9780321052025

Conceptual Physics w/Prac Physics (2 Books)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321052025

  • ISBN10:

    0321052021

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Summary

Thirty years ago, this best-selling book defined the "conceptual" approach to introductory physics. Today, the Ninth Edition shows how text and media can be integrated to bring physics to life for non-scientists. <P> Hewitt's book engages readers with analogies and imagery from real-world situations to 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. Icons in this new edition direct readers to The Physics Place web site (www.physicsplace.com) where they will find interactive and animated tutorials, video demonstrations, and hundreds of problems and activities. This new text-media combination gives readers more of what they need -whether it's animated explanations or interactive exercises -to make the connections between the concepts of physics and their everyday world. For college instructors and students.

Table of Contents

1. About Science.

I. MECHANICS.

2. Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia.
3. Linear Motion.
4. Newton's Second Law of Motion: Force and Acceleration.
5. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Action and Reaction.
6. Momentum.
7. Energy.
8. Rotational Motion.
9. Gravity.
10. Projectile and Satellite Motion.

II. PROPERTIES OF MATTER.

11. Atomic Nature of Matter.
12. Solids.
13. Liquids.
14. Gases and Plasmas.

III. HEAT.

15. Temperature, Heat and Expansion.
16. Heat Transfer.
17. Change of Phase.
18. Thermodynamics.

IV. SOUND.

19. Vibrations and Waves.
20. Sound.
21. Musical Sounds.

V. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.

22. Electrostatics.
23. Electric Current.
24. Magnetism.
25. Electromagnetic Induction.

VI. LIGHT.

26. Properties of Light.
27. Color.
28. Reflection and Refraction.
29. Light Waves.
30. Light Emission.
31. Light Quanta.

VII. ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS.

32. The Atom and the Quantum.
33. Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity.
34. Nuclear Fission and Fusion.

VIII. RELATIVITY.

35. Special Theory of Relativity.
36. General Theory of Relativity.

APPENDICES.

A. Systems of Measurement.
B. More About Motion.
C. Graphing.
D. More About Vectors.
E. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time.

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