ISBN-10:
0471529192
ISBN-13:
9780471529194
Pub. Date:
01/20/1992
Publisher:
Wiley
Physics / Edition 2

Physics / Edition 2

by John D. Cutnell, Kenneth W. Johnson

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Physics / Edition 2

This Sixth Edition helps readers understand the interrelationships among basic physics concepts and how they fit together to describe our physical world. Throughout the book, the authors emphasize the relevance of physics to our everyday lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471529194
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/20/1992
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 1024
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 10.24(h) x 1.57(d)

About the Author

John D. Cutnell is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Kenneth W. Johnson is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Mathematical Concepts.
Kinematics in One Dimension.
Kinematics in Two Dimensions.
Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion.
Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion.
Work and Energy.
Impulse and Momentum.
Rotational Kinematics.
Rotational Dynamics.
Simple Harmonic Motion and Elasticity.
Fluids.
Temperature and Heat.
The Transfer of Heat.
The Ideal Gas Law and Kinetic Theory.
Thermodynamics.
Waves and Sound.
The Principle of Linear Superposition and Interference Phenomena.
Electric Forces and Electric Fields.
Electric Potential Energy and the Electric Potential.
Electric Circuits.
Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields.
Electromagnetic Induction.
Alternating Current Circuits.
Electromagnetic Waves.
The Reflection of Light: Mirrors.
The Refraction of Light: Lenses and Optical Instruments.
Interference and the Wave Nature of Light.
Special Relativity.
Particles and Waves.
The Nature of the Atom.
Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity.
Ionizing Radiation, Nuclear Energy, and Elementary Particles.
Appendices.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.
Photo Credits.
Index.

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