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Essentials of College Physics (with CengageNOW 2-Semester and Personal Tutor Printed Access Card)

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2/7/2006
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Summary

ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS is a streamlined version of Serway's market-leading College Physics text, using the same clear and logical presentation of the concepts and principles but providing a slimmer and more affordable alternative for instructors looking to focus on the core concepts. By integrating the guiding principles of physics education research and including unique just-in-time quantitative problem-solving features, the text strikes a balance between problem-solving support and conceptual understanding. "Math Focus" boxes and a unique "Math Appendix" provide your students with an opportunity to master their numerical problem-solving skills and then connect those skills to concrete physics applications. "Quick Quiz" and "Checkpoint" questions provide students with ample opportunity to test their conceptual understanding, while "Tips" boxes help students avoid common misconceptions. And all "Worked Examples" feature a two-column format, explaining each step of the solution both conceptually and quantitatively. The innovative technology program is perfectly tailored to support any course design. All end-of-chapter problems, worked examples, checkpoints and quick quizzes are available in WebAssign (enhanced with hints and feedback), allowing instructors to securely create and administer homework assignments in an interactive online environment. For instructors utilizing classroom response technology, a complete suite of questions, pre-formatted in PowerPointŪ, is available to support the JoinIn on TurningPointŪ interactive lecture solution, or the "clicker" software of your choosing. The text's flexible, accessible, and focused presentation, coupled with an extraordinary technology program, gives students and instructors the tools they need to succeed.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Mechanics
Introduction
1(17)
Standards of Length, Mass, and Time
1(2)
The Building Blocks of Matter
3(1)
Dimensional Analysis
4(1)
Uncertainty in Measurement and Significant Figures
5(3)
Conversion of Units
8(1)
Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations
9(1)
Coordinate Systems
10(1)
Trigonometry
11(1)
Problem-Solving Strategy
12(2)
Summary
14(4)
Motion in One Dimension
18(23)
Displacement
18(1)
Velocity
19(5)
Acceleration
24(2)
Motion Diagrams
26(2)
One-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration
28(5)
Freely Falling Objects
33(2)
Summary
35(6)
Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion
41(20)
Vectors and Their Properties
41(2)
Components of a Vector
43(4)
Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration in Two Dimensions
47(1)
Motion in Two Dimensions
48(5)
Relative Velocity
53(2)
Summary
55(6)
The Laws of Motion
61(29)
Forces
61(1)
Newton's First Law
62(1)
Newton's Second Law
63(5)
Newton's Third Law
68(1)
Applications of Newton's Laws
69(8)
Forces of Friction
77(5)
Summary
82(8)
Energy
90(34)
Work
90(4)
Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem
94(3)
Gravitational Potential Energy
97(7)
Spring Potential Energy
104(5)
Systems and Energy Conservation
109(1)
Power
110(3)
Work Done by a Varying Force
113(2)
Summary
115(9)
Momentum and Collisions
124(23)
Momentum and Impulse
124(4)
Conservation of Momentum
128(2)
Collisions
130(7)
Glancing Collisions
137(3)
Rocket Propulsion
140(1)
Summary
141(6)
Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity
147(27)
Angular Speed and Angular Acceleration
147(3)
Rotational Motion Under Constant Angular Acceleration
150(1)
Relations Between Angular and Linear Quantities
151(3)
Centripetal Acceleration
154(6)
Newtonian Gravitation
160(5)
Kepler's Laws
165(3)
Summary
168(6)
Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics
174(30)
Torque
