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Fundamentals of Physics: v. 1: Chapters 1-21 by Jearl Walker
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Chapter 1.Measurement 1.How does the appearance of a new type of cloud signal changes in Earth's atmosphere?1-1 What Is Physics?1-2 Measuring Things.1-3 The International System of Units.1-4 Changing Units.1-5 Length.1-6 Time.1-7 Mass.Review & Summary.Problems.Chapter 2.Motion Along a Straight Line.What causes whiplash injury in rear-end collisions of cars?2-1 What Is Physics?2-2 Motion.2-3 Position and Displacement.2-4 Average Velocity and Average Speed.2-5 Instantaneous Velocity and Speed.2-6 Acceleration.2-7 Constant Acceleration: A Special Case.2-8 Another Look at Constant Acceleration.2-9 Free-Fall Acceleration.2-10 Graphical Integration in Motion Analysis.2 Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 3.Vectors.How does an ant know the way home with no guiding clues on the desert plains?3-1 What Is Physics?3-2 Vectors and Scalars.3-3 Adding Vectors Geometrically.3-4 Components of Vectors.3-5 Unit Vectors.3-6 Adding Vectors by Components.3-7 Vectors and the Laws of Physics.3-8 Multiplying Vectors.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 4.Motion in Two and Three Dimensions.In a motorcycle jump for record distance, where does the jumper put the second ramp?4-1 What Is Physics?4-2 Position and Displacement.4-3 Average Velocity and Instantaneous Velocity.4-4 Average Acceleration and Instantaneous Acceleration.4-5 Projectile Motion.4-6 Projectile Motion Analyzed.4-7 Uniform Circular Motion.4-8 Relative Motion in One Dimension.4-9 Relative Motion in Two Dimensions.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 5.Force and Motion-I.When a pilot takes off from an aircraft carrier, what causes the compulsion to .y the plane into the ocean?5-1 What Is Physics?5-2 Newtonian Mechanics.5-3 Newton's First Law.5-4 Force.5-5 Mass.5-6 Newton's Second Law.5-7 Some Particular Forces.5-8 Newton's Third Law.5-9 Applying Newton's Laws.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 6.Force and Motion-II.Can a Grand Prix race car be driven upside down on a ceiling?6-1 What Is Physics?6-2 Friction.6-3 Properties of Friction.6-4 The Drag Force and Terminal Speed.6-5 Uniform Circular Motion.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 7.Kinetic Energy and Work.In an epidural procedure, what sensations clue a surgeon that the needle has reached the spinal canal?7-1 What Is Physics?7-2 What Is Energy?7-3 Kinetic Energy.7-4 Work.7-5 Work and Kinetic Energy.7-6 Work Done by the Gravitational Force.7-7 Work Done by a Spring Force.7-8 Work Done by a General Variable Force.7-9 Power.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 8.Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy.In rock climbing, what subtle factor determines if a falling climber will snap the rope?8-1 What Is Physics?8-2 Work and Potential Energy.8-3 Path Independence of Conservative Forces.8-4 Determining Potential Energy Values.8-5 Conservation of Mechanical Energy.8-6 Reading a Potential Energy Curve.8-7 Work Done on a System by an External Force.8-8 Conservation of Energy.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 9.Center of Mass and Linear Momentum.Does the presence of a passenger reduce the fatality risk in head-on car collisions?9-1 What Is Physics?9-2 The Center of Mass.9-3 Newton's Second Law for a System of Particles.9-4 Linear Momentum.9-5 The Linear Momentum of a System of Particles.9-6 Collision and Impulse.9-7 Conservation of Linear Momentum.9-8 Momentum and Kinetic Energy in Collisions.9-9 Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension.9-10 Elastic Collisions in One Dimension.9-11 Collisions in Two Dimensions.9-12 Systems with Varying Mass: A Rocket.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 10.Rotation.What causes roller-coaster headache?10-1 What Is Physics?10-2 The Rotational Variables.10-3 Are Angular Quantities Vectors?10-4 Rotation with Constant Angular Acceleration.10-5 Relating the Linear and Angular Variables.10-6 Kinetic Energy of Rotation.10-7 Calculating the Rotational Inertia.10-8 Torque.10-9 Newton's Second Law for Rotation.10-10 Work and Rotational Kinetic Energy.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 11.Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum.When a jet-powered car became supersonic in setting the land-speed record, what was the danger to the wheels?11-1 What Is Physics?11-2 Rolling as Translation and Rotation Combined.11-3 The Kinetic Energy of Rolling.11-4 The Forces of Rolling.11-5 The Yo-Yo.11-6 Torque Revisited.11-7 Angular Momentum.11-8 Newton's Second Law in Angular Form.11-9 The Angular Momentum of a System of Particles.11-10 The Angular Momentum of a Rigid Body Rotating About a Fixed Axis.11-11 Conservation of Angular Momentum.11-12 Precession of a Gyroscope.