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Understanding Physics, Part 2

Understanding Physics, Part 2 - 04 edition

Understanding Physics, Part 2 - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780471464365

ISBN10: 0471464368

Understanding Physics, Part 2 by Karen Cummings, Priscilla Laws, Edward Redish and Patrick Cooney - ISBN 9780471464365
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International: No
Understanding Physics, Part 2 by Karen Cummings, Priscilla Laws, Edward Redish and Patrick Cooney - ISBN 9780471464365

ISBN13: 9780471464365

ISBN10: 0471464368

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Using an interactive learning strategy, this text provides a hands on introduction to the fundamentals of Physics. Built on the foundations of Halliday, Resnick, and Walker's FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS 6e, this text represents the latest methods in physics instruction. Incorporating new approaches based upon Physics Education Research (PER), this book is designed for courses that use computer-based laboratory tools, and promote Activity Based Physics in lectures, labs, and recitations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 13 Equilibrium and Elasticity.

13-1 Introduction.

13-2 Equilibrium.

13-3 The Center of Gravity.

13-4 Indeterminate Equilibrium Problems.

13-5 Elasticity.

CHAPTER 14 Gravitation.

14-1 Our Galaxy and the Gravitational Force.

14-2 Newton's Law of Gravitation.

14-3 Gravitation and Superposition.

14-4 Gravitation in the Earth's Vicinity.

14-5 Gravitation Inside Earth.

14-6 Gravitational Potential Energy.

14-7 Einstein and Gravitation.

CHAPTER 15 Fluids.

15-1 Fluids and the World Around Us.

15-2 What Is a Fluid.

15-3 Pressure and Density.

15-4 Gravitational Forces and Fluids at Rest.

15-5 Measuring Pressure.

15-6 Pascal's Principle.

15-7 Archimedes' Principle.

15-8 Ideal Fluids in Motion.

15-9 The Equation of Continuity.

15-10 Volume Flux.

15-11 Bernoulli's Equation.

CHAPTER 16 Oscillations.

16-1 Periodic Motion: An Overview.

16-2 The Mathematics of Sinusoidal Oscillations.

16-3 Simple Harmonic Motion: The Mass-Spring System.

16-4 Velocity and Acceleration for SHM.

16-5 Gravitational Pendula.

16-6 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion.

16-7 Damped Simple Harmonic Motion.

16-8 Forced Oscillations and Resonance.

CHAPTER 17 Transverse Mechanical Waves.

17-1 Waves and Particles.

17-2 Types of Waves.

17-3 Pulses and Waves.

17-4 The Mathematical Expression for a Sinusoidal Wave.

17-5 Wave Velocity.

17-6 Wave Speed on a Stretched String.

17-7 Energy and Power Transported by a Traveling Wave in a String.

17-8 The Principle of Superposition for Waves.

17-9 Interference of Waves.

17-10 Reflections at a Boundary and Standing Waves.

17-11 Standing Waves and Resonance.

17-12 Phasors.

CHAPTER 18 Sound Waves.

18-1 Sound Waves.

18-2 The Speed of Sound.

18-3 Interference.

18-4 Intensity and Sound Level.

18-5 Sources of Musical Sound.

18-6 Beats.

18-7 The Doppler Effect.

18-8 Supersonic Speeds; Shock Waves.

CHAPTER 19 The First Law of Thermodynamics.

19-1 Thermodynamics.

19-2 Thermometers and Temperature Scales.

19-3 Thermal Interactions.

19-4 Heating, Cooling, and Temperature.

19-5 Thermal Energy Transfer to Solids and Liquids.

19-6 Thermal Energy and Work.

19-7 The First Law of Thermodynamics.

19-8 Some Special Cases of the First Law of Thermodynamics.

19-9 More on Temperature Measurement.

19-10 Thermal Expansion.

19-11 More on Thermal Energy Transfer Mechanisms.

CHAPTER 20 The Kinetic Theory of Gases.

20-1 Molecules and Thermal Gas Behavior.

20-2 The Macroscopic Behavior of Gases.

20-3 Work Done by Ideal Gases.

20-4 Pressure,Temperature, and Molecular Kinetic Energy.

20-5 Mean Free Path.

20-6 The Distribution of Molecular Speeds.

20-7 The Molar Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas.

20-8 Degrees of Freedom and Molar Specific Heats.

20-9 A Hint of Quantum Theory.

20-10 The Adiabatic Expansion of an Ideal Gas.

CHAPTER 21 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

21-1 Some One-Way Processes.

21-2 Change in Entropy.

21-3 The Second Law of Thermodynamics.

21-4 Entropy in the Real World: Engines.

21-5 Entropy in the Real World: Refrigerators.

21-6 Efficiency Limits of Real Engines.

21-7 A Statistical View of Entropy.

A. The International System of Units (SI).
B. Some Fundamental Constants of Physics.
C. Some Astronomical Data.
D. Conversion Factors.
E. Mathematical Formulas.
F. Properties of Common Elements.
G. Periodic Table of the Elements.
Answers to Reading Exercises and Odd-Numbered Problems.
Photo Credits.