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Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0321035714

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ISBN13: 978-0321035714
ISBN10: 0321035712
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 1999
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Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 3RD 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321035714

Richard Wolfson and Jay M. Pasachoff

ISBN13: 978-0321035714
ISBN10: 0321035712
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 99
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No

Author Bio

Pasachoff, Jay M. : Williams College

Jay M. Pasachoff is Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. His work as author of Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe, now in its fifth edition, led to his teaming with Rich Wolfson to write Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition. He has also collaborated on a text entitled, Invitation to Physics.

Pasachoff is on the Executive Committee of the Forum on Education of the American Physical Society, is Chair of the Astronomy Divison of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is Chair of the Working Group on Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union.

Table of Contents

PART I. MECHANICS

1. Doing Physics.
2. Motion in a Straight Line.
3. The Vector Description of Motion.
4. Motion in More Than One Direction.
5. Force and Motion.
6. Using Newton's Laws.
7. Work, Energy and Power.
8. Conservation of Energy.
9. Gravitation.
10. Systems of Particles.
11. Collisions.
12. Rotational Motion.
13. Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum.
14. Static Equilibrium.

PART II. OSCILLATIONS, WAVES AND FLUIDS

15. Oscillatory Motion.
16. Wave Motion.
17. Sound and other Wave Phenomena.
18. Fluid Motion.

PART III. THERMODYNAMICS

19. Temperature and Heat.
20. The Thermal Behavior of Matter.
21. Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
22. The Second Law of Thermodynamics.

PART IV. ELECTROMAGNETISM

23. Electric Charge, Force and Field.
24. Gauss's Law.
25. Electric Potential.
26. Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors.
27. Electric Current.
28. Electric Circuits.
29. The Magnetic Field.
30. Sources of the Magnetic Field.
31. Electromagnetic Induction.
32. Inductance and Magnetic Energy.
33. Alternating-Current Circuits.
34. Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves.

PART V. OPTICS

35. Reflection and Refraction.
36. Image Formation and Optical Instruments.
37. Interference and Diffraction.

PART VI. MODERN PHYSICS

38. Relativity.
39. Light and Matter : Waves or Particles?
40. Quantum Mechanics.
41. Atomic Physics.
42. Molecular and Solid-State Physics.
43. Nuclear Physics.
44. Nuclear Energy : Fission and Fusion.
45. From Quarks to the Cosmos.

Appendices.

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