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Inquiring into Physics: With Infotrac

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0534364616
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Pub. Date:
9/21/1999
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Summary

The new INQUIRY INTO PHYSICS, Fourth Edition maintains the perfect balance of quantitative and conceptual material by carefully incorporating problem solving into a discernible conceptual framework. The text integrates simple mathematics so students can see the practicality of physics and have means of testing its validity. Throughout the text, Ostdiek and Bord emphasize the relevance of physics to our daily lives. Students will find applied examples throughout the chapters, such as music synthesizers, liquid mirror telescopes, and nuclear-powered spacecraft. The text also periodically reviews the historical development of physics, material that has proven popular with liberal-arts majors using earlier editions.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Study Skills xvi
The Study of Motion
2(40)
Prologue Drag Racing
3(1)
Introduction
3(4)
Physical Quantities: The Vocabulary of Physics
7(7)
Physics Potpourri The Metric System: ``For All People, for All Time.''
8(4)
Physics Potpourri Time Out!
12(2)
Speed and Velocity
14(8)
Vector Addition
19(3)
Acceleration
22(4)
Centripetal Acceleration
24(2)
Simple Types of Motion
26(16)
Zero Velocity
26(1)
Constant Velocity
26(2)
Constant Acceleration
28(5)
Historical Notes
33(1)
Aristotle
33(1)
Galileo
33(3)
Summary
36(1)
Summary of Important Equations
37(1)
Mapping It Out!
38(1)
Questions
38(1)
Problems
38(1)
Challenges
39(1)
Suggested Readings
40(2)
Newton's Laws
42(40)
Prologue Future Impact?
43(1)
Force
43(4)
Newton's First Law of Motion
47(2)
Mass
49(2)
Newton's Second Law of Motion
51(3)
The International System of Units (SI)
54(1)
Examples: Different Forces, Different Motions
54(7)
Physics Potpourri ``...That All Men Are Created Equal.''
56(1)
Simple Harmonic Motion
57(2)
Falling Body with Air Resistance
59(2)
Newton's Third Law of Motion
61(5)
Physics Potpourri Chaos---Deterministic Randomness
62(4)
The Space Shuttle: Newton's Laws on a Grand Scale
66(2)
The Law of Universal Gravitation
68(5)
Orbits
71(2)
Gravitational Field
73(1)
Tides
74(8)
Historical Notes
76(1)
Summary
77(1)
Summary of Important Equations
78(1)
Mapping It Out!
78(1)
Questions
79(1)
Problems
79(1)
Challenges
80(1)
Suggested Readings
81(1)
Energy and Conservation Laws
82(40)
Prologue Big Machines---Small Particles
83(1)
Conservation Laws
84(1)
Linear Momentum
84(5)
Work: The Key to Energy
89(5)
Energy
94(4)
The Conservation of Energy
98(8)
Physics Potpourri Energy Conservation, Consumption, and Crisis
104(2)
Collisions: An Energy Point of View
106(3)
Power
109(2)
Rotation and Angular Momentum
111(11)
Physics Potpourri Starquakes: A Glitch in Time
114(2)
Historical Notes
116(1)
Summary
117(1)
Summary of Important Equations
118(1)
Mapping It Out!
118(1)
Questions
118(1)
Problems
119(1)
Challenges
120(1)
Suggested Readings
121(1)
Physics of Matter
122(42)
Prologue Lake Nyos Tragedy
123(1)
Matter: Phases, Forms, and Forces
123(10)
Physics Potpourri What's in a Name?
130(3)
Pressure
133(4)
Density
137(4)
Fluid Pressure and Gravity
141(5)
Fluid Pressure in the Atmosphere
143(3)
Archimedes' Principles
146(7)
Physics Potpourri Superfluids---a Slippery Topic
148(5)
Pascal's Principle
153(1)
Bernoulli's Principle
154(10)
Historical Notes
157(1)
Fluids
157(2)
Summary
159(1)
Summary of Important Equations
159(1)
Mapping It Out!
