College Physics, Volume 1 / Edition 8 available in Hardcover
The main objectives of this introductory physics book are twofold: to provide the student with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics, and to strengthen an understanding of the concepts and principles through a broad range of interesting applications to the real world. In order to meet these objectives, emphasis is placed on sound physical arguments and discussions of everyday experiences and observations At the same time, we motivate the student through practical examples that demonstrate the role of physics in other disciplines. The sixth edition features new pedagogy in keeping with the findings of physics education research. The rich, new pedagogy has been integrated within the framework of an established and reliable text, facilitating its use by instructors.The full COLLEGE PHYSICS text, which covers the standard topics in classical physics and 20th century physics, is divided into six parts. COLLEGE PHYSICS, VOLUME 1 covers three of those six parts, including Newtonian mechanics and the physics of fluids (Part I); heat and thermodynamics (Part II); and wave, motion and sound (Part III).
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About the Author
Raymond A. Serway is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. He earned his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology. Among his accolades, he received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College, the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University (where he taught for 17 years), the 1977 Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University and the 1985 Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College. As a Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Serway worked with K. Alex Müller, who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics. He also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. In addition to this text, Dr. Serway is the co-author of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition; PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt McDougal. He has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings.
Chris Vuille (PhD, University of Florida) is associate professor of physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's premier institution for aviation higher education. While he has taught courses at all levels, including postgraduate, his primary interest is the teaching of introductory physics courses. He conducts research in general relativity, astrophysics, cosmology, and quantum theory and was a participant in a special three-year NASA grant program where he studied properties of neutron stars. His work has appeared in many scientific journals and in ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION/SCIENCE FACT magazine. He is the coauthor of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition and ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS.
Table of ContentsPart I: MECHANICS
1.Introduction. Standards of Length, Mass, and Time. The Building Blocks of Matter. Dimensional Analysis. Uncertainty in Measurement and Significant Figures. Conversion of Units. Order-of-Magnitude Calculations. Coordinate Systems. Trigonometry. Problem-Solving Strategy
2.Motion in One Dimension. Displacement. Average Velocity. Instantaneous Velocity. Acceleration. Motion Diagrams. One-Dimensional Motion With Constant Acceleration. Freely Falling Objects
3.Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion. Vectors and Scalars Revisited. Some Properties of Vectors. Components of a Vector. Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration in Two Dimensions. Projectile Motion. Relative Velocity
4.The Laws of Motion. The Concept of Force. Newton's First Law. Newton's Second Law. Newton's Third Law. Some Applications of Newton's Laws. Forces of Friction
5.Energy. Work. Kinetic Energy and the Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem. Potential Energy. Conservative and Non-conservative Forces. Conservation of Mechanical Energy. Nonconservative Forces and Conservation of Energy. Power. Work Done by a Varying Force
6.Momentum and Collisions. Momentum and Impulse. Conservation of Momentum. Collisions. Glancing Collisions. Rocket Propulsion
7.Circular Motion and the Law of Gravity. Angular Speed and Angular Acceleration. Rotational Motion Under Constant Angular Acceleration. Relations Between Angular and Linear Quantities. Centripetal Acceleration. Forces Causing Centripetal Acceleration. Describing Forces in Accelerated Reference Frames. Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. Gravitational Potential Energy Revisited. Kepler's Laws. The Vector Nature of Angular Quantities
8.Rotational Equilibriumand Rotational Dynamics. Torque. Torque and the Second Condition for Equilibrium. The Center of Gravity. Examples of Objects in Equilibrium. Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration. Rotational Kinetic Energy. Angular Momentum
9.Solids and Fluids. States of Matter. The Deformation of Solids. Density and Pressure. Variation of Pressure with Depth. Pressure Measurements. Buoyant Forces and Archimedes's Principle. Fluids in Motion. Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics. Surface Tension, Capillary Action, and Viscous Fluid Flow. Transport Phenomena. Part II: THERMODYNAMICS
10.Thermal Physics. Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics. Thermometers and Temperature Scales. Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids. Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas. Avogadro's Number and the Ideal Gas. The Kinetic Theory of Gases
11.Energy in Thermal Processes. Heat and Internal Energy. Specific Heat. Calorimetry. Latent Heat and Phase Change. Energy Transfer by Thermal Conduction. Energy Transfer by Convection. Energy Transfer by Radiation. Hindering Energy Transfer. Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases
12.The Law of Thermodynamics. Work in Thermodynamic Processes. The First Law of Thermodynamics. The First Law and Human Metabolism. Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Reversible and Irreversible Processes. The Carnot Engine. Entropy. Entropy and Disorder. Part III: VIBRATIONS AND WAVES
13.Vibrations and Waves. Hooke's Law. Elastic Potential Energy. Velocity as a Function of Position. Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion. Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as a Function of Time. Motion of a Pendulum. Damped Oscillations. Wave Motion. Types of Waves. Frequency, Amplitude, and Wavelength. The Speed of Waves on Strings. Interference of Waves. Reflection of Waves
14.Sound. Producing a Sound Wave. Characteristics of Sound Waves. The Speed of Sound. Energy and Intensity of Sound Waves. Spherical and Plane Waves. The Doppler Effect. Interference of Sound Waves. Standing Waves. Forced Vibrations and Resonance. Standing Waves in Air Columns. Beats. Quality of Sound. The Ear.