9780201466973

Conceptual Physics

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    9780201466973

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    020146697X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-06-01
  • Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
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Conceptual Physics, Tenth Edition helps readers connect physics to their everyday experiences and the world around them with additional help on solving more mathematical problems. Hewitt's text is famous for engaging readers with analogies and imagery from real-world situations that build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. With this strong foundation, readers are better equipped to understand the equations and formulas of physics, and motivated to explore the thought-provoking exercises and fun projects in each chapter. Included in the package is the workbook. Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Heat, Sound, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Relativity. For all readers interested in conceptual physics.

Table of Contents

To the Student xi
About Science
The Basic Science---Physics
1(1)
Mathematics---The Language of Science
1(1)
The Scientific Method
2(1)
The Scientific Attitude
2(2)
Scientific Hypotheses Must be Testable
4(1)
Science, Technology, and Society
5(1)
Science, Art, and Religion
6(1)
In Perspective
7(2)
Unit I Mechanics 9(234)
Linear Motion
10(18)
Motion Is Relative
10(1)
Speed
11(2)
Velocity
13(2)
Acceleration
15(2)
Free Fall: How Fast
17(2)
Free Fall: How Far
19(2)
Graphs of Motion
21(3)
Air Resistance and Falling Objects
24(1)
How Fast, How Far, How Quickly How Fast Changes
24(4)
Projectile Motion
28(15)
Vector and Scalar Quantities
28(1)
Velocity Vectors
29(2)
Components of Vectors
31(2)
Projectile Motion
33(2)
Upwardly Launched Projectiles
35(4)
Fast-Moving Projectiles---Satellites
39(4)
Newton's First Law of Motion---Inertia
43(16)
Aristotle on Motion
43(1)
Copernicus and the Moving Earth
44(1)
Galileo on Motion
44(2)
Newton's Law of Inertia
46(2)
Mass---A Measure of Inertia
48(3)
Net Force
51(1)
Equilibrium---When Net Force Equals Zero
51(2)
Vector Addition of Forces
53(2)
The Moving Earth Again
55(4)
Newton's Second Law of Motion---Force and Acceleration
59(15)
Force Causes Acceleration
59(1)
Mass Resists Acceleration
60(1)
Newton's Second Law
60(3)
Friction
63(1)
Applying Force---Pressure
64(2)
Free Fall Explained
66(2)
Falling and Air Resistance
68(6)
Newton's Third Law of Motion---Action and Reaction
74(12)
Forces and Interactions
74(1)
Newton's Third Law
75(1)
Identifying Action and Reaction
75(2)
Action and Reaction on Different Masses
77(1)
Do Action and Reaction Forces Cancel?
78(2)
The Horse-Cart Problem
80(2)
Action Equals Reaction
82(4)
Momentum
86(17)
Momentum
86(1)
Impulse Changes Momentum
87(4)
Bouncing
91(1)
Conservation of Momentum
92(2)
Collisions
94(4)
Momentum Vectors
98(5)
Energy
103(19)
Work
103(1)
Power
104(1)
Mechanical Energy
105(1)
Potential Energy
106(2)
Kinetic Energy
108(1)
Conservation of Energy
109(2)
Machines
111(3)
Efficiency
114(3)
Energy for Life
117(5)
Circular Motion
122(14)
Rotation and Revolution
123(1)
Rotational Speed
123(3)
Centripetal Force
126(1)
Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces
127(2)
Centrifugal Force in a Rotating Reference
129(2)
Simulated Gravity
131(5)
Center of Gravity
136(14)
Center of Gravity
136(2)
Center of Mass
138(1)
Locating the Center of Gravity
139(1)
Toppling
140(2)
Stability
142(3)
Center of Gravity of People
145(5)
Rotational Mechanics
150(18)
Torque
150(2)
Balanced Torques
152(1)
Torque and Center of Gravity
152(2)
Rotational Inertia
154(5)
Rotational Inertia and Gymnastics
159(2)
Angular Momentum
161(2)
Conservation of Angular Momentum
163(5)
Universal Gravitation
168(14)
The Falling Apple
168(1)
The Falling Moon
169(2)
The Falling Earth
171(1)
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
