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Physics : A World View

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Summary

This text contains a running story line about how the current physics "world view" came to be. This story line is divided into nine parts framed by an introductory chapter ("A World View") which puts the approach into context. This approach gives non-science students an appreciation for the laws of nature and physics contribution to that understanding. The new sixth edition uses the latest physics education principles to emphasize conceptual understanding, both in the main narrative and in the accompanying media program. Designed to fit the specific needs of any non-majors physics course, the text is flexible, fully modular and now can be customized to fit any syllabus through Thomson's TextChoice custom solution program. Mathematics is used minimally, but for instructors wishing to incorporate more problem-solving skills and quantitative reasoning, the optional, slightly more detailed, "Problem Solving to accompany Physics: A World View" student supplement reveals more of the beauty and power of mathematics in physics. The new edition includes access to PhysicsNow, a powerful personal student study companion. This interactive online resource uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostics to gauge students' unique study needs, then provides a Personalized Learning Plan that focuses their study time on the concepts they need to review most. Active Figure tutorial simulations provide an opportunity for students to learn through observation, further enhancing conceptual understanding.

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
A World View
1(13)
First Grade
2(1)
On Building a World View
2(3)
Bode's Law
5(1)
Measurements
6(3)
Sizes: Large and Small
9(3)
Summary
12(2)
Describing Motion
14(19)
Average Speed
15(1)
Images of Speed
16(2)
Instantaneous Speed
18(1)
Speed with Direction
19(2)
Acceleration
21(2)
A First Look at Falling Objects
23(2)
Free Fall: Making a Rule of Nature
25(2)
Starting with an Initial Velocity
27(1)
A Subtle Point
27(1)
Summary
28
Fastest and Slowest
19(5)
Galileo: Immoderate Genius
24(9)
Explaining Motion
33(23)
An Early Explanation
34(1)
The Beginnings of Our Modern Explanation
35(1)
Newton's First Law
36(2)
Adding Vectors
38(2)
Newton's Second Law
40(3)
Mass and Weight
43(1)
Weight
44(1)
Free-Body Diagrams
44(1)
Free Fall Revisited
45(1)
Galileo versus Aristotle
46(1)
Friction
46(1)
Newton's Third Law
47(4)
Summary
51
Newton: Diversified Brilliance
37(11)
Terminal Speeds
48(8)
Motions in Space
56(18)
Circular Motion
57(1)
Acceleration Revisited
58(2)
Acceleration in Circular Motion
60(1)
Projectile Motion
60(6)
Launching an Apple into Orbit
66(1)
Rotational Motion
66(3)
Summary
69
Banking Corners
62(6)
Floating in Defiance of Gravity
68(6)
Gravity
74(22)
The Concept of Gravity
75(1)
Newton's Gravity
76(3)
The Law of Universal Gravitation
79(1)
The Value of G
80(1)
Gravity near Earth's Surface
81(2)
Satellites
83(1)
Tides
84(2)
How Far Does Gravity Reach?
86(1)
The Field Concept
87(1)
Summary
88
Kepler: Music of the Spheres
76(6)
How Much Do You Weigh?
82(14)
Interlude The Discovery of Invariants
93(3)
Momentum
96(15)
Linear Momentum
97(1)
Changing an Object's Momentum
97(2)
Conservation of Linear Momentum
99(2)
Collisions
101(2)
Investigating Accidents
103(1)
Airplanes, Balloons, and Rockets
104(2)
Summary
106
Landing the Hard Way: No Parachute!
99(6)
Noether: The Grammar of Physics
105(6)
Energy
111(23)
What Is Energy?
112(1)
Energy of Motion
113(1)
Conservation of Kinetic Energy
114(1)
Changing Kinetic Energy
115(1)
Forces That Do No Work
116(2)
Gravitational Potential Energy
118(1)
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
119(2)
Roller Coasters
121(1)
Other Forms of Energy
122(3)
Is Conservation of Energy a Hoax?
