Contemporary College Physics

ISBN-10: 0201557215

ISBN-13: 9780201557213

Edition: 2nd

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New edition of a non-calculus general physics text that introduces students to the beauty and usefulness of physics while teaching problem-solving skills applicable to other studies and careers. This update highlights biomedical applications of physics and adds coverage of some recent technologies. The 32 chapters emphasize basic principles and unity of physics. The included CD-ROM contains core simulations of examples and illustrations from the textbook, a library with about 70 browser-based physics animations and simulations, practice problems, important terms, a reference shelf, and a brief overview of useful concepts. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 960
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.246
Language: English

Measurement, Models, and Analysis
Measurements and Models
Back to the Future: Echoes of the Big Bang
Units and Standards of Measurement
Unit Conversions
Measurements, Calculations, and Uncertainties
Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations
How to Study Physics
Problem Solving
Motion in One Dimension
Reference Frames, Coordinate Systems, and Displacement
Average Speed and Average Velocity
Graphical Interpretation of Velocity
Instantaneous Velocity
Motion with Constant Acceleration
Galileo and Free Fall
Back to the Future: Galileo and Experimental Science
Solving Quadratic Equations
Motion in Two Dimensions
Addition of Vectors
Resolution of Vectors
Relative Velocity in One Dimension
Relative Velocity in Two Dimensions
Kinematics in Two Dimensions
Projectile Motion
Review of Trigonometry
Force and Motion
Events Leading to Newton's Principia
What Is a Force?
Back to the Future: The Writing of the Principia
Newton's First Law--Inertia
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Some Applications of Newton's Laws
Physics in Practice: The Friction of Automobile Tires
Static Equilibrium
The Laws of Motion as a Whole
Solving Simultaneous Equations
Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation
Uniform Circular Motion
Force Needed for Circular Motion
Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
The Law of Universal Gravitation
Back to the Future: Johannes Kepler
The Universal Gravitational Constant G
Gravitational Field Strength
Back to the Future: Henry Cavendish and the Density of the Earth
Work and Energy
Work Done by a Varying Force
Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Energy Conservation with Nonconservative Forces
Physics in Practice: Human Energy
Linear Momentum
Linear Momentum
Newton's Laws and the Conservation of Momentum
Conservation of Momentum in One-Dimensional Collisions
Conservation of Momentum in Two- and Three-Dimensional Collisions
Changing Mass
Applying the Conservation Laws
Definition of Elastic Collisions
Elastic Collisions in One Dimension
Elastic Collisions in Two Dimensions
General Form of Gravitational Potential Energy
Physics in Practice: Symmetry and Conservation Laws
Motion in a Gravitational Potential
Escape Speed
Rigid Bodies and Rotational Motion
Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration
Rotational Kinematics
Static Equilibrium
Elasticity: Stress and Strain
Physics in Practice: Bridges
Torque and Moment of Inertia
Angular Momentum
Conservation of Angular Momentum
Rotational Kinetic Energy
Conservation of Energy: Translations and Rotations
Physics in Practice: The Earth, the Moon, and the Tides
Hydrostatic Pressure
Pascal's Principle
Archimedes' Principle
Physics in Practice: Measuring Blood Pressure
Surface Tension
Fluid Flow: Streamlines and the Equation of Continuity
Physics in Practice: Surface Tension and the Lungs
Bernoulli's Equation
Viscosity and Poiseuille's Law
Stokes's Law and Terminal Speed
Physics in Practice: How Airplanes Fly
Turbulent Flow
Thermal Physics
Temperature and States of Matter
Back to the Future: Fahrenheit's Thermometer
Thermal Expansion
The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
Change of Phase
Heat Transfer
Gas Laws and Kinetic Theory
The Pressure of Air
Boyle's Law
Back to the Future: Gas Laws and Balloons
The Law of Charles and Gay-Lussac
The Ideal Gas Law
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
The Kinetic-Theory Definition of Temperature
Internal Energy of an Ideal Gas
The Barometric Formula and the Distribution of Molecular Speeds
The Exponential Function
Thermal Equilibrium
The First Law of Thermodynamics
The Carnot Cycle and the Efficiency of Engines
Physics in Practice: Gasoline Engines
Refrigerators and Heat Pumps
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy and the Second Law
Energy and Thermal Pollution
Periodic Motion
Hooke's Law
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Energy of a Harmonic Oscillator
Period of a Harmonic Oscillator
The Simple Pendulum
Damped Harmonic Motion
Physics in Practice: Walking and Running
Forced Harmonic Motion and Resonance
Waves and Sound
Pulses on a Rope
Harmonic Waves
Energy and Information Transfer by Waves
Sound Waves
Measuring Sound Levels
The Doppler Effect
Physics in Practice: Room Acoustics
Formation of a Shock Wave
Reflection of a Wave Pulse
Standing Waves on a String
Waves in a Vibrating Column of Air
Physics in Practice: Hearing and the Ear
Electric Charge and Electric Field
