Essentials of College Physics

ISBN-10: 0495106194

ISBN-13: 9780495106197

Edition: 2007

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Description: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS is a streamlined version of Serway's market-leading College Physics text, using the same clear and logical presentation of the concepts and principles but providing a slimmer and more affordable alternative for instructors looking to focus on the core concepts. By integrating the guiding principles of physics education research and including unique just-in-time quantitative problem-solving features, the text strikes a balance between problem-solving support and conceptual understanding. "Math Focus" boxes and a unique "Math Appendix" provide your students with an opportunity to master their numerical problem-solving skills and then connect those skills to concrete physics applications. "Quick Quiz" and "Checkpoint" questions provide students with ample opportunity to test their conceptual understanding, while "Tips" boxes help students avoid common misconceptions. And all "Worked Examples" feature a two-column format, explaining each step of the solution both conceptually and quantitatively. The innovative technology program is perfectly tailored to support any course design. All end-of-chapter problems, worked examples, checkpoints and quick quizzes are available in WebAssign (enhanced with hints and feedback), allowing instructors to securely create and administer homework assignments in an interactive online environment. For instructors utilizing classroom response technology, a complete suite of questions, pre-formatted in PowerPoint, is available to support the JoinIn? on TurningPoint interactive lecture solution, or the "clicker" software of your choosing. The text's flexible, accessible, and focused presentation, coupled with an extraordinary technology program, gives students and instructors the tools they need to succeed.

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List price: $273.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.576
Language: English

Raymond A. Serway is Physics Professor Emeritus at James Madison University, Virginia.

