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Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Vol. 1 (Chs 1-20)

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Pub. Date:
4/2/2007
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Summary

This book is written for students. It aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach students by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying.

Table of Contents

Applications Listp. xii
Prefacep. xiv
Available Supplements and Mediap. xxii
Notes to Students (and Instructors) on the Formatp. xxiv
Color Use: Vectors, Fields, and Symbolsp. xxv
Introduction, Measurement,1 Estimatingp. 1
The Nature of Sciencep. 2
Models, Theories, and Lawsp. 2
Measurement and Uncertainty; Significant Figuresp. 3
Units, Standards, and the SI Systemp. 6
Converting Unitsp. 8
Order of Magnitude: Rapid Estimatingp. 9
Dimensions and Dimensional Analysisp. 12
Summaryp. 14
Questionsp. 14
Problemsp. 14
General Problemsp. 16
Describing Motion: Kinematics2 in One Dimensionp. 18
Reference Frames and Displacementp. 19
Average Velocityp. 20
Instantaneous Velocityp. 22
Accelerationp. 24
Motion at Constant Accelerationp. 28
Solving Problemsp. 30
Freely Falling Objectsp. 34
Variable Acceleration; Integral Calculusp. 39
Graphical Analysis and Numerical Integrationp. 40
Summaryp. 43
Questionsp. 43
Problemsp. 44
General Problemsp. 48
Kinematics in Two or Three3 DIMENSIONS; Vectorsp. 51
Vectors and Scalarsp. 52
Addition of Vectorsndash;Graphical Methodsp. 52
Subtraction of Vectors, and Multiplication of a Vector by a Scalarp. 54
Adding Vectors by Componentsp. 55
Unit Vectorsp. 59
Vector Kinematicsp. 59
Projectile Motionp. 62
Solving Problems Involving Projectile Motionp. 64
Relative Velocityp. 71
Summaryp. 74
Questionsp. 75
Problemsp. 75
General Problemsp. 80
Dynamics: Newtonrsquo;s Laws4 of Motionp. 83
Forcep. 84
Newtonrsquo;s First Law of Motionp. 84
Massp. 86
Newtonrsquo;s Second Law of Motionp. 86
Newtonrsquo;s Third Law of Motionp. 89
Weightndash;the Force of Gravity; and the Normal Forcep. 92
Solving Problems with Newtonrsquo;s Laws: Free-Body Diagramsp. 95
Problem Solvingndash;A General Approachp. 102
Summaryp. 102
Questionsp. 103
Problemsp. 104
General Problemsp. 109
Using Newtonrsquo;s Laws:5 Friction, Circular Motion, Drag Forcesp. 112
Applications of Newtonrsquo;s Laws Involving Frictionp. 113
Uniform Circular Motionndash;Kinematicsp. 119
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