Essential University Physics

ISBN-10: 0805338292
ISBN-13: 9780805338294
Edition: 2007
Authors: Richard Wolfson
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List price: $93.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 7/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 457
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

KEY MESSAGE:Richard Wolfsonrsquo;sEssential University Physicsis a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and interesting real-life applications. At nearly half the length and half the price of other physics texts on the market,Essential University Physicsis a compelling alternative for professors who want to focus on the fundamentals.nbsp;Doing Physics Part; 1 Mechanics:nbsp;Motion in a Straight Line,nbsp;Motion in Two and Three Dimensions,nbsp;Force and Motion,nbsp;Using Newtonrsquo;s Laws,nbsp;Work, Energy, and Power,nbsp;Conservation of Energy,nbsp;Gravity, Systems of Particles,nbsp;Rotational Motion,nbsp;Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum,nbsp;Static Equilibrium; Part 2nbsp; Oscillations, Waves, and Fluids:nbsp;Oscillatory Motion,nbsp;Wave Motion,nbsp;Fluid Motion,nbsp;Thermodynamics, Temperature and Heat, The Thermal Behavior of Matter, Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics, The Second Law of ThermodynamicsFor all readers interested in calculus-based physic. nbsp; nbsp;

Volume 1 contains chapters 1-19
Volume 2 contains chapters 20-39
Doing Physics
Realms of Physics
Measurements and Units
Working with Numbers
Strategies for Learning Physics
Mechanics
Motion in a Straight Line
Average Motion
Instantaneous Velocity
Acceleration
Constant Acceleration
The Acceleration of Gravity
Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
Vectors
Velocity and Acceleration Vectors
Relative Motion
Constant Acceleration
Projectile Motion
Uniform Circular Motion
Force and Motion
The Wrong Question
Newton's First and Second Laws
Forces
The Force of Gravity
Using Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Using Newton's Laws
Using Newton's Second Law
Multiple Objects
Circular Motion
Friction
Drag Forces
Work, Energy, and Power
Work
Forces That Vary
Kinetic Energy
Power
Conservation of Energy
Conservative and Nonconservative Forces
Potential Energy
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Potential-Energy Curves
Gravity
Toward a Law of Gravity
Universal Gravitation
Orbital Motion
Gravitational Energy
The Gravitational Field
Systems of Particles
Center of Mass
Momentum
Kinetic Energy of a System
Collisions
Totally Inelastic Collisions
Elastic Collisions
Rotational Motion
Angular Velocity and Acceleration
Torque
Rotational Inertia and the Analog of Newton's Law
Rotational Energy
Rolling Motion
Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum
Angular Velocity and Acceleration Vectors
Torque and the Vector Cross Product
Angular Momentum
Conservation of Angular Momentum
Gyroscopes and Precession
Static Equilibrium
Conditions for Equilibrium
Center of Gravity
Examples of Static Equilibrium
Stability
Oscillations, Waves, and Fluids
Oscillatory Motion
Describing Oscillatory Motion
Simple Harmonic Motion
Applications of Simple Harmonic Motion
Circular and Harmonic Motion
Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
Damped Harmonic Motion
Driven Oscillations and Resonance
Wave Motion
Waves and Their Properties
Wave Math
Waves on a String
Sound Waves
Interference
Reflection and Refraction
Standing Waves
The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves
Fluid Motion
Density and Pressure
Hydrostatic Equilibrium
Archimedes' Principle and Buoyancy
Fluid Dynamics
Applications of Fluid Dynamics
Viscosity and Turbulence
Thermodynamics
Temperature and Heat
Heat, Temperature, and Thermodynamic Equilibrium
Heat Capacity and Specific Heat
Heat Transfer
Thermal-Energy Balance
The Thermal Behavior of Matter
Gases
Phase Changes
Thermal Expansion
Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Thermodynamic Processes
Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Reversibility and Irreversibility
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Applications of the Second Law
Entropy and Energy Quality
Electromagnetism
Electric Charge, Force, and Field
Electric Charge
Coulomb's Law
The Electric Field
Fields of Charge Distributions
Matter in Electric Fields
Gauss's Law
Electric Field Lines
Electric Flux and Field
Gauss's Law
Using Gauss's Law
Fields of Arbitrary Charge Distributions
Gauss's Law and Conductors
Electric Potential
Electric Potential Difference
Calculating Potential Difference
Potential Difference and the Electric Field
Charged Conductors
Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors
Electrostatic Energy
Capacitors
Using Capacitors
Energy in the Electric Field
Electric Current
Electric Current
Conduction Mechanisms
Resistance and Ohm's Law
Electric Power
Electrical Safety
Electric Circuits
Circuits, Symbols, and Electromotive Force
Series and Parallel Resistors
Kirchhoff's Laws and Multiloop Circuits
Electrical Measurements
Capacitors in Circuits
Magnetism: Force and Field
What Is Magnetism?
Magnetic Force and Field
Charged Particles in Magnetic Fields
The Magnetic Force on a Current
Origin of the Magnetic Field
Magnetic Dipoles
Magnetic Matter
Ampere's Law
Electromagnetic Induction
Induced Currents
Faraday's Law
Induction and Energy
Inductance
Magnetic Energy
Induced Electric Fields
Alternating-Current Circuits
Alternating Current
Circuit Elements in AC Circuits
LC Circuits
Driven RLC Circuits and Resonance
Power in AC Circuits
Transformers and Power Supplies
Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves
The Four Laws of Electromagnetism
Ambiguity in Ampere's Law
Maxwell's Equations
Electromagnetic Waves
Properties of Electromagnetic Waves
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Producing Electromagnetic Waves
Energy and Momentum in Electromagnetic Waves
Optics
Reflection and Refraction
Reflection
Refraction
Total Internal Reflection
Dispersion
Images and Optical Instruments
Images with Mirrors
Images with Lenses
Refraction in Lenses: The Details
Optical Instruments
Interference and Diffraction
Coherence and Interference
Double-Slit Interference
Multiple-Slit Interference and Diffraction Gratings
Interferometry
Huygens' Principle and Diffraction
The Diffraction Limit
Modern Physics
Relativity
Speed c Relative to What?
Matter, Motion, and the Ether
Special Relativity
Space and Time in Relativity
Simultaneity Is Relative
The Lorentz Trasformations
Energy and Momentum in Relativity
Electromagnetism and Relativity
General Relativity
Particles and Waves
Toward Quantum Theory
Blackbody Radiation
Photons
Atomic Spectra and the Bohr Atom
Matter Waves
The Uncertainty Principle
Complementarity
Quantum Mechanics
Particles, Waves, and Probability
The Schrodinger Equation
Particles and Potentials
Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensions
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Atomic Physics
The Hydrogen Atom
Electron Spin
The Exclusion Principle
Multielectron Atoms and the Periodic Table
Transitions and Atomic Spectra
Molecules and Solids
Molecular Bonding
Molecular Energy Levels
Solids
Superconductivity
Nuclear Physics
Elements, Isotopes, and Nuclear Structure
Radioactivity
Binding Energy and Nucleosynthesis
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Fusion
From Quarks to the Cosmos
Particles and Forces
Particles and More Particles
Quarks and the Standard Model
Unification
The Evolving Universe
Appendices
Mathematics
The International System of Units (SI)
Conversion Factors
The Elements
Astrophysical Data
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Problems
Credits
Index

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