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College Physics - Text Only

College Physics - Text Only - 6th edition

College Physics - Text Only - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780534492588

ISBN10: 0534492584

College Physics - Text Only by Raymond A. Serway and Jerry S. Faughn - ISBN 9780534492588
Edition: 6TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 2003
International: No
College Physics - Text Only by Raymond A. Serway and Jerry S. Faughn - ISBN 9780534492588

ISBN13: 9780534492588

ISBN10: 0534492584

Edition: 6TH 03


The main objectives of this introductory physics book are twofold: to provide the student with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics, and to strengthen an understanding of the concepts and principles through a broad range of interesting applications to the real world. In order to meet these objectives, emphasis is placed on sound physical arguments and discussions of everyday experiences and observations. At the same time, the student is motivated through practical examples that demonstrate the role of physics in other disciplines. This sixth edition features new pedagogy in keeping with the findings of physics education research. The rich, new pedagogy has been integrated within the framework of an established and reliable text, facilitating its use by instructors.This text, which covers the standard topics in classical physics and 20th century physics, is divided into six parts. Newtonian mechanics and the physics of fluids (Part I); heat and thermodynamics (Part II); wave motion and sound (Part III); electricity and magnetism (Part IV); properties of light and the field of geometric and wave optics (Part V); and an introduction to special relativity, quantum physics, and atomic and nuclear physics (Part VI).

Author Bio

Serway, Raymond A. :

Raymond A. Serway received his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology and is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. In 1990, he received the Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University, where he taught for 17 years. Dr. Serway began his teaching career at Clarkson University, where he conducted research and taught from 1967 to 1980. His second academic appointment was at James Madison University as Professor of Physics and Head of the Physics Department from 1980 to 1986. He remained at James Madison University until his retirement in 1997. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University in 1977 and of the Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College in 1985. As Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, he worked with K. Alex Müller, 1987 Nobel Prize recipient. Dr. Serway also held research appointments at Rome Air Development center from 1961 to 1963, at IIT Research Institute from 1963 to 1967, and as a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, Sam Marshall. Dr. Serway is also the co-author of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, 3rd edition, COLLEGE PHYSICS, 6th edition, MODERN PHYSICS, 2nd edition, and the high-school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. In addition, Dr. Serway has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings. Dr. Serway and his wife Elizabeth enjoy traveling, golfing, and spending quality time with their four children and five grandchildren.

Faughn, Jerry S. :

Jerry S. Faughn earned his doctorate at the University of Mississippi. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Faughn has also written a microprocessor interfacing text for upper-division physics students. He is co-author of a non-mathematical physics text and a physical science text for general education students, and (with Dr. Serway) the high-school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. He has taught courses ranging from the lower division to the graduate level, but his primary interest is in students just beginning to learn physics. He has been director of a number of NSF and state grants, many of which were devoted to the improvement of physics education. He believes that there is no greater calling than to be a teacher and an interpreter of physics for others. Dr. Faughn has a wide variety of hobbies, among which are reading, travel, genealogy, and old-time radio. His wife Mary Ann is an avid gardener, and he contributes to her efforts by staying out of the way. His daughter Laura is in family practice and his son David is an attorney.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1 Introduction

Standards of Length, Mass, and Time
The Building Blocks of Matter
Dimensional Analysis
Uncertainty in Measurement and Significant Figures
Conversion of Units
Order-of-Magnitude Calculations
Coordinate SystemsTrigonometry
Problem-Solving Strategy

2 Motion in One Dimension

Average Velocity
Instantaneous Velocity
Motion Diagrams
One-Dimensional Motion With Constant Acceleration
Freely Falling Objects

3 Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion

Vectors and Scalars Revisited
Some Properties of Vectors
Components of a Vector
Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration in Two Dimensions
Projectile Motion
Relative Velocity

4 The Laws of Motion

The Concept of Force
Newton's First Law
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Some Applications of Newton's Laws
Forces of Friction

5 Energy

Kinetic Energy and the Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem
Potential Energy
Conservative and Non-conservative Forces
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Nonconservative Forces and Conservation of Energy
Work Done by a Varying Force

6 Momentum and Collisions

Momentum and ImpulseConservation of Momentum
Glancing Collisions
Rocket Propulsion

7 Circular Motion and the Law of Gravity

Angular Speed and Angular Acceleration
Rotational Motion Under Constant Angular Acceleration
Relations Between Angular and Linear Quantities
Centripetal Acceleration
Forces Causing Centripetal Acceleration
Describing Forces in Accelerated Reference Frames
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
Gravitational Potential Energy RevisitedKepler's Laws
The Vector Nature of Angular Quantities

8 Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics

TorqueTorque and the Second Condition for Equilibrium
The Center of Gravity
Examples of Objects in Equilibrium
Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration
Rotational Kinetic Energy
Angular Momentum

9 Solids and Fluids

States of Matter
The Deformation of Solids
Density and Pressure
Variation of Pressure with Depth
Pressure MeasurementsBuoyant Forces and Archimedes's Principle
Fluids in Motion
Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics
Surface Tension, Capillary Action, and Viscous Fluid Flow
Transport Phenomena


10 Thermal Physics

Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
Thermometers and Temperature ScalesThermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas
Avogadro's Number and the Ideal Gas
The Kinetic Theory of Gases

11 Energy in Thermal Processes

Heat and Internal Energy
Specific Heat
CalorimetryLatent Heat and Phase Change
Energy Transfer by Thermal Conduction
Energy Transfer by Convection
Energy Transfer by Radiation
Hindering Energy Transfer
Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases

