Applied Physics

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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This highly successful introduction to basic physics provides a solid foundation applied to industrial and technical fields and incorporates: real-world applications to motivate students clear, to-the-point topic coverage extensive drawings, diagrams, photographs, and examples to make the physics real large problem sets at the end of each section to provide for student practice Superb organization divides content into five logical units: mechanics matter and heat wave motion and sound electricity and magnetism light and modern physics A special feature of this text is a unique, successful, and consistently used problem-solving method that provides an orderly approach for students. The regular use of a special problem-solving method trains students to make a sketch, identify the data elements, select the appropriate equation, solve for the unknown quantity, and substitute the data in the working equation. An icon that outlines the method is placed in the margin of most problem sets as a reminder to students. Pedagogical Highlights: chapter introductions chapter objectives important laws, principles, and formulas are highlighted numerous examples, consistently displayed in the special problem-solving format ample problems are provided at the end of each section new four-color format effectively illustrates important principles 3500 problems and questions answers to odd-numbered problems answers to chapter review questions and problems short biographical sketches of important scientists chapter glossaries and a comprehensive glossary in Appendix D Try This Activity provides students with suggestions to experiment with physics concepts. Physics Connections are small sections that connect physics to real life. Applied Physics are application-based problems that foster critical thinking. new chapters on Universal Gravitational and Satellite Motion, Color, and Special and General Relativity A companion Laboratory Manual contains laboratory exercises that reinforce and illustrate the physics principles.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Physics
Why Study Physics? Physics and its Role in Technology
Physics and its Connections to other Fields and Sciences
Theories, Laws, and the Problem-Solving Method
The Physics Tool Kit
Standards of Measure
Introduction to the Metric System
Area and Volume
Other Units
Measurement: Significant Digits and Accuracy
Measurement: Precision
Calculations with Measurements
Problem-Solving Method
Vectors and Scalars
Components of a Vector
Vectors in Standard Position
Speed vs. Velocity
Uniformly Accelerated Motion and Free Fall
Projectile Motion
Force and the Law of Inertia
Force and the Law of Acceleration
Forces in One Dimension
Gravity and Weight
Law of Action and Reaction
Impulse and Momentum
Concurrent and Parallel Forces
Forces in Two Dimensions
Concurrent Forces in Equilibrium
Parallel Force Problems
Center of Gravity
Work and Energy
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Rotational Motion
Measurement of Rotational Motion
Angular Momentum
Centripetal Force
Power in Rotational Systems
Transferring Rotational Motion
Pulleys Connected with a Belt
Simple Machines
Machines and Energy Transfer
The Lever
The Wheel-and-Axle
The Pulley
The Inclined Plane
The Screw
The Wedge
Compound Machines
The Effect of Friction on Simple Machines
Universal Gravitation and Satellite Motion
Universal Gravitation
Gravitational Fields
Satellite Motion
Properties of Matter
Properties of Solids
Properties of Liquids
Properties of Gases
Hydrostatic Pressure
Hydraulic Principle
Air Pressure
Fluid Flow
Temperature and Heat Transfer
Heat Transfer
Specific Heat
Method of Mixtures
Expansion of Solids
Expansion of Liquids
Change of Phase
Properties of Gases
Charles' Law
Boyle's Law
Charles' and Boyle's Laws Combined
Wave Motion and Sound
Characteristics of Waves
Electromagnetic Waves
Sound Waves
The Doppler Effect
Simple Harmonic Motion
Basic Electricity
Electrical Charges
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Applied Physics, Eighth Edition, formerly Physics for Career Education, provides a comprehensive and practical coverage of physics for students needing an applied physics approach or considering a vocational-technical career. It emphasizes physical concepts as applied to industrial-technical fields and uses common applications to improve the physics and mathematics competence of the student. This eighth edition has been carefully reviewed and special efforts have been taken to emphasize clarity and accuracy of presentation. This text is divided into five major areas: mechanics, matter and heat, wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, and light and modern physics. Key Features Unique, highly successful problem solving-method Chapter introductions Chapter objectives Chapter glossaries Formulas summarized at the end of each chapter Chapter review questions Chapter review problems Problem sets follow each problem-related section Important formulas and principles are highlighted Abundant illustrations Numerous examples consistently displayed using the problem-solving format Four-color format effectively highlight and illustrate the important principles Approximately 3200 problems and questions Comprehensive development and consistent use of measurement and significant digits Mathematics review in Appendix A Basic instruction on using a scientific calculator in Appendix B Marginal biographical sketches of important scientists Special new features: Four-color format Try This Activity provides students with opportunities to experiment with physics concept. Physics Connections are small sections that apply physics concepts to familiar real world situations and events. Applied Concepts are application-based questions at the end of each chapter that foster critical thinking and connections to previous physics topics. New chapters on Universal Gravitation and Satellite Motion, Color, and Special and General Relativity Comprehensive glossary in Appendix D Ancillaries Companion Laboratory Manual Instructor's Resource Manual with Complete Solutions, Transparency Masters, and Test Item File Computerized Test Item File for Windows Illustration of Some Key Features Problem-Solving Method.Figure P.1 shows examples illustrating how the problem-solving method is used in the text. See Page 00 for the detailed presentation of the problem-solving method. Chapter Objectives.Figure P.2 shows the objectives for Chapter 8 "Rotational Motion." Examples.Worked examples are consistently displayed in the problem-solving format and used to illustrate and clarify basic concepts and problems. Since many students learn by example, a large number of examples are provided. The example in Figure P.3 shows how conversion factors are displayed and used. Problem Sets.Problem sets follow each section that is problem related. The problem-solving icon (shown at right) is located in the margin of problem sets as a reminder to students of the use and importance of the problem-solving method. This method is easily remembered and provides a valuable skill that can be used and applied daily in other technical and science courses and on the job. Chapter End Matter.A chapter glossary, a summary of chapter formulas, chapter review questions to review concept understanding, chapter review problems help students to review for quizzes and examinations, and applied concept problems that foster critical thinking. To the Faculty This text is written at a language level and at a mathematics level that is cognizant of and beneficial to most students in programs that do not require a high level of mathematics rigor.

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