9780805338294

Essential University Physics Volume 1

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    9780805338294

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    0805338292

  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2006-07-12
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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Richard Wolfson's Essential University Physics is a concise, strategic, and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that provides clear writing, teaches sound problem-solving skills, emphasizes conceptual understanding, and connects physics to the real world. At half the length of and lower priced than other physics texts, Essential University Physics was created with you, the busy student, in mind. Informed by the latest educational research, the text's strategic problem-solving approach will help you develop confidence and skill in systematically setting up and successfully solving physics problems. The progressive pedagogy builds solid conceptual understanding to help you grasp the ideas behind the equations, and exceptionally wide-ranging real-world applications illustrate physics in cutting-edge technologies and everyday life. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Volume 1 contains chapters 1-19
Volume 2 contains chapters 20-39
Doing Physicsp. 1
Realms of Physicsp. 1
Measurements and Unitsp. 2
Working with Numbersp. 5
Strategies for Learning Physicsp. 7
Mechanicsp. 13
Motion in a Straight Linep. 14
Average Motionp. 14
Instantaneous Velocityp. 16
Accelerationp. 19
Constant Accelerationp. 20
The Acceleration of Gravityp. 23
Motion in Two and Three Dimensionsp. 31
Vectorsp. 31
Velocity and Acceleration Vectorsp. 34
Relative Motionp. 35
Constant Accelerationp. 36
Projectile Motionp. 38
Uniform Circular Motionp. 42
Force and Motionp. 49
The Wrong Questionp. 49
Newton's First and Second Lawsp. 50
Forcesp. 54
The Force of Gravityp. 55
Using Newton's Second Lawp. 56
Newton's Third Lawp. 58
Using Newton's Lawsp. 67
Using Newton's Second Lawp. 67
Multiple Objectsp. 70
Circular Motionp. 73
Frictionp. 76
Drag Forcesp. 80
Work, Energy, and Powerp. 86
Workp. 87
Forces That Varyp. 89
Kinetic Energyp. 93
Powerp. 95
Conservation of Energyp. 102
Conservative and Nonconservative Forcesp. 103
Potential Energyp. 104
Conservation of Mechanical Energyp. 107
Potential-Energy Curvesp. 110
Gravityp. 118
Toward a Law of Gravityp. 119
Universal Gravitationp. 119
Orbital Motionp. 121
Gravitational Energyp. 123
The Gravitational Fieldp. 126
Systems of Particlesp. 132
Center of Massp. 132
Momentump. 137
Kinetic Energy of a Systemp. 141
Collisionsp. 142
Totally Inelastic Collisionsp. 143
Elastic Collisionsp. 145
Rotational Motionp. 155
Angular Velocity and Accelerationp. 156
Torquep. 158
Rotational Inertia and the Analog of Newton's Lawp. 160
Rotational Energyp. 165
Rolling Motionp. 167
Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentump. 174
Angular Velocity and Acceleration Vectorsp. 174
Torque and the Vector Cross Productp. 175
Angular Momentump. 177
Conservation of Angular Momentump. 178
Gyroscopes and Precessionp. 180
Static Equilibriump. 186
Conditions for Equilibriump. 186
Center of Gravityp. 188
Examples of Static Equilibriump. 188
Stabilityp. 191
Oscillations, Waves, and Fluidsp. 203
Oscillatory Motionp. 204
Describing Oscillatory Motionp. 205
Simple Harmonic Motionp. 206
Applications of Simple Harmonic Motionp. 209
Circular and Harmonic Motionp. 212
Energy in Simple Harmonic Motionp. 213
Damped Harmonic Motionp. 214
Driven Oscillations and Resonancep. 215
Wave Motionp. 222
Waves and Their Propertiesp. 222
Wave Mathp. 224
Waves on a Stringp. 225
Sound Wavesp. 228
Interferencep. 229
Reflection and Refractionp. 232
Standing Wavesp. 234
The Doppler Effect and Shock Wavesp. 236
Fluid Motionp. 243
Density and Pressurep. 243
Hydrostatic Equilibriump. 244
Archimedes' Principle and Buoyancyp. 247
Fluid Dynamicsp. 248
Applications of Fluid Dynamicsp. 250
Viscosity and Turbulencep. 254
Thermodynamicsp. 261
Temperature and Heatp. 262
Heat, Temperature, and Thermodynamic Equilibriump. 263
Heat Capacity and Specific Heatp. 264
Heat Transferp. 266
Thermal-Energy Balancep. 271
The Thermal Behavior of Matterp. 279
Gasesp. 279
Phase Changesp. 283
Thermal Expansionp. 286
Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamicsp. 292
The First Law of Thermodynamicsp. 292
Thermodynamic Processesp. 294
Specific Heats of an Ideal Gasp. 301
The Second Law of Thermodynamicsp. 309
