Tutorials in Introductory Physics and Homework Package / Edition 1

Tutorials in Introductory Physics and Homework Package / Edition 1

by Lillian C. McDermott, Peter S. Shaffer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130970697

ISBN-13: 9780130970695

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

This landmark book presents a series of physics tutorials designed by a leading physics education research group. Emphasizing the development of concepts and scientific reasoning skills, the tutorials focus on common conceptual and reasoning difficulties. The tutorials cover a range of topics in Mechanics, E & M, and Waves & Optics.

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This landmark book presents a series of physics tutorials designed by a leading physics education research group. Emphasizing the development of concepts and scientific reasoning skills, the tutorials focus on common conceptual and reasoning difficulties. The tutorials cover a range of topics in Mechanics, E & M, and Waves & Optics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130970695
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Pearson Series in Educational Innovation: Student Resources for Physics Series
Edition description:
PACKAGE
Pages:
445
Sales rank:
157,407
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. MECHANICS.

Kinematics.

Velocity. Representations of Motion. Acceleration in One Dimension. Motion in Two Dimensions. Relative Motion.

Newton's Law.

Forces. Newton's Second and Third Laws. Tension.

Energy and Momentum.

Work and the Work-Energy Theorem. Changes in Energy and Momentum. Conservation of Momentum in One Dimension. Conservation of Momentum in Two Dimensions.

Rotation.

Rotational Motion. Dynamics of Rigid Bodies. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies.

II. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.

Electrostatics.

Charge. Electric Field and Flux. Gauss' Law. Electric Potential Difference. Capacitance.

Electric Circuits.

A Model for Circuits Part 1: Current and Resistance. A Model for Circuits Part 2: Potential Difference. RC Circuits.

Magnetism.

Magnets and Magnetic Fields. Magnetic Interactions.

Electromagnetism.

Lenz' Law. Faraday's Law and Applications.

III. WAVES.

Waves.

Superposition and Reflection of Pulses. Reflection and Transmission. Propagation and Refraction of Periodic Waves. Electromagnetic Waves.

IV. OPTICS.

Geometrical Optics.

Light and Shadow. Plane Mirrors. Curved Mirrors and Multiple Reflections. Interpretation of Ray Diagrams. Convex Lenses. Magnification.

Physical Optics.

Two-Source Interference. Wave Properties of Light. Multiple-Slit Interference. A Model for Single-Slit Diffraction. Combined Interference and Diffraction. Thin-Filmed Interference. Polarization.

V. SELECTED TOPICS.

Hydrostatics.

Pressure in a Liquid. Buoyancy.

Thermodynamics.

Ideal Gas Law. First Law of Thermodynamics.

Modern Physics.

Wave Properties of Matter. Photoelectric Effect.

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