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Author Jones, Edwin R., 1938-

Title Contemporary college physics / Edwin Jones, Richard Childers.

Published Boston : McGraw Hill, [2001]
©2001

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 UniM ERC  530 JONE  3rd ed.    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed., 2001 update.
Physical description xx, 1025 pages, 16 pages, 2 pages, 17 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Notes "International edition"--Cover.
Includes index.
Contents 1 Measurement, Models, and Analysis 1 -- 1.1 Measurements and Models 2 -- Back to the Future: Echoes of the Big Bang 6 -- 1.2 Units and Standards of Measurement 7 -- 1.3 Unit Conversions 11 -- 1.4 Measurements, Calculations, and Uncertainties 12 -- 1.5 Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations 15 -- 1.6 How to Study Physics 18 -- 1.7 Problem Solving 19 -- 2 Motion in One Dimension 25 -- 2.1 Reference Frames, Coordinate Systems, and Displacement 26 -- 2.2 Average Speed and Average Velocity 29 -- 2.3 Graphical Interpretation of Velocity 33 -- 2.4 Instantaneous Velocity 36 -- 2.5 Acceleration 40 -- 2.6 Motion with Constant Acceleration 44 -- 2.7 Galileo and Free Fall 48 -- Back to the Future: Galileo and Experimental Science 53 -- Appendix Solving Quadratic Equations 62 -- 3 Motion in Two Dimensions 63 -- 3.1 Vectors 64 -- 3.2 Addition of Vectors 65 -- 3.3 Resolution of Vectors 68 -- 3.4 Relative Velocity in One Dimension 72 -- 3.5 Relative Velocity in Two Dimensions 73 -- 3.6 Kinematics in Two Dimensions 78 -- 3.7 Projectile Motion 81 -- Appendix Review of Trigonometry 94 -- 4 Force and Motion 96 -- 4.1 Events Leading to Newton's Principia 97 -- 4.2 What Is a Force? 98 -- Back to the Future: The Writing of the Principia 99 -- 4.3 Newton's First Law--Inertia 103 -- 4.4 Newton's Second Law 105 -- 4.5 Weight 109 -- 4.6 Newton's Third Law 112 -- 4.7 Some Applications of Newton's Laws 116 -- 4.8 Friction 123 -- Physics in Practice: The Friction of Automobile Tires 127 -- 4.9 Static Equilibrium 128 -- 4.10 Laws of Motion as a Whole 132 -- Appendix Solving Simultaneous Equations 143 -- 5 Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation 145 -- 5.1 Uniform Circular Motion 146 -- 5.2 Force Needed for Circular Motion 152 -- 5.3 Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion 157 -- 5.4 Law of Universal Gravitation 160 -- Back to the Future: Johannes Kepler 161 -- 5.5 Universal Gravitational Constant G 164 -- 5.6 Gravitational Field Strength 166 -- Back to the Future: Henry Cavendish and the Density of the Earth 167 -- 6 Work and Energy 176 -- 6.1 Work 177 -- 6.2 Work Done by a Varying Force 179 -- 6.3 Energy 181 -- 6.4 Kinetic Energy 182 -- 6.5 Potential Energy 185 -- 6.6 Conservation of Mechanical Energy 189 -- 6.7 Energy Conservation with Nonconservative Forces 197 -- 6.8 Power 199 -- Physics in Practice: Human Energy 202 -- 7 Linear Momentum 210 -- 7.1 Linear Momentum 211 -- 7.2 Impulse 211 -- 7.3 Newton's Laws and the Conservation of Momentum 214 -- 7.4 Conservation of Momentum in One-Dimensional Collisions 216 -- 7.5 Conservation of Momentum in Two- and Three-Dimensional Collisions 221 -- 7.6 Changing Mass 225 -- 8 Applying the Conservation Laws 234 -- 8.1 Definition of Elastic Collisions 235 -- 8.2 Elastic Collisions in One Dimension 236 -- 8.3 Elastic Collisions in Two Dimensions 242 -- 8.4 General Form of Gravitational Potential Energy 245 -- Physics in Practice: Symmetry and Conservation Laws 246 -- 8.5 Motion