9780030200526

Physics : A World View

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  • ISBN13:

    9780030200526

  • ISBN10:

    0030200520

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/24/1997
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Table of Contents

Preface vii(10)
To the Student xvii
Prologue On Building a World View 1(10)
1 Describing Motion
4(22)
2 Explaining Motion
26(26)
3 Motions in Space
52(25)
4 Gravity
77(25)
Interlude The Discovery of Invariants 102(54)
5 Momentum
105(23)
6 Energy
128(28)
Interlude The Search for Atoms 156(96)
7 Structure of Matter
159(24)
8 States of Matter
183(24)
9 Thermal Energy
207(24)
10 Available Energy
231(21)
Interlude Universality of Motion 252(68)
11 Classical Relativity
254(26)
12 special Relativity
280(24)
13 General Relativity
304(16)
Interlude Waves--Something Else That Moves 320(54)
14 Vibrations and Waves
322(28)
15 Sound and Music
350(24)
Interlude The Mystery of Light 374(78)
16 Light
377(25)
17 Refraction of Light
402(27)
18 A Model for Light
429(23)
Interlude An Electrical and Magnetic World 452(74)
19 Electricity
454(22)
20 Electric Charges in Motion
476(22)
21 Electromagnetism
498(28)
Interlude The Story of the Quantum 526(58)
22 The Early Atom
528(29)
23 The Modern Atom
557(27)
Interlude The Subatomic World 584(82)
24 The Nucleus
586(30)
25 Nuclear Energy
616(25)
26 Elementary Particles
641(25)
Epilogue The Search Goes On 666
Appendix A The Metric System A-1(3)
Appendix B Numbers Large and Small A-4(2)
Appendix C Nobel Laureates in Physics A-6
Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions and Exercises ANS-1
Figure Credits F-1
Glossary G-1
Index I-1

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