Understanding Physics, Part 3

ISBN-10: 0471464376
ISBN-13: 9780471464372
Edition: 2004
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Description: Understanding Physics is designed to work with learning strategies such as microcomputer-based labs and interactive lectures that ate increasingly being used in physics instruction. In doing so, it incorporates new approaches based upon Physics  More...

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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Understanding Physics is designed to work with learning strategies such as microcomputer-based labs and interactive lectures that ate increasingly being used in physics instruction. In doing so, it incorporates new approaches based upon Physics Education Research (PER), aligns with courses that use computer-based laboratory tools, and supports Activity-Based Physics in lectures, labs, and recitations. A set of related materials collectively known as The Physics Suite is available to support active learning in both the lecture and the lab.

Electromagnetic Waves
Introduction
Maxwell's Prediction of Electromagnetism
The Generation of Electromagnetic Waves
Describing Electromagnetic Wave Properties Mathematically
Transporting Energy with Electromagnetic Waves
Radiation Pressure
Polarization
Maxwell's Rainbow
Images
Introduction
Reflection and Refraction
Total Internal Reflection
Polarization by Reflection
Two Types of Image
Plane Mirrors
Spherical Mirrors
Images from Spherical Mirrors
Spherical Refracting Surfaces
Thin Lenses
Optical Instruments
Three Proofs
Interference
Interference
Light as a Wave
Diffraction
Young's Interference Experiment
Coherence
Intensity in Double-Slit Interference
Interference from Thin Films
Michelson's Interferometer
Diffraction
Diffraction and The Wave Theory of Light
Diffraction by a Single Slit: Locating the Minima
Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Qualitatively
Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Quantitatively
Diffraction by a Circular Aperture
Diffraction by a Double Slit
Diffraction Gratings
Gratings: Dispersion and Resolving Power
X-Ray Diffraction
Special Relativity
Introduction
Origins of Special Relativity
The Principle of Relativity
Locating Events with an Intelligent Observer
Laboratory and Rocket Latticeworks of Clocks
Time Stretching
The Metric Equation
Cause and Effect
Relativity of Simultaneity
Momentum and Energy
The Lorentz Transformation
Lorentiz Contraction
Relativity of Velocities
Doppler Shift
The International System of Units (SI)
Some Fundamental Constants of Physics
Some Astronomical Data
Conversion Factors
Mathematical Formulas
Properties of Common Elements
Periodic Table of the Elements
Answers to Reading Exercises and Odd-Numbered Problems
Photo Credits
Index

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