Mechanics
Introduction
Standards of Length, Mass, and Time
The Building Blocks of Matter
Dimensional Analysis
Uncertainty in Measurement and Significant Figures
Conversion of Units
Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations
Coordinate Systems
Trigonometry
Problem-Solving Strategy
Summary
Motion in One Dimension
Displacement
Velocity
Acceleration
Motion Diagrams
One-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration
Freely Falling Objects
Summary
Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion
Vectors and Their Properties
Components of a Vector
Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration in Two Dimensions
Motion in Two Dimensions
Relative Velocity
Summary
The Laws of Motion
Forces
Newton's First Law
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Applications of Newton's Laws
Forces of Friction
Summary
Energy
Work
Kinetic Energy and the Work - Energy Theorem
Gravitational Potential Energy
Spring Potential Energy
Systems and Energy Conservation
Power
Work Done by a Varying Force
Summary
Momentum and Collisions
Momentum and Impulse
Conservation of Momentum
Collisions
Glancing Collisions
Rocket Propulsion
Summary
Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity
Angular Speed and Angular Acceleration
Rotational Motion Under Constant Angular Acceleration
Relations Between Angular and Linear Quantities
Centripetal Acceleration
Newtonian Gravitation
Kepler's Laws
Summary
Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics
Torque
Torque and the Two Conditions for Equilibrium
The Center of Gravity
Examples of Objects in Equilibrium
Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration
Rotational Kinetic Energy
Angular Momentum
Summary
Solids and Fluids
States of Matter
The Deformation of Solids
Density and Pressure
Variation of Pressure with Depth
Pressure Measurements
Buoyant Forces and Archimedes's Principle
Fluids in Motion
Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics
Surface Tension, Capillary Action, and Viscous Fluid Flow
Transport Phenomena
Summary
Thermodynamics
Thermal Physics
Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
Thermometers and Temperature Scales
Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
Summary
Energy in Thermal Processes
Heat and Internal Energy
Specific Heat
Calorimetry
Latent Heat and Phase Change
Energy Transfer
Summary
The Laws of Thermodynamics
Work in Thermodynamic Processes
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy
Human Metabolism
Summary
Vibrations and Waves
Vibrations and Waves
Hooke's Law
Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion
Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as a Function of Time
Motion of a Pendulum
Damped Oscillations
Waves
Frequency, Amplitude, and Wavelength
The Speed of Waves on Strings
Interference of Waves
Reflection of Waves
Summary
Sound
Producing a Sound Wave
Characteristics of Sound Waves
The Speed of Sound
Energy and Intensity of Sound Waves
Spherical and Plane Waves
The Doppler Effect
Interference of Sound Waves
Standing Waves
Forced Vibrations and Resonance
Standing Waves in Air Columns
Beats
The Ear
Summary
Electricity and Magnetism
Electric Forces and Electric Fields
Properties of Electric Charges
Insulators and Conductors
Coulomb's Law
The Electric Field
Electric Field Lines
Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium
Electric Flux and Gauss's Law
Summary
Electrical Energy and Capacitance
Potential Difference and Electric Potential
Electric Potential and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges
Potentials and Charged Conductors
Equipotential Surfaces
Capacitance
The Parallel-Plate Capacitor
Combinations of Capacitors
Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor
Capacitors with Dielectrics
Summary
Current and Resistance
Electric Current
A Microscopic View: Current and Drift Speed
Current and Voltage Measurements in Circuits
Resistance and Ohm's Law
Resistivity
Temperature Variation of Resistance
Superconductors
Electrical Energy and Power
Electrical Activity in the Heart
Summary
Direct-Current Circuits
Sources of emf
Resistors in Series
Resistors in Parallel
Kirchhoff's Rules and Complex DC Circuits
RC Circuits
Household Circuits
Conduction of Electrical Signals by Neurons
Summary
Magnetism
Magnets
Magnetic Fields
Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor
Torque on a Current Loop and Electric Motors
Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field
Magnetic Field of a Long, Straight Wire and Ampere's Law
Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors
Magnetic Fields of Current Loops and Solenoids
Magnetic Domains
Summary
Induced Voltages and Inductance
Induced emf and Magnetic Flux
Faraday's Law of Induction
Motional emf
Lenz's Law Revisited (The Minus Sign in Faraday's Law)
Generators
Self-Inductance
RL Circuits
Summary
Alternating Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves
Resistors in an AC Circuit
Capacitors in an AC Circuit
Inductors in an AC Circuit
The RLC Series Circuit
Power in an AC Circuit
Resonance in a Series RLC Circuit
The Transformer
Maxwell's Predictions
Hertz's Confirmation of Maxwell's Predictions
Production of Electromagnetic Waves by an Antenna
Properties of Electromagnetic Waves
The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Waves
Summary
Light and Optics
Reflection and Refraction of Light
The Nature of Light
Reflection and Refraction
The Law of Refraction
Dispersion and Prisms
The Rainbow
Huygens' Principle
Total Internal Reflection
Summary
Mirrors and Lenses
Flat Mirrors
Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors
Convex Mirrors and Sign Conventions
Images Formed by Refraction
Atmospheric Refraction
Thin Lenses
Lens and Mirror Aberrations
Summary
Wave Optics
Conditions for Interference
Young's Double-Slit Experiment
Change of Phase Due to Reflection
Interference in Thin Films
Diffraction
Single-Slit Diffraction
The Diffraction Grating
Polarization of Light Waves
Summary
Optical Instruments
The Camera
The Eye
The Simple Magnifier
The Compound Microscope
The Telescope
Resolution of Single-Slit and Circular Apertures
Summary
Modern Physics
Relativity
Galilean Relativity
The Speed of Light
Einstein's Principle of Relativity
Consequences of Special Relativity
Relativistic Momentum
Relativistic Energy and the Equivalence of Mass and Energy
General Relativity
Summary
Quantum Physics
Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis
The Photoelectric Effect and the Particle Theory of Light
X-Rays
Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals
The Compton Effect
The Dual Nature of Light and Matter
The Wave Function
The Uncertainty Principle
Summary
Atomic Physics
Early Models of the Atom
Atomic Spectra
The Bohr Model
Quantum Mechanics and the Hydrogen Atom
The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table
Characteristic X-Rays
Atomic Transitions and Lasers
Summary
Nuclear Physics
Some Properties of Nuclei
Binding Energy
Radioactivity
The Decay Processes
Natural Radioactivity
Nuclear Reactions
Medical Applications of Radiation
Summary
Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Fusion
Elementary Particles and the Fundamental Forces
Positrons and Other Antiparticles
Classification of Particles
Conservation Laws
The Eightfold Way
Quarks and Color
Electroweak Theory and the Standard Model
The Cosmic Connection
Problems and Perspectives
Summary
Mathematics Review
An Abbreviated Table of Isotopes
Some Useful Tables
SI Units
Answers to Checkpoints, Quick Quizzes and Odd-Numbered Conceptual Questions and Problems
Credits
Index
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