172(3)
Gravity and Distance: The Inverse-Square Law
175(2)
Universal Gravitation
177(5)
Gravitational Interactions
182(17)
Gravitational Fields
182(2)
Gravitational Field Inside a Planet
184(2)
Weight and Weightlessness
186(1)
Ocean Tides
187(6)
Tides in the Earth and Atmosphere
193(1)
Black Holes
193(6)
Satellite Motion
199(13)
Earth Satellites
199(3)
Circular Orbits
202(1)
Elliptical Orbits
203(2)
Energy Conservation and Satellite Motion
205(2)
Escape Speed
207(5)
Special Relativity---Space and Time
212(20)
Space-Time
213(1)
Motion Is Relative
214(1)
The Speed of Light Is Constant
215(1)
The First Postulate of Special Relativity
216(1)
The Second Postulate of Special Relativity
217(1)
Time Dilation
218(4)
The Twin Trip
222(6)
Space and Time Travel
228(4)
Special Relativity---Length, Momentum, and Energy
232(11)
Length Contraction
232(2)
Momentum and Inertia in Relativity
234(2)
Equivalence of Mass and Energy
236(2)
Kinetic Energy in Relativity
238(1)
The Correspondence Principle
239(4)
Unit II Properties of Matter 243(63)
The Atomic Nature of Matter
244(14)
Elements
244(2)
Atoms Are Recyclable
246(1)
Atoms Are Small
246(2)
Evidence for Atoms
248(1)
Molecules
249(1)
Compounds
250(1)
The Atomic Nucleus
250(2)
Electrons in the Atom
252(3)
The Phases of Matter
255(3)
Solids
258(15)
Crystal Structure
258(2)
Density
260(3)
Elasticity
263(1)
Compression and Tension
264(3)
Scaling
267(6)
Liquids
273(17)
Liquid Pressure
273(4)
Buoyancy
277(1)
Archimedes' Principle
278(2)
Does It Sink, or Does It Float?
280(2)
Flotation
282(2)
Pascal's Principle
284(6)
Gases
290(16)
The Atmosphere
290(2)
Atmospheric Pressure
292(2)
The Simple Barometer
294(2)
The Aneroid Barometer
296(1)
Boyle's Law
297(2)
Buoyancy of Air
299(1)
Bernoulli's Principle
300(1)
Applications of Bernoulli's Principle
301(5)
Unit III Heat 306(65)
Temperature, Heat, and Expansion
307(18)
Temperature
307(2)
Heat
309(1)
Thermal Equilibrium
310(1)
Internal Energy
310(1)
Measurement of Heat
311(2)
Specific Heat Capacity
313(1)
The High Specific Heat Capacity of Water
314(1)
Thermal Expansion
315(4)
Expansion of Water
319(6)
Heat Transfer
325(14)
Conduction
325(2)
Convection
327(3)
Radiation
330(1)
Absorption of Radiant Energy
331(1)
Emission of Radiant Energy
332(2)
Newton's Law of Cooling
334(1)
Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect
335(4)
Change of Phase
339(15)
Evaporation
339(2)
Condensation
341(2)
Evaporation and Condensation Rates
343(1)
Boiling
343(2)
Freezing
345(1)
Boiling and Freezing at the Same Time
346(1)
Regelation
346(1)
Energy and Changes of Phase
347(7)
Thermodynamics
354(17)
Absolute Zero
354(1)
First Law of Thermodynamics
355(3)
Adiabatic Processes
358(2)
Second Law of Thermodynamics
360(1)
Heat Engines and the Second Law
361(3)
Order Tends to Disorder
364(1)
Entropy
365(6)
Unit IV Sound and Light 371(128)
Vibrations and Waves
372(18)
Vibration of a Pendulum
372(1)
Wave Description
373(2)
Wave Motion
375(1)
Wave Speed
376(2)
Transverse Waves
378(1)
Longitudinal Waves
378(1)
Interference
379(1)
Standing Waves
380(2)
The Doppler Effect
382(2)
Bow Waves
384(1)
Shock Waves
385(5)
Sound
390(14)
The Origin of Sound
390(1)
Sound in Air
391(1)
Media That Transmit Sound
392(1)
Speed of Sound
393(1)
Loudness
393(1)
Forced Vibration
394(1)
Natural Frequency
395(1)
Resonance
395(2)
Interference
397(1)
Beats
398(6)
Light
404(17)
Early Concepts of Light
404(1)
The Speed of Light
405(3)
Electromagnetic Waves
408(1)
Light and Transparent Materials
409(2)
Opaque Materials
411(1)
Shadows
412(2)
Polarization
414(2)
Polarized Light and 3-D Viewing
416(5)
Color
421(21)
The Color Spectrum
421(1)
Color by Reflection
422(2)
Color by Transmission
424(1)
Sunlight
425(1)
Mixing Colored Light
426(1)
Complementary Colors
427(2)
Mixing Colored Pigments
429(3)
Why the Sky Is Blue
432(1)
Why Sunsets Are Red
433(2)
Why Water Is Greenish Blue
435(1)
The Atomic Color Code---Atomic Spectra
