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Super Review Study Guides – All You Need to Know!

REA’s Super Review of Physics is an excellent study guide and textbook companion for students at all learning levels who are studying Physics.

The Super Review of Physics offers you:

  • Concise, yet comprehensive coverage of Physics
  • Student-friendly language to make learning easier
  • Easy-to-grasp, logically ordered Physics reviews that prepare you for homework, quizzes, midterms, and finals
  • Physics review questions in Q & A format following each topic or chapter
  • Easy-to-follow detailed answer explanations to each review question
  • Physics quizzes to test your knowledge of the material and guide you toward areas that need further study
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878910878
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Super Reviews Study Guides
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,367,830
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 1.18 (d)

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What This Book Will Do For You...

REA's SUPER REVIEWS provides all you need to know to excel in class and succeed on midterms, finals, and even pop quizzes.

Think of this book as giving you access to your own private tutor. Here, right at your fingertips, is a brisk review to help you not only understand your textbook but also pick up where even some of the best lectures leave off.

Outstanding features include...
- Comprehensive yet concise coverage
- Targeted preparation for subject tests
- Easy-to-follow & format that helps you master the subject matter
- End-of-chapter quizzes that provide pretest tune-up

We think you'll agree that, whether you're prepping for your next test or want to be a stronger contributor in class, REA's truly provides all you need to know!