125(2)
Power
127(1)
Summary
128
Stopping Distances for Cars
117(7)
Exponential Growth
124(3)
Human Power
127(7)
Rotation
134(20)
Rotational Motion
135(1)
Torque
135(3)
Rotational Inertia
138(1)
Center of Mass
139(2)
Stability
141(1)
Rotational Kinetic Energy
142(1)
Angular Momentum
142(1)
Conservation of Angular Momentum
143(1)
Angular Momentum: A Vector
144(2)
Summary
146(8)
Interlude Universality of Motion
152(2)
Classical Relativity
154(22)
A Reference System
155(1)
Motions Viewed in Different Reference Systems
156(1)
Comparing Velocities
157(1)
Accelerating Reference Systems
158(2)
Realistic Inertial Forces
160(3)
Centrifugal Forces
163(1)
Earth: A Nearly Inertial System
164(2)
Noninertial Effects of Earth's Motion
166(4)
Summary
170
Living in Zero G
162(7)
Planetary Cyclones
169(7)
Einstein's Relativity
176(31)
The First Postulate
177(1)
Searching for the Medium of Light
178(1)
The Second Postulate
178(1)
Simultaneous Events
179(2)
Synchronizing Clocks
181(4)
Time Varies
185(1)
Experimental Evidence for Time Dilation
186(1)
Length Contraction
187(3)
Spacetime
190(1)
Relativistic Laws of Motion
191(1)
General Relativity
192(3)
Warped Spacetime
195(2)
Summary
197
The Twin Paradox
188(3)
Einstein: Person of the Century
191(2)
Global Positioning System (GPS)
193(3)
Black Holes
196(11)
Interlude The Search for Atoms
204(3)
Structure of Matter
207(20)
Building Models
208(1)
Early Chemistry
209(2)
Chemical Evidence of Atoms
211(1)
Masses and Sizes of Atoms
212(2)
The Ideal Gas Model
214(1)
Pressure
215(1)
Atomic Speeds and Temperature
216(2)
Temperature
218(2)
The Ideal Gas Law
220(2)
Summary
222
Evaporative Cooling
221(6)
States of Matter
227(20)
Atoms
228(1)
Density
228(2)
Solids
230(1)
Liquids
231(1)
Gases
232(1)
Plasmas
233(1)
Pressure
233(3)
Sink and Float
236(2)
Bernoulli's Effect
238(3)
Summary
241
Density Extremes
229(6)
Solid Liquids and Liquid Solids
235(4)
How Fatty Are You?
239(1)
The Curve Ball
240(7)
Thermal Energy
247(21)
The Nature of Heat
248(1)
Mechanical Work and Heat
249(1)
Temperature Revisited
250(1)
Heat, Temperature, and Internal Energy
251(1)
Absolute Zero
252(1)
Specific Heat
252(3)
Change of State
255(1)
Conduction
256(2)
Convection
258(1)
Radiation
259(1)
Wind Chill
260(2)
Thermal Expansion
262(1)
Summary
263
Joule: A New View of Energy
251(12)
Freezing Lakes
263(5)
Available Energy
268(20)
Heat Engines
269(2)
Ideal Heat Engines
271(1)
Perpetual-Motion Machines
272(1)
Real Engines
273(1)
Refrigerators
274(1)
Order and Disorder
275(3)
Entropy
278(1)
Decreasing Entropy
279(2)
Entropy and Our Energy Crisis
281(1)
Summary
281
Arrow of Time
279(1)
Quality of Energy
280(8)
Interlude Waves---Something Else That Moves
286(2)
Vibrations and Waves
288(25)
Simple Vibrations
289(2)
The Pendulum
291(2)
Clocks
293(1)
Resonance
293(2)
Waves: Vibrations That Move
295(2)
One-Dimensional Waves
297(2)
Superposition
299(1)
Periodic Waves
300(2)
Standing Waves
302(2)
Interference
304(2)
Diffraction
306(1)
Summary
307
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
296(3)
Probing the Earth
299(14)
Sound and Music
313(23)
Sound
314(1)
Speed of Sound
315(1)
Hearing Sounds
316(1)
The Recipe of Sounds
317(2)
Stringed Instruments
319(2)
Wind Instruments
321(2)
Percussion Instruments
323(1)
Beats
324(1)
Doppler Effect
325(3)
Shock Waves
328(1)
Summary
328
Animal Hearing
318(4)
Loudest and Softest Sounds
322(5)
Breaking the Sound Barrier
327(9)
Interlude The Mystery of Light
333(3)
Light
336(22)
Shadows
337(2)
Pinhole Cameras
339(1)
Reflections
340(1)
Flat Mirrors
341(1)
Multiple Reflections
342(1)
Curved Mirrors
343(2)
Images Produced by Mirrors
345(1)
Locating the Images
346(2)
Speed of Light
348(2)
Color
350(3)
Summary
353
Eclipses
338(6)
Retroreflectors
344(14)
Refraction of Light
358(24)
Index of Refraction
359(2)
Total Internal Reflection
361(1)
Atmospheric Refraction
362(1)
Dispersion
363(1)
Rainbows
364(2)
Halos
366(1)
Lenses
367(1)
Images Produced by Lenses
368(3)
Cameras
371(1)
Our Eyes
371(3)
Magnifiers
374(1)
Telescopes
375(2)
Summary
377
Mirages
364(9)
Eyeglasses
