9780136139225

Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics and MasteringPhysics

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    9780136139225

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 8/27/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Key Message:This book aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach readers by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying. Physics is a description of reality, and thus each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that readers can directly relate to. We then move on to the generalizations and more formal treatment of the topic. Not only does this make the material more interesting and easier to understand, but it is closer to the way physics is actually practiced. Key Topics: INTRODUCTION, MEASUREMENT, ESTIMATING, DESCRIBING MOTION: KINEMATICS IN ONE DIMENSION, KINEMATICS IN TWO OR THREE DIMENSIONS; VECTORS, DYNAMICS: NEWTONrs"S LAWS OF MOTION , USING NEWTONrs"S LAWS: FRICTION, CIRCULAR MOTION, DRAG FORCES, GRAVITATION AND NEWTONrs"S6 SYNTHESIS , WORK AND ENERGY , CONSERVATION OF ENERGY , LINEAR MOMENTUM , ROTATIONAL MOTION , ANGULAR MOMENTUM; GENERAL ROTATION , STATIC EQUILIBRIUM; ELASTICITY AND FRACTURE , FLUIDS , OSCILLATIONS , WAVE MOTION, SOUND , TEMPERATURE, THERMAL EXPANSION, AND THE IDEAL GAS LAW KINETIC THEORY OF GASES, HEAT AND THE FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS , SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS , ELECTRIC CHARGE AND ELECTRIC FIELD , GAUSSrs"S LAW , ELECTRIC POTENTIAL , CAPACITANCE, DIELECTRICS, ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE ELECTRIC CURRENTS AND RESISTANCE, DC CIRCUITS, MAGNETISM, SOURCES OF MAGNETIC FIELD, ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND FARADAYrs"S LAW, INDUCTANCE, ELECTROMAGNETIC OSCILLATIONS, AND AC CIRCUITS, MAXWELLrs"S EQUATIONS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, LIGHT: REFLECTION AND REFRACTION, LENSES AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, THE WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT; INTERFERENCE, DIFFRACTION AND POLARIZATION, SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY, EARLY QUANTUM THEORY AND MODELS OF THE ATOM, QUANTUM MECHANICS, QUANTUM MECHANICS OF ATOMS, MOLECULES AND SOLIDS, NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIOACTIVITY, NUCLEAR ENERGY: EFECTS AND USES OF RADIATION, ELEMENTARY PARTICLES,ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY Market Description:This book is written for readers interested in learning the basics of physics.

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.

 

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.

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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, Estimating
The Nature of Science
Models, Theories, and Laws
Measurement and Uncertainty; Significant Figures
Units, Standards, and the SI System
Converting Units
Order of Magnitude: Rapid Estimating
Dimensions and Dimensional Analysis
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension
Reference Frames and Displacement
Average Velocity
Instantaneous Velocity
Acceleration
Motion at Constant Acceleration
Solving Problems
Freely Falling Objects
Variable Acceleration; Integral Calculus
Graphical Analysis and Numerical Integration
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Kinematics in Two or Three Dimensions; Vectors
Vectors and Scalars
Addition of Vectors-Graphical Methods
Subtraction of Vectors, and Multiplication of a Vector by a Scalar
Adding Vectors by Components
Unit Vectors
Vector Kinematics
Projectile Motion
Solving Problems Involving Projectile Motion
Relative Velocity
Summary
Questions
Problems
General Problems
Dynamics: Newtonrsquo;s Laws of Motion
Force
Newtonrsquo;s First Law of Motion
Mass
Newtonrsquo;s Second Law of Motion
Newtonrsquo;s Third Law of Motion
Weight-the Force of Gravity; and the Normal Force
Solving Problems with Newtonrsquo;s Laws: Free-Body Diagrams
Problem Solving-A General Approach
Summary
Questions
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