174(4)
Torque and the Two Conditions for Equilibrium
178(1)
The Center of Gravity
179(2)
Examples of Objects in Equilibrium
181(2)
Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration
183(6)
Rotational Kinetic Energy
189(1)
Angular Momentum
190(3)
Summary
193(11)
Solids and Fluids
204(42)
States of Matter
204(1)
The Deformation of Solids
205(4)
Density and Pressure
209(3)
Variation of Pressure with Depth
212(3)
Pressure Measurements
215(1)
Buoyant Forces and Archimedes's Principle
216(4)
Fluids in Motion
220(6)
Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics
226(3)
Surface Tension, Capillary Action, and Viscous Fluid Flow
229(5)
Transport Phenomena
234(3)
Summary
237(9)
Part 2: Thermodynamics
Thermal Physics
246(26)
Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
246(1)
Thermometers and Temperature Scales
247(4)
Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
251(6)
Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas
257(5)
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
262(5)
Summary
267(5)
Energy in Thermal Processes
272(25)
Heat and Internal Energy
272(2)
Specific Heat
274(2)
Calorimetry
276(2)
Latent Heat and Phase Change
278(5)
Energy Transfer
283(9)
Summary
292(5)
The Laws of Thermodynamics
297(30)
Work in Thermodynamic Processes
297(3)
The First Law of Thermodynamics
300(9)
Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
309(7)
Entropy
316(3)
Human Metabolism
319(2)
Summary
321(6)
Part 3: Vibrations and Waves
Vibrations and Waves
327(27)
Hooke's Law
327(4)
Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion
331(3)
Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as a Function of Time
334(3)
Motion of a Pendulum
337(3)
Damped Oscillations
340(1)
Waves
340(3)
Frequency, Amplitude, and Wavelength
343(1)
The Speed of Waves on Strings
344(2)
Interference of Waves
346(1)
Reflection of Waves
347(1)
Summary
348(6)
Sound
354(33)
Producing a Sound Wave
354(1)
Characteristics of Sound Waves
354(2)
The Speed of Sound
356(2)
Energy and Intensity of Sound Waves
358(3)
Spherical and Plane Waves
361(2)
The Doppler Effect
363(4)
Interference of Sound Waves
367(2)
Standing Waves
369(4)
Forced Vibrations and Resonance
373(1)
Standing Waves in Air Columns
374(2)
Beats
376(2)
The Ear
378(2)
Summary
380(7)
Part 4: Electricity and Magnetism
Electric Forces and Electric Fields
387(26)
Properties of Electric Charges
387(1)
Insulators and Conductors
388(2)
Coulomb's Law
390(4)
The Electric Field
394(4)
Electric Field Lines
398(2)
Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium
400(2)
Electric Flux and Gauss's Law
402(5)
Summary
407(6)
Electrical Energy and Capacitance
413(32)
Potential Difference and Electric Potential
413(7)
Electric Potential and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges
420(2)
Potentials and Charged Conductors
422(2)
Equipotential Surfaces
424(1)
Capacitance
424(1)
The Parallel-Plate Capacitor
425(2)
Combinations of Capacitors
427(6)
Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor
433(2)
Capacitors with Dielectrics
435(4)
Summary
439(6)
Current and Resistance
445(20)
Electric Current
445(2)
A Microscopic View: Current and Drift Speed
447(2)
Current and Voltage Measurements in Circuits
449(1)
Resistance and Ohm's Law
450(1)
Resistivity
451(2)
Temperature Variation of Resistance
453(2)
Superconductors
455(1)
Electrical Energy and Power
456(2)
Electrical Activity in the Heart
458(2)
Summary
460(5)
Direct-Current Circuits
465(26)
Sources of emf
465(1)
Resistors in Series
466(2)
Resistors in Parallel
468(5)
Kirchhoff's Rules and Complex DC Circuits
473(2)
RC Circuits
475(4)
Household Circuits
479(2)
Conduction of Electrical Signals by Neurons
481(3)
Summary
484(7)
Magnetism
491(30)
Magnets
491(3)
Magnetic Fields
494(2)
Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor
496(3)
Torque on a Current Loop and Electric Motors
499(3)
Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field
502(3)
Magnetic Field of a Long, Straight Wire and Ampere's Law
505(2)
Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors
507(2)
Magnetic Fields of Current Loops and Solenoids
509(3)
Magnetic Domains
512(1)
Summary
513(8)
Induced Voltages and Inductance
521(26)
Induced emf and Magnetic Flux
521(2)
Faraday's Law of Induction
523(4)
Motional emf
527(3)
Lenz's Law Revisited (The Minus Sign in Faraday's Law)
530(1)
Generators
531(4)
Self-Inductance
535(3)
RL Circuits
538(2)
Summary
540(7)
Alternating Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves
547(30)
Resistors in an AC Circuit
547(3)
Capacitors in an AC Circuit
550(1)
Inductors in an AC Circuit
551(2)
The RLC Series Circuit
553(3)
Power in an AC Circuit
556(2)
Resonance in a Series RLC Circuit
558(1)
The Transformer
559(2)
Maxwell's Predictions
561(1)
Hertz's Confirmation of Maxwell's Predictions
562(1)
Production of Electromagnetic Waves by an Antenna
563(1)
Properties of Electromagnetic Waves
564(4)
The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Waves
568(2)
Summary
570(7)
Part 5: Light and Optics
Reflection and Refraction of Light
577(22)
The Nature of Light
577(1)
Reflection and Refraction
578(4)
The Law of Refraction
582(3)
Dispersion and Prisms
585(2)
The Rainbow
587(1)
Huygens' Principle
588(2)
Total Internal Reflection
590(3)
Summary
593(6)
Mirrors and Lenses
599(28)
Flat Mirrors
599(2)
Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors
601(2)
Convex Mirrors and Sign Conventions
603(5)
Images Formed by Refraction
608(4)
Atmospheric Refraction
612(1)
Thin Lenses
613(8)
Lens and Mirror Aberrations
621(1)
Summary
622(5)
Wave Optics
627(26)
Conditions for Interference
627(1)
Young's Double-Slit Experiment
628(3)
Change of Phase Due to Reflection
631(1)
Interference in Thin Films
632(4)
Diffraction
636(2)
Single-Slit Diffraction
638(2)
The Diffraction Grating
640(2)
Polarization of Light Waves
642(5)
Summary
647(6)
Optical Instruments
653(19)
The Camera
653(1)
The Eye
654(4)
The Simple Magnifier
658(2)
The Compound Microscope
660(2)
The Telescope
662(2)
Resolution of Single-Slit and Circular Apertures
664(3)
Summary
667(5)
Part 6: Modern Physics
Relativity
672(21)
Galilean Relativity
672(1)
The Speed of Light
673(2)
Einstein's Principle of Relativity
675(1)
Consequences of Special Relativity
675(7)
Relativistic Momentum
682(1)
Relativistic Energy and the Equivalence of Mass and Energy
683(4)
General Relativity
687(2)
Summary
689(4)
Quantum Physics
693(20)
Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis
693(2)
The Photoelectric Effect and the Particle Theory of Light
695(3)
X-Rays
698(1)
Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals
699(2)
The Compton Effect
701(2)
The Dual Nature of Light and Matter
703(3)
The Wave Function
706(1)
The Uncertainty Principle
707(1)
Summary
708(5)
Atomic Physics
713(21)
Early Models of the Atom
713(1)
Atomic Spectra
714(1)
The Bohr Model
715(5)
Quantum Mechanics and the Hydrogen Atom
720(3)
The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table
723(3)
Characteristic X-Rays
726(1)
Atomic Transitions and Lasers
727(2)
Summary
729(5)
Nuclear Physics
734(24)
Some Properties of Nuclei
734(3)
Binding Energy
737(1)
Radioactivity
738(3)
The Decay Processes
741(6)
Natural Radioactivity
747(1)
Nuclear Reactions
747(3)
Medical Applications of Radiation
750(2)
Summary
752(6)
Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles
758
Nuclear Fission
758(3)
Nuclear Fusion
761(3)
Elementary Particles and the Fundamental Forces
764(1)
Positrons and Other Antiparticles
765(1)
Classification of Particles
766(1)
Conservation Laws
767(3)
The Eightfold Way
770(1)
Quarks and Color
770(2)
Electroweak Theory and the Standard Model
772(1)
The Cosmic Connection
773(2)
Problems and Perspectives
775(1)
Summary
776
Appendix A
Mathematics Review
1(13)
Appendix B
An Abbreviated Table of Isotopes
14(5)
Appendix C
Some Useful Tables
19(2)
Appendix D
SI Units
21(1)
Answers to Checkpoints, Quick Quizzes and Odd-Numbered Conceptual Questions and Problems
22
Credits 1(1)
Index 1


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