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Inquiry into Physics /with Infotrac

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2/27/2004
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Summary

Prologue: Getting Started. 1. The Study of Motion. 2. Newton's Laws. 3. Energy and Conservation Laws. 4. Physics of Matter. 5. Temperature and Heat. 6. Waves and Sound. 7. Electricity. 8. Electromagnetism and EM Waves. 9. Optics. 10. Atomic Physics. 11. Nuclear Physics. 12. Special Relativity and Elementary Particles. Epilogue. Appendix A: Winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Appendix B: Math Review. Appendix C: Answers. Glossary of Key Terms and Laws. Credits. Index. Table of Conversion Factors and Other Information. Periodic Table.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Prologue: Getting Started 2(10)
Why Learn Physics?
3(1)
What Is Physics?
4(1)
How Is Physics Done?
5(1)
How Does One Learn Physics?
6(3)
Physical Quantities and Measurement
9(3)
Physics Potpourri: The Metric System: "For All People, for All Time."
11(1)
CHAPTER 1 The Study of Motion 12(34)
Drag Racing
12(4)
1.1 Fundamental Physical Quantities 13 Physics Potpourri: Time Out!
16(2)
1.2 Speed and Velocity
18(8)
Vector Addition
23(3)
1.3 Acceleration
26(5)
Centripetal Acceleration
28(3)
1.4 Simple Types of Motion
31(14)
Zero Velocity
31(1)
Constant Velocity
31(2)
Constant Acceleration
33(5)
Physics Family Album
38(13)
Aristotle
38(1)
Galileo
39(1)
Summary
40(1)
Important Equations
41(1)
Mapping It Out!
41(1)
Questions
42(1)
Problems
42(2)
Challenges
44(1)
Suggested Readings
45(1)
CHAPTER 2 Newton's Laws 46(40)
New and Old Join Forces
46(1)
2.1 Force
47(4)
2.2 Newton's First Law of Motion
51(4)
Physics Potpourri: Friction: A Sticky Subject
52(3)
2.3 Mass
55(2)
2.4 Newton's Second Law of Motion
57(3)
2.5 The International System of Units (SI)
60(1)
2.6 Examples: Different Forces, Different Motions
60(7)
Simple Harmonic Motion
62(2)
Falling Body with Air Resistance
64(3)
2.7 Newton's Third Law of Motion
67(3)
2.8 The Law of Universal Gravitation
70(7)
Orbits
73(1)
Gravitational Field
74(2)
Physics Potpourri: Hooke-d!
76(1)
2.9 Tides
77(8)
Physics Family Album
80(1)
Summary
80(2)
Important Equations
82(1)
Mapping It Out!
82(1)
Questions
83(1)
Problems
83(1)
Challenges
84(1)
Suggested Readings
85(1)
CHAPTER 3 Energy and Conservation Laws 86(42)
Big Machines-Small Particles
86(1)
3.1 Conservation Laws
87(1)
3.2 Linear Momentum
88(6)
3.3 Work: The Key to Energy
94(5)
3.4 Energy
99(5)
3.5 The Conservation of Energy
104(7)
3.6 Collisions: An Energy Point of View
111(4)
Physics Potpourri: Energy Conservation, Consumption, and Crisis
112(3)
3.7 Power
115(3)
3.8 Rotation and Angular Momentum
118(9)
Physics Potpourri: Starquakes: A Glitch in Time
120(3)
Physics Family Album
123(1)
Summary
124(1)
Important Equations
124(1)
Mapping It Out!
124(1)
Questions
124(1)
Problems
125(2)
Challenges
127(1)
Suggested Readings
127(1)
CHAPTER 4 Physics of Matter 128(44)
Airships
128(1)
4.1 Matter: Phases, Forms, and Forces
128(10)
Behavior of Atoms and Molecules
133(3)
Physics Potpourri: What's in a Name?
136(2)
4.2 Pressure
138(5)
4.3 Density
143(4)
4.4 Fluid Pressure and Gravity
147(6)
Fluid Pressure in the Atmosphere
150(3)
4.5 Archimedes' Principle
153(8)
Physics Potpourri: Superfluids-Friction-free Flow
156(5)
4.6 Pascal's Principle
161(1)
4.7 Bernoulli's Principle
162(11)
Physics Family Album
165(8)
Fluids
165(2)
Summary
167(1)
Important Equations
167(1)
Mapping It Out!
