Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics

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Cengage Learning EMEA, 2008 - Physics - 1392 pages
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Contents

PART1 MECHANICS
1
Physics and Measurement
2
Motion in One Dimension
19
Chapter
29
Vectors
53
Appendix
58
Chapter 31
62
Motion in Two Dimensions
71
The First Law of Thermodynamics
553
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
587
Heat Engines Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
612
ELECTRICITY
641
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM 23 Electric Fields
642
Gausss Law
673
Electric Potential
692
Capacitance and Dielectrics
722

The Laws of Motion
100
Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newtons Laws
137
Energy of a System
163
Chapter 32
193
Conservation of Energy
195
Linear Momentum
197
Collisions
227
Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis
269
Angular Momentum
311
Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
337
Universal Gravitation
362
Fluid Mechanics
389
OSCILLATIONS AND MECHANICAL WAVES
417
Oscillatory Motion
418
Energy of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator
426
The Pendulum
432
Wave Motion
449
The Speed of Waves on Strings
458
The Linear Wave Equation
465
Soundwaves
474
The Doppler Effect
483
Motion Picture Sound
491
Superposition and Standing Waves
500
Standing Waves in a String Fixed
508
Standing Waves in Rods and Membranes
516
PartB THERMODYNAMICS
531
Temperature
532
Chapter 33
548
Current and Resistance
752
Direct Current Circuits
775
Magnetic Fields
808
Sources of the Magnetic Field
837
Faradays Law
867
Inductance
897
Alternating Current Circuits
923
Electromagnetic Waves
952
Parts LIGHT AND OPTICS
977
The Nature of Light and the Laws of Geometric Optics
978
Image Formation
1008
Interference of Light Waves
1051
Diffraction Patterns and Polarization
1077
MODERN PHYSICS
1111
Relativity
1112
Introduction to Quantum Physics
1153
Quantum Mechanics
1186
Atomic Physics
1215
Molecules and Solids
1257
Nuclear Structure
1293
Applications of Nuclear Physics
1329
Particle Physics and Cosmology
1357
Appendices
1
Periodic Table of the Elements A22
22
Answers to OddNumbered
26
Problems A25
29
Index
1
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Raymond A. Serway received his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology and is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. In 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College. He received the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University, where he taught for 17 years. Dr. Serway began his teaching career at Clarkson University, where he conducted research and taught from 1967 to 1980. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University in 1977 and the Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College in 1985. As Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, he worked with K. Alex Muller, 1987 Nobel Prize recipient. Dr. Serway also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. In addition to PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, Dr. Serway is the coauthor of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition; COLLEGE PHYSICS, Ninth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt McDougal. In addition, Dr. Serway has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings. Dr. Serway and his wife Elizabeth enjoy traveling, playing golf, fishing, gardening, singing in the church choir, and especially spending quality time with their four children, nine grandchildren, and a recent great-grandson.

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