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Physics : Principles with Applications, Volume II / Edition 5

Physics : Principles with Applications, Volume II / Edition 5

by Douglas C. Giancoli


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Physics : Principles with Applications, Volume II / Edition 5

This best-selling introduction to algebra-based physics goes beyond simple numerical problem solving and the application of formulas to challenge readers to explore the basic concepts that are fundamental to understanding physics and to apply physics to their everyday activities and interests (e.g., medicine, physiology, sports, and technology). Covers electric charge and electric field; electric potential and electric energy; capacitance; electric currents; DC and AC circuits; magnetism; electromagnetism; optics; optical instruments; special Theory of Relativity; quantum mechanics; nuclear physics and radioactivity; nuclear energy; and astrophysics and cosmology. Provides problem-solving notes; careful hints; problem-solving boxes; highlighted equations; and practice problems. Features photorealistic and 3D art to help readers visualize physics at work. For those in medical, agricultural, technology, and architectural fields needing a review of algebra-based physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780136797623
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 12/10/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 620
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: also available in Split Volumes: Volume I contains Chs. 1-15; and Volume II contains Chs. 16-33.)
1. Introduction.
2. Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension.
3. Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors.
4. Motion and Force: Dynamics.
5. Circular Motion; Gravitation.
6. Work and Energy.
7. Linear Momentum.
8. Rotational Motion.
9. Bodies in Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture.
10. Fluids.
11. Vibrations and Waves.
12. Sound.
13. Temperature and Kinetic Theory.
14. Heat.
15. The Laws of Thermodynamics.
16. Electric Charge and Electric Field.
17. Electric Potential and Electric Energy; Capacitance.
18. Electric Currents.
19. DC Circuits.
20. Magnetism.
21. Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law; AC Circuits.
22. Electromagnetic Waves.
23. Light: Geometric Optics.
24. The Wave Nature of Light.
25. Optical Instruments.
26. Special Theory of Relativity.
27. Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom.
28. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms.
29. Molecules and Solids.
30. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity.
31. Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation.
32. Elementary Particles.
33. Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Appendix A: Mathematical Review.
Appendix B: Dimensional Analysis.
Appendix C: Rotating Framesof Reference; Inertial Forces; Coriolis Effect.
Appendix D: Gauss's Law.
Appendix E:Galilean and Lorentz Transformations.
Appendix F: Selected Isotopes.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.

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