Essential University Physics

ISBN-10: 0805338381
ISBN-13: 9780805338386
Edition: 2007
Authors: Richard Wolfson
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List price: $93.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 7/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

KEY MESSAGE: Richard Wolfson's "Essential University Physics" is 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 Physics" is a compelling alternative for professors who want to focus on the fundamentals. Electromagnetism: Electric Charge, Force, and Field; Gauss's Law; Electric Potential; Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors; Electric Current; Electric Circuits; Magnetism; Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating-Current Circuits; Electromagnetic Waves Optics: The Behavior of Light; Images and Optical Instruments; Interference and Diffraction Modern Physics: Relativity For all readers interested in calculus-based physic.

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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