12 The Law of Thermodynamics

Work in Thermodynamic Processes
The First Law of Thermodynamics
The First Law and Human Metabolism
Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Reversible and Irreversible Processes
The Carnot Engine
Entropy and Disorder


13 Vibrations and Waves

Hooke's Law
Elastic Potential Energy
Velocity as a Function of Position
Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion
Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as a Function of TimeMotion of a Pendulum
Damped Oscillations
Wave Motion
Types of Waves
Frequency, Amplitude, and Wavelength
The Speed of Waves on Strings
Interference of Waves
Reflection of Waves

14 Sound

Producing a Sound Wave
Characteristics of Sound Waves
The Speed of Sound
Energy and Intensity of Sound Waves
Spherical and Plane Waves
The Doppler Effect
Interference of Sound Waves
Standing Waves
Forced Vibrations and Resonance
Standing Waves in Air ColumnsBeats
Quality of Sound
The Ear


15 Electric Forces and Electric Fields

Properties of Electric Charges
Insulators and Conductors
Coulomb's Law
The Electric Field
Electric Field Lines
Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium
The Millikan Oil-Drop ExperimentThe Van de Graaff Generator
Electric Flux and Gauss's Law

16 Electrical Energy and Capacitance

Potential Difference and Electric Potential
Electric Potential and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges
Potentials and Charged ConductorsEquipotential Surfaces
The Parallel-Plate Capacitor
Combinations of Capacitors
Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor
Capacitors with Dielectrics

17 Current and Resistance

Electric Current
A Microscopic View: Current and Drift Speed
Current and Voltage Measurements in Circuits
Resistance and Ohm's Law
ResistivityTemperature Variation of Resistance
Electrical Energy and Power
Electrical Activity in the Heart

18 Direct Current Circuits

Sources of emf
Resistors in Series
Resistors in Parallel
Kirchhoff's Rules and Complex DC Circuits
RC Circuits
Household Circuits
Electrical Safety
Conduction of Electrical Signals by Neurons

19 Magnetism

Magnetic Field of the Earth
Magnetic Fields
Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor
Torque on a Current Loop and Electric Motors
Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field
Magnetic Field of a Long, Straight Wire and AmpFre's Law
Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors
Magnetic Field of a Current Loop
Magnetic Field of a Solenoid
Magnetic Domains

20 Induced Voltages and Inductance

Induced emf and Magnetic Flux
Faraday's Law of Induction
Motional emf (Change of A with Time)
Lenz's Law Revisited (The Minus Sign in Faraday's Law)
Generators (Change in Omega with Time)
RL Circuits
Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field

21 Alternating Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves

Resistors in an AC Circuit
Capacitors in an AC Circuit
Inductors in an AC Circuit
The RLC Series Circuit
Power in an AC Circuit
Resonance in a Series RLC Circuit
The Transformer
Maxwell's Predictions
Hertz's Confirmation of Maxwell's Predictions
Production of Electromagnetic Waves by an Antenna
Properties of Electromagnetic Waves
The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Waves
The Doppler Effect for Electromagnetic Waves


22 Reflection and Refration of Light

The Nature of Light
The Ray Approximation in Geometric Optics
Reflection and Refraction
The Law of Refraction
Dispersion and Prisms
The Rainbow
Huygens's Principle
Total Internal Reflection

23 Mirrors and Lenses

Flat Mirrors
Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors
Convex Mirrors and Sign Conventions
Images Formed by Refraction
Atmospheric Refraction
Thin Lenses
Lens Aberrations

24 Wave Optics

Conditions for Interference
Young's Double-Slit Interference
Change of Phase Due to Reflection
Interference in Thin FilmsUsing Interference to Read CD's and DVD's
Single-Slit Diffraction
The Diffraction Grating
Polarization of Light Waves

25 Optical Instruments

The Camera
The Eye
The Simple Magnifier
The Compound Microscope
The Telescope
Resolution of Single-Slit and Circular Apertures
The Michelson Interferometer


26 Relativity

The Principle of Relativity
The Speed of Light
The Michelson-Morley ExperimentEinstein's Principle of Relativity
Consequences of Special Relativity
Relativistic Momentum
Relativistic Addition of Velocities
Relativistic Energy and the Equivalence of Mass and Energy
Pair Production and Annihilation
General Relativity

27 Quantum Physics

Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis
The Photoelectric Effect
Some ApplicationsX-Rays
Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals
The Compton Effect
Photons and Electromagnetic Waves
The Wave Properties of Particles
The Wave Function
The Uncertainty Principle
The Scanning Tunneling Microscope

28 Atomic PhysicsEarly Models of the Atom

Atomic Spectra
The Bohr Theory of Hydrogen
Modification of the Bohr Theory
De Broglie Waves and the Hydrogen Atom
Quantum Mechanics and the Hydrogen Atom
The Spin Magnetic Quantum Number
Electron Clouds
The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table
Characteristic X-Rays
Atomic Transitions
Lasers and HolographyEnergy Bands in Solids
Semiconductor Devices

29 Nuclear Physics

Some Properties of Nuclei
Binding EnergyRadioactivity
The Decay Processes
Natural Radioactivity
Nuclear Reactions
Medical Applications of RadiationRadiation Detectors

30 Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles

Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Reactors
Nuclear FusionElementary Particles
The Fundamental Forces in Nature
Positrons and Other AntiParticles
Mesons and the Beginning of Particle Physics
Classification of Particles
Conservation Laws
Strange Particles and Strangeness.

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