Understanding Physics

ISBN-10: 0471370991

ISBN-13: 9780471370994

Edition: 2004

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Designed to work with interactive learning strategies that are increasingly being used in physics instruction, this text incorporates new approaches based on Physics Education Research (PER), aligns with courses that use computer-based lab tools, and promotes 'Activity-Based Physics'.
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List price: $289.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1224
Size: 9.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 7.744

Electromagnetic Waves
Maxwell's Prediction of Electromagnetism
The Generation of Electromagnetic Waves
Describing Electromagnetic Wave Properties Mathematically
Transporting Energy with Electromagnetic Waves
Radiation Pressure
Maxwell's Rainbow
Reflection and Refraction
Total Internal Reflection
Polarization by Reflection
Two Types of Image
Plane Mirrors
Spherical Mirrors
Images from Spherical Mirrors
Spherical Refracting Surfaces
Thin Lenses
Optical Instruments
Three Proofs
Light as a Wave
Young's Interference Experiment
Intensity in Double-Slit Interference
Interference from Thin Films
Michelson's Interferometer
Diffraction and The Wave Theory of Light
Diffraction by a Single Slit: Locating the Minima
Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Qualitatively
Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Quantitatively
Diffraction by a Circular Aperture
Diffraction by a Double Slit
Diffraction Gratings
Gratings: Dispersion and Resolving Power
X-Ray Diffraction
Special Relativity
Origins of Special Relativity
The Principle of Relativity
Locating Events with an Intelligent Observer
Laboratory and Rocket Latticeworks of Clocks
Time Stretching
The Metric Equation
Cause and Effect
Relativity of Simultaneity
Momentum and Energy
The Lorentz Transformation
Lorentiz Contraction
Relativity of Velocities
Doppler Shift
The International System of Units (SI)
Some Fundamental Constants of Physics
Some Astronomical Data
Conversion Factors
Mathematical Formulas
Properties of Common Elements
Periodic Table of the Elements
Answers to Reading Exercises and Odd-Numbered Problems
Photo Credits
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