University Physics

ISBN-10: 0534246559

ISBN-13: 9780534246556

Edition: 2000

Authors: Ronald Lane Reese

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Reese writes a text that embraces the spirit of many reform goals, such as better integration of modern physics topics, a stronger emphasis on conceptual understanding, and an attention to different learning styles. Most importantly, however, Reese writes for students to allow them not only to learn the tools that physics provides, but also to see why those tools work and the beauty of the ideas that underlie them. Because students sometimes fail to see how the topics of physics connect to each other or to the world outside the classroom, Reese introduces each new topic by describing how it relates to experiences and phenomena with which the student is already familiar or to topics previously discussed. Reese emphasizes introductory physics, rather than encyclopedic physics, leaving appropriate topics for more advanced courses. His thinking is that it is better to build technical knowledge on a firm foundation of fundamental principles rather than on a large collection of mere formulas. In doing this, he helps students develop a thorough understanding of the principles of basic areas of physics: kinematics, dynamics, waves, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics, relativity, and modern physics. Because most students cannot discern simplifying patterns and connections when faced with seemingly complex ideas, students learn physics through practice. To assist them, Reese integrates the most significant material from previous chapters into new material; provides an accurate conceptual understanding of fundamental physical principles by placing great emphasis on these principles and how they arose; points out the limits of applicability of the theories and equations of physics; and stresses connections among topics by incorporating many aspects of contemporary physics and astronomy into a mix of traditional topics.
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List price: $249.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 5/19/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1348
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 7.106
Language: English