Reversibility and Irreversibilityp. 310
The Second Law of Thermodynamicsp. 310
Applications of the Second Lawp. 314
Entropy and Energy Qualityp. 317
Electromagnetismp. 327
Electric Charge, Force, and Fieldp. 328
Electric Chargep. 328
Coulomb's Lawp. 329
The Electric Fieldp. 332
Fields of Charge Distributionsp. 334
Matter in Electric Fieldsp. 338
Gauss's Lawp. 347
Electric Field Linesp. 347
Electric Flux and Fieldp. 349
Gauss's Lawp. 351
Using Gauss's Lawp. 352
Fields of Arbitrary Charge Distributionsp. 358
Gauss's Law and Conductorsp. 359
Electric Potentialp. 367
Electric Potential Differencep. 367
Calculating Potential Differencep. 370
Potential Difference and the Electric Fieldp. 376
Charged Conductorsp. 378
Electrostatic Energy and Capacitorsp. 384
Electrostatic Energyp. 385
Capacitorsp. 385
Using Capacitorsp. 387
Energy in the Electric Fieldp. 391
Electric Currentp. 398
Electric Currentp. 398
Conduction Mechanismsp. 400
Resistance and Ohm's Lawp. 405
Electric Powerp. 407
Electrical Safetyp. 408
Electric Circuitsp. 415
Circuits, Symbols, and Electromotive Forcep. 415
Series and Parallel Resistorsp. 417
Kirchhoff's Laws and Multiloop Circuitsp. 423
Electrical Measurementsp. 425
Capacitors in Circuitsp. 426
Magnetism: Force and Fieldp. 436
What Is Magnetism?p. 436
Magnetic Force and Fieldp. 437
Charged Particles in Magnetic Fieldsp. 438
The Magnetic Force on a Currentp. 441
Origin of the Magnetic Fieldp. 442
Magnetic Dipolesp. 446
Magnetic Matterp. 449
Ampere's Lawp. 451
Electromagnetic Inductionp. 464
Induced Currentsp. 464
Faraday's Lawp. 466
Induction and Energyp. 469
Inductancep. 474
Magnetic Energyp. 479
Induced Electric Fieldsp. 481
Alternating-Current Circuitsp. 489
Alternating Currentp. 489
Circuit Elements in AC Circuitsp. 490
LC Circuitsp. 495
Driven RLC Circuits and Resonancep. 497
Power in AC Circuitsp. 500
Transformers and Power Suppliesp. 500
Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Wavesp. 508
The Four Laws of Electromagnetismp. 509
Ambiguity in Ampere's Lawp. 509
Maxwell's Equationsp. 511
Electromagnetic Wavesp. 512
Properties of Electromagnetic Wavesp. 515
The Electromagnetic Spectrump. 519
Producing Electromagnetic Wavesp. 520
Energy and Momentum in Electromagnetic Wavesp. 521
Opticsp. 529
Reflection and Refractionp. 530
Reflectionp. 530
Refractionp. 532
Total Internal Reflectionp. 534
Dispersionp. 536
Images and Optical Instrumentsp. 542
Images with Mirrorsp. 543
Images with Lensesp. 548
Refraction in Lenses: The Detailsp. 551
Optical Instrumentsp. 554
Interference and Diffractionp. 563
Coherence and Interferencep. 563
Double-Slit Interferencep. 565
Multiple-Slit Interference and Diffraction Gratingsp. 567
Interferometryp. 570
Huygens' Principle and Diffractionp. 573
The Diffraction Limitp. 577
Modern Physicsp. 585
Relativityp. 586
Speed c Relative to What?p. 587
Matter, Motion, and the Etherp. 587
Special Relativityp. 589
Space and Time in Relativityp. 590
Simultaneity Is Relativep. 595
The Lorentz Trasformationsp. 596
Energy and Momentum in Relativityp. 599
Electromagnetism and Relativityp. 602
General Relativityp. 604
Particles and Wavesp. 609
Toward Quantum Theoryp. 609
Blackbody Radiationp. 610
Photonsp. 613
Atomic Spectra and the Bohr Atomp. 616
Matter Wavesp. 619
The Uncertainty Principlep. 621
Complementarityp. 624
Quantum Mechanicsp. 629
Particles, Waves, and Probabilityp. 630
The Schrodinger Equationp. 631
Particles and Potentialsp. 633
Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensionsp. 640
Relativistic Quantum Mechanicsp. 641
Atomic Physicsp. 646
The Hydrogen Atomp. 646
Electron Spinp. 651
The Exclusion Principlep. 654
Multielectron Atoms and the Periodic Tablep. 655
Transitions and Atomic Spectrap. 658
Molecules and Solidsp. 666
Molecular Bondingp. 666
Molecular Energy Levelsp. 668
Solidsp. 671
Superconductivityp. 677
Nuclear Physicsp. 684
Elements, Isotopes, and Nuclear Structurep. 684
Radioactivityp. 689
Binding Energy and Nucleosynthesisp. 695
Nuclear Fissionp. 697
Nuclear Fusionp. 702
From Quarks to the Cosmosp. 709
Particles and Forcesp. 709
Particles and More Particlesp. 710
Quarks and the Standard Modelp. 714
Unificationp. 717
The Evolving Universep. 719
Appendices
Mathematicsp. A-1
The International System of Units (SI)p. A-9
Conversion Factorsp. A-11
The Elementsp. A-13
Astrophysical Datap. A-16
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Problemsp. A-17
Creditsp. C-1
Indexp. I-1
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