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Saunders' Core Concentration in College Physics / With Workbook and Three CD-ROMs

Saunders' Core Concentration in College Physics / With Workbook and Three CD-ROMs - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030228896

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ISBN13: 978-0030228896
ISBN10: 0030228891
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Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 1999
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Saunders' Core Concentration in College Physics / With Workbook and Three CD-ROMs - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030228896

Saunders Publishing Staff Ed.

ISBN13: 978-0030228896
ISBN10: 0030228891
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press

Published: 1999
International: No

The Saunders Core concepts in College Physics CD-ROM features an interactive, three-disc presentation of introductory, algebra/trigonometry-based physics for non-majors. It uses live video, as well as original animation, interactive graphics, audio, and text to teach fundamental principles of introductory physics. It applies the concepts to real-world phenomena while providing tools for learning and doing physics. This set is accompanied by a workbook, which can be used in addition to any other college physics text.

Key Features

  • Featuring pedagogically-sound video and animation, with more than 260 movies- both animated and live video- including laboratory demonstrations, "real world" examples, graphic models, and more.
  • Problem-solving exercises, with audio narration to walk students through the problem-solving process, are accessed from the presentation screens. There are at least two of these "step problems" in every module.
  • Equations discussed are annotated with audio explanation and graphics (or diagrams).
  • More than 90 Pop Questions reinforce learning and ensure that students have a grasp of the information presented.
  • Mathematics in Detail presents math in a step-by-step format.
  • The CD-ROM provides several features specifically tailored to the algebra/trigonometry student. Additional definitions and a section on math notations, including limit notations, summation sine, and dot product, further clarify the information presented.

Table of Contents

Disk 1

Module 1: Problem Solving in Physics

1.1 Problem Solving in Physics: Contents and Introduction
1.2 Essential Physics
1.3 Physics and Problem solving: A Sample Problem
1.4 Drawing Diagrams
1.5 Orders of Magnitude and Dimensional Analysis: Making Estimates
1.6 Identifying and Solving Subproblems: Construction of a Solution
1.7 Systematic Review of Solution
1.8 Using Problems

Module 2: Vectors

2.1 Vectors: Contents and Introduction
2.2 Coordinate Systems: Rectangular and Polar
2.3 Vector and Scalar Quantities
2.4 Vector Addition and Subtraction: Graphical Methods
2.5 Component vector
2.6 The Dot Product: A Way to "Multiply" Vectors
2.7 Vectors in the Real World: Global Positioning System

Module 3: Kinematics

3.1 Kinematics: Contents and Introduction
3.2 Displacement, Velocity, and Speed: The Mathematical Description of Motion
3.3 Instantaneous Velocity and Acceleration: The Time Interval Approach
3.4 One-dimensional Motion at Constant Acceleration: The Kinematics Equations
3.5 Two-Dimensional Motion: Projectile Motion
3.6 Circular Motion
3.7 Relative Motion: Reference Frames
3.8 Kinematics in the Real World: Juggling

Module 4: Forces

4.1 Forces: Contents and Introduction
4.2 Motion, Newton's First Law, and Force: Law of Constant velocity
4.3 Inertia, Mass, and Weight: The Relationship between Force and Mass
4.4 Newton's Second Law: The Relationship between Force and Acceleration
4.5 Newton's Third Law: Action and Reaction
4.6 Free Body Diagrams
4.7 Centripetal Forces: Uniform Circular Motion
4.8 Fictitious Forces: Motion in Accelerated Reference Frames
4.9 Forces in the Real World: Bobsledding

Module 5: Work and Energy

5.1 Work and Energy: Contents and Introduction
5.2 Work
5.3 Important Examples of Work: Gravity and Springs
5.4 Work Done to Accelerate a Mass
5.5 Energy
5.6 Conservative Forces
5.7 Work-Energy Theorem
5.8 Power
5.9 Conservation of Energy
5.10 Work and Energy in the Real World: Death of the Dinosaurs

Disk 2

Module 6: Linear Momentum

6.1 Linear Momentum: Contents and Introduction
6.2 Linear Momentum and Its Conservation
6.3 The General Form of Newton's Second Law
6.4 Impulse and the Impulse Approximation; Strong Forces briefly Applied
6.5 Collisions (1): Perfectly Inelastic Collisions
6.6 Collisions (2): Perfectly Elastic Collisions
6.7 Center of Mass: The Average Location of a Body's Mass
6.8 Motion of a System of Particles
6.9 Momentum in the Real World: The Space Shuttle

Module 7: Rotational Mechanics

7.1 Rotational Mechanics: Contents and Introduction
7.2 Basic Concepts in Rotational Kinematics Angle, Angular Velocity, and Angular Acceleration
7.3 Rotational Energy
7.4 Moment of Inertia of Rigid Bodies: the Rotational Equivalent of Mass
7.5 Torque: The Rotational Equivalent of Force
7.6 Work, Energy, and Power in Rotational Motion
7.7 Rolling Motion
7.8 Angular Momentum: The Rotational Equivalent of Linear Momentum
7.9 Conservation of Angular Momentum
7.10 Rotational Mechanics in the Real World: The Rattleback

