9780470547922

Fundamentals of Physics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470547922

  • ISBN10:

    0470547928

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/7/2010
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Table of Contents

Equilibrium and Elasticity
What Is Physics?
Equilibrium
The Requirements of Equilibrium
The Center of Gravity
Some Examples of Static Equilibrium
Indeterminate Structures
Elasticity
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Gravitation
What Is Physics?
Newton's Law of Gravitation
Gravitation and the Principle of Superposition
Gravitation Near Earth's Surface
Gravitation Inside Earth
Gravitational Potential Energy
Planets and Satellites: Kepler's Laws
Satellites: Orbits and Energy
Einstein and Gravitation
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Fluids
What Is Physics?
What Is a Fluid?
Density and Pressure
Fluids at Rest
Measuring Pressure
Pascal's Principle
Archimedes' Principle
Ideal Fluids in Motion
The Equation of Continuity
Bernoulli's Equation
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Oscillations
What Is Physics?
Simple Harmonic Motion
The Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion
Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
An Angular Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Pendulums
Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion
Damped Simple Harmonic Motion
Forced Oscillations and Resonance
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Waves-I
What Is Physics?
Types of Waves
Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
Wavelength and Frequency
The Speed of a Traveling Wave
Wave Speed on a Stretched String
Energy and Power of a Wave Traveling Along a String
The Wave Equation
The Principle of Superposition for Waves
Interference of Waves
Phasors
Standing Waves
Standing Waves and Resonance
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Waves-II
What Is Physics?
Sound Waves
The Speed of Sound
Traveling Sound Waves
Interference
Intensity and Sound Level
Sources of Musical Sound
Beats
The Doppler Effect
Supersonic Speeds, Shock Waves
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Temperature, Heat, and The First Law of Thermodynamics
What Is Physics?
Temperature
The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
Measuring Temperature
The Celsius and Fahrenheit Scales
Thermal Expansion
Temperature and Heat
The Absorption of Heat by Solids and Liquids
A Closer Look at Heat and Work
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Some Special Cases of the First Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Transfer Mechanisms
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
What Is Physics?
Avogadro's Number
Ideal Gases
Pressure, Temperature, and RMS Speed
Translational Kinetic Energy
Mean Free Path
The Distribution of Molecular Speeds
The Molar Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas
Degrees of Freedom and Molar Specific Heats
A Hint of Quantum Theory
The Adiabatic Expansion of an Ideal Gas
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Entropy and The Second Law of Thermodynamics
What Is Physics?
Irreversible Processes and Entropy
Change in Entropy
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy in the Real World: Engines
Entropy in the Real World: Refrigerators
The Efficiencies of Real Engines
A Statistical View of Entropy
Review & Summary
Questions
Problems
Appendices
The International System of Units (SI)
Some Fundamental Constants of Physics
Some Astronomical Data
Conversion Factors
Mathematical Formulas
Properties of the Elements
Periodic Table of the Elements
Answers to Checkpoints and Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems
Index
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