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# Fundamentals of Physics

**by**Halliday, David; Resnick, Robert; Walker, Jearl

9th

### 9780470547922

0470547928

Paperback

1/7/2010

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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