Electric Charge
Coulomb's Law
Superposition of Electric Forces
The Electric Field
Superposition of Electric Fields
Electric Flux and Gauss's Law
A Quantitative Approach to Gauss's Law
The Electric Dipole
Physics in Practice: Dipoles and Microwave Ovens
Electric Potential and Capacitance
Electric Potential
The Van de Graaff Electrostatic Generator
The Electron Volt
Equipotential Surfaces
Back to the Future: The Leyden Jar and Franklin's Kite
The Parallel-Plate Capacitor
Electric Field of a Parallel-Plate Capacitor
Energy Storage in a Capacitor
Electric Current and Resistance
Electric Current and Electromotive Force
Electric Resistance and Ohm's Law
Power and Energy in Electric Circuits
Physics in Practice: Superconductivity
Short Circuits and Open Circuits
Kirchhoff's Rules and Simple Resistive Circuits
Applications of Kirchhoff's Rules
Capacitors in Combination
Internal Resistance of a Battery
Home Power Distribution
Physics in Practice: Electric Shock
Magnets and Magnetic Fields
Oersted's Discovery: Electric Current Produces Magnetism
Physics in Practice: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Forces on Electric Currents
Magnetic Forces on Moving Charged Particles
The Cyclotron
Magnetic Field Due to a Current-Carrying Wire
Torque on a Current Loop
Galvanometers, Ammeters, and Voltmeters
Ampere's Law
Magnetic Materials
Electromagnetic Induction
Faraday's Law
Motional Emf
Generators and Motors
The Transformer
Energy Storage in a Magnetic Field
The Experimental Laws of Electromagnetism
Maxwell's Equations
Physics in Practice: Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy
Electromagnetic Waves
Alternating-Current Circuits
The RL Circuit
The RC Circuit
Effective Values of Alternating Current
Physics in Practice: Electrocardiography
The RLC Series Circuit
Resonant Circuits
Geometrical Optics
Models of Light: Rays and Waves
Reflection and Refraction
Back to the Future: The Speed of Light
Total Internal Reflection
Fiber Optics
Thin Lenses
Locating Images by Ray Tracing
The Thin-Lens Equation
Spherical Mirrors
Lens Aberrations
Optical Instruments
The Eye
The Magnifying Glass
Cameras and Projectors
Compound Microscopes
Other Lenses
Back to the Future: Development of the Telescope
Wave Optics
Huygens' Principle
Reflection and Refraction of Light Waves
Interference of Light
Interference of Thin Films
Diffraction by a Single Slit
Multiple-Slit Diffraction and Gratings
Resolution and the Rayleigh Criterion
Spectroscopes and Spectra
Principle of Relativity
Einstein's Postulates of Special Relativity
Velocity Addition
Back to the Future: Albert Einstein
Time Dilation
Length Contraction
Physics in Practice: The Twin Paradox
Mass and Energy
Physics in Practice: The Appearance of Moving Objects
Relativistic Momentum
Relativisitic Kinetic Energy
The Relativistic Doppler Effect
The Principle of Equivalence
General Relativity
The Discovery of Atomic Structure
Evidence of Atoms from Solids and Gases
Electrolysis and the Quantization of Charge
Avogadro's Number and the Periodic Table
The Size of Atoms
Crystals and X-Ray Diffraction
Discovery of the Electron
Back to the Future: Seeing Atoms
Radioactive Decay
Discovery of the Atomic Nucleus
Origins of the Quantum Theory
Balmer's Series
Back to the Future: Fraunhofer and the Solar Spectrum
Blackbody Radiation
The Photoelectric Effect
Physics in Practice: Photons and Vision
Bohr's Theory of the Hydrogen Atom
Successes of the Bohr Theory
Moseley and the Periodic Table
Quantum Mechanics
Classical and Quantum Mechanics
The Compton Effect
De Broglie Waves
Back to the Future: Electron Microscopes
Schrodinger's Equation
The Uncertainty Principle
Interpretation of the Wave Function
The Particle in a Box
Tunneling or Barrier Penetration
Wave Theory of the Hydrogen Atom
The Zeeman Effect and Space Quantization
The Pauli Exclusion Principle
Understanding the Periodic Table
The Nucleus
Chadwick's Discovery of the Neutron
Composition and Size of the Nucleus
Nuclear Forces and Binding Energy
Conservation Rules: Radioactive and Nuclear Stability
Natural Radioactive Decay Series
Models for Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay
Detectors of Radiation
Radiation Measurement and Biological Effects
Induced Transmutation and Reactions
Nuclear Fission
Back to the Future: Lisa Meitner and Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Fusion
Lasers, Holography, and Color
Stimulated Emission of Light
The Helium-Neon Laser
Properties of Laser Light
Light and Color
Physics in Practice: White-Light Holograms
Color by Addition and Subtraction
Condensed Matter
Types of Condensed Matter
The Free-Electron Model of Metals
Physics in Practice: Liquid Crystal Displays
Electrical Conductivity and Ohm's Law
Band Theory of Solids
Pure Semiconductors
The Hall Effect
Impure Semiconductors
The pnJunction
Rectifier Circuits
Solar Cells and Light-Emitting Diodes
Elementary Particle Physics
Particles and Antiparticles
Pions and the Strong Nuclear Force
Back to the Future: Cosmic Rays
More and More Particles
Accelerators and Detectors
Classification of Elementary Particles
The Quark Model of Matter
Unified Theories
Formulas from Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry
The International System of Units
Alphabetical List of Elements
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
Photo Credits
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