Principles of Physics (with PhysicsNow and InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-06-10
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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This third edition contains many new pedagogical features-most notably, a contextual approach to enhance motivation, an increased emphasis on avoiding misconceptions through the inclusion of Pitfall Preventions, and a problem-solving strategy that uses a modeling approach.

Table of Contents

An Invitation to Physics
Introduction and Vectors
Mission to Mars
Motion in One Dimension
Motion in Two Dimensions
The Laws of Motion
More Applications of Newton's Laws
Energy and Energy Transfer
Potential Energy
Momentum and Collisions
Rotational Motion
Gravity, Planetary Orbits, and the Hydrogen Atom
Context 1 Conclusion - A Successful Mission Plan
Oscillatory Motion
Mechanical Waves
Superposition and Standing Waves
Context 1 Conclusion-Minimizing the Risk
Context 2 Search for the Titanic
Fluid Mechanics
Conclusion: Finding and Visiting the Titanic
Global Warming
Temperature and the Kinetic Theory of Gases
Energy in Thermal Processes - The First Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Context 4 Conclusion: Predicting the Correct Surface Temperature
Electric Forces and Electric Fields
Electric Potential and Capacitance
Current and Direct Current Circuits
Context 5 Conclusion: Modeling the Atmosphere to Determine the Number of Lightning Strikes
Magnetic Levitation Vehicles
Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields
Faraday's Law and Inductance
Context 6 Conclusion: Propelling and Braking the Vehicle
Electromagnetic Waves
Reflection and Refraction of Light
Image Formation by Mirrors and Lenses
Wave Optics
Context 7 Conclusion: Using Lasers to Store Information
The Cosmic Connection
Quantum Mechanics
Atomic Physics
Nuclear Physics
Particle Physics
Context 8 Conclusion: Problems and Perspectives
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
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