College Physics, Volume 10

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Cengage Learning, Feb 1, 2008 - Science - 1104 pages
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While physics can seem challenging, its true quality is the sheer simplicity of fundamental physical theories--theories and concepts that can enrich your view of the world around you. COLLEGE PHYSICS, 8e, provides a clear strategy for connecting those the
  

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Worst text book I have ever had the misfortune of having to purchase. Even my physics professor told the class not to read it. It does not properly illustrate how to solve physics problems. It only outlines physics concepts, does not walk you through how to solve questions. Useless.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION
24
VECTORS AND TWODIMENSIONAL MOTION
54
THE LAWS OF MOTION
83
ENERGY
119
MOMENTUM AND COLLISIONS
161
ROTATIONAL MOTION AND THE LAW OF GRAVITY
190
ROTATIONAL EQUILIBRIUM AND ROTATIONAL DYNAMICS
228
INDUCED VOLTAGES AND INDUCTANCE
663
ALTERNATINGCURRENT CIRCUITS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
696
REFLECTION AND REFRACTION OF LIGHT
732
MIRRORS AND LENSES
759
WAVE OPTICS
790
OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS
823
RELATIVITY
847
QUANTUM PHYSICS
870

SOLIDS AND FLUIDS
268
THERMAL PHYSICS
322
ENERGY IN THERMAL PROCESSES
352
THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS
385
VIBRATIONS AND WAVES
425
SOUND
459
ELECTRIC FORCES AND ELECTRIC FIELDS
497
ELECTRICAL ENERGY AND CAPACITANCE
531
CURRENT AND RESISTANCE
570
DIRECTCURRENT CIRCUITS
594
MAGNETISM
626
ATOMIC PHYSICS
891
NUCLEAR PHYSICS
913
NUCLEAR ENERGY AND ELEMENTARY PARTICLES
937
Mathematics Review
1
An Abbreviated Table of Isotopes
14
Some Useful Tables
19
SI Units
21
MCAT Skill Builder Study Guide
22
ANSWERS TO QUICK QUIZZES EXAMPLE QUESTIONS ODDNUMBERED MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS CONCEPTUAL QUESTIONS A...
52
INDEX
1
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Raymond A. Serway is Physics Professor Emeritus at James Madison University, Virginia.

Chris Vuille is an associate professor of physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, the world's premier institution for aviation higher education. He received his doctorate in physics at the University of Florida in 1989. While he has taught courses at all levels, including postgraduate, his primary interest and responsibility has been the delivery of introductory physics. He has received a number of awards for teaching excellence, including the Senior Class Appreciation Award (three times). He conducts research in general relativity, astrophysics, cosmology, and quantum theory and was a participant in the JOVE program, a special three-year NASA grant program during which he studied properties of neutron stars. His work has appeared in a number of scientific journals and in ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION/SCIENCE FACT magazine. In addition to this textbook, he is the coauthor of ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS. Dr. Vuille enjoys playing tennis, swimming, and playing classical piano; he is a former chess champion of St. Petersburg and Atlanta. His wife, Dianne Kowing, is an optometrist for a local VA clinic. Teen daughter Kira Vuille-Kowing is a meteorology/communications double major at ERAU and a recent graduate of her father's first-year physics course. He has two sons--fifteen-year-old Christopher, a cellist and fisherman, and six-year-old James, an avid reader of Disney comics.

Jerry S. Faughn earned his doctorate at the University of Mississippi. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University. He is coauthor of a nonmathematical physics text; a physical science text for general education students; and (with Dr. Serway) the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. He has taught courses ranging from the lower division to the graduate level, but his primary interest is in students just beginning to learn physics. He has been director of a number of NSF and state grants, many of which were devoted to the improvement of physics education. He believes that there is no greater calling than to be a teacher and an interpreter of physics for others.

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