ISBN-10:
0321993721
ISBN-13:
2900321993723
Pub. Date:
01/07/2015
Publisher:
Pearson
Essential University Physics: Volume 1 / Edition 3

Essential University Physics: Volume 1 / Edition 3

by Richard Wolfson

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ISBN-13: 2900321993723
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Richard Wolfson has been professor of physics at Middlebury College for more than twenty-five years. In addition to his textbooks, Essential University Physics, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, and Energy, Environment, and Climate, he has written two science books for general audiences: Nuclear Choices: A Citizen’s Guide to Nuclear Technology and Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified. His video courses for the Teaching Company include Physics in Your Life, Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, and How the Universe Works: Understanding Physics, from Quark to Galaxy.

Table of Contents

Volume 1 contains Chapters 1–19.

Volume 2 contains Chapters 20–39.

1. Doing Physics

I. MECHANIC S

2. Motion in a Straight Line

3. Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

4. Force and Motion

5. Using Newton’s Laws

6. Work, Energy, and Power

7. Conservation of Energy

8. Gravity

9. Systems of Particles

10. Rotational Motion

11. Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum

12. Static Equilibrium

II. OSCILLATIONS, WAVES, AND FLUIDS

13. Oscillatory Motion

14. Wave Motion

15. Fluid Motion

III. THERMODYNAMICS

16. Temperature and Heat

17. The Thermal Behavior of Matter

18. Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

19. The Second Law of Thermodynamics

IV. ELECTROMAGNETISM

20. Electric Charge, Force, and Field

21. Gauss’s Law

22. Electric Potential

23. Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors

24. Electric Current

25. Electric Circuits

26. Magnetism: Force and Field

27. Electromagnetic Induction

28. Alternating-Current Circuits

29. Maxwell’s Equations and Electromagnetic Waves

V. OPTICS

30. Reflection and Refraction

31. Images and Optical Instruments

32. Interference and Diffraction

VI. MODERN PHYSICS

33. Relativity

34. Particles and Waves

35. Quantum Mechanics

36. Atomic Physics

37. Molecules and Solids

38. Nuclear Physics

39. From Quarks to the Cosmos

APPENDICES

Appendix A Mathematics

Appendix B The International System of Units (SI)

Appendix C Conversion Factors

Appendix D The Elements

Appendix E Astrophysical Data

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