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Physics of Everyday Phenomena



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    Physics of Everyday Phenomena


The Physics of Everyday Phenomena, Eighth Edition, introduces students to the basic concepts of physics using examples of common occurrences in everyday life. Intended for use in a one-semester or two-semester course in conceptual physics, this book is written in a narrative style, frequently using questions designed to draw the reader into a dialogue about the ideas of physics. This inclusive style allows the book to be used by anyone interested in exploring the nature of physics and explanations of everyday physical phenomena.

Beginning students will benefit from the large number of student aids and the reduced math content. Professors will appreciate the organization of the material and the wealth of pedagogical tools.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Physics, the Fundamental Science

Unit One - The Newtonian Revolution

Chapter 2 - Describing Motion

Chapter 3 - Falling Objects and Projectile Motion

Chapter 4 - Newton's Laws: Explaining Motion

Chapter 5 - Circular Motion, the Planets, and Gravity

Chapter 6 - Energy and Oscillations

Chapter 7 - Momentum and Impulse

Chapter 8 - Rotational Motion of Solid Objects

Unit Two - Fluids and Heat

Chapter 9 - The Behavior of Fluids

Chapter 10 - Temperature and Heat

Chapter 11 - Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Unit Three - Electricity and Magnetism

Chapter 12 - Electrostatic Phenomena

Chapter 13 - Electric Circuits

Chapter 14 - Magnets and Electromagnetism

Unit Four - Wave Motion and Optics

Chapter 15 - Making Waves

Chapter 16 - Light Waves and Color

Chapter 17 - Light and Image Formation

Unit Five - The Atom and Its Nucleus

Chapter 18 - The Structure of the Atom

Chapter 19 - The Nucleus and Nuclear Energy

Unit Six - Relativity and Beyond

Chapter 20 - Relativity

Chapter 21 - Beyond Everyday Phenomena

Appendix A - Using Simple Algebra

Appendix B - Decimal Fractions, Percentages, and Scientific Notation

Appendix C - Vectors and Vector Addition

Appendix D - Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Challenge Problems

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