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Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION AND MATHEMATICAL CONCEPT. 1.1 The Nature of Physics. 1.2 Units. 1.3 The role of Units in Problem Solving. 1.4 Trigonometry. 1.5 Scalars and Vectors. 1.6 Vector Addition and Subtraction. 1.7 The Components of a Vector. 1.8 Addition of Vectors by Means of Components. 1.9 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 2. KINEMATICS IN ONE DIMENSION. 2.1 Displacement. 2.2 Speed and Velocity. 2.3 Acceleration. 2.4 Equations of Kinematics for Constant Acceleration. 2.5 Applications of the Equations of Kinematics. 2.6 Freely Falling Bodies. 2.7 Graphical Analysis of Velocity and Acceleration. 2.8 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 3. KINEMATICS IN TWO DIMENSION. 3.1 Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration. 3.2 Equations of Kinematics in Two Dimensions. 3.3 Projectile Motion. 3.4 Relative Velocity. 3.5 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 4. FORCES AND NEWTON'S LAWS OF MOTION. 4.1 The Concepts of Force and Mass. 4.2 Newton's First Law of Motion. 4.3 Newton's Second Law of Motion. 4.4 The Vector's Nature of Newton's Second Law of Motion. 4.5 Newton's Third Law of Motion. 4.6 Types of Forces: An Overview. 4.7 The Gravitational Force. 4.8 The Normal Force. 4.9 Static and Kinetic Frictional Forces. 4.10 The Tension Force. 4.11 Equilibrium Applications of Newton's Laws of Motion. 4.12 Nonequilibrium Applications of Newton's Laws of Motion. 4.13 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 5. DYNAMICS OF UNIFORM CIRCULAR MOTION. 5.1 Uniform Circular Motion. 5.2 Centripetal Acceleration. 5.3 Centripetal Force. 5.4 Banked Curves. 5.5 Satellites in Circular Orbits. 5.6 Apparent Weightlessness and Artificial Gravity. 5.7 Vertical Circular Motion. 5.8 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 6. WORK AND ENERGY. 6.1 Work Done by a Constant Force. 6.2 The Work-Energy Theorem and Kinetic Energy. 6.3 Gravitational Potential Energy. 6.4 Conservative Versus Nonconservative Forces. 6.5 The Conservation of Mechanical Energy. 6.6 Nonconservative Forces and the Work-Energy Theorem. 6.7 Power. 6.8 Other Forms of Energy and the Conservation of Energy. 6.9 Work Done by a Variable Force. 6.10 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 7. IMPULSE AND MOMENTUM. 7.1 The Impulse-Momentum Theorem. 7.2 The Principle of Conservation of Linear Momentum. 7.3 Collisions in One Dimension. 7.4 Collisions in Two Dimension. 7.5 Center of Mass. 7.6 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 8. ROTATIONAL KINEMATICS. 8.1 Rotational Motion and Angular Displacement. 8.2 Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration. 8.3 The Equations of Rotational Kinematics. 8.4 Angular Variables and Tangential Variables. 8.5 Centripetal Acceleration and Tangential Acceleration. 8.6 Rolling Motion. 8.7 The Vector Nature of Angular Variables. 8.8 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 9. ROTATIONAL DYNAMICS. 9.1 The Action of Forces and Torques on Rigid Objects. 9.2 Rigid Objects in Equilibrium. 9.3 Center of Gravity. 9.4 Newton's Second Law. 9.5 Rotational Work and Energy. 9.6 Angular Momentum. 9.7 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 10. SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION AND ELASTICITY. 10.1 The Ideal Spring and Simple Harmonic Motion. 10.2 Simple harmonic Motion. 10.3 Energy and Simple Harmonic Motion. 10.4 The Pendulum. 10.5 Damped Harmonic Motion. 10.6 Driven Harmonic Motion and Resonance. 10.7 Elastic Deformation. 10.8 Stress, Strain, and Hooke's Law. 10.9 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 11. FLUIDS. 11.1 Mass Density. 11.2 Pressure. 11.3 Pressure and Depth in a Static Fluid. 11.4 Pressure gauges. 11.5 Pascal's Principle. 11.6 Archimedes' Principle. 11.7 Fluids in Motion. 11.8 The Equation of Continuity. 11.9 Bernoulli's Equation. 11.10 Applications of Bernoulli's Equation. 11.11 Viscous Flow. 11.12 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 12. TEMPERATURE AND HEAT. 12.1 Common Temperature Scales. 12.2 The Kelvin Temperature Scale. 12.3 Thermometers. 12.4 Linear Thermal Expansion. 12.5 Volume Thermal Expansion. 12.6 Heat and Internal Energy. 12.7 Heat and Temperature Change: Specific Heat Capacity. 12.8 Heat and Phase Change: Latent Heat. 12.9 Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter. 12.10 Humidity. 12.11 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 13. THE TRANSFER OF HEAT. 13.1 Convection. 13.2 Conduction. 13.3 Radiation. 13.4 Applications. 13.5 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 14. THE IDEAL GAS LAW AND KINETIC THEORY. 14.1 Molecular Mass, The Mole, and Avogadro's Number. 14.2 The Ideal Gas Law. 14.3 Kinetic Theory of Gases. 14.4 Diffusion. 14.5 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 15.1 Thermodynamic Systems and Their Surroundings. 15.2 The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics. 15.3 The First Law of Thermodynamics. 15.4 Thermal Processes. 15.5 Thermal Processes Using an Ideal Gas. 15.6 Specific Heat Capacities. 15.7 The Second Law of Thermodynamics. 15.8 Heat Engines. 15.9 Carnot's Principle and the Carnot Engine. 15.10 Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and Heat Pumps. 15.11 Entropy. 15.12 The Third Law of Thermodynamics. 15.13 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 16. WAVES AND SOUND. 16.1 The Nature of Waves. 16.2 Periodic Waves. 16.3 The Speed of a Wave on a String. 16.4 The Mathematical Description of a Wave. 16.5 The Nature of Sound. 16.6 The Speed of Sound. 16.7 Sound Intensity. 16.8 Decibels. 16.9 The Doppler Effect. 16.10 Applications of Sound in Medicine. 16.11 The Sensitivity of the Human Ear. 16.12 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY. 17. THE PRINCIPLE OF LINEAR SUPERPOSITION AND INTERFERENCE PHENOMENA. 17.1 The Principle of Linear Superposition. 17.2 Constructive and Destructive Interference of Sound Waves. 17.3 Diffraction. 17.4 Beats. 17.5 Transverse Standing Waves. 17.6 Longitudinal Standing Waves. 17.7 Complex Sound Waves. 17.8 Concepts & Calculations. CONCEPT SUMMARY.