9780132273589

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132273589

  • ISBN10:

    0132273586

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/2/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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.

Author Biography

Douglas C. Giancoli obtained his BA in physics (summa cum laude) from UC Berkeley, his MS in physics at MIT, and his PhD in elementary particle physics back at the UC Berkeley. He spent 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley’s Virus lab developing skills in molecular biology and biophysics. His mentors include Nobel winners Emilio Segrè and Donald Glaser.

 

He has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses, traditional as well as innovative ones, and continues to update his textbooks meticulously, seeking ways to better provide an understanding of physics for students.

 

Doug’s favorite spare-time activity is the outdoors, especially climbing peaks. He says climbing peaks is like learning physics: it takes effort and the rewards are great.

 

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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