167(1)
Questions
168(1)
Problems
169(1)
Challenges
170(1)
Suggested Readings
171(1)
CHAPTER 5 Temperature and Heat 172(44)
Soaring
172(1)
5.1 Temperature
173(5)
Physics Potpourri: To Breathe or Not to Breathe, That Is the Question
176(2)
5.2 Thermal Expansion
178(6)
Liquids
181(1)
Gases
182(2)
5.3 The First Law of Thermodynamics
184(4)
5.4 Heat Transfer
188(5)
Conduction
188(1)
Convection
189(1)
Radiation
190(1)
Combinations
191(2)
5.5 Specific Heat Capacity
193(5)
Physics Potpourri: Energy Flow in Slam
194(4)
5.6 Phase Transitions
198(6)
Humidity
201(3)
5.7 Heat Engines and The Second Law of Thermodynamics
204(11)
Heat Movers
207(2)
Usable Energy
209(1)
Physics Family Album
210(1)
Heat
210(2)
Summary
212(1)
Important Equations
212(1)
Mapping It Out!
212(1)
Questions
213(1)
Problems
214(1)
Challenges
215(1)
Suggested Readings
215(1)
CHAPTER 6 Waves and Sound 216(42)
Sound Medicine
216(1)
6.1 Waves-Types and Properties
217(8)
6.2 Aspects of Wave Propagation
225(10)
Reflection
226(2)
Doppler Effect
228(1)
Physics Potpourri: The Hubble Relation-Expanding Our Horizons
228(7)
Bow Waves and Shock Waves
231(1)
Diffraction
231(2)
Interference
233(2)
6.3 Sound
235(5)
Sound Applications
237(1)
Physics Potpourri: Putting Sound to Work
238(2)
6.4 Production of Sound
240(3)
6.5 Propagation of Sound
243(3)
6.6 Perception of Sound
246(11)
Pitch
246(1)
Loudness
246(3)
Tone Quality
249(3)
Physics Family Album
252(1)
Sound
252(1)
Summary
253(1)
Important Equations
254(1)
Mapping It Out!
254(1)
Questions
254(1)
Problems
255(1)
Challenges
256(1)
Suggested Readings
257(1)
CHAPTER 7 Electricity 258(32)
Electronic Paper
258(1)
7.1 Electric Charge
258(3)
7.2 Electric Force and Coulomb's Law
261(8)
Physics Potpourri: Electrifying Sights and Sounds: A Thunderstorm Primer
266(3)
7.3 Electric Currents-Superconductivity
269(3)
Resistance
270(1)
Superconductivity
271(1)
7.4 Electric circuits and Ohm's Law
272(6)
Series and Parallel Circuits
274(2)
Physics Potpourri: Electricity and the Human Body
276(2)
7.5 Power and Energy in Electric Currents
278(3)
7.6 AC and DC
281(8)
Physics Family Album
283(2)
Summary
285(1)
Important Equations
286(1)
Mapping It Out!
286(1)
Questions
286(1)
Problems
287(1)
Challenges
288(1)
Suggested Readings
289(1)
CHAPTER 8 Electromagnetism and EM Waves 290
Metal Detectors
290(1)
8.1 Magnetism
291(4)
8.2 Interactions Between Electricity and Magnetism
295(7)
8.3 Principles of Electromagnetism
302(2)
8.4 Applications to Sound Reproduction
304(4)
Digital Sound
307(1)
8.5 Electromagnetic Waves
308(8)
Radio Waves
310(1)
Microwaves
311(1)
Infrared
312(1)
Visible Light
312(1)
Ultraviolet Radiation
313(1)
X Rays
313(1)
Physics Potpourri: N Rays: "C'est une erreur."
314(2)
Gamma Rays
316(1)
8.6 Blackbody Radiation
316(7)
Temperature Measurement
318(1)
Detection of Warm Objects
319(1)
Physics Potpourri: Cosmic Background Radiation - A Relic for the Big Bang
320(3)
8.7 EM Waves and the Earth's Atmosphere
323(10)
Ozone Layer
323(1)
Greenhouse Effect
324(1)
The Ionosphere
325(1)
Astronomy
325(2)
Physics Family Album
327(3)
Summary
330(1)
Important Equations
330(1)
Mapping It Out!
330(1)
Questions
331(1)
Problems
331(1)
Challenges
332(1)
Suggested Readings
333
CHAPTER 9 Optics 334 114(274)
Kaleidoscopic!
