Physics for Scientists & Engineers Vol. 2 (Chs 21-35)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-08-31
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This book is written for students. It aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach students by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying.

Author Biography

Douglas C. Giancoli obtained his BA in physics (summa cum laude) from UC Berkeley, his MS in physics at MIT, and his PhD in elementary particle physics back at the UC Berkeley. He spent 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley’s Virus lab developing skills in molecular biology and biophysics. His mentors include Nobel winners Emilio Segrè and Donald Glaser.


He has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses, traditional as well as innovative ones, and continues to update his textbooks meticulously, seeking ways to better provide an understanding of physics for students.


Doug’s favorite spare-time activity is the outdoors, especially climbing peaks. He says climbing peaks is like learning physics: it takes effort and the rewards are great.


Table of Contents

Electric Charge and Electric Field
Static Electricity; Electric Charge and Its Conservation
Electric Charge in the Atom
Insulators and Conductors
Induced Charge; the Electroscope
Coulombrsquo;s Law
The Electric Field
Electric Field Calculations for Continuous Charge Distributions
Field Lines
Electric Fields and Conductors
Motion of a Charged Particle in an Electric Field
Electric Dipoles
Electric Forces in Molecular Biology; DNA
Photocopy Machines and Computer Printers Use Electrostatics
General Problems
Gaussrsquo;s Law
Electric Flux
Gaussrsquo;s Law
Applications of Gaussrsquo;s Law
Experimental Basis of Gaussrsquo;s and Coulombrsquo;s Law
General Problems
Electric Potential
Electric Potential Energy and Potential Difference
Relation between Electric Potential and Electric Field
Electric Potential Due to Point Charges
Potential Due to Any Charge Distribution
Equipotential Surfaces
Electric Dipole Potential
E Determined fromV
Electrostatic Potential Energy; the Electron Volt
Cathode Ray Tube: TV and Computer Monitors, Oscilloscope
General Problems
Capacitance, Dielectrics, Electric Energy Storage
Determination of Capacitance
Capacitors in Series and Parallel
Electric Energy Storage
Molecular Description of Dielectrics
General Problems
Electric Currents and Resistance
The Electric Battery 25ndash;2 Electric Current
Ohmrsquo;s Law: Resistance and Resistors
Electric Power
Power in Household Circuits
Alternating Current
Microscopic View of Electric Current: Current Density and Drift Velocity
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