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In the new Second Edition of College Physics, Peter Urone succeeds in carrying out several goals: to convey the concepts of physics and to help students build the analytical skills to apply them; to help students gain an appreciation for the underlying simplicity and unity in nature; and to impart a sense of the beauty and wonder found in the physical universe. To accomplish these goals, Urone blends coverage of the traditional topics with modern material; and familiar ideas from modern physics, such as the existence of atoms and the conversion of mass into energy, are incorporated early. Topics are introduced conceptually with a steady progression to precise definitions and analytical applications. The analytical aspect (problem solving) is tied back to the concept before moving on to another topic. Urone uses a four-part example and problem-solving mechanism to improve students' skills in solving problems, as well as understanding underlying concepts. The human, biological, and medical applications throughout the text are an important aspect of College Physics, Second Edition. By using human applications throughout the text, Urone encourages conceptual and analytical understanding of the material.
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION: PHYSICAL QUANTITIES, UNITS, AND MATHEMATICAL OVERVIEW
Physics: An Introduction / Physical Quantities and Units / Measurement, Accuracy, and Uncertainty; Scientific Figures / Exponents / Scientific Notation and Powers of 10 / Logarithms / The Rules of Algebra / Angles, Triangles, and Simple Trigonometry
Displacement / Time, Velocity, and Speed / Acceleration / Motion Equations for Constant Acceleration in One Dimension / Problem-Solving Basics / Falling Objects / Graphical Analysis of One-Dimensional Motion
3. TWO-DIMENSIONAL KINEMATICS
Kinematics in Two Dimensions: An Introduction / Vector Definitions and Graphical Methods of Vector Addition and Subtraction / Analytical Methods of Vector Addition and Subtraction / Projectile Motion / Addition of Velocities
4. DYNAMICS: NEWTON''''S LAWS OF MOTION
Force: The Concept / Newton''''s First Law of Motion: Mass / Newton''''s Second Law of Motion: Concept of a System / Newton''''s Third Law of Motion: Symmetry / Weight, Friction, Tension, and Other Classes of Forces / The Four Basic Forces: An Introduction / Further Applications of Newton''''s Law of Motion: Problem-Solving Strategies
5. STATICS, TORQUE, AND ELASTICITY
The First Condition for Equilibrium / The Second Condition for Equilibrium / Center of Mass; Center of Gravity / Stability / Applications of Statics, Including Problem-Solving Strategies / Simple Machines / Forces and Torques in Muscles and Joints / Elasticity: Stress and Strain
6. WORK, ENERGY, AND POWER / Work: The Scientific Definition / Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem / Gravitational Potential Energy / Conservative Forces and Potential Energy / Nonconservative Forces: Open Systems / Conservation of Energy / Power / Work, Energy, and Power in Humans; Introduction to Efficiency
7. LINEAR MOMENTUM
Linear Momentum and Force / Impulse / Conservation of Momentum / Elastic Collisions in One Dimension / Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension / Collisions of Point Masses in Two Dimensions / Introduction to Rocket Propulsion
8. UNIFORM CIRCULAR MOTION AND GRAVITATION
Rotation Angle and Angular Velocity / Centripetal Acceleration / Centripetal Force / Fictitious Forces and Noninertial Frames: The Coriolis Force / Newton''''s Universal Law of Gravitation / Satellites and Kepler''''s Laws: An Argument for Simplicity
9. ROTATIONAL MOTION AND ANGULAR MOMENTUM
Angular Acceleration / Kinematics of Rotational Motion / Dynamics of Rotational Motion: Rotational Interia / Rotation Kinetic Energy: Work-Energy Revisited / Angular Momentum and Its Conservation / Collisions of Extended Bodies in Two Dimensions: A Brief Treatment of Things that Go Bump and Spin / Gyroscopic Effects: Vector Aspects of Angular Momentum
10. FLUID STATICS
What is a Fluid? / Density / Pressure / Variation of Pressure with Depth in a Fluid / Pascal''''s Principle / Gauge Pressure, Absolute Pressure, and Pressure Measurement / Archimedes'''' Principle: Buoyant Force, Density Measurement, and Why Some Things Float / Cohesion and Adhesion in Liquids: Surface Tension and Capillary Action / Pressures in the Body and Their Measurement
