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College Physics, Volume 1 (Chs. 1-16) with Mastering College Physics / Edition 8

College Physics, Volume 1 (Chs. 1-16) with Mastering College Physics / Edition 8

by Hugh D. Young, Robert Geller


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College Physics, Volume 1 (Chs. 1-16) with Mastering College Physics / Edition 8

For more than five decades, Sears and Zemansky's College Physics has provided the most reliable foundation of physics education for readers around the world. For the Eighth Edition, Robert Geller joins Hugh Young to produce a comprehensive update of this benchmark text. A broad and thorough introduction to physics, this new edition carefully integrates many solutions from educational research to help readers to develop greater confidence in solving problems, deeper conceptual understanding, and stronger quantitative-reasoning skills, while helping them connect what they learn with their other courses and the changing world around them.

Models, Measurements, and Vectors, Motion along a Straight Line, Motion in a Plane, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Applications of Newton’s Laws, Circular Motion and Gravitation, Work and Energy, Momentum, Rotational Motion, Dynamics of Rotational Motion, Elasticity and Periodic Motion, Mechanical Waves and Sound, Fluid Mechanics, Temperature and Heat, Thermal Properties of Matter, The Second Law of Thermodynamics

For all readers interested in most reliable foundation of physics education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805392142
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 12/09/2005
Series: MasteringAstronomy Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Hugh D. Young is Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Carnegie Mellon for both undergraduate and graduate study and earned his Ph.D. in fundamental particle theory under the direction of the late Richard Cutkosky. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon in 1956, and has also spent two years as a visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Hugh's career has centered entirely around undergraduate education. He has written several undergraduate-level textbooks, and in 1973 he became a coauthor with Francis Sears and Mark Zemansky for their well-known introductory texts. In addition to his role on Sears and Zemansky's College Physics , he is currently a coauthor with Roger Freedman on Sears and Zemanksy's University Physics .

Hugh is an enthusiastic skier, climber, and hiker. He also served for several years as Associate Organist at St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh, and has played numerous organ recitals in the Pittsburgh area. Prof. Young and his wife Alice usually travel extensively in the summer, especially in Europe and in the desert canyon country of southern Utah.

Robert M. Geller teaches physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also obtained his Ph.D. under Robert Antonucci in observational cosmology. Currently, he is involved in two major research projects: a search for cosmological halos predicted by the Big Bang, and a search for the flares that are predicted to occur when a supermassive black hole consumes a star.

Rob also has a strong focus on undergraduate education. In 2003, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award. He trains the graduate student teaching assistants on methods of physics education. He is also a frequent faculty leader for the UCSB Physics Circus, in which student volunteers perform exciting and thought-provoking physics demonstrations to elementary schools.

Rob loves the outdoors. He and his wife Susanne enjoy backpacking along rivers and fly fishing, usually with rods she has build and flies she has tied. Their daughter Zoe loves fishing too, but her fish tend to be plastic, and float in the bathtub.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Models, Measurements, and Vectors

