Inquiry into Physics

ISBN-10: 0495119431
ISBN-13: 9780495119432
Edition: 6th 2008 (Revised)
List price: $325.95
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Description: This text emphasizes conceptual understanding within a problem-solving framework, using modern applications such as iPods, metal detectors, sundogs, kaleidoscopes, and smoke detectors to demonstrate the relevance of physics in our daily lives.

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Book details

List price: $325.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 6/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

This text emphasizes conceptual understanding within a problem-solving framework, using modern applications such as iPods, metal detectors, sundogs, kaleidoscopes, and smoke detectors to demonstrate the relevance of physics in our daily lives.

Vern Ostdiek was an Associate Professor at Benedictine College, where he had a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. In addition to teaching courses in physics, mathematics, and computer science, he oversaw the Computer Discovery Lab. Vern was named Benedictine College's Educator of the Year in 1999. His research interests centered on the nocturnal dynamics of the lower part of the Earth's atmosphere. Past research topics include noctilucent clouds and frontal zones.

Prologue: Getting Started
The Study of Motion
Newton's Laws
Energy and Conservation Laws
Physics of Matter
Temperature and Heat
Waves and Sound
Electricity
Electromagnetism and EM Waves
Optics
Atomic Physics
Nuclear Physics
Special Relativity and Elementary Particles
Epilogue
Winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Math Review
Answers
Glossary of Key Terms and Laws
Credits
Index Table of Conversion Factors and Other Information
Periodic Table

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