11. FLUID DYNAMICS
Flow Rate and Its Relation to Velocity / Bernoulli''''s Equation / The Most General Applications of Bernoulli''''s Equation / Viscosity and Laminar Flow: Poiseuille''''s Law / The Onset of Turbulence / Motion of an Object in a Viscous Fluids / Molecular Transport Phenomena: Diffusion, Osmosis, and Related Processes
12. TEMPERATURE, KINETIC THEORY, AND THE GAS LAWS
Temperature / Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids / The Ideal Gas Law / Kinetic Theory: Molecular Explanation of Pressure and Temperature / Phase Changes / Humidity, Evaporation, and Boiling
13. HEAT AND TRANSFER METHODS
Heat / Temperature Change and Specific Heat / Phase Change and Latent Heat / Introduction to Heat Transfer Methods / Conduction / Convection / Radiation
The First Law of Thermodynamics / The First Law and Some Simple Processes / Introduction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Heat Engines and Their Efficiency / Carnot''''s Perfect Heat Engine: The Second Law of Thermodynamics Restated / Heat Pumps and Refrigerators / Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Disorder and the Unavailability of Energy / Statistical Interpretation of Entropy and the Second Law: The Underlying Explanation
15. OSCILLATORY MOTION AND WAVES
Hooke''''s Law: Stress and Strain Recalled / Period and Frequency in Oscillations / Simple Harmonic Motion: A Special Periodic Motion / The Simple Pendulum / Energy and the Simple Harmonic Oscillator / Uniform Circular Motion and Simple Harmonic Motion / Damped Harmonic Motion / Forced Oscillations and Resonance / Waves / Superpositions and Interference / Energy in Waves: Intensity
16. SOUND AND HEARING
Sound / Speed of Sound, Frequency, and Wavelength / Sound Intensity and Sound Level / Doppler Effect and Sonic Booms / Sound Interference and Resonance: Standing Waves in Air Columns / Hearing / Ultrasound
17. ELECTRIC CHARGE AND ELECTRIC FIELD
Static Electricity and Charge: Conservation of Charge / Conductors and Insulators: Charging by Contact and by Induction / Coulomb''''s Law / Electric Field: Concept of a Field Revisited / Electric Field Lines: Multiple Charges / Conductors and Electric Fields in Static Equilibrium / Applications of Electrostatics
18. ELECTRIC POTENTIAL AND ELECTRIC ENERGY
Electric Potential Energy: Potential Difference / Electric Potential in a Uniform Electric Field / Electric Potential Due to a Point Charge / Equipotential Lines / Capacitors and Dielectrics / Capacitors in Series and Parallel / Energy Stored in Capacitors
19. ELECTRIC CURRENT, RESISTANCE, AND OHM''''S LAW
Current / Ohm''''s Law: Resistance and Simple Circuits / Resistance and Resistivity / Electric Power and Energy / Alternating Current versus Direct Current / Electric Hazards, Thermal and Shock / Nerve Conduction
20. CIRCUITS AND DC INSTRUMENTS
Resistors in Series and Parallel / Electromotive Force: Terminal Voltage / Kirchhoff''''s Rules / DC Voltmeters and Ammeters / Null Measurements / DC Circuits Containing Resistors and Capacitors
Magnets / Ferromagnets and Electromagnets: Underlying Currents / Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Field Lines / Magnetic Field Strength B: Force on a Moving Charge in a Magnetic Field / Force on a Moving Charge in a Magnetic Field: Examples and Applications / The Hall Effect / Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor / Torque on a Current Loop: Motors and Meters / Magnetic Fields Produced by Currents: Ampere''''s Law / Magnetic Force between Two Parallel Conductors / Even More Applications of Magnetism
22. INDUCTION: AC CIRCUITS AND INSTRUMENTS
Induced emf and Magnetic Flux / Faraday''''s Law of Induction: Lenz''''s Law / Motional emf / Eddy Currents and Magnetic Damping / Electric Generators / Back emf / Transformers / Electrical Safety: Systems and Devices / Inductance / RL Circuits / Reactance, Inductive and Capacitive / RLC Series AC Circuits
23. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
Maxwell''''s Equations: Electromagnetic Waves Predicted and Observed / Production of Electromagnetic Waves / The Electromagnetic Spectrum / Energy in Electromagnetic Waves
