Inquiry into Physics

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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The new INQUIRY INTO PHYSICS, Fourth Edition maintains the perfect balance of quantitative and conceptual material by carefully incorporating problem solving into a discernible conceptual framework. The text integrates simple mathematics so students can see the practicality of physics and have means of testing its validity. Throughout the text, Ostdiek and Bord emphasize the relevance of physics to our daily lives. Students will find applied examples throughout the chapters, such as music synthesizers, liquid mirror telescopes, and nuclear-powered spacecraft. The text also periodically reviews the historical development of physics, material that has proven popular with liberal-arts majors using earlier editions.

Table of Contents

The Study of Motion
Newton''s Laws
Energy and Conservation Laws
Physics of Matter
Temperature and Heat
Waves and Sound
Electromagnetism and EM Waves
Atomic Physics
Nuclear Physics
Special Relativity and Elementary Particles
Winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Math Review
Glossary of Key Terms and Laws
Table of Conversion Factors and Other Information
Periodic Table
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