Let's Review Physics-The Physical Setting

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Designed primarily to give high school students in New York State extra preparation for the Regents exams, this book reviews all high school level physics topics, including mo-tion, forces and Newton's laws, vector quantities and applications, circular motion and gravitation, properties of matter, electric current and circuits, electromagnetism, waves and sound, light and optics, solid-state physics and semiconductors, nuclear energy, and much more. The book also presents two recent New York State Regents exams ...

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Designed primarily to give high school students in New York State extra preparation for the Regents exams, this book reviews all high school level physics topics, including mo-tion, forces and Newton's laws, vector quantities and applications, circular motion and gravitation, properties of matter, electric current and circuits, electromagnetism, waves and sound, light and optics, solid-state physics and semiconductors, nuclear energy, and much more. The book also presents two recent New York State Regents exams with an-swers. This review book makes an excellent classroom complement to Barron's Regents Exams and Answers Book for the physics exam.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780764126857
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Let's Review Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chapter 1 Introduction to Physics 1
1.1 Physics Is ...? 1
1.2 Measurement and the Metric System 2
1.3 Scientific Notation 3
1.4 Accuracy, Precision, and Significant Digits 4
1.5 Order of Magnitude 7
1.6 Graphing Data 7
1.7 Direct and Inverse Proportions 9
1.8 Mathematical Relationships within Right Triangles 11
Questions 11
Chapter 2 Motion in One Dimension 14
2.1 Motion Defined 14
2.2 Graphing an Object's Motion 15
2.3 Displacement 15
2.4 Velocity 16
2.5 Acceleration 18
2.6 The Equations of Uniformly Accelerated Motion 19
2.7 Freely Falling Objects 21
2.8 Motion Graphs Revisited 22
Questions 27
Chapter 3 Forces and Newton's Laws 38
3.1 Introduction 39
3.2 What Is a Force? 39
3.3 Measuring Forces Using Hooke's Law 39
3.4 Newton's First Law of Motion 40
3.5 Newton's Second Law of Motion 42
3.6 Weight 43
3.7 Normal Forces 43
3.8 Frictional Forces 44
3.9 The Coefficient of Kinetic Friction 46
3.10 Newton's Third Law of Motion--Action and Reaction 48
Questions 49
Chapter 4 Vector Quantities and Their Applications 56
4.1 Introduction 57
4.2 Displacement, and Representation of Vector Quantities 57
4.3 Vector Addition 58
4.4 Vector Subtraction 62
4.5 Resolution of Vectors 63
4.6 Using Resolution to Add Vectors 65
4.7 Static Equilibrium 66
4.8 Inclined Planes 69
4.9 Motion in a Plane (Two-Dimensional Motion) 72
Questions 76
Chapter 5 Circular Motion and Gravitation 87
5.1 Introduction 88
5.2 Circular Motion 88
5.3 Kepler's Laws 91
5.4 Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation 92
5.5 Satellite Motion 94
5.6 Weight and Gravitational Force 95
5.7 The Gravitational Field 96
Questions 97
Chapter 6 Momentum and Its Conservation 111
6.1 Momentum 111
6.2 Newton's Second Law and Momentum 112
6.3 Conservation of Momentum 113
6.4 Conservation of Momentum and Newton's Third Law 115
Questions 115
Chapter 7 Work and Energy 122
7.1 Work 123
7.2 Power 126
7.3 Energy 126
7.4 Simple Machines and Work 135
Questions 136
Chapter 8 Internal Energy and the Properties of Matter 149
8.1 Internal Energy and Work 150
8.2 Temperature and Temperature Scales 151
8.3 Heat and Internal Energy 152
8.4 The Gas Phase 154
8.5 Liquids and Solids 161
8.6 Change of Phase 161
8.7 The Laws of Thermodynamics 163
Questions 164
Chapter 9 Static Electricity 176
9.1 What Is Electricity? 177
9.2 Electric Charges? 178
9.3 Conductors and Insulators 179
9.4 Charging Objects 180
9.5 The Electroscope 181
9.6 Coulomb's Law 182
9.7 The Electric Field 183
9.8 Electric Field Lines (Lines of Force) 184
9.9 Electric Field Strength 187
9.10 Potential Difference 188
9.11 Electric Potential 190
9.12 Field Strength and Potential Difference 191
9.13 The Millikan Oil Drop Experiment 193
9.14 Capacitance 194
Questions 195
Chapter 10 Electric Current and Circuits 213
10.1 Introduction 214
10.2 Electric Current 214
10.3 Current and Potential Difference 215
10.4 Resistance 216
10.5 Electric Circuits and Ohm's Law 218
10.6 Power and Energy in Electric Circuits 221
10.7 Series Circuits 223
10.8 Parallel Circuits 226
Questions 230
Chapter 11 Magnetism; Electromagnetism and Its Applications 245
11.1 Introduction 247
11.2 General Properties of Magnets 247
11.3 Magnetic Fields 248
11.4 Electromagnetism 249
11.5 Electromagnetic Induction 261
11.6 Lenz's Law 264
Questions 268
Chapter 12 Waves and Sound 290
12.1 Definition of Wave Motion 291
12.2 Types of Waves 292
12.3 Characteristics of Periodic Waves 293
12.4 Speed of a Wave 294
12.5 Reflection 295
12.6 Refraction 299
12.7 Interference 300
12.8 Standing Waves 302
12.9 Resonance 302
12.10 Beats 303
12.11 Diffraction 304
12.12 Doppler Effect 304
Questions 306
Chapter 13 Light and Geometric Optics 327
13.1 Introduction 328
13.2 Polarization of Light 329
13.3 Speed of Light 330
13.4 Visible Light 330
13.5 Reflection 331
13.6 Refraction 341
13.7 Diffraction and Interference of Light 355
Questions 359
Chapter 14 Solid-State Physics 396
14.1 Introduction 397
14.2 Conduction in Solids 397
14.3 Theories of Conduction in Solids 398
14.4 Extrinsic Semiconductors: Doping 399
14.5 Junction Diodes 401
14.6 Transistors 404
14.7 Integrated Circuits 406
Questions 406
Chapter 15 Modern Physics 419
15.1 Introduction 420
15.2 Black-Body Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis 420
15.3 The Photoelectric Effect 421
15.4 The Compton Effect 424
15.5 Matter Waves 425
15.6 Models of the Atom 426
15.7 Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity 432
Questions 442
Chapter 16 Nuclear Energy 465
16.1 Introduction 467
16.2 Nucleons 467
16.3 Nuclear Symbols 467
16.4 Isotopes 468
16.5 Nuclear Masses 468
16.6 Average Binding Energy per Nucleon 470
16.7 Nuclear Forces 471
16.8 Nuclear Reactions 471
16.9 Radioactive Decay and Half-Life 476
16.10 Induced Nuclear Reactions 478
16.11 Fundamental Particles and Interactions 482
Questions 483
Glossary 497
Answers to Questions for Review 509
Appendix 1 New York State Reference Tables for Physical Setting: Physics 517
Appendix 2 Summary of Equations for New York State Physical Setting: Physics Regents Examination 524
Appendix 3 Answering Short Constructed Response and Free-Response Questions 528
Appendix 4 The New York State Physical Setting: Physics Regents Examination 638
Physical Setting/Physics Regents Examination
January 2003 646
June 2003 673
Answers to Regents Examinations 698
Index 700
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