in a Gravitational Potential 250 -- 8.6 Escape Speed 252 -- 9 Rigid Bodies and Rotational Motion 263 -- 9.1 Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration 264 -- 9.2 Rotational Kinematics 267 -- 9.3 Torque 269 -- 9.4 Static Equilibrium 272 -- 9.5 Elasticity: Stress and Strain 278 -- Physics in Practice: Bridges 280 -- 9.6 Torque and Moment of Inertia 282 -- 9.7 Angular Momentum 286 -- 9.8 Conservation of Angular Momentum 287 -- 9.9 Rotational Kinetic Energy 291 -- 9.10 Conservation of Energy: Translations and Rotations 293 -- Physics in Practice: The Earth, the Moon, and the Tides 296 -- 10 Fluids 307 -- 10.1 Hydrostatic Pressure 308 -- 10.2 Pascal's Principle 312 -- 10.3 Archimedes' Principle 315 -- Physics in Practice: Measuring Blood Pressure 316 -- 10.4 Surface Tension 320 -- 10.5 Fluid Flow: Streamlines and the Equation of Continuity 322 -- Physics in Practice: Surface Tension and the Lungs 323 -- 10.6 Bernoulli's Equation 324 -- 10.7 Viscosity and Poiseuille's Law 327 -- 10.8 Stokes's Law and Terminal Speed 329 -- Physics in Practice: How Airplanes Fly 330 -- 10.9 Turbulent Flow 333 -- 11 Thermal Physics 344 -- 11.1 Temperature and States of Matter 345 -- 11.2 Thermometry 346 -- Back to the Future: Fahrenheit's Thermometer 349 -- 11.3 Thermal Expansion 350 -- 11.4 Mechanical Equivalent of Heat 354 -- 11.5 Calorimetry 356 -- 11.6 Change of Phase 360 -- 11.7 Heat Transfer 363 -- 12 Gas Laws and Kinetic Theory 373 -- 12.1 Pressure of Air 374 -- 12.2 Boyle's Law 376 -- Back to the Future: Gas Laws and Balloons 378 -- 12.3 Law of Charles and Gay-Lussac 379 -- 12.4 Ideal Gas Law 381 -- 12.5 Kinetic Theory of Gases 384 -- 12.6 Kinetic-Theory Definition of Temperature 388 -- 12.7 Internal Energy of an Ideal Gas 389 -- 12.8 Barometric Formula and the Distribution of Molecular Speeds 390 -- Appendix Exponential Function 400 -- 13 Thermodynamics 403 -- 13.1 Thermal Equilibrium 404 -- 13.2 First Law of Thermodynamics 405 -- 13.3 Carnot Cycle and the Efficiency of Engines 410 -- Physics in Practice: Gasoline Engines 416 -- 13.4 Refrigerators and Heat Pumps 417 -- 13.5 Second Law of Thermodynamics 421 -- 13.6 Entropy and the Second Law 422 -- 13.7 Energy and Thermal Pollution 426 -- 14 Periodic Motion 434 -- 14.1 Hooke's Law 435 -- 14.2 Simple Harmonic Oscillator 438 -- 14.3 Energy of a Harmonic Oscillator 442 -- 14.4 Period of a Harmonic Oscillator 444 -- 14.5 Simple Pendulum 447 -- 14.6 Damped Harmonic Motion 449 -- Physics in Practice: Walking and Running 450 -- 14.7 Forced Harmonic Motion and Resonance 453 -- 15 Waves and Sound 463 -- 15.1 Pulses on a Rope 464 -- 15.2 Harmonic Waves 465 -- 15.3 Energy and Information Transfer by Waves 467 -- 15.4 Sound Waves 468 -- 15.5 Measuring Sound Levels 472 -- 15.6 Doppler Effect 474 -- Physics in Practice: Room Acoustics 475 -- 15.7 Formation of a Shock Wave 478 -- 15.8 Reflection of a Wave Pulse 479 -- 15.9 Standing Waves on a String 480 -- 15.10 Waves in a Vibrating Column of Air 486 -- 15.11 Beats 487 -- Physics in Practice: Hearing and the Ear 488 -- 16 Electric Charge and Electric Field 495 -- 16.1 Electric Charge 496 -- 16.2 Coulomb's Law 499 -- 16.3 Superposition of Electric Forces 503 -- 16.4 Electric Field 505 -- 16.5 Superposition of Electric Fields 508 -- 16.6 Electric Flux and Gauss's Law 510 -- 16.7 A Quantitative Approach to Gauss's Law 513 -- 16.8 Electric Dipole 516 -- Physics in Practice: Dipoles and Microwave Ovens 519 -- 17 Electric Potential and Capacitance 526 -- 17.1 Electric Potential 