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Physics for Scientists and Engineers

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ISBN-10: 0136139248

ISBN-13: 9780136139249

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Douglas C. Giancoli

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Key Message:This book aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach readers by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying. Physics is a description of reality, and thus each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that readers can directly relate to. We then move on to the generalizations and more formal treatment of the topic. Not only does this make the material more interesting and easier to understand, but it is closer to the way physics is actually practiced. Key Topics: ELECTRIC CHARGE AND ELECTRIC FIELD, GAUSSrsquo;S LAW, ELECTRIC POTENTIAL, CAPACITANCE, DIELECTRICS, ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE, ELECTRIC CURRENTS AND RESISTANCE, DC CIRCUITS, MAGNETISM, SOURCES OF MAGNETIC FIELD, ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND FARADAYrsquo;S LAW, INDUCTANCE, ELECTROMAGNETIC OSCILLATIONS, AND AC CIRCUITS, MAXWELLrsquo;S EQUATIONS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, LIGHT: REFLECTION AND REFRACTION, LENSES AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, THE WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT; INTERFERENCE, DIFFRACTION AND POLARIZATION, Market Description:This book is written for readers interested in learning the basics of physics.
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Book details

List price: $161.33
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/5/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Second Law of Thermodynamics
The Second Law of Thermodynamics-Introduction
Heat Engines
Reversible and Irreversible Processes; the Carnot Engine
Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and Heat Pumps
Entropy
Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Order to Disorder
Unavailability of Energy; Heat Death
Statistical Interpretation of Entropy and the Second Law
Thermodynamic Temperature Scale; Absolute Zero and the Third Law of Thermodynamics
Thermal Pollution, Global Warming, and Energy Resources
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Electric Charge and Electric Field
Static Electricity; Electric Charge and Its Conservation
Electric Charge in the Atom
Insulators and Conductors
Induced Charge; the Electroscope
Coulombrsquo;s Law
The Electric Field
Electric Field Calculations for Continuous Charge Distributions
Field Lines
Electric Fields and Conductors
Motion of a Charged Particle in an Electric Field
Electric Dipoles
Electric Forces in Molecular Biology; DNA
Photocopy Machines and Computer Printers Use Electrostatics
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Gaussrsquo;s Law
Electric Flux
Gaussrsquo;s Law
Applications of Gaussrsquo;s Law
Experimental Basis of Gaussrsquo;s and Coulombrsquo;s Law
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Electric Potential
Electric Potential Energy and Potential Difference
Relation between Electric Potential and Electric Field
Electric Potential Due to Point Charges
Potential Due to Any Charge Distribution
Equipotential Surfaces
Electric Dipole Potential
E Determined from V
Electrostatic Potential Energy; the Electron Volt
Cathode Ray Tube: TV and Computer Monitors, Oscilloscope
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Capacitance, Dielectrics, Electric Energy Storage