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 12.Equilibrium and Elasticity.What injury can occur to a rock climber hanging by a crimp hold?12-1 What Is Physics?12-2 Equilibrium.12-3 The Requirements of Equilibrium.12-4 The Center of Gravity.12-5 Some Examples of Static Equilibrium.12-6 Indeterminate Structures.12-7 Elasticity.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 13.Gravitation.What lies at the center of our Milky Way galaxy?13-1 What Is Physics?13-2 Newton's Law of Gravitation.13-3 Gravitation and the Principle of Superposition.13-4 Gravitation Near Earth's Surface.13-5 Gravitation Inside Earth.13-6 Gravitational Potential Energy.13-7 Planets and Satellites: Kepler's Laws.13-8 Satellites: Orbits and Energy.13-9 Einstein and Gravitation.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 14.Fluids.What causes ground effect in race car driving?14-1 What Is Physics?14-2 What Is a Fluid?14-3 Density and Pressure.14-4 Fluids at Rest.14-5 Measuring Pressure.14-6 Pascal's Principle.14-7 Archimedes' Principle.14-8 Ideal Fluids in Motion.14-9 The Equation of Continuity.14-10 Bernoulli's Equation.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 15.Oscillations.What is the "secret" of a skilled diver's high catapult in springboard diving?15-1 What Is Physics?15-2 Simple Harmonic Motion.15-3 The Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion.15-4 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion.15-5 An Angular Simple Harmonic Oscillator.15-6 Pendulums.15-7 Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion.15-8 Damped Simple Harmonic Motion.15-9 Forced Oscillations and Resonance.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 16.Waves-I.How can a submarine wreck be located by distant seismic stations?16-1 What Is Physics?16-2 Types of Waves.16-3 Transverse and Longitudinal Waves.16-4 Wavelength and Frequency.16-5 The Speed of a Traveling Wave.16-6 Wave Speed on a Stretched String.16-7 Energy and Power of a Wave Traveling Along a String.16-8 The Wave Equation.16-9 The Principle of Superposition for Waves.16-10 Interference of Waves.16-11 Phasors.16-12 Standing Waves.16-13 Standing Waves and Resonance.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 17.Waves-II.How can an emperor penguin .nd its mate among thousands of huddled penguins?17-1 What Is Physics?17-2 Sound Waves.17-3 The Speed of Sound.17-4 Traveling Sound Waves.17-5 Interference.17-6 Intensity and Sound Level.17-7 Sources of Musical Sound.17-8 Beats.17-9 The Doppler Effect.17-10 Supersonic Speeds, Shock Waves.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 18.Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics.How can a dead rattlesnake detect and strike a reaching hand?18-1 What Is Physics?18-2 Temperature.18-3 The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics.18-4 Measuring Temperature.18-5 The Celsius and Fahrenheit Scales.18-6 Thermal Expansion.18-7 Temperature and Heat.18-8 The Absorption of Heat by Solids and Liquids.18-9 A Closer Look at Heat and Work.18-10 The First Law of Thermodynamics.18-11 Some Special Cases of the First Law of Thermodynamics.18-12 Heat Transfer Mechanisms.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 19.The Kinetic Theory of Gases.How can cooling steam inside a railroad tank car cause the car to be crushed?19-1 What Is Physics?19-2 Avogadro's Number.19-3 Ideal Gases.19-4 Pressure, Temperature, and RMS Speed.19-5 Translational Kinetic Energy.19-6 Mean Free Path.19-7 The Distribution of Molecular Speeds.19-8 The Molar Speci.c Heats of an Ideal Gas.19-9 Degrees of Freedom and Molar Speci.c Heats.19-10 A Hint of Quantum Theory.19-11 The Adiabatic Expansion of an Ideal Gas.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Chapter 20.Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.Why is the popping of popcorn irreversible?20-1 What Is Physics?20-2 Irreversible Processes and Entropy.20-3 Change in Entropy.20-4 The Second Law of Thermodynamics.20-5 Entropy in the Real World: Engines.20-6 Entropy in the Real World: Refrigerators.20-7 The Ef.ciencies of Real Engines.20-8 A Statistical View of Entropy.Review & Summary.Questions.Problems.Appendices.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 the Elements.G Periodic Table of the Elements.Answers to Checkpoints and Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems.Index.
Release date NZ
January 16th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
7th Revised edition
Illustrations (some col.)
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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