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A Concise Guide to Technical Communication [With Access Code] / Edition 3

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College Physics, Fourth presents a unique “forces first” approach to physics that builds a conceptual framework as motivation for the physical principles. That intuitive approach, combined with a consistent problem solving strategies, stunning art, extensive end-of-chapter material, and superior media support make Giambattista, Richardson, and Richardson a product that addresses the needs of TODAY’s students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205773367
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

1996 Nobel Prize in Physics

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Why study physics?
1.2 Talking physics
1.3 The use of mathematics
1.4 Scientific notation and significant figures
1.5 Units
1.6 Dimensional analysis
1.7 Problem-solving techniques
1.8 Approximation
1.9 Graphs

Chapter 2: Force
2.1 Force
2.2 Net force
2.3 Inertia and Equlibrium: Newton's first law of motion
2.4 Vector addition using components
2.5 Interaction pairs: Newton’s third law of motion
2.6 Gravitational forces
2.7 Contact forces
2.8 Tension
2.9 Fundamental forces

Chapter 3: Acceleration and Newton’s Second Law of Motion
3.1 Position and displacement
3.2 Velocity
3.3 Newton’s second law of motion
3.4 Applying Newton’s second law
3.5 Velocity is relative: reference frames

Chapter 4: Motion with a Changing Velocity
4.1 Motion along a line due to a constant net force
4.2 Visualizing motion along a line with constant acceleration
4.3 Free fall
4.4 Motion of projectiles
4.5 Apparent weight
4.6 Air resistance

Chapter 5: Circular Motion
5.1 Description of uniform circular motion
5.2 Centripetal acceleration
5.3 Banked curves
5.4 Circular orbits
5.5 Nonuniform circular motion
5.6 Angular acceleration
5.7 Artificial gravity

Chapter 6: Conservation of Energy
6.1 The law of conservation of energy
6.2 Work done by a constant force
6.3 Kinetic energy
6.4 Gravitational potential energy (1)
6.5 Gravitational potential energy (2)
6.6 Work done by variable forces: Hooke’s Law
6.7 Elastic potential energy
6.8 Power

Chapter 7: Linear Momentum
7.1 A vector conservation law
7.2 Momentum
7.3 The impulse-momentum theorem
7.4 Conservation of momentum
7.5 Center of mass
7.6 Motion of the center of mass
7.7 Collisions in one dimension
7.8 Collisions in two dimensions

Chapter 8: Torque and Angular Momentum
8.1 Rotational kinetic energy and rotational inertia
8.2 Torque
8.3 Work done by a torque
8.4 Equilibrium revisited
8.5 Equilibrium in the human body
8.6 Rotational form of Newton’s second law
8.7 The dynamics of rolling objects
8.8 Angular momentum
8.9 The vector nature of angular momentum

Chapter 9: Fluids
9.1 States of matter
9.2 Pressure
9.3 Pascal's principle
9.4 The effect of gravity on fluid pressure
9.5 Measuring pressure
9.6 Archimedes' principle
9.7 Fluid flow
9.8 Bernoulli's equation
9.9 Viscosity
9.10 Viscous drag
9.11 Surface tension

Chapter 10: Elasticity and Oscillations
10.1 Elastic deformations of solids
10.2 Hooke's law for tensile and compressive forces
10.3 Beyond Hooke's law
10.4 Shear and volume deformations
10.5 Simple harmonic motion
10.6 The period and frequency for SHM
10.7 Graphical analysis of SHM
10.8 The pendulum
10.9 Damped oscillations
10.10 Forced oscillations and resonance

Chapter 11: Waves
11.1 Waves and energy transport
11.2 Transverse and longitudinal waves
11.3 Speed of transverse waves on a string
11.4 Periodic waves
11.5 Mathematical description of a wave
11.6 Graphing waves
11.7 Principle of superposition
11.8 Reflection and refraction
11.9 Interference and diffraction
11.10 Standing waves

Chapter 12: Sound
12.1 Sound waves
12.2 The speed of sound waves
12.3 Amplitude and intensity of sound waves
12.4 Standing sound waves
12.5 The human ear
12.6 Timbre
12.7 Beats
12.8 The Doppler effect
12.9 Shock waves
12.10 Echolocation and medical imaging

Chapter 13: Temperature and the Ideal Gas
13.1 Temperature
13.2 Temperature scales
13.3 Thermal expansion of solids and liquids
13.4 Molecular picture of a gas
13.5 Absolute temperature and the ideal gas law
13.6 Kinetic theory of the ideal gas
13.7 Temperature and reaction rates
13.8 Collisions between gas molecules

Chapter 14: Heat
14.1 Internal energy
14.2 Heat
14.3 Heat capacity and specific heat
14.4 Specific heat of ideal gases
14.5 Phase transitions
14.6 Conduction
14.7 Convection
14.8 Radiation

Chapter 15: Thermodynamics
15.1 The first law of thermodynamics
15.2 Thermodynamic processes
15.3 Thermodynamic processes for an ideal gas
15.4 Reversible and irreversible processes
15.5 Heat engines
15.6 Refrigerators and heat pumps
15.7 Reversible engines and heat pumps
15.8 Details of the Carnot cycle
15.9 Entropy
15.10 Statistical interpretation of entropy
15.11 The third law of thermodynamics
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