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Super Review Physics: All You Need to Know

Super Review Physics: All You Need to Know

by The Editors of REA, The Staff of Rea, M. Fogiel

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ISBN-10: 0878910875

ISBN-13: 9780878910878

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Research & Education Association

Need help with physics? Want a quick review or refresher for class? This is the book for you!

REA’s Physics Super Review® gives you everything you need to know!

This Super Review® can be used as a supplement to your high school or college textbook, or as a handy guide for anyone who needs a fast review of the


Need help with physics? Want a quick review or refresher for class? This is the book for you!

REA’s Physics Super Review® gives you everything you need to know!

This Super Review® can be used as a supplement to your high school or college textbook, or as a handy guide for anyone who needs a fast review of the subject.

Comprehensive, yet concise coverage – review covers the material that is typically taught in a beginning-level physics course. Each topic is presented in a clear and easy-to-understand format that makes learning easier.

Questions and answers for each topic – let you practice what you’ve learned and build your physics skills.

End-of-chapter quizzes – gauge your understanding of the important information you need to know, so you’ll be ready for any physics problem you encounter on your next quiz or test.

Whether you need a quick refresher on the subject, or are prepping for your next test, we think you’ll agree that REA’s Super Review® provides all you need to know!

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Vectors and Scalars

1.1 Basic Definitions of Vectors and Scalars
1.2 Addition of Vectors (a– + b–)—Geometric Methods
1.3 Subtraction of Vectors
1.4 The Components of a Vector
1.5 The Unit Vector
1.6 Adding Vectors Analytically
1.7 Multiplication of Vectors
Quiz: Vectors and Scalars

Chapter 2 One-Dimensional Motion
2.1 Basic Definitions
2.2 Motion with Constant Acceleration
2.3 Freely Falling Bodies
Quiz: One-dimensional Motion

Chapter 3 Plane Motion
3.1 Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration in General Planar Motion
3.2 Motion in a Plane with Constant Acceleration
3.3 Projectile Motion
3.4 Uniform Circular Motion
Quiz: Plane Motion

Chapter 4 Dynamics of a Particle
4.1 Newton’s Second Law
4.2 Newton’s Third Law
4.3 Mass and Weight
4.4 Friction
4.5 The Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion—Centripetal Force
Quiz: Dynamics of a Particle

Chapter 5 Work and Energy
5.1 Work Done by a Constant Force
5.2 Block on an Inclined Plane
5.3 Work Done by a Varying Force
5.4 Power
5.5 Kinetic Energy
5.6 Work–Energy Theorem
Quiz: Work and Energy

Chapter 6 Conservation of Energy
6.1 Conservative Forces
6.2 Potential Energy
6.3 Conservation of Mechanical Energy
6.4 One-dimensional Conservative Systems
6.5 Nonconservative Forces
6.6 The Conservation of Energy
6.7 The Relationship Between Mass and Energy
Quiz: Conservation of Energy

Chapter 7 The Dynamics of Systems of Particles
7.1 Center of Mass of a System of Particles
7.2 Motion of the Center of Mass
7.3 Work–Energy Theorem for a System of Particles
7.4 Linear Momentum of a Particle
7.5 Linear Momentum of a System of Particles
7.6 Conservation of Linear Momentum
7.7 Elastic and Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension
7.8 Collisions in Two and Three Dimensions
Quiz: The Dynamics of Systems of Particles

Chapter 8 Rotational Kinematics
8.1 Rotational Motion—The Variables
8.2 Rotational Motion with Constant Angular Acceleration
8.3 Relation Between Linear and Angular Kinematics for a Particle in Circular Motion
Quiz: Rotational Kinematics

Chapter 9 Rotational Dynamics
9.1 Torque
9.2 Angular Momentum
9.3 Kinetic Energy of Rotation and Rotational Inertia
9.4 Some Rotational Inertias
9.5 Rotational Dynamics of a Rigid Body
9.6 Rolling Bodies
9.7 Conservation of Angular Momentum
Quiz: Rotational Dynamics