160(1)
Questions
160(1)
Problems
160(1)
Challenges
161(1)
Suggested Readings
162(2)
Temperature and Heat
164(42)
Prologue Solar Energy
165(1)
Temperature
166(4)
Physics Potpourri To Breathe or Not to Breathe, That Is the Question
168(2)
Thermal Expansion
170(5)
Liquids
172(1)
Gases
173(2)
The First Law of Thermodynamics
175(4)
Heat Transfer
179(6)
Conduction
179(1)
Convection
180(2)
Radiation
182(2)
Physics Potpourri Energy Flow in Stars
184(1)
Specific Heat Capacity
185(3)
Phase Transitions
188(5)
Humidity
190(3)
Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
193(13)
Heat Movers
196(1)
Usable Energy
197(1)
Historical Notes
198(1)
Heat
199(1)
Summary
200(1)
Summary of Important Equations
201(1)
Mapping It Out!
201(1)
Questions
202(1)
Problems
203(1)
Challenges
204(1)
Suggested Readings
205(1)
Waves and Sound
206(40)
Prologue Sound Medicine
207(1)
Waves---Types and Properties
207(7)
Aspects of Wave Propagation
214(11)
Reflection
216(1)
Doppler Effect
217(2)
Bow Waves and Shock Waves
219(1)
Physics Potpourri The Hubble Relation---Expanding Our Horizons
220(2)
Diffraction
222(1)
Interference
223(2)
Sound
225(3)
Sound Applications
226(2)
Production of Sound
228(2)
Propagation of Sound
230(2)
Perception of Sound
232(14)
Pitch
233(1)
Loudness
234(2)
Tone Quality
236(2)
Physics Potpourri Music Synthesizers
238(2)
Historical Notes
240(1)
Sound
241(1)
Summary
242(1)
Summary of Important Equations
243(1)
Mapping It Out!
243(1)
Questions
243(1)
Problems
244(1)
Challenges
245(1)
Suggested Readings
245(1)
Electricity
246(30)
Prologue The Age of the Semiconductor
247(1)
Electric Charge
248(1)
Electric Force and Coulomb's Law
249(7)
Physics Potpourri Electrifying Sights and Sounds: A Thunderstorm Primer
255(1)
Electric Currents---Superconductivity
256(4)
Resistance
259(1)
Superconductivity
259(1)
Electric Circuits and Ohm's Law
260(6)
Series and Parallel Circuits
262(2)
Physics Potpourri Electricity and the Human Body
264(2)
Power and Energy in Electric Currents
266(2)
AC and DC
268(8)
Historical Notes
270(2)
Summary
272(1)
Summary of Important Equations
273(1)
Mapping It Out!
273(1)
Questions
273(1)
Problems
274(1)
Challenges
275(1)
Suggested Readings
275(1)
Electromagnetism and EM Waves
276(42)
Prologue MRI
277(1)
Magnetism
277(4)
Interactions between Electricity and Magnetism
281(6)
Principles of Electromagnetism
287(1)
Applications to Sound Reproduction
288(4)
Digital Sound
291(1)
Electromagnetic Waves
292(8)
Radio Waves
294(1)
Microwaves
295(1)
Infrared
295(1)
Visible Light
296(1)
Ultraviolet Radiation
297(1)
X Rays
297(2)
Gamma Rays
299(1)
Physics Potpourri N Rays: ``C'est une erreur.''
300(1)
Blackbody Radiation
300(7)
Temperature Measurement
303(1)
Physics Potpourri Cosmic Background Radiation---A Relic of the Big Bang
304(3)
Detection of Warm Objects
307(1)
EM Waves and the Earth's Atmosphere
307(11)
Ozone Layer
307(1)
Greenhouse Effect
308(1)
The Ionosphere
309(1)
Astronomy
310(1)
Historical Notes
311(3)
Summary
314(1)
Summary of Important Equations
315(1)
Mapping It Out!
