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For four editions, Fundamentals of Physics has successfully prepared physics students for careers in science and engineering. This newest edition expands on the strengths of earlier versions, helping students bridge the gap between concepts and reasoning. Students are shown, rather than told about, how physics works and are given the opportunity to apply concepts to real-world problems. Each chapter and concept has been scrutinized to ensure clarity, currency, and accuracy while checkpoints, problem solving tactics, and sample problems help students make sense of new concepts. As always, Fundamentals of Physics covers every aspect of basic physics, from force and motion to relativity and will prepare today's students to be tomorrow's scientists.
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The second portion of a two-volume binding of an introductory college text for science and engineering majors. Containing chapters 22-45, coverage includes electricity and electromagnetic waves, relativity, nuclear physics, and quarks, leptons, and the Big Bang (v.1 covers mechanics and thermodynamics). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
New edition of a text in which Halliday (U. of Pittsburgh), Robert Resnick (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Jearl Walker (Cleveland State U.) present the fundamentals of physics. The 45 chapters discuss measurement, motion, vectors, energy, particles, equilibrium and elasticity, waves, laws of thermodynamics, fluids, oscillations, gravitation, electricity, magnetic fields, Gauss' law, electromagnetism, photons and matter waves, atoms, nuclear physics, quarks, leptons, the Big Bang, and related topics. Contains color photographs and charts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470175248
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/9/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Measurement
Ch. 2 Motion Along a Straight Line
Ch. 3 Vectors
Ch. 4 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
Ch. 5 Force and Motion - I
Ch. 6 Force and Motion - II
Ch. 7 Kinetic Energy and Work
Ch. 8 Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
Ch. 9 Systems of Particles
Ch. 10 Collisions
Ch. 11 Rotation
Ch. 12 Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum
Ch. 13 Equilibrium and Elasticity
Ch. 14 Gravitation
Ch. 15 Fluids
Ch. 16 Oscillations
Ch. 17 Waves - I
Ch. 18 Waves - II
Ch. 19 Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
Ch. 20 The Kinetic Theory of Gases
Ch. 21 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Ch. 22 Electric Charge
Ch. 23 Electric Fields
Ch. 24 Gauss' Law
Ch. 25 Electric Potential
Ch. 26 Capacitance
Ch. 27 Current and Resistance
Ch. 28 Circuits
Ch. 29 Magnetic Fields
Ch. 30 Magnetic Fields Due to Currents
Ch. 31 Induction and Inductance
Ch. 32 Magnetism of Matter; Maxwell's Equation
Ch. 33 Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current
Ch. 34 Electromagnetic Waves
Ch. 35 Images
Ch. 36 Interference
Ch. 37 Diffraction
Ch. 38 Special Theory of Relativity
Answers to Checkpoints and Odd-Numbered Questions, Exercises, and Problems
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