9780136116332

Applied Physics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136116332

  • ISBN10:

    0136116337

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/27/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

APPLIED PHYSICS, 10/e is a highly successful textbook presenting clear, to-the-point topical coverage of basic physics applied to industrial and technical fields. A wealth of real-world applications motivate readers by teaching physics concepts in context. KEY FEATURES: Detailed, well-illustrated examplessupport reader understanding of skills and concepts. Extensive problem setsassist reader learning by providing ample opportunity for practice. Physics Connectionsrelate the text material to everyday life experiences. Applied Conceptsproblems foster critical thinking. Try This Activityinvolve demonstrations or mini-activities that can be performed by readers to experience a physics concept. Biographical sketchesof important scientists connect ideas with real people. Unique Problem-Solving Method This textbook teaches readers to use a proven, effective problem-solving methodology. The consistent use of this special problem-solving method trains readers to make a sketch, identify the data elements, select the appropriate equation, solve for the unknown quantity, and substitute the data in the working equation. An icon that outlines the method is placed in the margin of most problem sets as a reminder to readers.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Physics

Chapter 1 The Physics Tool Kit

Chapter 2 Problem Solving

Chapter 3 Vectors

Chapter 4 Motion

Chapter 5 Force

Chapter 6 Momentum

Chapter 7 Concurrent and Parallel Forces

Chapter 8 Work and Energy

Chapter 9 Rotational Motion

Chapter 10 Simple Machines

Chapter 11 Universal Gravitation and Satellite Motion

Chapter 12 Matter

Chapter 13 Fluids

Chapter 14 Temperature and Heat Transfer

Chapter 15 Properties of Gases

Chapter 16 Wave Motion and Sound

Chapter 17 Basic Electricity

Chapter 18 Magnetism

Chapter 19 Alternating Current Electricity

Chapter 20 Light

Chapter 21 Reflection and Refraction

Chapter 22 Color

Chapter 23 Survey of Modern Physics

Chapter 24 Special and General Relativity

 

Appendix A Mathematics Review

Appendix B Scientific Calculator

Appendix C Problem-Solving Strategy: Dimensional and Unit Analysis

Appendix D Tables

Appendix E Glossary

Appendix F Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems and to All Chapter Review Questions and Problems

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