Physics Volume 2

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January 29, 2009


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0077270681 / 9780077270681


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Physics 2nd edition is an alternate version of the College Physics 3rd edition text by Giambattista/Richardson/Richardson. The key difference is that Physics covers kinematics and forces in the more traditional organization of beginning with Kinematics and proceeding to forces. (College Physics takes an integrated approach to forces and kinematics, introducing forces and interweaving kinematics.)

Table of contents

PART THREE: ELECTROMAGNETISM Chapter 16: Electric Forces and Fields 16.1 Electric charge 16.2 Conductors and insulators 16.3 Coulomb’s law 16.4 The electric field 16.5 Motion of a point charge in a uniform electric field 16.6 Conductors in electrostatic equilibrium 16.7 Gauss's law for electric fields Chapter 17: Electric Potential 17.1 Electric potential energy 17.2 Electric potential 17.3 The relationship between electric field and potential 17.4 Conservation of energy for moving charges 17.5 Capacitors 17.6 Dielectrics 17.7 Energy stored in a capacitor Chapter 18: Electric Current and Circuits 18.1 Electric current 18.2 Emf and circuits 18.3 Microscopic view of current in a metal 18.4 Resistance and resistivity 18.5 Kirchoff’s rules 18.6 Series and parallel circuits 18.7 Circuit analysis using Kirchoff’s rules 18.8 Power and energy in circuits 18.9 Measuring currents and voltages 18.10 RC circuits 18.11 Electrical safety Chapter 19: Magnetic Forces and Fields 19.1 Magnetic fields 19.2 Magnetic force on a point charge 19.3 Charged particle moving perpendicular to a uniform magnetic field 19.4 Motion of a charged particle in a uniform magnetic field: general 19.5 A charged particle in crossed E and B fields 19.6 Magnetic force on a current-carrying wire 19.7 Torque on a current loop 19.8 Magnetic field due to an electric current 19.9 Ampère’s law 19.10 Magnetic materials Chapter 20: Electromagnetic Induction 20.1 Motional Emf 20.2 Electric generators 20.3 Faraday's law 20.4 Lenz's law 20.5 Back Emf in a motor 20.6 Transformers 20.7 Eddy currents 20.8 Induced electric fields 20.9 Mutual and self-inductance 20.10 LR circuits Chapter 21: Alternating Current 21.1 Sinusoidal currents and voltages; resistors in AC circuits 21.2 Electricity in the home 21.3 Capacitors in AC circuits 21.4 Inductors in AC circuits 21.5 RLC series circuit 21.6 Resonance in an RLC circuit 21.7 Converting AC to DC; filters PART FOUR: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICS Chapter 22: Electromagnetic Waves 22.1 Accelerating charges produce electromagnetic waves 22.2 Maxwell’s equations 22.3 Antennas 22.4 The electromagnetic spectrum 22.5 Speed of EM waves in vacuum and in matter 22.6 Characteristics of electromagnetic waves in vacuum 22.7 Energy transport by EM waves 22.8 Polarization 22.9 The Doppler effect for EM waves Chapter 23: Reflection and Refraction of Light 23.1 Wavefronts, rays, and Huygens’ principle 23.2 The reflection of light 23.3 The refraction of light: Snell’s law 23.4 Total internal reflection 23.5 Brewster’s angle 23.6 The formation of images through reflection or refraction 23.7 Plane mirrors 23.8 Spherical mirrors 23.9 Thin lenses Chapter 24: Optical Instruments 24.1 Lenses in combination 24.2 Cameras 24.3 The eye 24.4 The simple magnifier 24.5 Compound microscopes 24.6 Telescopes 24.7 Aberrations of lenses and mirrors Chapter 25: Interference and Diffraction 25.1 Constructive and destructive interference 25.2 The Michelson interferometer 25.3 Thin films 25.4 Young’s double slit experiment 25.5 Gratings 25.6 Diffraction and Huygens’ principle 25.7 Diffraction by a single slit 25.8 Diffraction and the resolution of optical instruments 25.9 X-ray diffraction 25.10 Holography PART FIVE: QUANTUM AND PARTICLE PHYSICS Chapter 26: Relativity 26.1 Postulates of relativity 26.2 Simultaneity and ideal observers 26.3 Time dilation 26.4 Length contraction 26.5 Velocities in different reference frames 26.6 Relativistic momentum 26.7 Mass and energy 26.8 Relativistic kinetic energy Chapter 27: Early Quantum Physics and the Photon 27.1 Quantization 27.2 Blackbody radiation 27.3 The photoelectric effect 27.4 X-ray production 27.5 Compton scattering 27.6 Spectroscopy and early models of the atom 27.7 The Bohr model of the hydrogen atom; atomic energy levels 27.8 Pair annihilation and pair production Chapter 28: Quantum Physics 28.1 The wave-particle duality 28.2 Matter waves 28.3 Electron microscopes 28.4 The uncertainty principle 28.5 Wave functions for a confined particle 28.6 The hydrogen atom: wave functions and quantum numbers 28.7 The exclusion principle: electron configurations for atoms other than hydrogen 28.8 Electron energy levels in a solid 28.9 Lasers 28.10 Tunneling Chapter 29: Nuclear Physics 29.1 Nuclear structure 29.2 Binding energy 29.3 Radioactivity 29.4 Radioactive decay rates and half-lives 29.5 Biological effects of radiation 29.6 Induced nuclear reactions 29.7 Fission 29.8 Fusion Chapter 30: Particle Physics 30.1 Fundamental particles 30.2 Fundamental interactions 30.3 Unification 30.4 “Who ordered that?” 30.5 Twenty-first-century particle physics APPENDICES Appendix A: Mathematics Review A.1 Algebra A.2 Solving equations A.3 Exponents and logarithms A.4 Proportions and ratios A.5 Geometry A.6 Trigonometry A.7 Approximations A.8 Vectors Appendix B: Table of Selected Isotopes Answers to Selected Questions and Problems

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