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Tutorials in Introductory Physics

Tutorials in Introductory Physics - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130653642

Cover of Tutorials in Introductory Physics 02 (ISBN 978-0130653642)
ISBN13: 978-0130653642
ISBN10: 0130653640
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

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Tutorials in Introductory Physics - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130653642

Lillian McDermott and Peter S. Shaffer

ISBN13: 978-0130653642
ISBN10: 0130653640
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

For use as a supplemental text for conceptual recitation/tutorial sections of introductory undergraduate physics courses.

This landmark book presents a series of physics tutorials designed by a leading physics education research group. Emphasizing the development of concepts and scientific reasoning skills, the tutorials focus on the specific conceptual and reasoning difficulties that students tend to encounter. The tutorials cover a range of topics in Mechanics, E & M, and Waves & Optics.

Author Bio

McDermott, Lillian C. : Physics Education Group, University of Washington

Shaffer, Peter S. : University of Washington

Table of Contents

I. MECHANICS.

Kinematics.

Velocity. Representations of Motion. Acceleration in One Dimension. Acceleration in Two Dimensions.

Newton's Law.

Forces. Newton's Second and Third Laws. Tension.

Energy and Momentum.

Work and the Work-Energy Theorem. Changes in Energy and Momentum. Relative Motion. Conservation of Momentum. Two Dimensional Collisions.

Rotations.

Rotational Motion. Dynamics of Rigid Bodies. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies.

Hydrostatics.

Pressure in a Liquid. Buoyancy.

II. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.

Electrostatics.

Charge. Electric Field and Flux. Gauss' Law. Electric Potential Difference. Capacitance.

Electric Circuits.

A Model for Electric Circuits Part 1: Current and Resistance. A Model for Electric Circuits Part 2: Potential Difference. RC Circuits.

Magnetism.

Magnets and Magnetic Fields. Magnetic Interactions.

Electromagnetism.

Lenz' Law. Faraday's Law and Applications.

III. WAVES.

Superposition and Reflection of Pulses. Reflection and Transmission. Propagation and Reflection of Periodic Waves. Refraction of Periodic Waves. Electromagnetic Waves.

IV. OPTICS.

Geometrical Optics.

Light and Shadow. Plane Mirrors. Curved Mirrors and Multiple Reflections. Interpretation of Ray Diagrams. Convex Lenses. Magnification.

Physical Optics and Modern Physics.

Two-Source Interference. Wave Properties of Light. Multiple-Slit Interference. Single-Slit Diffraction. Combined Interference and Diffraction. Thin-Film Interference. Polarization. Wave Nature of Matter.

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