College Physics / Edition 8

College Physics / Edition 8

by Raymond A. Serway, Jerry S. Faughn, Chris Vuille
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495386936

ISBN-13: 9780495386933

Pub. Date: 02/19/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

In competitive swimming, the human body becomes an engine. Arms, legs, and back muscles work to propel the swimmer through the water while excess thermal energy conducts away through her skin. She breathes rhythmically to burn the fuel stored in her body, and the resulting chemical energy is partially transformed into mechanical energy of motion. As she strokes…  See more details below

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In competitive swimming, the human body becomes an engine. Arms, legs, and back muscles work to propel the swimmer through the water while excess thermal energy conducts away through her skin. She breathes rhythmically to burn the fuel stored in her body, and the resulting chemical energy is partially transformed into mechanical energy of motion. As she strokes smoothly and her arms spear into the water, the reaction force of the water on her body propels her forward. Her swim cap and skin-tight swimsuit help minimize the resistive force of the water. Water is both her ally and enemy: it buoys her up, cools her body, and pushes her forward; at the same time it opposes her every move through drag forces. Years of training leave only one summary result: grace and power in dynamic motion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495386933
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/19/2008
Series:
Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1120
Product dimensions:
8.77(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.48(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Mechanics1
1Introduction2
2Motion in One Dimension26
3Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion51
4The Laws of Motion74
5Work and Energy108
6Momentum and Collisions141
7Circular Motion and the Law of Gravity170
8Objects at Rest and Rotational Dynamics211
9Solids and Fluids247
10Fluids in Motion278
Pt. 2Thermodynamics307
11Thermal Physics312
12Heat342
13The Laws of Thermodynamics369
Pt. 3Vibrations and Wave Motion415
14Vibration and Waves421
15Sound458
Pt. 4Electricity and Magnetism495
16Electric Forces and Electric Fields501
17Electrical Energy and Capacitance535
18Current and Resistance569
19Direct Current Circuits592
20Magnetism626
21Induced Voltages and Inductance660
22Alternating Current Circuits695
23Electromagnetic Waves719
Pt. 5Light and Optics743
24Reflection and Refraction of Light748
25Mirrors and Lenses799
26Wave Optics809
27Optical Instruments840
Pt. 6Modern Physics871
28Relativity876
29Quantum Physics913
30Atomic Physics946
31Molecules and Solids984
32Nuclear Physics1008
33Nuclear Physics Applications1039
34Elementary Particles1065
AppendicesA.1
Answers to Odd-Numbered ProblemsA.17
IndexI.1

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