Physics for Scientists and Engineers

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Physics for Scientists and Engineers combines outstanding pedagogy with a clear and direct narrative and applications that draw the reader into the physics. The new edition features an unrivaled suite of media and on-line resources that enhance the understanding of physics.Many new topics have been incorporated such as: the Otto cycle, lens combinations, three-phase alternating current, and many more. New developments and discoveries in physics have been added including the Hubble space telescope, age and inflation of the universe, and distant planets. Modern physics topics are often discussed within the framework of classical physics where appropriate.For scientists and engineers who are interested in learning physics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Measurement, Estimating.
2. Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension.
3. Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors.
4. Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion.
5. Further Applications of Newton's Laws.
6. Gravitation and Newton's Synthesis.
7. Work and Energy.
8. Conservation of Energy.
9. Linear Momentum and Collisions.
10. Rotational Motion About a Fixed Axis.
11. General Rotation.
12. Static Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture.
13. Fluids.
14. Oscillations.
15. Wave Motion.
16. Sound.
17. Temperature, Thermal Expansion, and the Ideal Gas Law.
18. Kinetic Theory of Gases.
19. Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
20. Second Law of Thermodynamics; Heat Engines.
21. Electric Charge and Electric Field.
22. Gauss's Law.
23. Electric Potential.
24. Capacitance, Dielectrics, Electric Energy Storage.
25. Electric Currents and Resistance.
26. DC Circuits.
27. Magnetism.
28. Sources of Magnetic Field.
29. Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law.
30. Inductance; and Electromagnetic Oscillations.
31. AC Circuits.
32. Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves.
33. Light: Reflection and Refraction.
34. Lenses and Optical Instruments.
35. Wave Nature of Light; Interference.
36. Diffraction and Polarization.
37. Special Theory of Relativity.
38. Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom.
39. Quantum Mechanics.
40. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms.
41. Molecules and Solids.
42. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity.
43. Nuclear Energy: Effects and Uses of Radiation.
44. Elementary Particles.
45. Astrophysics and Cosmology.

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