436(6)
Reflection and Refraction
442(21)
Reflection
442(1)
The Law of Reflection
443(1)
Mirrors
444(2)
Diffuse Reflection
446(1)
Reflection of Sound
447(1)
Refraction
448(1)
Refraction of Sound
449(2)
Refraction of Light
451(1)
Atmospheric Refraction
452(2)
Dispersion in a Prism
454(1)
The Rainbow
455(2)
Total Internal Reflection
457(6)
Lenses
463(17)
Converging and Diverging Lenses
463(2)
Image Formation by a Lens
465(2)
Constructing Images Through Ray Diagrams
467(3)
Image Formation Summarized
470(1)
Some Common Optical Instruments
471(2)
The Eye
473(1)
Some Defects in Vision
474(1)
Some Defects of Lenses
475(5)
Diffraction and Interference
480(19)
Huygens' Principle
480(3)
Diffraction
483(3)
Interference
486(1)
Young's Interference Experiment
487(3)
Single-Color Interference from Thin Films
490(1)
Iridescence from Thin Films
491(2)
Laser Light
493(2)
The Hologram
495(4)
Unit V Electricity and Magnetism 499(96)
Electrostatics
500(17)
Electrical Forces and Charges
500(2)
Conservation of Charge
502(2)
Coulomb's Law
504(4)
Conductors and Insulators
508(1)
Charging by Friction and Contact
509(1)
Charging by Induction
510(2)
Charge Polarization
512(5)
Electric Fields and Potential
517(14)
Electric Fields
517(2)
Electric Field Lines
519(2)
Electric Shielding
521(2)
Electric Potential Energy
523(1)
Electric Potential
524(2)
Electric Energy Storage
526(1)
The Van de Graaff Generator
527(4)
Electric Current
531(17)
Flow of Charge
531(1)
Electric Current
532(1)
Voltage Sources
533(1)
Electric Resistance
534(1)
Ohm's Law
535(2)
Ohm's Law and Electric Shock
537(2)
Direct Current and Alternating Current
539(1)
Converting AC to DC
540(1)
The Speed of Electrons in a Circuit
541(1)
The Source of Electrons in a Circuit
542(1)
Electric Power
543(5)
Electric Circuits
548(14)
A Battery and a Bulb
548(1)
Electric Circuits
549(1)
Series Circuits
550(2)
Parallel Circuits
552(2)
Schematic Diagrams
554(1)
Combining Resistors in a Compound Circuit
555(2)
Parallel Circuits and Overloading
557(5)
Magnetism
562(15)
Magnetic Poles
563(1)
Magnetic Fields
564(1)
The Nature of a Magnetic Field
565(1)
Magnetic Domains
566(2)
Electric Currents and Magnetic Fields
568(2)
Magnetic Forces on Moving Charged Particles
570(1)
Magnetic Forces on Current-Carrying Wires
571(1)
Meters to Motors
572(2)
The Earth's Magnetic Field
574(3)
Electromagnetic Induction
577(18)
Electromagnetic Induction
577(2)
Faraday's Law
579(1)
Generators and Alternating Current
580(2)
Motor and Generator Comparison
582(1)
Transformers
583(4)
Power Transmission
587(1)
Induction of Electric and Magnetic Fields
587(2)
Electromagnetic Waves
589(6)
Unit VI Atomic and Nuclear Physics 595(50)
The Atom and the Quantum
596(13)
Models
596(1)
Light Quanta
597(1)
The Photoelectric Effect
598(1)
Waves as Particles
599(1)
Particles as Waves
600(1)
Electron Waves
601(2)
Relative Sizes of Atoms
603(2)
Quantum Physics
605(1)
Predictability and Chaos
606(3)
The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
609(20)
The Atomic Nucleus
609(1)
Radioactive Decay
610(2)
Radiation Penetrating Power
612(1)
Radioactive Isotopes
613(2)
Radioactive Half-Life
615(2)
Natural Transmutation of Elements
617(3)
Artificial Transmutation of Elements
620(1)
Carbon Dating
621(2)
Uranium Dating
623(1)
Radioactive Tracers
623(1)
Radiation and You
624(5)
Nuclear Fission and Fusion
629(16)
Nuclear Fission
630(3)
The Nuclear Fission Reactor
633(1)
Plutonium
634(1)
The Breeder Reactor
635(1)
Mass-Energy Equivalence
636(3)
Nuclear Fusion
639(2)
Controlling Nuclear Fusion
641(4)
Appendices 645(17)
A Units of Measurement
645(2)
B Working with Units in Physics
647(2)
C Graphing
649(3)
D Vector Applications
652(4)
E Exponential Growth and Doubling Time
656(3)
F Equations of Physics
659(2)
G Preparing for a Career in Physics
661(1)
Glossary 662(15)
Index 677(13)
Acknowledgments 690(1)
Photo Album 691(1)
Photo Credits 692

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