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Fundamentals of Physics

Fundamentals of Physics

by Jearl Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470175249

ISBN-13: 9780470175248

Pub. Date: 10/09/2007

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470175248
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/09/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1.
Measurement.
Motion Along a Straight Line.
Vectors.
Motion in Two and Three Dimensions.
Force and Motion--I.
Force and Motion--II.
Kinetic Energy and Work.
Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy.
Systems of Particles.
Collisions.
Rotation.
Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum.
PART 2.
Equilibrium and Elasticity.
Gravitation.
Fluids.
Oscillations.
Waves--I.
Waves--II.
Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
The Kinetic Theoryof Gases.
Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
PART III.
Electric Charge.
Electric Fields.
Gauss' Law.
Electric Potential.
Capacitance.
Current and Resistance.
Circuits.
Magnetic Fields.
Magnetic Fields Due to Currents.
Induction and Inductance.
Magnetism of Matter; Maxwell's Equation.
Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current.
PART IV.
Electromagnetic Waves.
Images.
Interference.
Diffraction.
Special Theory of Relativity.
PART V.
Photons and Matter Waves.
More About Matter Waves.
All About Atoms.
Conduction of Electricity in Solids.
Nuclear Physics.
Energy from the Nucleus.
Quarks, leptons, and the Big Bang.
Appendices.
Answers to Checkpoints and Odd-Numbered Questions, Exercises, and Problems.
Index.

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