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Physics for Scientists and Engineers explains fundamental physical laws clearly and concisely. But more than that, it links these laws to natural phenomena and familiar technological applications to give you a deeper understanding of the physical universe and of modern technology. You'll gain a greater sense of the underlying simplicity and elegance of physics, enhance your problem-solving skills, and be equipped to succeed in your calculus-based physics course.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321035714
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
  • Publication date: 1/6/1999
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1073
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay M. Pasachoff is Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. His work as author of Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe, now in its fifth edition, led to his teaming with Rich Wolfson to write Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition. He has also collaborated on a text entitled, Invitation to Physics.

Pasachoff is on the Executive Committee of the Forum on Education of the American Physical Society, is Chair of the Astronomy Divison of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is Chair of the Working Group on Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union.

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Table of Contents

A Visual Guide to the Book
The Authors
Color Key for Figures
Ch. 1 Doing Physics 1
Pt. 1 Mechanics 21
Ch. 2 Motion in a Straight Line 22
Ch. 3 The Vector Description of Motion 46
Ch. 4 Motion in More Than One Dimension 67
Ch. 5 Force and Motion 92
Ch. 6 Using Newton's Laws 122
Ch. 7 Work, Energy, and Power 163
Ch. 8 Conservation of Energy 187
Ch. 9 Gravitation 213
Ch. 10 Systems of Particles 238
Ch. 11 Collisions 262
Ch. 12 Rotational Motion 283
Ch. 13 Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum 313
Ch. 14 Static Equilibrium 336
Pt. 2 Oscillations, Waves, and Fluids 361
Ch. 15 Oscillatory Motion 362
Ch. 16 Wave Motion 391
Ch. 17 Sound and Other Wave Phenomena 415
Ch. 18 Fluid Motion 441
Pt. 3 Thermodynamics 471
Ch. 19 Temperature and Heat 472
Ch. 20 The Thermal Behavior of Matter 496
Ch. 21 Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics 517
Ch. 22 The Second Law of Thermodynamics 543
Pt. 4 Electromagnetism 569
Ch. 23 Electric Charge, Force, and Field 570
Ch. 24 Gauss's Law 600
Ch. 25 Electric Potential 630
Ch. 26 Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors 658
Ch. 27 Electric Current 684
Ch. 28 Electric Circuits 709
Ch. 29 The Magnetic Field 742
Ch. 30 Sources of the Magnetic Field 770
Ch. 31 Electromagnetic Induction 803
Ch. 32 Inductance and Magnetic Energy 833
Ch. 33 Alternating-Current Circuits 852
Ch. 34 Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves 882
Pt. 5 Optics 915
Ch. 35 Reflection and Refraction 916
Ch. 36 Image Formation and Optical Instruments 938
Ch. 37 Interference and Diffraction 971
Pt. 6 Modern Physics 1007
Ch. 38 Relativity 1008
Ch. 39 Light and Matter: Waves or Particles? 1044
Ch. 40 Quantum Mechanics 1074
Ch. 41 Atomic Physics 1100
Ch. 42 Molecular and Solid-State Physics 1133
Ch. 43 Nuclear Physics 1161
Ch. 44 Nuclear Energy: Fission and Fusion 1192
Ch. 45 From Quarks to the Cosmos 1225
App. A Mathematics A-1
App. B The International System of Units (SI) A-12
App. C Conversion Factors A-14
App. D The Elements A-17
App. E Astrophysical Data A-20
Got It! Answers A-21
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems A-23
Index I-1
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