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Physics Matters : An Introduction to Conceptual Physics - Text Only

Physics Matters : An Introduction to Conceptual Physics - Text Only - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471150589

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ISBN13: 978-0471150589
ISBN10: 0471150584
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No
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Physics Matters : An Introduction to Conceptual Physics - Text Only - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471150589

James Trefil and Robert M. Hazen

ISBN13: 978-0471150589
ISBN10: 0471150584
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Written by authors who have vast experience in communicating science to general audiences, PHYSICS MATTERS conveys the principles of physics in a manner that is understandable to the non-scientist. In a prose style that is clear, engaging, and contemporary, it pays particular attention to the relevance of physics in comprehending our modern technological society and the issues created by those technologies.

Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION.

1. Science: A Way of Knowing.
2. The Language of Science.

PART II. MECHANICS AND ENERGY.

3. Motions in the Universe.
4. Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion.
5. The Law of Universal Gravitation.
6. Conservation of Linear Momentum.
7. Rotational Motion of an Object.
8. Kinetic and Potential Energy.

PART III. MATTER, ENERGY, AND THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS.

9. Atomic Structure and Phases of Matter.
10. Properties of Matter.
11. Heat and Temperature.
12. The First Law of Thermodynamics.
13. Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

PART IV. WAVES.

14. Vibrations and Waves.
15. Sound.

PART V. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.

16. Electric and Magnetic Forces.
17. Electromagnetic Interactions.
18. Electric Circuits.
19. The Electromagnet'ic Spectrum.
20. Classical and Modern Optics.

PART VI. THE ATOM.

21. Atomic Structure and Interactions.
22. Quantum Mechanics.
23. Chemical Bonds and Physical Properties.
24. Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials.
25. Semiconductor Devices and Information Technology.

PART VII. THE NUCLEUS AND ELEMENTARY PARTICLES.

26. The Nucleus of The Atom.
27. The Ultimate Structure of Matter.

PART VIII. RELATIVITY AND COSMOLOGY.

28. Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity.
29. Cosmology.


Appendix A: Units and Numbers.
Appendix B: Selected Physical Constants.
Appendix C: Periodic Table and Atomic Weights.
Glossary.
Photo Credits.
Index.