College Physics, Volume 1 (Chs. 1-16)

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 12/12/2005
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley

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For more than five decades, Sears and Zemansky'sCollege Physicshas provided the most reliable foundation of physics education for readers around the world. For the Eighth Edition, Robert Geller joins Hugh Young to produce a comprehensive update of this benchmark text. A broad and thorough introduction to physics, this new edition carefully integrates many solutions from educational research to help readers to develop greater confidence in solving problems, deeper conceptual understanding, and stronger quantitative-reasoning skills, while helping them connect what they learn with their other courses and the changing world around them. Models, Measurements, and Vectors, Motion along a Straight Line, Motion in a Plane, Newtonrs"s Laws of Motion, Applications of Newtonrs"s Laws, Circular Motion and Gravitation, Work and Energy, Momentum, Rotational Motion, Dynamics of Rotational Motion, Elasticity and Periodic Motion, Mechanical Waves and Sound, Fluid Mechanics, Temperature and Heat, Thermal Properties of Matter, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Electric Charges, Forces and Fields, Electric Potential and Electric Energy, Electric Current and Direct-Current Circuits, Magnetism, Magnetic Flux and Faradayrs"s Law of Induction, Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Geometric Optics, Optical Instruments, Interference and Diffraction, Relativity, Photons, Electrons, and Atoms, Atoms, Molecules, and Solids, 30 Nuclear and High-Energy Physics.For all readers interested in most reliable foundation of physics education. (College Physics, (Chs.1-30) with Mastering College Physics, 8/e,ISBN0-8053-9070-7

Author Biography

Hugh D. Young is Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Carnegie Mellon for both undergraduate and graduate study and earned his Ph.D. in fundamental particle theory under the direction of the late Richard Cutkosky. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon in 1956, and has also spent two years as a visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Hugh's career has centered entirely around undergraduate education. He has written several undergraduate-level textbooks, and in 1973 he became a coauthor with Francis Sears and Mark Zemansky for their well-known introductory texts. In addition to his role on Sears and Zemansky's College Physics , he is currently a coauthor with Roger Freedman on Sears and Zemanksy's University Physics .

Hugh is an enthusiastic skier, climber, and hiker. He also served for several years as Associate Organist at St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh, and has played numerous organ recitals in the Pittsburgh area. Prof. Young and his wife Alice usually travel extensively in the summer, especially in Europe and in the desert canyon country of southern Utah.

Robert M. Geller teaches physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also obtained his Ph.D. under Robert Antonucci in observational cosmology. Currently, he is involved in two major research projects: a search for cosmological halos predicted by the Big Bang, and a search for the flares that are predicted to occur when a supermassive black hole consumes a star.

Rob also has a strong focus on undergraduate education. In 2003, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award. He trains the graduate student teaching assistants on methods of physics education. He is also a frequent faculty leader for the UCSB Physics Circus, in which student volunteers perform exciting and thought-provoking physics demonstrations to elementary schools.

Rob loves the outdoors. He and his wife Susanne enjoy backpacking along rivers and fly fishing, usually with rods she has build and flies she has tied. Their daughter Zoe loves fishing too, but her fish tend to be plastic, and float in the bathtub.