Module 8: Simple Harmonic Motion and Waves

8.1 Simple Harmonic Motion and Waves: Contents and Introduction
8.2 Simple Harmonic Motion (1): Basic Principles
8.3 Simple Harmonic Motion (2): Tracing Motion through Time
8.4 Physical Nature of Waves (1): Harmonic Waves
8.5 Physical Nature of Waves (2): Waves: Longitudinal, Transverse, and Torsional
8.6 Physical Nature of Waves (3): Characteristics
8.7 Mathematical Nature of Waves (1): Bridging the real to the Abstract
8.8 Mathematical Nature of Waves (2): Characteristics
8.9 Mathematical Nature of Waves (3): Speed of a Wave
8.10 Simple Harmonic Motion (3): Hooke's Law and the Equation of Motion
8.11 SHM and Waves in the Real World (1): A Pendulum
8.12 Physical Insight: How the Period Depends on Mass, Length, and Gravity
8.13 SHM and Waves in the Real World (2): Oscillation of a Star
8.14 SHM and Waves in the Real World (3): Earthquake Waves

Module 9: Wave Behavior

9.1 Wave Behavior: Contents and Introduction
9.2 Speed of a Wave in a Medium
9.3 When a Wave Hits a Boundary: Transmission and Reflection
9.4 Wave Behavior in the Real World: The Hot Chocolate Effect
9.5 Energy and Power in Waves
9.6 Superposition and Interference (1): The Interaction of Two or More Waves
9.7 Superposition and Interference (2): Mathematics of Interference
9.8 Standing Waves (1): Waves that Store Energy
9.9 Standing Waves (2): Three Cases
9.10 Resonance (1): Driving a Wave with an External Force
9.11 Wave Behavior in the Real World (2): The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

Disk 3

Module 10: Thermodynamics

10.1 Thermodynamics: Contents and Introduction
10.2 The Two Views of Thermodynamics
10.3 Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics
10.4 The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics: The Definition of Thermal Equilibrium
10.5 The Ideal Gas
10.6 The First Law of Thermodynamics: Conservation of Energy in Thermal Systems
10.7 Cyclic Heat Engines
10.8 The Second Law of Thermodynamics: Limits in Converting Heat into Work
10.9 Carnot Engines: The Most Efficient Possible Engines
10.10 Entropy: The Tendency towards Disorder
10.11 Thermodynamics in the Real World: Hurricanes

Module 11: The Electric Field

11.1 The Electric Field: Contents and Introduction
11.2 Electric Charge
11.3 Insulators and Conductors
11.4 Coulomb's Law: The Force between Point Charges
11.5 The Electric Field and Field Lines
11.6 Gauss's Law: Exploiting Symmetries of Charge Distribution
11.7 Examples of the Electric Field
11.8 Electric Potential: Potential Energy of a Charge in an Electric Field
11.9 The Electric Field and Electric Potential
11.10 The Electric Field in the Real World: Lightning and the Van de Graaff Generator

Module 12: The Magnetic Field

12.1 The Magnetic Field: Contents and Introduction
12.2 Magnets and the Magnetic Field
12.3 Magnetic Force on a Moving Charge: The Lorentz Force Law
12.4 The Magnetic Field Producted by a Current-Carrying Wire
12.5 Magnetic Flux and Gauss's Law for Magnetism
12.6 Magnetic Induction (1): Changing the Magnetic Flux to Create an Emf
12.7 Magnetic Induction (2): Faraday's Law of Induction and Lenz's Law
12.8 The General Form of Faraday's Law: Induced Electric Fields
12.9 The General Form of Ampere's Law
12.10 The Laws of Electricity and Magnetism
12.11 The Magnetic Field in the Real World: The Aurora

Module 13: Electric Circuits

13.1 Electric Circuits: Contents and Introduction
13.2 Electric Current
13.3 Voltage, Resistance, and Ohm's Law
13.4 Circuit Analysis and Kirchhoff's Law: Resistors in Series and Parallel
13.5 Capacitors
13.6 Inductors
13.7 Circuits Containing Resistors, Inductors, and Capacitors: Oscillating Circuits
13.8 Electric Circuits in the Real World: SETI: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Module 14: Geometric Optics

14.1 Geometric Optics: Contents and Introduction
14.2 What is Geometric Optics?
14.3 Reflection: When Light Strikes a Reflective Surface
14.4 Refraction: Snell's Law
14.5 Total Internal Reflection: The Principle Behind Fiber Optics
14.6 Images: How Images Form, and Magnification
14.7 Flat and Spherical Mirrors: The Mirror Equation
14.8 Thin Lenses: The Thin Lens Equation

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