373(3)
The Hubble Space Telescope
376(6)
A Model for Light
382(21)
Reflection
383(1)
Refraction
384(1)
Interference
385(2)
Diffraction
387(3)
Thin Films
390(2)
Polarization
392(4)
Looking Ahead
396(1)
Summary
396
Diffraction Limits
389(5)
Holography
394(9)
Interlude An Electrical and Magnetic World
401(2)
Electricity
403(23)
Electrical Properties
404(1)
Two Kinds of Charge
405(1)
Conservation of Charge
406(1)
Induced Attractions
407(2)
The Electroscope
409(2)
The Electric Force
411(2)
Electricity and Gravity
413(1)
The Electric Field
414(2)
Electric Field Lines
416(2)
Electric Potential
418(2)
Summary
420
Franklin: The American Newton
407(12)
Lightning
419(7)
Electric Current
426(20)
An Accidental Discovery
427(1)
Batteries
428(1)
Pathways
429(1)
A Water Model
430(1)
Resistance
431(2)
The Danger of Electricity
433(1)
A Model for Electric Current
433(3)
A Model for Voltage
436(3)
Electric Power
439(2)
Summary
441
The Real Cost of Electricity
438(8)
Electromagnetism
446(27)
Magnets
447(2)
Electric Currents and Magnetism
449(1)
Making Magnets
450(1)
The Ampere
451(2)
The Magnetic Earth
453(1)
Charged Particles in Magnetic Fields
454(1)
Magnetism and Electric Currents
455(2)
Transformers
457(1)
Generators and Motors
458(2)
A Question of Symmetry
460(1)
Electromagnetic Waves
461(3)
Radio and TV
464(2)
Summary
466
Superconductivity
452(7)
``Wireless'' Battery Charger
459(4)
Maxwell: Unifying the Electromagnetic Spectrum
463(2)
Stereo Broadcasts
465(8)
Interlude The Story of the Quantum
471(2)
The Early Atom
473(25)
Periodic Properties
474(1)
Atomic Spectra
474(3)
Cathode Rays
477(1)
The Discovery of the Electron
478(1)
Thomson's Model
479(1)
Rutherford's Model
479(3)
Radiating Objects
482(2)
The Photoelectric Effect
484(2)
Bohr's Model
486(2)
Atomic Spectra Explained
488(3)
The Periodic Table
491(1)
X Rays
492(1)
Summary
493
Rutherford: At the Crest of the Wave
481(3)
Planck: Founder of Quantum Mechanics
484(6)
Bohr: Creating the Atomic World
490(8)
The Modern Atom
498(26)
Successes and Failures
499(1)
De Broglie's Waves
499(3)
Waves and Particles
502(3)
Probability Waves
505(1)
A Particle in a Box
506(1)
The Quantum-Mechanical Atom
507(2)
The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table
509(2)
The Uncertainty Principle
511(2)
The Complementarity Principle
513(1)
Determinism
514(1)
Lasers
515(2)
Summary
517
Seeing Atoms
501(8)
Psychedelic Colors
509(15)
Interlude The Subatomic World
522(2)
The Nucleus
524(24)
The Discovery of Radioactivity
525(1)
Types of Radiation
526(2)
The Nucleus
528(1)
The Discovery of Neutrons
529(1)
Isotopes
529(1)
The Alchemists' Dream
530(3)
Radioactive Decay
533(2)
Radioactive Clocks
535(2)
Radiation and Matter
537(1)
Biological Effects of Radiation
538(1)
Radiation around Us
539(3)
Radiation Detectors
542(2)
Summary
544
Curie: Eight Tons of Ore
527(9)
Smoke Detectors
536(4)
Radon
540(8)
Nuclear Energy
548(23)
Nuclear Probes
549(1)
Accelerators
549(1)
The Nuclear Glue
550(2)
Nuclear Binding Energy
552(2)
Stability
554(1)
Nuclear Fission
555(2)
Chain Reactions
557(3)
Nuclear Reactors
560(2)
Breeding Fuel
562(2)
Fusion Reactors
564(1)
Solar Power
565(1)
Summary
566
Goeppert-Mayer: Magic Numbers
556(2)
Fermi: A Man for All Seasons
558(3)
Meitner: A Physicist Who Never Lost Her Humanity
561(2)
Natural Nuclear Reactors
563(8)
Elementary Particles
571(19)
Antimatter
572(3)
The Puzzle of Beta Decay
575(1)
Exchange Forces
576(2)
Exchange Particles
578(1)
The Elementary Particle Zoo
579(2)
Conservation Laws
581(2)
Quarks
583(2)
Gluons and Color
585(1)
Summary
586
Feynman: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman
577(13)
Frontiers
590
Gravitational Waves
591
Unified Theories
593
Cosmology
594
Cosmic Background Radiation
596
Dark Matter and Dark Energy
597
Neutrinos
598
Quarks, the Universe, and Love
600
The Search Goes On
601
Appendix Nobel Laureates in Physics 1(4)
Answers to Most Odd-Numbered Questions and Exercises 5
Credits 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
Index 1


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