Ship-Ship-Hooray! FREE 2-Day Air* on $25+ Details >
ActivPhysics 1, Workbook / With User's Guide and CD

ActivPhysics 1, Workbook / With User's Guide and CD - 98 edition

ActivPhysics 1, Workbook / With User's Guide and CD - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780201694826

ISBN10: 0201694824

ActivPhysics 1, Workbook  / With User
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No
ActivPhysics 1, Workbook  / With User

ISBN13: 9780201694826

ISBN10: 0201694824

Edition: 98


The ActivPhysicsTM 1 CD-ROM and accompanying workbook use visualization, simulation, and multiple representation to help students become active participants in any introductory physics course. Topics include mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves. Instructors can customize lecture notes and classroom demonstrations using ActivPhysicsTM 1 through an included electronic notebook, ActivPad. Users with access to the World Wide Web can link directly to the Internet and connect to external Web resources. The CD-ROM is cross-platform, for Windows and Macintosh.

  • Based on Alan Van Heuvelen's proven active learning approach, the CD-ROM helps students visualize underlying physical processes, develop intuition, confront misconceptions, reason qualitatively about physical processes, and learn to use concepts to solve problems.
  • An on-line Guidebook assists students as they work through the program.
  • ActivPhysicsTM 1 can be used for self study, for lab activities, and for lecture demonstrations. The CD-ROM can be used alone or with the recommended ActivPhysicsTM 1 workbook.
  • Instructors can customize ActivPhysicsTM 1 through a built-in word processing and hyperlinking tool, ActivPad.

Author Bio

Van Heuvelen, Alan : The Ohio State University Main Campus

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Describing Motion

Analyzing Motion Using Diagrams
Analyzing Motions Using Graphs
Predicting Motion from Graphs
Predicting Motion from Equations
Problem-Solving Strategies for Kinematics
Skier Races Downhill
Balloonist Drops Lemonade
Seat Belts Save Lives
Screeching to a Halt
Pole-Vaulter Lands
Car Starts, Then Stops
Solving Two-Vehicle Problems
Car Catches Truck
Avoiding a Rear-End Collision

2. Forces and Motion

Qualitative Questions
Force Magnitudes
Tension Change
Sliding on an Incline
Car Race
Lifting a Crate
Lowering a Crate
Rocket Blasts Off
Truck Pulls Crate
Pushing a Crate
Pushing a Crate Up a Wall
Skier Goes Down a Slope
Skier and Rope Tow
Pushing a Crate Up an Incline
Pole-Vaulter Vaults
Trucks Pulls Two Crates
Bricklayer Lowers Bricks
Modified Atwood Machine

3. Projectile Motion

Solving Projectile Motion Problems
Two Balls Falling
Changing the x-Velocity
Projectile x- and y-Accelerations
Target Practice I
Target Practice II
Gravitational Constant on Planet Zeus
Motorcycle Daredevil

4. Circular Motion

Determine Acceleration Direction Graphically
Acceleration Direction of a Car
Magnitude of Centripetal Acceleration
Circular Motion Problem Solving
Cart Goes Over Circular Path
Ball Swings on a String
Car Circles a Track
Satellites Orbit
Bag Hits Bystander

5. Work and Energy

Work Calculations
Ejector Pad
Sliding on Snow and Grass
Inventing Processes
Upward-Moving Elevator Stops
Stopping a Downward-Moving Elevator
Inverse Bungee Jumping
Spring-Launched Bowler
Skier Speed
Skier Rope Tow
Spring-Launched Ski Lift
Modified Atwood Machine
Bricklayer Perils

6. Momentum

Momentum and Energy Change
Collisions and Elasticity
Momentum Conservation and Collisions
Collision Problems
Car Collision: Two Dimensions
Saving an Astronaut
Explosion Problems
Block Sliding Down an Incline
Skier and Cart
Pendulum Bashes Box
Pendulum Person-Projectile Bowling

7. Rotational Motion and Statics

Torques and Statics
Calculating Torques
A Tilted Beam: Torques and Equilibrium
Arm Levers
Two Painters on a Beam
The Back
Lecturing from a Beam
Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics
Rotational Inertia
Rotational Kinematics
Car "Peels Out"
Rotoride -- A Dynamics Approach
Falling Ladder
Woman and Flywheel Elevator -- Dynamics Approach
Rotational Energy
Race Between a Block and a Disk
Woman and Flywheel Elevator -- Energy Approach
Rotoride -- Energy Approach
Angular Momentum Conservation
Ball Hits Bat

8. Thermodynamics

Characteristics of a Gas
Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution -- Conceptual Analysis
Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution -- Quantitative Analysis
State Variables and Ideal Gas Law
Work Done by a Gas
Heat, Internal Energy, and First Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Capacity
Isochoric Process
Isobaric Process
Isothermal Process
Adiabatic Process
Cyclic Process -- Strategies
Cyclic Process -- Problems
Carnot Cycle

9. Vibrations

Position Graphs and Equations
Describing Vibrational Motion
Vibrational Energy
Two Ways to Weigh Young Tarzan
Ape Drops Tarzan
Releasing a Vibrating Skier I
Releasing a Vibrating Skier II
One- and Two-Spring Vibrating Systems
Pendulum Frequency
Pendulum Timer
Risky Pendulum Walk
Physical Pendulum
The Sweet Spot

10. Waves

Properties of Mechanical Waves
Speed of Waves of a String
Speed of Sound in a Gas
Standing Waves on Strings
Tuning a Stringed Instrument: Standing Waves
String Mass and Standing Waves
Beats and Beat Frequency
Doppler Effect: Conceptual Introduction
Doppler Effect: Problems
Complex Waves: Fourier Analysis

Top Arrow