College Physics
This introductory, algebrabased, twosemester college physics book is grounded with realworld examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.
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Contents

Front Matter

Main Body

Introduction: The Nature of Science and Physics

Kinematics
 Introduction to OneDimensional Kinematics
 Displacement
 Vectors, Scalars, and Coordinate Systems
 Time, Velocity, and Speed
 Acceleration
 Motion Equations for Constant Acceleration in One Dimension
 ProblemSolving Basics for OneDimensional Kinematics
 Falling Objects
 Graphical Analysis of OneDimensional Motion

TwoDimensional Kinematics

Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws of Motion
 Introduction to Dynamics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
 Development of Force Concept
 Newton’s First Law of Motion: Inertia
 Newton’s Second Law of Motion: Concept of a System
 Newton’s Third Law of Motion: Symmetry in Forces
 Normal, Tension, and Other Examples of Forces
 ProblemSolving Strategies
 Further Applications of Newton’s Laws of Motion
 Extended Topic: The Four Basic Forces—An Introduction

Further Applications of Newton's Laws: Friction, Drag, and Elasticity

Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation

Work, Energy, and Energy Resources
 Introduction to Work, Energy, and Energy Resources
 Work: The Scientific Definition
 Kinetic Energy and the WorkEnergy Theorem
 Gravitational Potential Energy
 Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
 Nonconservative Forces
 Conservation of Energy
 Power
 Work, Energy, and Power in Humans
 World Energy Use

Linear Momentum and Collisions

Statics and Torque

Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum
 Introduction to Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum
 Angular Acceleration
 Kinematics of Rotational Motion
 Dynamics of Rotational Motion: Rotational Inertia
 Rotational Kinetic Energy: Work and Energy Revisited
 Angular Momentum and Its Conservation
 Collisions of Extended Bodies in Two Dimensions
 Gyroscopic Effects: Vector Aspects of Angular Momentum

Fluid Statics
 Introduction to Fluid Statics
 What Is a Fluid?
 Density
 Pressure
 Variation of Pressure with Depth in a Fluid
 Pascal’s Principle
 Gauge Pressure, Absolute Pressure, and Pressure Measurement
 Archimedes’ Principle
 Cohesion and Adhesion in Liquids: Surface Tension and Capillary Action
 Pressures in the Body

Fluid Dynamics and Its Biological and Medical Applications
 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics and Its Biological and Medical Applications
 Flow Rate and Its Relation to Velocity
 Bernoulli’s Equation
 The Most General Applications of Bernoulli’s Equation
 Viscosity and Laminar Flow; Poiseuille’s Law
 The Onset of Turbulence
 Motion of an Object in a Viscous Fluid
 Molecular Transport Phenomena: Diffusion, Osmosis, and Related Processes

Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and the Gas Laws

Heat and Heat Transfer Methods

Thermodynamics
 Introduction to Thermodynamics
 The First Law of Thermodynamics
 The First Law of Thermodynamics and Some Simple Processes
 Introduction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Heat Engines and Their Efficiency
 Carnot’s Perfect Heat Engine: The Second Law of Thermodynamics Restated
 Applications of Thermodynamics: Heat Pumps and Refrigerators
 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Disorder and the Unavailability of Energy
 Statistical Interpretation of Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: The Underlying Explanation

Oscillatory Motion and Waves
 Introduction to Oscillatory Motion and Waves
 Hooke’s Law: Stress and Strain Revisited
 Period and Frequency in Oscillations
 Simple Harmonic Motion: A Special Periodic Motion
 The Simple Pendulum
 Energy and the Simple Harmonic Oscillator
 Uniform Circular Motion and Simple Harmonic Motion
 Damped Harmonic Motion
 Forced Oscillations and Resonance
 Waves
 Superposition and Interference
 Energy in Waves: Intensity

Physics of Hearing

Electric Charge and Electric Field
 Introduction to Electric Charge and Electric Field
 Static Electricity and Charge: Conservation of Charge
 Conductors and Insulators
 Coulomb’s Law
 Electric Field: Concept of a Field Revisited
 Electric Field Lines: Multiple Charges
 Electric Forces in Biology
 Conductors and Electric Fields in Static Equilibrium
 Applications of Electrostatics

Electric Potential and Electric Field
 Introduction to Electric Potential and Electric Energy
 Electric Potential Energy: Potential Difference
 Electric Potential in a Uniform Electric Field
 Electrical Potential Due to a Point Charge
 Equipotential Lines
 Capacitors and Dielectrics
 Capacitors in Series and Parallel
 Energy Stored in Capacitors

Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law

Circuits and DC Instruments

Magnetism
 Introduction to Magnetism
 Magnets
 Ferromagnets and Electromagnets
 Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Field Lines
 Magnetic Field Strength: Force on a Moving Charge in a Magnetic Field
 Force on a Moving Charge in a Magnetic Field: Examples and Applications
 The Hall Effect
 Magnetic Force on a CurrentCarrying Conductor
 Torque on a Current Loop: Motors and Meters
 Magnetic Fields Produced by Currents: Ampere’s Law
 Magnetic Force between Two Parallel Conductors
 More Applications of Magnetism

Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies
 Introduction to Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits and Electrical Technologies
 Induced Emf and Magnetic Flux
 Faraday’s Law of Induction: Lenz’s Law
 Motional Emf
 Eddy Currents and Magnetic Damping
 Electric Generators
 Back Emf
 Transformers
 Electrical Safety: Systems and Devices
 Inductance
 RL Circuits
 Reactance, Inductive and Capacitive
 RLC Series AC Circuits

Electromagnetic Waves

Geometric Optics

Vision and Optical Instruments

Wave Optics
 Introduction to Wave Optics
 The Wave Aspect of Light: Interference
 Huygens's Principle: Diffraction
 Young’s Double Slit Experiment
 Multiple Slit Diffraction
 Single Slit Diffraction
 Limits of Resolution: The Rayleigh Criterion
 Thin Film Interference
 Polarization
 *Extended Topic* Microscopy Enhanced by the Wave Characteristics of Light

Special Relativity

Introduction to Quantum Physics

Atomic Physics
 Introduction to Atomic Physics
 Discovery of the Atom
 Discovery of the Parts of the Atom: Electrons and Nuclei
 Bohr’s Theory of the Hydrogen Atom
 X Rays: Atomic Origins and Applications
 Applications of Atomic Excitations and DeExcitations
 The Wave Nature of Matter Causes Quantization
 Patterns in Spectra Reveal More Quantization
 Quantum Numbers and Rules
 The Pauli Exclusion Principle

Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics

Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Frontiers of Physics

Back Matter
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