Inquiry into Physics (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 4

Inquiry into Physics (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 4

by Vern J. Ostdiek, Donald J. Bord, Donald J. Bord
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534373100

ISBN-13: 9780534373108

Pub. Date: 06/01/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The new INQUIRY INTO PHYSICS, Fourth Edition maintains the perfect balance of quantitative and conceptual material by carefully incorporating problem solving into a discernible conceptual framework. The text integrates simple mathematics so students can see the practicality of physics and have means of testing its validity. Throughout the text, Ostdiek and Bord…  See more details below

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The new INQUIRY INTO PHYSICS, Fourth Edition maintains the perfect balance of quantitative and conceptual material by carefully incorporating problem solving into a discernible conceptual framework. The text integrates simple mathematics so students can see the practicality of physics and have means of testing its validity. Throughout the text, Ostdiek and Bord emphasize the relevance of physics to our daily lives. Students will find applied examples throughout the chapters, such as music synthesizers, liquid mirror telescopes, and nuclear-powered spacecraft. The text also periodically reviews the historical development of physics, material that has proven popular with liberal-arts majors using earlier editions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534373108
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560

Table of Contents


PREFACE / STUDY SKILLS 1. THE STUDY OF MOTION Prologue: Drag Racing / Introduction / Physical Quantities: The Vocabulary of Physics / Speed and Velocity / Acceleration / Simple Types of Motion / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 2. NEWTON''S LAWS Prologue: Future Impact? / Force / Newton''s First Law of Motion / Mass / Newton''s Second Law of Motion / The International System of Units (SI) / Examples: Different Forces, Different Motions / Newton''s Third Law of Motion / The Space Shuttle: Newton''s Laws of a Grand Scale / The Law of Universal Gravitation / Tides / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 3. ENERGY AND CONSERVATION LAWS Prologue: Big Machines-Small Particles / Conservation Laws / Linear Momentum / Work: The Key to Energy / Energy / The Conservation of Energy / Collisions: An Energy Point of View / Power / Rotation and Angular Momentum / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 4. PHYSICS OF MATTER Prologue: Lake Nyos Tragedy / Matter: Phases, Forms, and Forces / Pressure / Density / Fluid Pressure and Gravity / Archimedes'' Principles / Pascal''s Principle / Bernoulli''s Principle / Historical Notes / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 5. TEMPERATURE AND HEAT Prologue: Solar Energy / Temperature / Thermal Expansion / The First Law of Thermodynamics / Heat Transfer / Specific Heat Capacity / Phase Transitions / Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 6. WAVES AND SOUND Prologue: Sound Medicine / Waves-Types and Properties / Aspects of Wave Propagation / Sound / Production of Sound / Propagation of Sound / Perception of Sound / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 7. ELECTRICITY Prologue: The Age of the Semiconductor / Electric Charge / Electric Force and Coulomb''s Law / Electric Currents - Superconductivity / Electric Circuits and Ohm''s Law / Power and Energy in Electric Currents / AC and DC / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 8. ELECTROMAGNETISM AND EM WAVES Prologue: MRI / Magnetism / Interactions between Electricity and Magnetism / Principles of Electromagnetism / Applications to Sound Reproduction / Electromagnetic Waves / Blackbody Radiation / EM Waves and the Earth''s Atmosphere / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 9. OPTICS Prologue: HST / Light Waves / Mirrors: Plane and Not So Simple / Refraction / Lenses and Images / The Human Eye / Dispersion and Color / Atmospheric Optics: Rainbows, Halos, Blue Sky / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 10. ATOMIC PHYSICS Prologue: Plowshares, Not Swords / The Quantum Hypothesis / The Photoelectric Effect and Photons / Atomic Spectra / The Bohr Model of the Atom / Quantum Mechanics / Atomic Structure / X-Ray Spectra / Lasers / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 11. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Prologue: Nuclear Power in Space / The Nucleus / Radioactivity / Half-Life / Artificial Nuclear Reactions / Nuclear Binding Energy / Nuclear Fission / Nuclear Fusion / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings 12. SPECIAL RELATIVITY AND ELEMENTARY PARTICLES Prologue: Nu''s Headlines / Special Relativity: The Physics of High Velocity / Forces and Particles / Conservation Laws, Revisited / Quarks: Order Out of Chaos / Unification of Forces: The Electroweak Interaction and GUTs (Optional) / Summary / Summary of Important Equations / Mapping It Out! / Questions / Problems / Challenges / Suggested Readings / EPILOGUE / Suggested Readings / APPENDIXES / A. Winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics / B. Math Review / C. Answers / GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS AND LAWS / CREDITS / INDEX / TABLE OF CONVERSION FACTORS AND OTHER INFORMATION / PERIODIC TABLE

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