315(1)
Questions
315(1)
Problems
316(1)
Challenges
316(1)
Suggested Readings
317(1)
Optics
318(52)
Prologue HST
319(1)
Light Waves
319(10)
Reflection
320(2)
Physics Potpourri Colorful Math---Creating Tints by Addition and Subtraction
322(1)
Diffraction
323(1)
Interference
324(2)
Polarization
326(3)
Mirrors: Plane and Not So Simple
329(9)
``One-Way Mirror''
329(1)
Curved Mirrors
330(2)
Astronomical Telescope Mirrors
332(4)
Physics Potpourri Spin Casting
336(2)
Refraction
338(6)
Total Internal Reflection
342(2)
Lenses and Images
344(8)
Image Formation
346(2)
Magnification
348(2)
Aberrations
350(2)
The Human Eye
352(2)
Eye Surgery
354(1)
Dispersion and Color
354(3)
Atmospheric Optics: Rainbows, Halos, Blue Sky
357(13)
Rainbows
357(2)
Halos
359(2)
Blue Sky
361(2)
Historical Notes
363(2)
Summary
365(1)
Summary of Important Equations
366(1)
Mapping It Out!
366(1)
Questions
367(1)
Problems
368(1)
Challenges
368(1)
Suggested Readings
369(1)
Atomic Physics
370(40)
Prologue Plowshares, Not Swords
371(1)
The Quantum Hypothesis
372(2)
Blackbody Radiation
372(2)
The Photoelectric Effect and Photons
374(6)
Physics Potpourri Cosmic Chemistry,''... To Dream of Such a Thing.''
378(2)
Atomic Spectra
380(1)
The Bohr Model of the Atom
381(4)
Quantum Mechanics
385(4)
Atomic Structure
389(6)
X-Ray Spectra
395(2)
Lasers
397(13)
Physics Potpourri Holograms---3-D Images, No Glasses Required
400(3)
Historical Notes
403(3)
Summary
406(1)
Summary of Important Equations
406(1)
Mapping It Out!
406(1)
Questions
407(1)
Problems
407(1)
Challenges
408(1)
Suggested Readings
408(2)
Nuclear Physics
410(36)
Prologue Nuclear Power in Space
411(1)
The Nucleus
412(3)
Radioactivity
415(5)
Alpha Decay
415(2)
Beta Decay
417(1)
Gamma Decay
418(2)
Half-Life
420(4)
Dating
423(1)
Physics Potpourri Radiation: A Killer Turned Lifesaver
424(1)
Artificial Nuclear Reactions
424(2)
Nuclear Binding Energy
426(3)
Nuclear Fission
429(4)
Atomic Bombs
430(1)
Nuclear Power Plants
431(2)
Nuclear Fusion
433(13)
Fusion in Stars
434(1)
Thermonuclear Weapons
434(1)
Controlled Fusion
435(1)
Physics Potpourri Light-Element Production in the Early Universe
436(3)
Cold Fusion
439(1)
Historical Notes
440(3)
Summary
443(1)
Mapping It Out!
443(1)
Questions
444(1)
Problems
444(1)
Challenges
445(1)
Suggested Readings
445(1)
Special Relativity and Elementary Particles
446(46)
Prologue Nu's Headlines
447(1)
Special Relativity: The Physics of High Velocity
448(6)
Postulates of Special Relativity
449(1)
Predictions of Special Relativity
450(4)
Forces and Particles
454(8)
The Four Forces: Natural Interactions Among Particles Classification Schemes for Particles Spin
458(1)
Elementary Particle Lexicon
459(3)
Conservation Laws, Revisited
462(7)
New Conservation Laws
462(1)
Conservation of Baryon and Lepton Numbers
463(1)
Physics Potpourri Symmetry and Conservation Laws
464(2)
Conservation of Strangeness
466(3)
Quarks: Order Out of Chaos
469(13)
Physics Potpourri ``Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Which Is Right, After All?''
470(2)
Quarks and Their Confinement
472(6)
Quark Colors
478(1)
Charm, Truth, and Beauty
479(3)
Unification of Forces: The Electroweak Interaction and GUTs (Optional)
482(10)
Historical Notes
486(1)
Summary
487(1)
Summary of Important Equations
488(1)
Mapping It Out!
488(1)
Questions
488(1)
Problems
489(1)
Challenges
490(1)
Suggested Readings
491(1)
Epilogue 492(12)
Suggested Readings
504
Appendixes
A Winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics
A-1(1)
B Math Review
B-1(1)
C Answers
C-1(1)
Glossary of Key Terms and Laws G-1(1)
Credits C-1(1)
Index I-1


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