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Idealized Models

1.3 Standards and Units

1.4 Unit Consistency and Conversions

1.5 Precision and Significant Figures

1.6 Estimates and Orders of Magnitude

1.7 Vectors and Vector Addition

1.8 Components of Vectors

Chapter 2 Motion along a Straight Line

2.1 Displacement and Average Velocity

2.2 Instantaneous Velocity

2.3 Average and Instantaneous Acceleration

2.4 Motion with Constant Acceleration

2.5 Proportional Reasoning

2.6 Freely Falling Objects

*2.7 Relative Velocity along a Straight Line

Chapter 3 Motion in a Plane

3.1 Velocity in a Plane

3.2 Acceleration in a Plane

3.3 Projectile Motion

3.4 Uniform Circular Motion

*3.5 Relative Velocity in a Plane

Chapter 4 Newton’s Laws of Motion

4.1 Force

4.2 Newton’s First Law

4.3 Mass and Newton’s Second Law

4.4 Mass and Weight

4.5 Newton’s Third Law

4.6 Free-Body Diagrams

Chapter 5 Applications of Newton ’s Laws

5.1 Equilibrium of a Particle

5.2 Applications of Newton’s Second Law

5.3 Contact Forces and Friction

5.4 Elastic Forces

5.5 Forces in Nature

Chapter 6 Circular Motion and Gravitation

6.1 Force in Circular Motion

6.2 Motion in a Vertical Circle

6.3 Newton’s Law of Gravitation

6.4 Weight

6.5 Satellite Motion

Chapter 7 Work and Energy

7.1 An Overview of Energy

7.2 Work

7.3 Work and Kinetic Energy

7.4 Work Done by a Varying Force

7.5 Potential Energy

7.6 Conservation of Energy

7.7 Conservative and Nonconservative Forces

7.8 Power

Chapter 8 Momentum

8.1 Momentum

8.2 Conservation of Momentum

8.3 Inelastic Collisions

8.4 Elastic Collisions

8.5 Impulse

8.6 Center of Mass

8.7 Motion of the Center of Mass

*8.8 Rocket Propulsion

Chapter 9 Rotational Motion

9.1 Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration

9.2 Rotation with Constant Angular Acceleration

9.3 Relationship between Linear and Angular Quantities

9.4 Kinetic Energy of Rotation and Moment of Inertia

9.5 Rotation about a Moving Axis

Chapter 10 Dynamics of Rotational Motion

10.1 Torque

10.2 Torque and Angular Acceleration

10.3 Work and Power in Rotational Motion

10.4 Angular Momentum

10.5 Conservation of Angular Momentum

10.6 Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

*10.7 Vector Nature of Angular Quantities

Chapter 11 Elasticity and Periodic Motion

11.1 Hooke’s Law

11.2 Tensile Stress and Strain

11.3 Bulk Stress and Strain

11.4 Shear Stress and Strain

11.5 Elasticity and Plasticity

11.6 Periodic Motion

11.7 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion

11.8 Equations of Simple Harmonic Motion

11.9 The Simple Pendulum

11.10 Damped Oscillations

11.11 Forced Oscillations and Resonance

Chapter 12 Mechanical Waves and Sound

12.1 Mechanical Waves

12.2 Periodic Waves

12.3 Wave Speeds

12.4 Reflections and Superposition

12.5 Standing Waves and Normal Modes

12.6 Longitudinal Standing Waves

12.7 Interference

12.8 Sound and Hearing

12.9 Sound Intensity

12.10 Beats

12.11 The Doppler Effect

12.12 Applications of Acoustics

*12.13 Musical Tones

Chapter 13 Fluid Mechanics

13.1 Density

13.2 Pressure in a Fluid

13.3 Archimedes’ Principle: Buoyancy

*13.4 Surface Tension

13.5 Fluid Flow

13.6 Bernoulli’s Equation

13.7 Applications of Bernoulli’s equation

13.8 Real Fluids: Viscosity and Turbulence

Chapter 14 Temperature and Heat

14.1 Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium

14.2 Temperature Scales

14.3 Thermal Expansion

14.4 Quantity of Heat

14.5 Phase Changes

14.6 Calorimetry

14.7 Heat Transfer

*14.8 Solar Energy and Resource Conservation

Chapter 15 Thermal Properties of Matter

15.1 Equations of State

15.2 Kinetic Theory of an Ideal Gas

15.3 Heat Capacities

15.4 The First Law of Thermodynamics

15.5 Thermodynamic Processes

15.6 Properties of an Ideal Gas

Chapter 16 The Second Law of Thermodynamics

16 The Second Law of Thermodynamics

16.1 Directions of Thermodynamic Processes

16.2 Heat Engines

16.3 Internal-Combustion Engines

16.4 Refrigerators

16.5 The Second Law of Thermodynamics

16.6 The Carnot Cycle

16.7 Entropy

*18.8 The Kelvin Temperature Scale

*18.9 Energy Resources: A Case Study in Thermodynamics

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