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Preface | |

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Introduction to Physics | |

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Physics Is . . .? | |

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Measurement and the Metric System | |

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Scientific Notation | |

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Accuracy, Precision, and Significant Digits | |

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Order of Magnitude | |

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Graphing Data | |

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Direct and Inverse Proportions | |

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Mathematical Relationships within Right Triangles | |

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Questions | |

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Motion in One Dimension | |

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Motion Defined | |

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Graphing an Object's Motion | |

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Displacement | |

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Velocity | |

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Acceleration | |

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The Equations of Uniformly Accelerated Motion | |

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Freely Falling Objects | |

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Motion Graphs Revisited | |

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Questions | |

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Forces and Newton's Laws | |

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Introduction | |

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What Is a Force? | |

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Measuring Forces Using Hooke's Law | |

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Newton's First Law of Motion | |

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Newton's Second Law of Motion | |

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Weight | |

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Normal Forces | |

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Frictional Forces | |

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The Coefficient of Friction | |

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Newton's Third Law of Motion-Action and Reaction | |

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Questions | |

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Vector Quantities and Their Applications | |

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Introduction | |

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Displacement, and Representation of Vector Quantities | |

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Vector Addition | |

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Vector Subtraction | |

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Resolution of Vectors | |

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Using Resolution to Add Vectors | |

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Static Equilibrium | |

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Inclined Planes | |

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Motion in a Plane (Two-Dimensional Motion) | |

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Questions | |

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Circular Motion and Gravitation | |

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Introduction | |

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Circular Motion | |

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Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation | |

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Satellite Motion | |

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Weight and Gravitational Force | |

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The Gravitational Field | |

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Questions | |

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Momentum and Its Conservation | |

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Momentum | |

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Newton's Second Law and Momentum | |

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Conservation of Momentum | |

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Conservation of Momentum and Newton's Third Law | |

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Questions | |

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Work and Energy | |

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Work | |

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Power | |

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Energy | |

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Internal Energy and Work | |

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Questions | |

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Static Electricity | |

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What Is Electricity? | |

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Electric Charges | |

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Conductors and Insulators | |

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Charging Objects | |

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The Electroscope | |

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Coulomb's Law | |

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The Electric Field | |

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Electric Field Lines (Lines of Force) | |

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Electric Field Strength | |

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Potential Difference | |

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Electric Potential | |

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The Millikan Oil Drop Experiment | |

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Questions | |

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Electric Current and Circuits | |

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Introduction | |

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Electric Current | |

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Current and Potential Difference | |

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Resistance | |

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Electric Circuits and Ohm's Law | |

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Power and Energy in Electric Circuits | |

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Series Circuits | |

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Parallel Circuits | |

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Questions | |

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Magnetism; Electromagentism and Its Applications | |

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Introduction | |

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General Properties of Magnets | |

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Magnetic Fields | |

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Electromagnetism | |

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Electromagnetic Induction | |

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Questions | |

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Waves and Sound | |

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Definition of Wave Motion | |

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Types of Waves | |

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Characteristics of Periodic Waves | |

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Speed of a Wave | |

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Reflection | |

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Refraction | |

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Interference | |

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Standing Waves | |

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Resonance | |

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Diffraction | |

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Doppler Effect | |

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Questions | |

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Light and Geometric Optics | |

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Introduction | |

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Polarization of Light | |

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Speed of Light | |

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Visible Light | |

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Reflection | |

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Refraction | |

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Diffraction and Interference of Light | |

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Questions | |

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Modern Physics | |

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Introduction | |

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Black-Body Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis | |

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The Photoelectric Effect | |

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The Compton Effect | |

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Models of the Atom | |

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Energy and Mass | |

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Questions | |

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Nuclear Energy | |

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Introduction | |

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Nucleons | |

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Nuclear Symbols | |

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Isotopes | |

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Nuclear Masses | |

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Average Binding Energy per Nucleon | |

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Nuclear Forces | |

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Nuclear Reactions | |

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Induced Nuclear Reactions | |

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Fundamental Particles and Interactions | |

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Questions | |

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Glossary | |

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Answers to Questions for Review | |

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New York State Reference Tables For Physical Setting: Physics | |

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Summary of Equations for New York State Physical Setting: Physics Regents Examination | |

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Answering Short Constructed Response and Free-Response Questions | |

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The New York State Physical Setting: Physics Regents Examination | |

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Physical Setting/Physics Regents Examination June 2009 | |

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Index | |