Larry B. Kling
Super Review Program Director

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Vectors and Scalars
1.1 Basic Definitions of Vectors and Scalars 1
1.2 Addition of Vectors (a- + b-)--Geometric Methods 2
1.3 Subtraction of Vectors 4
1.4 The Components of a Vector 7
1.5 The Unit Vector 12
1.6 Adding Vectors Analytically 17
1.7 Multiplication of Vectors 19
Quiz: Vectors and Scalars 22
Chapter 2 One-Dimensional Motion
2.1 Basic Definitions 27
2.2 Motion with Constant Acceleration 30
2.3 Freely Falling Bodies 33
Quiz: One-dimensional Motion 36
Chapter 3 Plane Motion
3.1 Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration in General Planar Motion 42
3.2 Motion in a Plane with Constant Acceleration 46
3.3 Projectile Motion 49
3.4 Uniform Circular Motion 53
Quiz: Plane Motion 56
Chapter 4 Dynamics of a Particle
4.1 Newton's Second Law 61
4.2 Newton's Third Law 62
4.3 Mass and Weight 63
4.4 Friction 65
4.5 The Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion--Centripetal Force 68
Quiz: Dynamics of a Particle 71
Chapter 5 Work and Energy
5.1 Work Done by a Constant Force 76
5.2 Block on an Inclined Plane 78
5.3 Work Done by a Varying Force 80
5.4 Power 85
5.5 Kinetic Energy 87
5.6 Work-Energy Theorem 87
Quiz: Work and Energy 90
Chapter 6 Conservation of Energy
6.1 Conservative Forces 94
6.2 Potential Energy 98
6.3 Conservation of Mechanical Energy 99
6.4 One-dimensional Conservative Systems 103
6.5 Nonconservative Forces 105
6.6 The Conservation of Energy 108
6.7 The Relationship Between Mass and Energy 109
Quiz: Conservation of Energy 112
7 The Dynamics of Systems of Particles
7.1 Center of Mass of a System of Particles 118
7.2 Motion of the Center of Mass 131
7.3 Work-Energy Theorem for a System of Particles 134
7.4 Linear Momentum of a Particle 136
7.5 Linear Momentum of a System of Particles 139
7.6 Conservation of Linear Momentum 144
7.7 Elastic and Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension 145
7.8 Collisions in Two and Three Dimensions 147
Quiz: The Dynamics of Systems of Particles 150
8 Rotational Kinematics
8.1 Rotational Motion--The Variables 155
8.2 Rotational Motion with Constant Angular Acceleration 160
8.3 Relation Between Linear and Angular Kinematics for a Particle in Circular Motion 163
Quiz: Rotational Kinematics 166
9 Rotational Dynamics
9.1 Torque 170
9.2 Angular Momentum 171
9.3 Kinetic Energy of Rotation and Rotational Inertia 174
9.4 Some Rotational Inertias 178
9.5 Rotational Dynamics of a Rigid Body 180
9.6 Rolling Bodies 183
9.7 Conservation of Angular Momentum 185
Quiz: Rotational Dynamics 187
10 Harmonic Motion
10.1 Oscillations--Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) 192
10.2 Energy Considerations of SHM 197
10.3 Pendulums 200
10.4 Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion 204
Quiz: Harmonic Motion 209
11 Sound Waves
11.1 Speed of Sound 215
11.2 Intensity of Sound 216
11.3 Allowed Frequencies of a String, Fixed at Both Ends, or an Organ Pipe, Open at Both Ends 217
11.4 The Beat Equation for Particle Displacement 218
11.5 The Beat Frequency 218
11.6 The Doppler Effect 219
11.7 Half Angle of a Shock Wave 222
Quiz: Sound Waves 223
12 Gravitation
12.1 Newton's Law of Gravitation 227
12.2 The Motion of Planets and Satellites--Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion 228
12.3 Angular Momentum of Orbiting Planets 232
12.4 Gravitational Potential Energy, U 234
12.5 Potential Energy for a System of Particles 236
12.6 Kinetic Energy 238
12.7 Total Energy 239
Quiz: Gravitation 242
13 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
13.1 Rigid Bodies in Static Equilibrium 246
13.2 Free-body Diagrams 247
Quiz: Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 250
14 Fluid Statics
14.1 Pressure in a Static Fluid 256
14.2 Archimedes' Principle (Buoyancy) 258
14.3 Measurement of Pressures 260
15 Fluid Dynamics
15.1 Equation of Continuity 263
15.2 Bernoulli's Equation 265
15.3 Viscosity 268
15.4 Reynolds Number: N[subscript R] 270
16 Temperature
16.1 The Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit Scales 273
16.2 Coefficients of Thermal Expansion 275
Quiz: Fluid Statics--Temperature 277
17 Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics
17.1 Quantity of Heat and Specific Heat 281
17.2 Heat Conduction 282
17.3 Thermal Resistance, R 284
17.4 Convection 286
17.5 Thermal Radiation 286
17.6 Heat and Work 288
17.7 The First Law of Thermodynamics 291
17.8 Applications of the First Law of Thermodynamics 297
Quiz: Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics 302
18 Kinetic Theory of Gases
18.1 Ideal Gas Equation 308
18.2 Pressure and Molecular Speed of an Ideal Gas 310
18.3 Kinetic Energy of an Ideal Gas 311
18.4 Internal Energy of an Ideal Monatomic Gas 313