24. GEOMETRIC OPTICS
The Ray Aspect of Light / The Law of Reflection / The Law of Refraction / Total Internal Reflection / Dispersion: The Rainbow and Prisms / Image Formation by Lenses / Image Formation by Mirrors / Multiples Lenses and Mirrors / The Eye and Vision Correction / Color and Color Vision
25. WAVE OPTICS
The Wave Aspect of Light: Interference / Huygens''''s Principle: Diffraction / Young''''s Double Slit Experiment / Multiple Slit Diffraction / Single Slit Diffraction / Limits of Resolution: The Rayleigh Criterion / Thin Film Interference / Polarization / Microscopy Enhanced by the Wave Characteristics of Light
26. SPECIAL RELATIVITY
Einstein''''s Postulates / Time Dilation and Simultaneity / Length Contraction / Relativistic Addition of Velocities / Relativistic Momentum / Relativistic Energy
27. INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS: THE PARTICLE-WAVE DUALITY
Quantization of Energy / The Photoelectric Effect / Photons / Photon Momentum / The Particle-Wave Duality / The Wave Nature of Matter / Probability: The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle / The Particle-Wave Duality Reviewed
28. ATOMIC PHYSICS
Discovery of the Atom / Discovery of the Parts of the Atom: Electrons and Nuclei / Bohr''''s Theory of the Hydrogen Atom / The Wave Nature of Matter Causes Quantization / Patterns in Spectra Reveal More Quantization / Quantum Numbers and Rules / The Pauli Exclusion Principle / X Rays: Atomic Origins and Applications / Applications of Atomic Excitations and Deexcitations
29. RADIOACTIVITY AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS
Nuclear Radioactivity / Radiation Detection and Detectors / Substructure of the Nucleus / Nuclear Decay and Conservation Laws / Half-Life and Activity / Binding Energy / Tunneling
30. APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS
Medical Imaging and Diagnostics / Fusion / Fission / Nuclear Weapons / Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation / Therapeutic Uses of Ionizing Radiation / Food Irradiation
31. PARTICLE PHYSICS
The Yukawa Particle and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Revisited / The Four Basic Forces / Accelerators Create Matter from Energy / Particles, Patterns, and Conservation Laws / Quarks---Is That All There Is? / GUTs, the Unification of Forces
32. FRONTIERS OF PHYSICS
Cosmology and Particle Physics / General Relativity and Quantum Gravity / Superstrings / Dark Matter and Closure / Complexity and Chaos / High-Temperature Superconductors / Some Questions We Know to Ask / APPENDIX A: ATOMIC MASSES / APPENDIX B: SELECTED RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES / GLOSSARY / ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED PROBLEMS / INDEX / CREDITS
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ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS is a streamlined version of Serway's market-leading College Physics text, using the same clear and logical presentation of the concepts and principles but providing a slimmer and more affordable alternative for instructors looking to focus on the core concepts.
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Part 1: MECHANICS.
2. Motion in One Dimension.
3. Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion.
4. The Laws of Motion.
6. Momentum and Collisions.
7. Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity.
8. Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics.
9. Solids and Fluids.
Part 2: THERMODYNAMICS.
10. Thermal Physics.
11. Energy in Thermal Processes.
12. The Laws of Thermodynamics.
Part 3: VIBRATIONS AND WAVES.
13. Vibrations and Waves.
Part 4: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.
15. Electric Forces and Electric Fields.
16. Electrical Energy and Capacitance.
17. Current and Resistance.
18. Direct Current Circuits.
20. Induced Voltages and Inductance.
21. Alternating Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves.
22. Reflection and Refraction of Light.
23. Mirrors and Lenses.
24. Wave Optics.
25. Optical Instruments.
27. Quantum Physics.
28. Atomic Physics.
29. Nuclear Physics.
30. Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles.
Ph.D., University of Colorado
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