Table of Contents

Models, Measurements, and Vectorsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Idealized Modelsp. 3
Standards and Unitsp. 3
Unit Consistency and Conversionsp. 7
Precision and Significant Figuresp. 9
Vectors and Vector Additionp. 12
Components of Vectorsp. 16
Motion along a Straight Linep. 29
Displacement and Average Velocityp. 30
Instantaneous Velocityp. 34
Average and Instantaneous Accelerationp. 37
Motion with Constant Accelerationp. 42
Proportional Reasoningp. 48
Freely Falling Objectsp. 51
Relative Velocity along a Straight Linep. 54
Motion in a Planep. 68
Velocity in a Planep. 68
Acceleration in a Planep. 71
Projectile Motionp. 75
Uniform Circular Motionp. 85
Relative Velocity in a Planep. 88
Newton's Laws of Motionp. 99
Forcep. 99
Newton's First Lawp. 102
Mass and Newton's Second Lawp. 104
Mass and Weightp. 109
Newton's Third Lawp. 112
Free-Body Diagramsp. 116
Applications of Newton's Lawsp. 128
Equilibrium of a Particlep. 128
Applications of Newton's Second Lawp. 133
Contact Forces and Frictionp. 137
Elastic Forcesp. 145
Forces in Naturep. 147
Circular Motion and Gravitationp. 161
Force in Circular Motionp. 161
Motion in a Vertical Circlep. 168
Newton's Law of Gravitationp. 170
Weightp. 172
Satellite Motionp. 175
Work and Energyp. 188
An Overview of Energyp. 188
Workp. 192
Work and Kinetic Energyp. 196
Work Done by a Varying Forcep. 200
Potential Energyp. 203
Conservation of Energyp. 208
Conservative and Nonconservative Forcesp. 212
Powerp. 216
Momentump. 231
Momentump. 231
Conservation of Momentump. 234
Inelastic Collisionsp. 239
Elastic Collisionsp. 244
Impulsep. 248
Center of Massp. 251
Motion of the Center of Massp. 253
Rocket Propulsionp. 254
Rotational Motionp. 267
Angular Velocity and Angular Accelerationp. 267
Rotation with Constant Angular Accelerationp. 270
Relationship between Linear and Angular Quantitiesp. 272
Kinetic Energy of Rotation and Moment of Inertiap. 277
Rotation about a Moving Axisp. 281
Dynamics of Rotational Motionp. 294
Torquep. 294
Torque and Angular Accelerationp. 297
Work and Power in Rotational Motionp. 303
Angular Momentump. 305
Conservation of Angular Momentump. 307
Equilibrium of a Rigid Bodyp. 311
Vector Nature of Angular Quantitiesp. 317
Elasticity and Periodic Motionp. 333
Stress, Strain, and Elastic Deformationsp. 333
Periodic Motionp. 340
Energy in Simple Harmonic Motionp. 343
Equations of Simple Harmonic Motionp. 346
The Simple Pendulump. 351
Damped and Forced Oscillationsp. 354
Mechanical Waves and Soundp. 365
Mechanical Wavesp. 365
Periodic Mechanical Wavesp. 367
Wave Speedsp. 369
Mathematical Description of a Wavep. 371
Reflections and Superpositionp. 373
Standing Waves and Normal Modesp. 374
Longitudinal Standing Wavesp. 380
Interferencep. 384
Sound and Hearingp. 385
Sound Intensityp. 386
Beatsp. 389
The Doppler Effectp. 391
Applications of Acousticsp. 395
Musical Tonesp. 396
Fluid Mechanicsp. 407
Densityp. 407
Pressure in a Fluidp. 409
Archimedes' Principle: Buoyancyp. 416
Surface Tension and Capillarityp. 419
Fluid Flowp. 422
Bernoulli's Equationp. 424
Applications of Bernoulli's Equationp. 427
Real Fluids: Viscosity and Turbulencep. 430
Temperature and Heatp. 441
Temperature and Thermal Equilibriump. 441
Temperature Scalesp. 443
Thermal Expansionp. 446
Quantity of Heatp. 451
Phase Changesp. 454
Calorimetryp. 458
Heat Transferp. 459
Solar Energy and Resource Conservationp. 466
Thermal Properties of Matterp. 477
The Mole and Avogadro's Numberp. 477
Equations of Statep. 479
Kinetic Theory of an Ideal Gasp. 486
Heat Capacitiesp. 492
The First Law of Thermodynamicsp. 493
Thermodynamic Processesp. 501
Properties of an Ideal Gasp. 503
The Second Law of Thermodynamicsp. 516
Directions of Thermodynamic Processesp. 516
Heat Enginesp. 518
Internal Combustion Enginesp. 521
Refrigeratorsp. 523
The Second Law of Thermodynamicsp. 526
The Carnot Engine: The Most Efficient Heat Enginep. 527
Entropyp. 531
The Kelvin Temperature Scalep. 535
Energy Resources: A Case Study in Thermodynamicsp. 536
Mathematics Reviewp. 1
The International System of Unitsp. 10
The Greek Alphabetp. 12
Periodic Table of Elementsp. 13
Unit Conversion Factorsp. 14
Numerical Constantsp. 15
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problemsp. 17
Creditsp. 1
Indexp. 1
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