334(1)
9.1 Light Waves
334(9)
Reflection
335(2)
Diffraction
337(1)
Interference
338(2)
Polarization
340(3)
9.2 Mirrors: Plane and Not So Simple
343(8)
"One-Way Mirror"
344(1)
Curved Mirrors
345(2)
Astronomical Telescope Mirrors
347(4)
9.3 Refraction
351(6)
Total Internal Reflection
354(3)
9.4 Lenses and Images
357(11)
Physics Potpourri: Fresnel, Pharos, and Physics
358(3)
Image Formation
361(3)
Magnification
364(1)
Aberrations
365(1)
Physics Potpourri: The Camera Obscura: A Room With a View
366(2)
9.5 The Human Eye
368(3)
Eye Surgery
370(1)
9.6 Dispersion and Color
371(2)
9.7 Atmospheric Optics: Rainbows, Halos, Blue Skies
373(9)
Rainbows
373(3)
Halos
376(1)
Blue Skies
377(2)
Physics Family Album
379(3)
Summary
382(1)
Important Equations
382(1)
Mapping It Out!
382(1)
Questions
383(2)
Problems
385(1)
Challenges
386(1)
Suggested Readings
387(1)
CHAPTER 10 Atomic Physics 388(40)
Something Old, Something New
388(1)
10.1 The Quantum Hypothesis
388(4)
Blackbody Radiation
389(3)
10.2 The Photoelectric Effect and Photons
392(4)
10.3 Atomic Spectra
396(2)
10.4 The Bohr Model of the Atom
398(5)
Physics Potpourri: Cosmic Chemistry, "... To Dream of Such a Thing."
398(5)
10.5 Quantum Mechanics
403(4)
10.6 Atomic Structure
407(8)
10.7 X-Ray Spectra
415(1)
10.8 Lasers
416(7)
Physics Potpourri: Holograms-3-D Images, No Glasses Required
418(4)
Physics Family Album
422(1)
Summary
423(1)
Important Equations
424(1)
Mapping It Out!
424(1)
Questions
424(1)
Problems
425(1)
Challenges
426(1)
Suggested Readings
427(1)
11 Nuclear Physics 428(36)
Radioactive Sentinel
428(1)
11.1 The Nucleus
428(4)
11.2 Radioactivity
432(6)
Alpha Decay
433(1)
Beta Decay
434(1)
Gamma Decay
435(1)
Radioactivity and Energy
436(1)
Applications
436(2)
11.3 Half-Life
438(5)
Dating
441(1)
Physics Potpourri: Radiation: A Killer Turned Lifesaver
442(1)
11.4 Artificial Nuclear Reactions
443(1)
11.5 Nuclear Binding Energy
444(2)
11.6 Nuclear Fission
446(5)
Atomic Bombs
448(1)
Nuclear Power Plants
449(2)
11.7 Nuclear Fusion
451(10)
Fusion in Stars
452(1)
Thermonuclear Weapons
Controlled Fusion
453(1)
Physics Potpourri: Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
454(4)
Cold Fusion
457(1)
Physics Family Album
458(3)
Summary
461(1)
Map It Out!
461(1)
Questions
461(1)
Problems
462(1)
Challenges
462(1)
Suggested Readings
463(1)
CHAPTER 12 Special Relativity and Elementary Particles 464(44)
Antimatter: Available at a Medical Facility Near You
464(1)
12.1 Special Relativity: The Physics of High Velocity
465(7)
Postulates of Special Relativity
465(1)
Predictions of Special Relativity
466(6)
12.2 Forces and Particles
472(7)
The Four Forces: Natural Interactions among Particles
472(2)
Classification Schemes for Particles
474(1)
Spin
475(2)
Elementary Particle Lexicon
477(2)
12.3 Conservation Laws, Revisited
479(9)
New Conservation Laws
480(1)
Conservation of Baryon and Lepton Numbers
480(2)
Physics Potpourri: Symmetry and Conservation Laws
482(4)
Conservation of Strangeness
484(2)
Physics Potpourri: Does Nature Distinguish Left from Right?
486(2)
12.4 Quarks: Order out of Chaos
488(6)
Quarks
490(4)
12.5 The Standard Model and GUTS
494(9)
Charm, Truth, and Beauty
496(3)
The Electroweak Interaction and GUTs
499(3)
Physics Family Album
502(1)
Summary
503(1)
Important Equations
503(1)
Mapping
It Out!
504(1)
Questions
504(1)
Problems
505(1)
Challenges
506(1)
Suggested Readings
507(1)
Web Sites of Interest
507(1)
Epilogue 508(2)
General Relativity 510(5)
Cosmology 515(5)
Suggested Readings 520
Appendixes
A Winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics
A-1
B Math Review
B-1
C Answers
C-1
Glossary G-1
Credits C-1
Index I-1
Table of Conversion Factors and Other Information
Inside back
Periodic Table
Inside back


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