Loose Leaf College Physics

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2009-07-06
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Table of Contents

Why study physics?
Talking physics
The use of mathematics
Scientific notation and significant figures
Dimensional analysis
Problem-solving techniques
Net force
Inertia and Equlibrium: Newton's first law of motion
Vector addition using components
Interaction pairs: Newton’s third law of motion
Gravitational forces
Contact forces
Fundamental forces
Acceleration and Newton’s Second Law of Motion
Position and displacement
Newton’s second law of motion
Applying Newton’s second law
Velocity is relative: reference frames
Motion with a Changing Velocity
Motion along a line due to a constant net force
Visualizing motion along a line with constant acceleration
Free fall
Motion of projectiles
Apparent weight
Air resistance
Circular Motion
Description of uniform circular motion
Centripetal acceleration
Banked curves
Circular orbits
Nonuniform circular motion
Angular acceleration
Artificial gravity
Conservation of Energy
The law of conservation of energy
Work done by a constant force
Kinetic energy
Gravitational potential energy (1)
Gravitational potential energy (2)
Work done by variable forces: Hooke’s Law
Elastic potential energy
Linear Momentum
A vector conservation law
The impulse-momentum theorem
Conservation of momentum
Center of mass
Motion of the center of mass
Collisions in one dimension
Collisions in two dimensions
Torque and Angular Momentum
Rotational kinetic energy and rotational inertia
Work done by a torque
Equilibrium revisited
Equilibrium in the human body
Rotational form of Newton’s second law
The dynamics of rolling objects
Angular momentum
The vector nature of angular momentum
States of matter
Pascal's principle
The effect of gravity on fluid pressure
Measuring pressure
Archimedes' principle
Fluid flow
Bernoulli's equation
Viscous drag
Surface tension
Elasticity and Oscillations
Elastic deformations of solids
Hooke's law for tensile and compressive forces
Beyond Hooke's law
Shear and volume deformations
Simple harmonic motion
The period and frequency for SHM
Graphical analysis of SHM
The pendulum
Damped oscillations
Forced oscillations and resonance
Waves and energy transport
Transverse and longitudinal waves
Speed of transverse waves on a string
Periodic waves
Mathematical description of a wave
Graphing waves
Principle of superposition
Reflection and refraction
Interference and diffraction
Standing waves
Sound waves
The speed of sound waves
Amplitude and intensity of sound waves
Standing sound waves
The human ear
The Doppler effect
Shock waves
Echolocation and medical imaging
Thermal Physics
Temperature and the Ideal Gas
Temperature scales
Thermal expansion of solids and liquids
Molecular picture of a gas
Absolute temperature and the ideal gas law
Kinetic theory of the ideal gas
Temperature and reaction rates
Collisions between gas molecules
Internal energy
Heat capacity and specific heat
Specific heat of ideal gases
Phase transitions
The first law of thermodynamics
Thermodynamic processes
Thermodynamic processes for an ideal gas
Reversible and irreversible processes
Heat engines
Refrigerators and heat pumps
Reversible engines and heat pumps
Details of the Carnot cycle
Statistical interpretation of entropy
The third law of thermodynamics
Electric Forces and Fields
Electric charge
Conductors and insulators
Coulomb’s law
The electric field
Motion of a point charge in a uniform electric field
Conductors in electrostatic equilibrium
Gauss's law for electric fields
Electric Potential
Electric potential energy
Electric potential
The relationship between electric field and potential
Conservation of energy for moving charges
Energy stored in a capacitor
Electric Current and Circuits
Electric current
Emf and circuits
Microscopic view of current in a metal
Resistance and resistivity
Kirchoff’s rules
Series and parallel circuits
Circuit analysis using Kirchoff’s rules
Power and energy in circuits
Measuring currents and voltages
RC circuits
Electrical safety
Magnetic Forces and Fields
Magnetic fields
Magnetic force on a point charge
Charged particle moving perpendicular to a uniform magnetic field
Motion of a charged particle in a uniform magnetic field: general
A charged particle in crossed E and B fields
Magnetic force on a current-carrying wire
Torque on a current loop
Magnetic field due to an electric current
Ampère’s law
Magnetic materials
Electromagnetic Induction
Motional Emf
Electric generators
Faraday's law
Lenz's law
Back Emf in a motor
Eddy currents
Induced electric fields
Mutual and self-inductance
LR circuits
Alternating Current
Sinusoidal currents and voltages; resistors in AC circuits
Electricity in the home
Capacitors in AC circuits
Inductors in AC circuits
RLC series circuit
Resonance in an RLC circuit
Converting AC to DC; filters
Electromagnetic Waves and Optics
Electromagnetic Waves
Accelerating charges produce electromagnetic waves
Maxwell’s equations
The electromagnetic spectrum
Speed of EM waves in vacuum and in matter
Characteristics of electromagnetic waves in vacuum
Energy transport by EM waves
The Doppler effect for EM waves
Reflection and Refraction of Light
Wavefronts, rays, and Huygens’ principle
The reflection of light
The refraction of light: Snell’s law
Total internal reflection
Brewster’s angle
The formation of images through reflection or refraction
Plane mirrors
Spherical mirrors
Thin lenses
Optical Instruments
Lenses in combination
The eye
The simple magnifier
Compound microscopes
Aberrations of lenses and mirrors
Interference and Diffraction
Constructive and destructive interference
The Michelson interferometer
Thin films
Young’s double slit experiment
Diffraction and Huygens’ principle
Diffraction by a single slit
Diffraction and the resolution of optical instruments
X-ray diffraction
Quantum and Particle Physics
Postulates of relativity
Simultaneity and ideal observers
Time dilation
Length contraction
Velocities in different reference frames
Relativistic momentum
Mass and energy
Relativistic kinetic energy
Early Quantum Physics and the Photon
Blackbody radiation
The photoelectric effect
X-ray production
Compton scattering
Spectroscopy and early models of the atom
The Bohr model of the hydrogen atom; atomic energy levels
Pair annihilation and pair production
Quantum Physics
The wave-particle duality
Matter waves
Electron microscopes
The uncertainty principle
Wave functions for a confined particle
The hydrogen atom: wave functions and quantum numbers
The exclusion principle: electron configurations for atoms other than hydrogen
Electron energy levels in a solid
Nuclear Physics
Nuclear structure
Binding energy
Radioactive decay rates and half-lives
Biological effects of radiation
Induced nuclear reactions
Particle Physics
Fundamental particles
Fundamental interactions
“Who ordered that?”
Twenty-first-century particle physics
Mathematics Review
Solving equations
Exponents and logarithms
Proportions and ratios
Table of Selected Isotopes
Answers to Selected Questions and Problems
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