College Physics

ISBN-10: 0534376886
ISBN-13: 9780534376888
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Paul Peter Urone
List price: $274.95
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Description: In the new Second Edition of College Physics, Peter Urone succeeds in carrying out several goals: to convey the concepts of physics and to help students build the analytical skills to apply them; to help students gain an appreciation for the  More...

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List price: $274.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 11/9/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 972
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.126
Language: English

In the new Second Edition of College Physics, Peter Urone succeeds in carrying out several goals: to convey the concepts of physics and to help students build the analytical skills to apply them; to help students gain an appreciation for the underlying simplicity and unity in nature; and to impart a sense of the beauty and wonder found in the physical universe. To accomplish these goals, Urone blends coverage of the traditional topics with modern material; and familiar ideas from modern physics, such as the existence of atoms and the conversion of mass into energy, are incorporated early. Topics are introduced conceptually with a steady progression to precise definitions and analytical applications. The analytical aspect (problem solving) is tied back to the concept before moving on to another topic. Urone uses a four-part example and problem-solving mechanism to improve students' skills in solving problems, as well as understanding underlying concepts. The human, biological, and medical applications throughout the text are an important aspect of College Physics, Second Edition. By using human applications throughout the text, Urone encourages conceptual and analytical understanding of the material.

Introduction: Physical Quantities, Units, And Mathematical Overview
Physics: An Introduction
Physical Quantities and Units
Measurement, Accuracy, and Uncertainty; Scientific Figures
Exponents
Scientific Notation and Powers of 10
Logarithms
The Rules of Algebra
Angles, Triangles, and Simple Trigonometry
Kinematics
Displacement
Time, Velocity, and Speed
Acceleration
Motion Equations for Constant Acceleration in One Dimension
Problem-Solving Basics
Falling Objects
Graphical Analysis of One-Dimensional Motion
Two-Dimensional Kinematics
Kinematics in Two Dimensions: An Introduction
Vector Definitions and Graphical Methods of Vector Addition and Subtraction
Analytical Methods of Vector Addition and Subtraction
Projectile Motion
Addition of Velocities
Dynamics: Newton''s Laws Of Motion
Force: The Concept
Newton''s First Law of Motion: Mass
Newton''s Second Law of Motion: Concept of a System
Newton''s Third Law of Motion: Symmetry
Weight, Friction, Tension, and Other Classes of Forces
The Four Basic Forces: An Introduction
Further Applications of Newton''s Law of Motion: Problem-Solving Strategies
Statics, Torque, And Elasticity
The First Condition for Equilibrium
The Second Condition for Equilibrium
Center of Mass; Center of Gravity
Stability
Applications of Statics, Including Problem-Solving Strategies
Simple Machines
Forces and Torques in Muscles and Joints
Elasticity: Stress and Strain
Work, Energy, And Power
Work: The Scientific Definition
Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem
Gravitational Potential Energy
Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
Nonconservative Forces: Open Systems
Conservation of Energy
Power
Work, Energy, and Power in Humans; Introduction to Efficiency
Linear Momentum
Linear Momentum and Force
Impulse
Conservation of Momentum
Elastic Collisions in One Dimension
Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension
Collisions of Point Masses in Two Dimensions
Introduction to Rocket Propulsion
Uniform Circular Motion And Gravitation
Rotation Angle and Angular Velocity
Centripetal Acceleration
Centripetal Force
Fictitious Forces and Noninertial Frames: The Coriolis Force
Newton''s Universal Law of Gravitation
Satellites and Kepler''s Laws: An Argument for Simplicity
Rotational Motion And Angular Momentum
Angular Acceleration
Kinematics of Rotational Motion
Dynamics of Rotational Motion: Rotational Interia
Rotation Kinetic Energy: Work-Energy Revisited
Angular Momentum and Its Conservation
Collisions of Extended Bodies in Two Dimensions: A Brief Treatment of Things that Go Bump and Spin
Gyroscopic Effects: Vector Aspects of Angular Momentum
Fluid Statics
What is a Fluid?
Density
Pressure
Variation of Pressure with Depth in a Fluid
Pascal''s Principle
Gauge Pressure, Absolute Pressure, and Pressure Measurement
Archimedes'' Principle: Buoyant Force, Density Measurement, and Why Some Things Float
Cohesion and Adhesion in Liquids: Surface Tension and Capillary Action
Pressures in the Body and Their Measurement
Fluid Dynamics
Flow Rate and Its Relation to Velocity
Bernoulli''s Equation
The Most General Applications of Bernoulli''s Equation
Viscosity and Laminar Flow: Poiseuille''s Law
The Onset of Turbulence
Motion of an Object in a Viscous Fluids
Molecular Transport Phenomena: Diffusion, Osmosis, and Related Processes
Temperature, Kinetic Theory, And The Gas Laws
Temperature
Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
The Ideal Gas Law
Kinetic Theory: Molecular Explanation of Pressure and Temperature
Phase Changes
Humidity, Evaporation, and Boiling
Heat And Transfer Methods
Heat
Temperature Change and Specific Heat
Phase Change and Latent Heat
Introduction to Heat Transfer Methods
Conduction
Convection
Radiation
Thermodynamics
The First Law of Thermodynamics
The First Law and Some Simple Processes
Introduction to the Second Law of Ther

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