18.5 Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas 316
18.6 Mean Free Path 319
Quiz: Kinetic Theory of Gases 321
19 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
19.1 Efficiency of a Heat Engine 325
19.2 Entropy, S 327
Quiz: Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics 332
20 Electromagnetism and Electric Fields
20.1 Coulomb's Law 337
20.2 Definition of an Electric Field 339
20.3 Lines of Force 340
20.4 Electric Field for a Point Charge 342
20.5 Torque and Potential Energy of a Dipole 344
21 Gauss' Law
21.1 Flux of the Electric Field 345
21.2 Gauss' Law 348
21.3 Applications of Gauss' Law 349
21.4 Various Gaussian Surfaces 357
Quiz: Electromagnetism--Gauss' Law 360
22 Electric Potential (Voltage)
22.1 Electric Potential 365
22.2 Potential Difference in a Uniform Electric Field 369
22.3 Electric Potential Due to a Point Charge 371
22.4 Potential of a Group of Point Charges 371
22.5 Electric Potential Due to a Dipole 373
22.6 Electric Potential Energy 376
22.7 Calculation of E from V 377
Quiz: Electric Potential (Voltage) 378
23 Capactors
23.1 Parallel-plate Capacitors 384
23.2 Cylindrical Capacitors 386
23.3 Spherical Capacitors 387
23.4 Capacitors in Series 387
23.5 Capacitors in Parallel 387
23.6 Energy Stored in a Capacitor 390
23.7 Energy Density in an Electric Field 392
23.8 Parallel-plate Capacitor with Dielectric 393
23.9 Cylindrical Capacitor with Dielectric 395
23.10 Energy Stored in a Capacitor with a Dielectric 396
23.11 Energy Density in an Electric Field with a Dielectric 396
23.12 Gauss' Law with a Dielectric 396
Quiz: Capacitors 403
24 Current and Resistance
24.1 Electric Current 407
24.2 Current Density and Current 407
24.3 Mean Drift Speed 408
24.4 Resistance 408
24.5 Resistivity 410
24.6 Temperature and Resistivity 411
24.7 Calculation of a Metal's Resistivity 412
24.8 Power 413
24.9 Joule's Law 414
25 Circuits
25.1 Electromotive Force, EMF(e) 417
25.2 Current in a Simple Circuit 417
25.3 The Loop Theorem 418
25.4 Circuit with Several Loops 421
25.5 RC Circuits (Resistors and Capacitors) 422
Quiz: Current and Resistance--Circuits 426
26 The Magnetic Field
26.1 Force in a Magnetic Field 430
26.2 Force on a Current-carrying Wire 431
26.3 Torque on a Current Loop 433
26.4 Energy of a Dipole 435
26.5 Circulating Charged Orbitals in a Magnetic Field 435
26.6 E/M for an Electron (Thomson's Experiment) 436
27 Magnetic Fields and Currents
27.1 The Biot-Savart Law 437
27.2 Parallel Conductors 439
27.3 Ampere's Law 442
27.4 Magnetic Field of a Solenoid 443
27.5 Magnetic Field of a Toroid 444
27.6 Magnetic Field of a Current Loop 445
Quiz: The Magnetic Field--Magnetic Fields and Currents 447
28 Faraday's Law and Inductance
28.1 Magnetic Flux 453
28.2 Faraday's Law of Induction 453
28.3 Faraday's Law with Electric Fields 455
28.4 Self-inductance 455
28.5 Inductance of a Solenoid 456
28.6 The RL Circuit 457
28.7 Current Change in an RL Circuit 457
28.8 Energy Stored by an Inductor 459
28.9 Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field 460
28.10 EMF Due to Mutual Induction 460
28.11 Mutual Inductance of Close-packed Coils (i.e., Solenoids, Toroids, etc.) 460
Quiz: Faraday's Law and Inductance 463
29 Electromagnetic Oscillations
29.1 Energy Transfers in LC Oscillations 468
29.2 Frequency of LC Oscillations 469
29.3 Conservation of Energy for LC Oscillations 469
29.4 Conservation of Energy for Damped (RCL) Oscillations 469
29.5 Solution for the Energy Conservation Differential Equations of RCL Oscillations 470
29.6 Forced Oscillations 470
30 Alternating Currents
30.1 A Resistive Circuit 475
30.2 A Capacitive Circuit 476
30.3 An Inductive Circuit 478
30.4 Current Amplitude 480
30.5 Impedance 482
30.6 Phase Angle 483
30.7 Resonance 485
30.8 Power: Two Equations 485
30.9 The Transformer 486
Quiz: Electromagnetic Oscillations--Alternating Currents 488
31 Electromagnetic Waves
31.1 Speed of Light 493
31.2 The Poynting Vector 493
31.3 Polarization of Light 496
31.4 The Doppler Effect for Light 497
32 Geometrical Optics
32.1 Reflection and Refraction 499
32.2 Snell's Law 501
32.3 Total Internal Reflection 504
32.4 Brewster's Law 506
32.5 Incident Angle Plane Mirrors 506
32.6 Spherical Mirrors 507
32.7 Spherical Refracting Surface 510
32.8 Thin Lenses 510
32.9 Thin Lens Diagrams 511
Quiz: Electromagnetic Waves--Geometrical Optics 514
33 Interference
33.1 Young's Experiment 518
33.2 Interference Maxima and Minima 519
33.3 Adding Phasors 521
33.4 Thin-film Interference 521
34 Diffraction
34.1 Single-slit Diffraction 525
34.2 Circular Diffraction 528
34.3 Rayleigh's Criterion 528
34.4 Double-slit Diffraction 528
34.5 Multiple-slit Diffraction 530
34.6 Diffraction Gratings 532
34.7 X-ray Diffraction 533
Quiz: Interference--Diffraction 534
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