This Third Edition of the popular introduction to physics provides an accessible treatment of the subject appropriate to students from a variety of backgrounds. Presents new material based on recent developments, and includes over 50 new examples and nearly 300 new exercises and problems. Sections covering difficult topics have been rewritten for greater clarity. Includes many examples from the life sciences, chemical systems, and alternative energy sources. To illustrate physics in action, entire chapters are devoted to applications such as nerve conduction, ionizing radiation, and nuclear magnetic resonance. Text is comprehensive and flexible enough to accommodate various non-major students. Each chapter contains a checklist of terms, examples, exercises, and problems.
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Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
THE GENERAL LAWS OF MOTION.
Motion in a Straight Line.
Motion in Two Dimensions.
Newton's Laws of Motion.
ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN MECHANICS.
Work, Energy, and Power.
Linear and Angular Momentum.
Elastic Properties of Materials.
Temperature and the Behavior of Gases.
Thermal Properties of Matter.
The Mechanics of Nonviscous Fluids.
Viscous Fluid Flow.
Cohesive Forces in Liquids.
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.
Electric Forces, Fields, and Potentials.
Induced Currents and Fields.
The Description of Wave Motion.
Wave Properties of Light.
Mirrors, Lenses, and Optical Instruments.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Problems.