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College Physics

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ISBN-10: 0534492606

ISBN-13: 9780534492601

Edition: 6th 2003

Authors: Raymond A. Serway, Jerry S. Faughn

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The main objectives of this introductory physics book are twofold: to provide the student with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics, and to strengthen an understanding of the concepts and principles through a broad range of interesting applications to the real world. In order to meet these objectives, emphasis is placed on sound physical arguments and discussions of everyday experiences and observations. At the same time, the student is motivated through practical examples that demonstrate the role of physics in other disciplines. This sixth edition features new pedagogy in keeping with the findings of physics education research. The rich, new…    
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List price: $153.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 7/21/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 500
Size: 8.90" wide x 11.10" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

Raymond A. Serway is Physics Professor Emeritus at James Madison University, Virginia.

Jerry S. Faughn earned his doctorate at the University of Mississippi. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University. He is coauthor of a nonmathematical physics text; a physical science text for general education students; and (with Dr. Serway) the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. He has taught courses ranging from the lower division to the graduate level, but his primary interest is in students just beginning to learn physics. He has been director of a number of NSF and state grants, many of which were devoted to the improvement of physics education. He believes that there is no…    

Standards of Length, Mass, and Time
The Building Blocks of Matter
Dimensional Analysis
Uncertainty in Measurement and Significant Figures
Conversion of Units
Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations
Coordinate Systems
Problem-Solving Strategy
Motion in One Dimension
Motion Diagrams
One-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration
Freely-Falling Objects
Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion
Vectors and Their Properties
Components of a Vector
Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration in Two Dimensions
Motion in Two Dimensions
Relative Velocity
The Laws of Motion
Newton's First Law
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Applications of Newton's Laws
Forces of Friction
Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem
Gravitational Potential Energy
Spring Potential Energy
Systems and Energy Conservation
Work Done by a Varying Force
Momentum and Collisions
Momentum and Impulse
Conservation of Momentum
Glancing Collisions
Rocket Propulsion
Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity
Angular Speed and Angular Acceleration
Rotational Motion Under Constant Angular Acceleration
Relations Between Angular and Linear Quantities
Centripetal Acceleration
Newtonian Gravitation
Kepler's Laws
Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics
Torque and the Two Conditions for Equilibrium
The Center of Gravity
Examples of Objects in Equilibrium
Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration
Rotational Kinetic Energy
Angular Momentum
Solids and Fluids
States of Matter
The Deformation of Solids
Density and Pressure
Variation of Pressure with Depth
Pressure Measurements
Buoyant Forces and Archimedes's Principle
Fluids in Motion
Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics
Surface Tension, Capillary Action, and Viscous Fluid Flow
Transport Phenomena.
Thermal Physics
Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
Thermometers and Temperature Scales
Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
Energy in Thermal Processes
Heat and Internal Energy
Specific Heat
Latent Heat and Phase Change
Energy Transfer
Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases
The Laws of Thermodynamics
Work in Thermodynamic Processes
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Human Metabolism.
Vibrations And Waves
Vibrations and Waves
Hooke's Law
Elastic Potential Energy
Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion
Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as a Function of Time
Motion of a Pendulum
Damped Oscillations
Frequency, Amplitude, and Wavelength
The Speed of Waves on Strings
Interference of Waves
Reflection of Waves
Producing a Sound Wave
Characteristics of Sound Waves
The Speed of Sound
Energy and Intensity of Sound Waves
Spherical and Plane Waves
The Doppler Effect
Interference of Sound Waves
Standing Waves
Forced Vibrations and Resonance
Standing Waves in Air Columns
Quality of Sound
The Ear.