Chapter 10 Harmonic Motion
10.1 Oscillations—Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)
10.2 Energy Considerations of SHM
10.3 Pendulums
10.4 Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion
Quiz: Harmonic Motion

Chapter 11 Sound Waves
11.1 Speed of Sound
11.2 Intensity of Sound
11.3 Allowed Frequencies of a String, Fixed at Both Ends, or an Organ Pipe, Open at Both Ends
11.4 The Beat Equation for Particle Displacement
11.5 The Beat Frequency
11.6 The Doppler Effect
11.7 Half Angle of a Shock Wave
Quiz: Sound Waves

Chapter 12 Gravitation
12.1 Newton’s Law of Gravitation
12.2 The Motion of Planets and Satellites—Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion
12.3 Angular Momentum of Orbiting Planets
12.4 Gravitational Potential Energy
12.5 Potential Energy for a System of Particles
12.6 Kinetic Energy
12.7 Total Energy
Quiz: Gravitation

Chapter 13 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
13.1 Rigid Bodies in Static Equilibrium
13.2 Free-body Diagrams
Quiz: Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies

Chapter 14 Fluid Statics
14.1 Pressure in a Static Fluid
14.2 Archimedes’ Principle (Buoyancy)
14.3 Measurement of Pressures

Chapter 15 Fluid Dynamics
15.1 Equation of Continuity
15.2 Bernoulli’s Equation
15.3 Viscosity
15.4 Reynolds Number: NR

Chapter 16 Temperature
16.1 The Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit Scales
16.2 Coefficients of Thermal Expansion
Quiz: Fluid Statics—Temperature

Chapter 17 Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics
17.1 Quantity of Heat and Specific Heat
17.2 Heat Conduction
17.3 Thermal Resistance, R
17.4 Convection
17.5 Thermal Radiation
17.6 Heat and Work
17.7 The First Law of Thermodynamics
17.8 Applications of the First Law of Thermodynamics
Quiz: Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter 18 Kinetic Theory of Gases
18.1 Ideal Gas Equation
18.2 Pressure and Molecular Speed of an Ideal Gas
18.3 Kinetic Energy of an Ideal Gas
18.4 Internal Energy of an Ideal Monatomic Gas
18.5 Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas
18.6 Mean Free Path
Quiz: Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chapter 19 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
19.1 Efficiency of a Heat Engine
19.2 Entropy, S
Quiz: Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter 20 Electromagnetism and Electric Fields

20.1 Coulomb’s Law
20.2 Definition of an Electric Field
20.3 Lines of Force
20.4 Electric Field for a Point Charge
20.5 Torque and Potential Energy of a Dipole

Chapter 21 Gauss’ Law
21.1 Flux of the Electric Field
21.2 Gauss’ Law
21.3 Applications of Gauss’ Law
21.4 Various Gaussian Surfaces
Quiz: Electromagnetism—Gauss’ Law

Chapter 22 Electric Potential (Voltage)
22.1 Electric Potential
22.2 Potential Difference in a Uniform Electric Field
22.3 Electric Potential Due to a Point Charge
22.4 Potential of a Group of Point Charges
22.5 Electric Potential Due to a Dipole
22.6 Electric Potential Energy
22.7 Calculation of E from V
Quiz: Electric Potential (Voltage)

Chapter 23 Capacitors
23.1 Parallel-plate Capacitors
23.2 Cylindrical Capacitors
23.3 Spherical Capacitors
23.4 Capacitors in Series
23.5 Capacitors in Parallel
23.6 Energy Stored in a Capacitor
23.7 Energy Density in an Electric Field
23.8 Parallel-plate Capacitor with Dielectric
23.9 Cylindrical Capacitor with Dielectric
23.10 Energy Stored in a Capacitor with a Dielectric
23.11 Energy Density in an Electric Field with a Dielectric
23.12 Gauss’ Law with a Dielectric
Quiz: Capacitors

