Enhanced College Physics (Volume 2 with Physics NOW) / Edition 7by Raymond A. Serway, Jerry S. Faughn, Chris Vuille, Charles A. Bennett
Pub. Date: 03/10/2006
Planning to take the MCAT exam? You'll appreciate the handy appendix provides detailed conceptual and quantitative explanations of key examination areas, as well as additional MCAT-styled questions and answers for additional practice in ENHANCED COLLEGE PHYSICS. This textbook will reveal to you the basic principles of the Universe. The most fundamental of all natural… See more details below
Planning to take the MCAT exam? You'll appreciate the handy appendix provides detailed conceptual and quantitative explanations of key examination areas, as well as additional MCAT-styled questions and answers for additional practice in ENHANCED COLLEGE PHYSICS. This textbook will reveal to you the basic principles of the Universe. The most fundamental of all natural sciences, physics will reveal to you the basic principles of the Universe. And while physics can seem challenging, its true beauty lies in the sheer simplicity of fundamental physical theoriestheories and concepts that can enrich your view of the world around you. ENHANCED COLLEGE PHYSICS, VOLUME II gives you a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts, and with its integrated media resources, you have the maximum opportunity for success! Each new text includes access to PHYSICSNOW, the ultimate web-based homework and tutorial system! This interactive learning system tailors itself to your needs in the course. It's like having a personal tutor available whenever you need it!
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Table of Contents15. Electric Forces and Electric Fields. Properties of Electric Charges. Insulators and Conductors. Coulomb's Law. The Electric Field. Electric Field Lines. Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium. The Millikan Oil-Drop Experiment. The Van de Graaff Generator. Electric Flux and Gauss's Law. 16. Electrical Energy and Capacitance. Potential Difference and Electric Potential. Electric Potential and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges. Potentials and Charged Conductors. Equipotential Surfaces. Applications. Capacitance. The Parallel-Plate Capacitor. Combinations of Capacitors. Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor. Capacitors with Dielectrics. 17. Current and Resistance. Electric Current. A Microscopic View: Current and Drift Speed. Current and Voltage Measurements in Circuits. Resistance and Ohm's Law. Resistivity. Temperature Variation of Resistance. Superconductors. Electrical Energy and Power. Electrical Activity in the Heart. 18. Direct Current Circuits. Sources of emf. Resistors in Series. Resistors in Parallel. Kirchhoff's Rules and Complex DC Circuits. RC Circuits. Household Circuits. Electrical Safety. Conduction of Electrical Signals by Neurons. 19. Magnetism. Magnets. Earth's Magnetic Field. Magnetic Fields. Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor. Torque on a Current Loop and Electric Motors. Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field. Magnetic Field of a Long, Straight Wire and Ampère's Law. Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors. Magnetic Fields of a Current Loop and Solenoids. Magnetic Domains. 20. Induced Voltages and Inductance. Induced emf and Magnetic Flux. Faraday's Law of Induction. Motional emf. Lenz's Law Revisited (The Minus Sign inFaraday's Law). Generators. Self-Inductance. RL Circuits. Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field. 21. Alternating Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves. Resistors in an AC Circuit. Capacitors in an AC Circuit. Inductors in an AC Circuit. The RLC Series Circuit. Power in an AC Circuit. Resonance in a Series RLC Circuit. The Transformer. Maxwell's Predictions. Hertz's Confirmation of Maxwell's Predictions. Production of Electromagnetic Waves by an Antenna. Properties of Electromagnetic Waves. The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Waves. The Doppler Effect for Electromagnetic Waves. 22. Reflection and Refraction of Light. The Nature of Light. Reflection and Refraction. The Law of Refraction. Dispersion and Prisms. The Rainbow. Huygens's Principle. Total Internal Reflection. 23. Mirrors and Lenses. Flat Mirrors. Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors. Convex Mirrors and Sign Conventions. Images Formed by Refraction. Atmospheric Refraction. Thin Lenses. Lens and Mirror Aberrations. 24. Wave Optics. Conditions for Interference. Young's Double-Slit Interference. Change of Phase Due to Reflection. Interference in Thin Films. Using Interference to Read CD's and DVD's. Diffraction. Single-Slit Diffraction. The Diffraction Grating. Polarization of Light Waves. 25. Optical Instruments. The Camera. The Eye. The Simple Magnifier. The Compound Microscope. The Telescope. Resolution of Single-Slit and Circular Apertures. The Michelson Interferometer. 26. Relativity. Introduction. The Principle of Galilean Relativity. The Speed of Light. The Michelson-Morley Experiment. Einstein's Principle of Relativity. Consequences of Special Relativity. Relativistic Momentum. Relativistic Addition of Velocities. Relativistic Energy and the Equivalence of Mass and Energy. Pair Production and Annihilation. General Relativity. 27. Quantum Physics. Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis. The Photoelectric Effect and the Particle Theory of Light. X-Rays. Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals. The Compton Effect. The Dual Nature of Light and Matter. The Wave Function. The Uncertainty Principle. The Scanning Tunneling Microscope. 28. Atomic Physics. Early Models of the Atom. Atomic Spectra. The Bohr Theory of Hydrogen. Modification of the Bohr Theory. De Broglie Waves and the Hydrogen Atom. Quantum Mechanics and the Hydrogen Atom. The Spin Magnetic Quantum Number. Electron Clouds. The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table. Characteristic X-Rays. Atomic Transitions. Lasers and Holography. Energy Bands in Solids. Semiconductor Devices. 29. Nuclear Physics. Some Properties of Nuclei. Binding Energy. Radioactivity. The Decay Processes. Natural Radioactivity. Nuclear Reactions. Medical Applications of Radiation. Radiation Detectors. 30. Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles. Nuclear Fission. Nuclear Reactors. Nuclear Fusion. Elementary Particles. The Fundamental Forces in Nature. Positrons and Other Antiparticles. Mesons and the Beginning of Particle Physics. Classification of Particles. Conservation Laws. Strange Particles and Strangeness. The Eightfold Way. Quarks. Colored Quarks. Electroweak Theory and the Standard Model. The Cosmic Connection. Problems and Perspectives.
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Concisely written text that will teach you all of the physics fundamentals. This is only an algebra/trigonometry based physics but it makes you see the world in which you live in, in a different perspective. This text has many biology applications. (probably the most I've ever seen in an elementary physics book). So it was written not just for the engineering/physical science majors, but also those studying biology/pre-med. The student solutions manual and study guide go great with the book, and will better prepare you for your exams.