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by Lillian C. McDermott and Peter S. Eds. Shaffer

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Copyright: 2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2002

International: No

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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 common conceptual and reasoning difficulties. The tutorials cover a range of topics in Mechanics, E & M, and Waves & Optics.

**McDermott, Lillian C. : University of Washington**

Shaffer, Peter S. : University of Washington

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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Summary

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 common conceptual and reasoning difficulties. The tutorials cover a range of topics in Mechanics, E & M, and Waves & Optics.

Author Bio

**McDermott, Lillian C. : 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

Publisher Info

Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2002

International: No

Published: 2002

International: No

**McDermott, Lillian C. : University of Washington**

Shaffer, Peter S. : University of Washington

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