9780030282812

Physics A World View

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    9780030282812

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    0030282810

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/21/2000
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

The main objective of this book is to provide non-science majors with a clear and logical presentation of some of the basic concepts and principles of classical and modern physics. To create an appropriate language for students, the authors have translated the logic, vocabulary, and values of physics into longer, less tightly structured narration that students can understand. As mathematics holds much of the beauty and power of physics, the authors have written and included a mathematical supplement, PHYSICS: A NUMERICAL WORLD VIEW, packaged free with this text.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
To the Student xix
PROLOGUE ON BUILDING A WORLDVIEW 1(101)
Describing Motion
4(23)
Explaining Motion
27(25)
Motions in Space
52(26)
Gravity
78(24)
INTERLUDE THE DISCOVERY OF INVARIANTS 102(56)
Momentum
105(24)
Energy
129(29)
INTERLUDE THE SEARCH FOR ATOMS 158(98)
Structure of Matter
161(23)
States of Matter
184(25)
Thermal Energy
209(26)
Available Energy
235(21)
INTERLUDE UNIVERSALITY OF MOTION 256(76)
Classical Relativity
258(27)
Special Relativity
285(28)
General Relativity
313(19)
INTERLUDE WAVES-SOMETHING ELSE THAT MOVES 332(56)
Vibrations and Waves
334(29)
Sound and Music
363(25)
INTERLUDE THE MYSTERY OF LIGHT 388(82)
Light
391(26)
Refraction of Light
417(30)
A Model for Light
447(23)
INTERLUDE AN ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC WORLD 470(78)
Electricity
473(23)
Electric Charges in Motion
496(23)
Electromagnetism
519(29)
INTERLUDE THE STORY OF THE QUANTUM 548(60)
The Early Atom
550(29)
The Modern Atom
579(29)
INTERLUDE THE SUBATOMIC WORLD 608(86)
The Nucleus
610(31)
Nuclear Energy
641(27)
Elementary Particles
668(26)
Epilogue the search goes on 694
Appendix A The Metric System A-1(1)
Appendix B Numbers Large and Small A-4(1)
Appendix C Noble Laureates in Physics A-6(1)
Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions and Exercises A-9(1)
Figure Credits F-1(1)
Glossary G-1(1)
Index I-1

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