Chapter 24 Current and Resistance
24.1 Electric Current
24.2 Current Density and Current
24.3 Mean Drift Speed
24.4 Resistance
24.5 Resistivity
24.6 Temperature and Resistivity
24.7 Calculation of a Metal’s Resistivity
24.8 Power
24.9 Joule’s Law

Chapter 25 Circuits
25.1 Electromotive Force, EMF(e)
25.2 Current in a Simple Circuit
25.3 The Loop Theorem
25.4 Circuit with Several Loops
25.5 RC Circuits (Resistors and Capacitors)
Quiz: Current and Resistance—Circuits

Chapter 26 The Magnetic Field
26.1 Force in a Magnetic Field
26.2 Force on a Current-carrying Wire
26.3 Torque on a Current Loop
26.4 Energy of a Dipole
26.5 Circulating Charged Orbitals in a Magnetic Field
26.6 E/M for an Electron (Thomson’s Experiment)

Chapter 27 Magnetic Fields and Currents
27.1 The Biot-Savart Law
27.2 Parallel Conductors
27.3 Ampere’s Law
27.4 Magnetic Field of a Solenoid
27.5 Magnetic Field of a Toroid
27.6 Magnetic Field of a Current Loop
Quiz: The Magnetic Field—Magnetic Fields and Currents

Chapter 28 Faraday’s Law and Inductance

28.1 Magnetic Flux
28.2 Faraday’s Law of Induction
28.3 Faraday’s Law with Electric Fields
28.4 Self-inductance
28.5 Inductance of a Solenoid
28.6 The RL Circuit
28.7 Current Change in an RL Circuit
28.8 Energy Stored by an Inductor
28.9 Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field
28.10 EMF Due to Mutual Induction
28.11 Mutual Inductance of Close-packed Coils (i.e., Solenoids, Toroids, etc.)
Quiz: Faraday’s Law and Inductance

Chapter 29 Electromagnetic Oscillations
29.1 Energy Transfers in LC Oscillations
29.2 Frequency of LC Oscillations
29.3 Conservation of Energy for LC Oscillations
29.4 Conservation of Energy for Damped (RCL) Oscillations
29.5 Solution for the Energy Conservation
29.6 Forced Oscillations

Chapter 30 Alternating Currents

30.1 A Resistive Circuit
30.2 A Capacitive Circuit
30.3 An Inductive Circuit
30.4 Current Amplitude
30.5 Impedance
30.6 Phase Angle
30.7 Resonance
30.8 Power: Two Equations
30.9 The Transformer
Quiz: Electromagnetic Oscillations—Alternating Currents

Chapter 31 Electromagnetic Waves
31.1 Speed of Light
31.2 The Poynting Vector
31.3 Polarization of Light
31.4 The Doppler Effect for Light

Chapter 32 Geometrical Optics
32.1 Reflection and Refraction
32.2 Snell’s Law
32.3 Total Internal Reflection
32.4 Brewster’s Law
32.5 Incident Angle Plane Mirrors
32.6 Spherical Mirrors
32.7 Spherical Refracting Surface
32.8 Thin Lenses
32.9 Thin Lens Diagrams
Quiz: Electromagnetic Waves—Geometrical Optics

Chapter 33 Interference
33.1 Young’s Experiment
33.2 Interference Maxima and Minima
33.3 Adding Phasors
33.4 Thin-film Interference

Chapter 34 Diffraction
34.1 Single-slit Diffraction
34.2 Circular Diffraction
34.3 Rayleigh’s Criterion
34.4 Double-slit Diffraction
34.5 Multiple-slit Diffraction
34.6 Diffraction Gratings
34.7 X-ray Diffraction
Quiz: Interference—Diffraction

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