Summary: The Physics of Everyday Phenomena, Seventh Edition, introduces students to the basic concepts of physics using examples of common occurrences in everyday life. Intended for use in a one-semester or two-semester course in conceptual physics, this book is written in a narrative style, frequently using questions designed to draw the reader into a dialogue about the ideas of physics. This inclusive style allows the book to be used by anyone interested in exploring the nature of ph
ysics and explanations of everyday physical phenomena. Beginning students will benefit from the large number of student aids and the reduced math content. Professors will appreciate the organization of the material and the wealth of pedagogical tools.
Summary: The Physics of Everyday Phenomena, Seventh Edition, introduces students to the basic concepts of physics using examples of common occurrences in everyday life. Intended for use in a one-semester or two-semester course in conceptual physics, this book is written in a narrative style, frequently using questions designed to draw the reader into a dialogue about the ideas of physics. This inclusive style allows the book to be used by anyone interested in exploring the nature of physics and explanations of everyday physical phenomena. Beginning students will benefit from the large number of student aids and the reduced math content. Professors will appreciate the organization of the material and the wealth of pedagogical tools. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 12 Cover: Hardback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 01/13/2011 International: No
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Table of Contents Chapter 1 - Physics, the Fundamental Science Unit One - The Newtonian Revolution Chapter 2 - Describing Motion Chapter 3 - Falling Objects and Projectile Motion Chapter 4 - Newton's Laws: Explaining Motion Chapter 5 - Circular Motion, the Planets, and Gravity Chapter 6 - Energy and Oscillations Chapter 7 - Momentum and Impulse Chapter 8 - Rotational Motion of Solid Objects Unit Two - Fluids and Heat Chapter 9 - The Behavior of Fluids Chapter 10 - Temperature and Heat Chapter 11 - Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Unit Three - Electricity and Magnetism Chapter 12 - Electrostatic Phenomena Chapter 13 - Electric Circuits Chapter 14 - Magnets and Electromagnetism Unit Four - Wave Motion and Optics Chapter 15 - Making Waves Chapter 16 - Light Waves and Color Chapter 17 - Light and Image Formation Unit Five - The Atom and Its Nucleus Chapter 18 - The Structure of the Atom Chapter 19 - The Nucleus and Nuclear Energy Unit Six - Relativity and Beyond Chapter 20 - Relativity Chapter 21 - Beyond Everyday Phenomena Appendix A - Using Simple Algebra Appendix B - Decimal Fractions, Percentages, and Scientific Notation Appendix C - Vectors and Vector Addition Appendix D - Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Challenge Problems Photo Credits Glossary Index
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