527 -- 17.2 Van de Graaff Electrostatic Generator 533 -- 17.3 Electron Volt 535 -- 17.4 Equipotential Surfaces 536 -- Back to the Future: The Leyden Jar and Franklin's Kite 538 -- 17.5 Capacitors 539 -- 17.6 Parallel-Plate Capacitor 540 -- 17.7 Electric Field of a Parallel-Plate Capacitor 542 -- 17.8 Dielectrics 545 -- 17.9 Energy Storage in a Capacitor 548 -- 18 Electric Current and Resistance 557 -- 18.1 Electric Current and Electromotive Force 558 -- 18.2 Electric Resistance and Ohm's Law 561 -- 18.3 Resistivity 563 -- 18.4 Power and Energy in Electric Circuits 565 -- Physics in Practice: Superconductivity 566 -- 18.5 Short Circuits and Open Circuits 571 -- 18.6 Kirchhoff's Rules and Simple Resistive Circuits 572 -- 18.7 Applications of Kirchhoff's Rules 576 -- 18.8 Capacitors in Combination 578 -- 18.9 Internal Resistance of a Battery 581 -- 18.10 Home Power Distribution 583 -- Physics in Practice: Electric Shock 586 -- 19 Magnetism 594 -- 19.1 Magnets and Magnetic Fields 595 -- 19.2 Oersted's Discovery: Electric Current Produces Magnetism 597 -- Physics in Practice: Magnetic Resonance Imaging 601 -- 19.3 Magnetic Forces on Electric Currents 602 -- 19.4 Magnetic Forces on Moving Charged Particles 603 -- 19.5 Cyclotron 607 -- 19.6 Magnetic Field Due to a Current-Carrying Wire 609 -- 19.7 Torque on a Current Loop 612 -- 19.8 Galvanometers, Ammeters, and Voltmeters 614 -- 19.9 Ampere's Law 616 -- 19.10 Magnetic Materials 618
-- 20 Electromagnetic Induction 628 -- 20.1 Faraday's Law 629 -- 20.2 Motional Emf 633 -- 20.3 Generators and Motors 635 -- 20.4 Transformer 640 -- 20.5 Inductance 642 -- 20.6 Energy Storage in a Magnetic Field 644 -- 20.7 Experimental Laws of Electromagnetism 645 -- 20.8 Maxwell's Equations 647 -- Physics in Practice: Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy 649 -- 20.9 Electromagnetic Waves 650 -- 21 Alternating-Current Circuits 661 -- 21.1 RL Circuit 662 --
21.2 RC Circuit 664 -- 21.3 Effective Values of Alternating Current 667 -- Physics in Practice: Electrocardiography 669 -- 21.4 Reactance 670 -- 21.5 RLC Series Circuit 673 -- 21.6 Resonant Circuits 676 -- 22 Geometrical Optics 683 -- 22.1 Models of Light: Rays and Waves 684 -- 22.2 Reflection and Refraction 685 -- Back to the Future: The Speed of Light 686 -- 22.3 Total Internal Reflection 691 -- 22.4 Fiber Optics 693 -- 22.5 Thin Lenses 694 -- 22.6 Locating Images by Ray Tracing 696 -- 22.7 Thin-Lens Equation 701 -- 22.8 Spherical Mirrors 707 -- 22.9 Lens Aberrations 711 -- 23 Optical Instruments 721 -- 23.1 Eye 722 -- 23.2 Magnifying Glass 725 -- 23.3 Cameras and Projectors 728 -- 23.4 Compound Microscopes 732 -- 23.5 Telescopes 734 -- 23.6 Other Lenses 736 -- Back to the Future: Development of the Telescope 737 -- 24 Wave Optics 745 -- 24.1 Huygens' Principle 746 -- 24.2 Reflection and Refraction of Light Waves 747 -- 24.3 Interference of Light 749 -- 24.4 Interference of Thin Films 755 -- 24.5 Diffraction by a Single Slit 759 -- 24.6 Multiple-Slit Diffraction and Gratings 762 -- 24.7 Resolution and the Rayleigh Criterion 764 -- 24.8 Dispersion 768 -- 24.9 Spectroscopes and Spectra 770 -- 24.10 Polarization 772 -- 24.11 Scattering 775 -- 25 Relativity 784 -- 25.1 Principle of Relativity 785 -- 25.2 Einstein's Postulates of Special Relativity 786 -- 25.3 Velocity Addition 787 -- Back to the Future: Albert Einstein 788 -- 25.4 Simultaneity 791 -- 25.5 Time Dilation 794 -- 25.6 Length Contraction 797 -- Physics in Practice: The Twin Paradox 798 -- 25.7 Mass and Energy 799 -- Physics in Practice: The Appearance of Moving Objects 800 -- 25.8 Relativistic Momentum 802 -- 25.9 Relativisitic Kinetic Energy 805 -- 25.10 Relativistic Doppler Effect 807 -- 25.11 Principle of Equivalence 809 -- 25.12 General Relativity 813 -- 26 Discovery of Atomic Structure 822 -- 26.1 Evidence of Atoms from Solids and Gases 823 -- 26.2 Electrolysis and the Quantization of Charge 826 -- 26.3 Avogadro's Number and the Periodic Table 827 -- 26.4 Size of Atoms 830 -- 26.5 Crystals and X-Ray Diffraction 832 -- 26.6 Discovery of the Electron 835 -- Back to the Future: Seeing Atoms 839 -- 26.7 Radioactivity 840 -- 26.8 Radioactive Decay 841 -- 26.9 Discovery of the Atomic Nucleus 844 -- 27 Origins of the Quantum Theory 852 -- 27.1 Spectroscopy 853 -- 27.2 Balmer's Series 855 -- Back to the Future: Fraunhofer and the Solar Spectrum 856 -- 27.3 Blackbody Radiation 858 -- 27.4 Photoelectric Effect 861 -- Physics in Practice: Photons and Vision 866 -- 27.5 Bohr's Theory of the Hydrogen Atom 867 -- 27.6 Successes of the Bohr Theory 870 -- 27.7 Moseley and the Periodic Table 872 -- 28 Quantum Mechanics 879 -- 28.1 Classical and Quantum Mechanics 880 -- 28.2 Compton Effect 882 -- 28.3 De Broglie Waves 885 -- Back to the Future: Electron Microscopes 888 -- 28.4 Schrodinger's Equation 889 -- 28.5 Uncertainty Principle 890 -- 28.6 Interpretation of the Wave Function 893 -- 28.7 Particle in a Box 896 -- 28.8 Tunneling or Barrier Penetration 897 -- 28.9 Wave Theory of the Hydrogen Atom 898 -- 28.10 Zeeman Effect and Space Quantization 901 -- 28.11 Pauli Exclusion Principle 904 -- 28.12 Understanding the Periodic Table 905 -- 29 Nucleus 912 -- 29.1 Radioactivity 913 -- 29.2 Chadwick's Discovery of the Neutron 913 -- 29.3 Composition and Size of the Nucleus 916 -- 29.4 Nuclear Forces and Binding Energy 918 -- 29.5 Conservation Rules: Radioactive and Nuclear Stability 921 -- 29.6 Natural Radioactive Decay Series 924 -- 29.7 Models for Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay 924 -- 29.8 Detectors of Radiation 928 -- 29.8 Radiation Measurement and Biological Effects 931 -- 29.10 Induced Transmutation and Reactions 935 -- 29.11 Nuclear Fission 938 -- Back to the Future: Lisa Meitner and Nuclear Fission 942 -- 29.12 Nuclear Fusion 943 -- 30 Lasers, Holography, and Color 949 -- 30.1 Stimulated Emission of Light 950 -- 30.2 Lasers 951 -- 30.3 Helium-Neon Laser 953 -- 30.4 Properties of Laser Light 955 -- 30.5 Holography 957 -- 30.6 Light and Color 962 -- Physics in Practice: White-Light Holograms 963 -- 30.7 Color by Addition and Subtraction 965 -- 31 Condensed Matter 973 -- 31.1 Types of Condensed Matter 974 -- 31.2 Free-Electron Model of Metals 977 -- Physics in Practice: Liquid Crystal Displays 978 -- 31.3 Electrical Conductivity and Ohm's Law 981 -- 31.4 Band Theory of Solids 984 -- 31.5 Pure Semiconductors 987 -- 31.6 Hall Effect 988 -- 31.7 Impure Semiconductors 990 -- 31.8 PnJunction 991 -- 31.9 Rectifier Circuits 993 -- 31.10 Solar Cells and Light-Emitting Diodes 996 -- 32 Elementary Particle Physics 1003 -- 32.1 Particles and Antiparticles 1004 -- 32.2 Pions and the Strong Nuclear Force 1006 -- Back to the Future: Cosmic Rays 1007 -- 32.3 More and More Particles 1009 -- 32.4 Accelerators and Detectors 1011 -- 32.5 Classification of Elementary Particles 1013 -- 32.6 Quark Model of Matter 1015 -- 32.7 Unified Theories 1018 -- 32.8 Cosmology 1019.
Other author Childers, Richard L.
Subject Physics.
Variant Title Physics.
ISBN 0072399112
0072415126
0071182365