Fundamentals of Physics, 9th Edition

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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This book arms engineers with the tools to apply key physics concepts in the field. A number of the key figures in the new edition are revised to provide a more inviting and informative treatment. The figures are broken into component parts with supporting commentary so that they can more readily see the key ideas. Material from The Flying Circus is incorporated into the chapter opener puzzlers, sample problems, examples and end-of-chapter problems to make the subject more engaging. Checkpoints enable them to check their understanding of a question with some reasoning based on the narrative or sample problem they just read. Sample Problems also demonstrate how engineers can solve problems with reasoned solutions.

Table of Contents



1 Measurement.

2 Motion Along a Straight Line.

3 Vectors.

4 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions.

5 Force and Motion — I.

6 Force and Motion — II.

7 Kinetic Energy and Work.

8 Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy.

9 Center of Mass and Linear Momentum.

10 Rotation.

11 Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum.


12 Equilibrium and Elasticity.

13 Gravitation.

14 Fluids.

15 Oscillations.

16 Waves — I.

17 Waves — II.

18 Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics.

19 The Kinetic Theory of Gases.

20 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.



21 Electric Charge.

22 Electric Fields.

23 Gauss’ Law.

24 Electric Potential.

25 Capacitance.

26 Current and Resistance.

27 Circuits.

28 Magnetic Fields.

29 Magnetic Fields Due to Currents.

30 Induction and Inductance.

31 Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current.

32 Maxwell’s Equations; Magnetism of Matter.


33 Electromagnetic Waves.

34 Images.

35 Interference.

36 Diffraction.

37 Relativity.


38 Photons and Matter Waves.

39 More About Matter Waves.

40 All About Atoms.

41 Conduction of Electricity in Solids.

42 Nuclear Physics.

43 Energy from the Nucleus.

44 Quarks, Leptons, and the Big Bang.


Answers to Checkpoints and Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems.


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