Factors | |

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Mathematical Formulas | |

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Properties of the Elements | |

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Periodic Table of the Elements | |

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Answers to Checkpoints and Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems | |

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Index | |