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Fundamentals of Physics, (Chapters 33-37) / Edition 8
     

Fundamentals of Physics, (Chapters 33-37) / Edition 8

by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker
 

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ISBN-10: 0470044780

ISBN-13: 9780470044780

Pub. Date: 03/05/2007

Publisher: Wiley

This 8th edition of Fundamentals of Physics includes hundreds of items about curious effects in the everyday world, written in the spirit of Jearl Walker's The Flying Circus of Physics. The original edition of The Flying Circus of Physics-in print for over 30 years in 10 languages-is a cult classic among physics students, physics instructors, and the general public.

Overview

This 8th edition of Fundamentals of Physics includes hundreds of items about curious effects in the everyday world, written in the spirit of Jearl Walker's The Flying Circus of Physics. The original edition of The Flying Circus of Physics-in print for over 30 years in 10 languages-is a cult classic among physics students, physics instructors, and the general public.

Electronic links to the new 2nd Edition of The Flying Circus of Physics are available in the electronic version of 8th edition of Fundamentals of Physics that is part of WileyPLUS, one of the online homework systems available with this book. WileyPLUS also includes electronic versions of all the end-of-chapter problems in Fundamentals of Physics and the interactive tutorials (several hundred) and hints (several thousand) written by author Jearl Walker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470044780
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/05/2007
Edition description:
Part 4
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents


Electromagnetic Waves     889
What Is Physics?     890
Maxwell's Rainbow     890
The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Qualitatively     891
The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Quantitatively     894
Energy Transport and the Poynting Vector     897
Radiation Pressure     899
Polarization     901
Reflection and Refraction     905
Total Internal Reflection     910
Polarization by Reflection     912
Review & Summary     913
Questions     914
Problems     915
Images     924
What Is Physics?     925
Two Types of Image     925
Plane Mirrors     926
Spherical Mirrors     928
Images from Spherical Mirrors     930
Spherical Refracting Surfaces     933
Thin Lenses     936
Optical Instruments     941
Three Proofs     944
Review & Summary     947
Questions     948
Problems     949
Interference     958
What Is Physics?     959
Light as a Wave     959
Diffraction     963
Young's Interference Experiment     964
Coherence     968
Intensity in Double-Slit Interference     968
Interference from Thin Films     972
Michelson's Interferometer     978
Review & Summary     979
Questions     979
Problems     981
Diffraction     990
What Is Physics?     991
Diffraction and the Wave Theory of Light     991
Diffraction by a Single Slit: Locating the Minima     992
Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Qualitatively     995
Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Quantitatively     996
Diffraction by a Circular Aperture     998
Diffraction by a Double Slit     1002
Diffraction Gratings     1004
Gratings: Dispersion and Resolving Power     1008
Diffraction by Organized Layers     1010
Review & Summary     1012
Questions     1013
Problems     1014
Relativity     1022
What Is Physics?     1023
The Postulates     1023
Measuring an Event     1024
The Relativity of Simultaneity     1026
The Relativity of Time      1027
The Relativity of Length     1032
The Lorentz Transformation     1034
Some Consequences of the Lorentz Equations     1036
The Relativity of Velocities     1038
Doppler Effect for Light     1039
A New Look at Momentum     1043
A New Look at Energy     1043
Review & Summary     1048
Questions     1049
Problems     1050
Appendices
The International System of Units (SI)     A-1
Some Fundamental Constants of Physics     A-3
Some Astronomical Data     A-4
Conversion Factors     A-5
Mathematical Formulas     A-9
Properties of the Elements     A-12
Periodic Table of the Elements     A-15
Answers to Checkpoints and Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems     AN-1
Index     I-1

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