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Preludes
Nature and Mathematics: Physics as Natural Philosophy
Contemporary Physics: Classical and Modern
Standards for Measurement
Units of Convenience and Unit Conversions
The Meaning of the Word Dimension
The Various Meanings of the Equal Sign
Estimation and Order of Magnitude
The Distinction Between Precision and Accuracy
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
A Mathematical Toolbox: An Introduction to Vector Analysis
Scalar and Vector Quantities
Multiplication of a Vector by a Scalar
Parallel Transport of Vectors
Vector Addition by Geometric Methods: Tail-to-Tip Method
Determining Whether a Quantity is a Vector
Vector Difference by Geometric Methods
The Scalar Product of Two Vectors
The Cartesian Coordinate System and the Cartesian Unit Vectors
The Cartesian Representation of Any Vector
Multiplication of a Vector Expressed in Cartesian Form by a Scalar
Expressing Vector Addition and Subtraction in Cartesian Form
The Scalar Product of Two Vectors Expressed in Cartesian Form
Determining the Angle Between Two Vectors Expressed in Cartesian Form
Equality of Two Vectors
Vector Equations
The Vector Product of Two Vectors
The Vector Product of Two Vectors Expressed in Cartesian Form
Variation of a Vector
Some Aspects of Vector Calculus
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
Kinematics I: Rectilinear Motion
Rectilinear Motion
Position and Changes in Position
Average Speed and Average Velocity
Instantaneous Speed and Instantaneous Velocity
Average Acceleration
Instantaneous Acceleration
Rectilinear Motion with a Constant Acceleration
Geometric Interpretations
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
Kinematics II: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
The Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Vectors in Two Dimensions
Two-Dimensional Motion with a Constant Acceleration
Motion in Three Dimensions
Relative Velocity Addition and Accelerations
Uniform Circular Motion: A First Look
The Angular Velocity Vector
The Geometry and Coordinates for Describing Circular Motion
The Position Vector for Circular Motion
The Velocity and Angular Velocity in Circular Motion
Uniform Circular Motion Revisited
Nonuniform Circular Motion and the Angular Acceleration
Nonuniform Circular Motion with a Constant Angular Acceleration
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
Newton's Laws of Motion
Fundamental Particles
The Fundamental Forces of Nature
Newton's First Law of Motion and a Qualitative Conception of Force
The Concept of Force and Its Measurement
Newton's Second Law of Motion
Newton's Third Law of Motion
Limitations to Applying Newton's Laws of Motion
Inertial Reference Frames: Do They Really Exist?
Second Law and Third Law Force Diagrams
Weight and the Normal Force of a Surface
Tension in Ropes, Strings, or Cables
Static Friction
Kinetic Friction at Low Speeds
Kinetic Friction Proportional to the Particle Speed
Fundamental Forces and Other Forces Revisited
Noninertial Reference Frames
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
The Gravitational Force and the Gravitational Field
How Did Newton Deduce the Gravitational Force Law?
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
Gravitational Force of a Uniform Spherical Shell on a Particle
Gravitational Force of a Uniform Sphere on a Particle
Measuring the Mass of the Earth
Artificial Satellites of the Earth
Kepler's First Law of Planetary Motion and the Geometry of Ellipses
Spatial Average Position of a Planet in an Elliptical Orbit
Kepler's Second Law of Planetary Motion
Central Forces, Orbital Angular Momentum, and Kepler's Second Law
Newton's Form for Kepler's Third Law of Planetary Motion
Customized Units
The Gravitational Field
The Flux of a Vector
Gauss's Law for the Gravitational Field
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
Hooke's Force Law and Simple Harmonic Oscillation
Hooke's Force Law
Simple Harmonic Oscillation
A Vertically Oriented Spring
Connection Between Simple Harmonic Oscillation and Uniform Circular Motion
How to Determine Whether an Oscillatory Motion is Simple Harmonic Motion
The Simple Pendulum
Through a Fictional Earth in 42 Minutes
Damped Oscillations
Forced Oscillations and Resonance
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
Work, Energy, and the CWE Theorem
Motivation for Introducing the Concepts of Work and Energy
The Work Done by Any Force
The Work Done by a Constant Force
The Work Done by the Total Force
Geometric Interpretation of the Work Done by a Force
Conservative, Nonconservative, and Zero-Work Forces
Examples of Conservative, Nonconservative, and Zero-Work Forces
The Concept of Potential Energy
The Gravitational Potential Energy of a System near the Surface of the Earth
The General Form for the Gravitational Potential Energy
The Relationship Between the Local Form for the Gravitational Potential Energy and the More General Form
The Potential Energy Function Associated with Hooke's Force Law
The CWE Theorem
The Escape Speed
Black Holes
Limitations of the CWE Theorem: Two Paradoxical Examples
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator Revisited
The Average and Instantaneous Power of a Force
The Power of the Total Force Acting on a System
Motion Under the Influence of Conservative Forces Only: Energy Diagrams
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
fImpulse, Momentum, and Collisions
Momentum and Newton's Second Law of Motion
Impulse-Momentum Theorem
The Rocket: A System with Variable Mass
Conservation of Momentum
Collisions
Disintegrations and Explosions
The Centripetal Acceleration Revisited
An Alternative Way to Look at Force Transmission
The Center of Mass
Dynamics of a System of Particles
Kinetic Energy of a System of Particles
The Velocity of the Center of Mass for Collisions
The Center of Mass Reference Frame
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
fSpin and Orbital Motion
The Distinction Between Spin and Orbital Motion
The Orbital Angular Momentum of a Particle
The Circular Orbital Motion of a Single Particle
Noncircular Orbital Motion
Rigid Bodies and Symmetry Axes
Spin Angular Momentum of a Rigid Body
The Time Rate of Change of the Spin Angular Momentum
The Moment of Inertia of Various Rigid Bodies
The Kinetic Energy of a Spinning System
Spin Distorts the Shape of the Earth
The Precession of a Rapidly Spinning Top
The Precession of the Spinning Earth
Simultaneous Spin and Orbital Motion
Synchronous Rotation and the Parallel Axis Theorem
Rolling Motion Without Slipping
Wheels
Total Angular Momentum and Torque
Conservation of Angular Momentum
Conditions for Static Equilibrium
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
fSolids and Fluids
States of Matter
Stress, Strain, and Young's Modulus for Solids
Fluid Pressure
Static Fluids
Pascal's Principle
Archimedes' Principle
The Center of Buoyancy
Surface Tension
Capillary Action
Fluid Dynamics: Ideal Fluids
Equation of Flow Continuity
Bernoulli's Principle for Incompressible Ideal Fluids
Nonideal Fluids
Viscous Flow
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
fWaves
What is a Wave?
Longitudinal and Transverse Waves
Wavefunctions, Waveforms, and Oscillations
Waves Propagating in One, Two, and Three Dimensions
One-Dimensional Waves Moving at Constant Velocity
The Classical Wave Equation for One-Dimensional Waves
Periodic Waves
Sinusoidal (Harmonic) Waves
Waves on a String
Reflection and Transmission of Waves
Energy Transport Via Mechanical Waves
Wave Intensity
What is a Sound Wave?
Sound Intensity and Sound Level
The Acoustic Doppler Effect
Shock Waves
Diffraction of Waves
The Principle of Superposition
Standing Waves
Wave Groups and Beats
Fourier Analysis and the Uncertainty Principles
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
fTemperature, Heat Transfer, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
Simple Thermodynamic Systems
Temperature
Work, Heat Transfer and Thermal Equilibrium
The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
Thermometers and Temperature Scales
Temperature Conversions Between the Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales
Thermal Effects in Solids and Liquids: Size
Thermal Effects in Ideal Gases
Calorimetry
Reservoirs
Mechanisms for Heat Transfer
Thermodynamic Processes
Energy Conservation: The First Law of Thermodynamics and the CWE Theorem
The Connection Between the CWE Theorem and the General Statement of Energy Conservation
Work Done by a System on Its Surroundings
Work Done by a Gas Taken Around a Cycle
Applying the First Law of Thermodynamics: Changes of State
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
fKinetic Theory
Background for the Kinetic Theory of Gases
The Ideal Gas Approximation
The Pressure of an Ideal Gas
The Meaning of the Absolute Temperature
The Internal Energy of an Monatomic Ideal Gas
The Molar Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas
Complications Arise for Diatomic and Polyatomic Gases
Degrees of Freedom and the Equipartition of Energy Theorem
Specific Heat of a Solid
Some Failures of Classical Kinetic Theory
Quantum Mechanical Effects
An Adiabatic Process for an Ideal Gas
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
fThe Second Law of Thermodynamics
Why Do Some Things Happen, While Others Do Not?
Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The Carnot Heat Engine and Its Efficiency
Absolute Zero and the Third Law of Thermodynamics
Refrigerator Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The Carnot Refrigerator Engine
The Efficiency of Real Heat Engines and Refrigerator Engines
A New Concept: Entropy
Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The Direction of Heat Transfer: A Consequence of the Second Law
A Statistical Interpretation of the Entropy
Entropy Maximization and the Arrow of Time
Extensive and Intensive State Variables
Chapter Summary
Summary of Problem-Solving Tactics
Questions
Problems
Investigative Projects
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