College Physics 10th Edition
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, Tenth Edition, provides a clear strategy for connecting those theories to a consistent problem-solving approach, carefully reinforcing this methodology throughout the text and connecting it to real-world examples. For students planning to take the MCAT exam, the text includes exclusive test prep and review tools to help them prepare.
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Table of contents
Part I: MECHANICS.
Standards of Length, Mass, and Time.
The Building Blocks of Matter.
Uncertainty in Measurement and Significant Figures.
Conversion of Units.
Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations.
Chapter 2. Motion in One Dimension.
One-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration.
Freely Falling Objects.
Chapter 3. Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion.
Vectors and Their Properties.
Components of a Vector.
Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration in Two Dimensions.
Motion in Two Dimensions.
Chapter 4. The Laws of Motion.
Newton’s First Law.
Newton’s Second Law.
Newton’s Third Law.
Applications of Newton’s Laws.
Forces of Friction.
Chapter 5. Energy.
Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem.
Gravitational Potential Energy.
Spring Potential Energy.
Systems and Energy Conservation.
Work Done by a Varying Force.
Chapter 6. Momentum and Collisions.
Momentum and Impulse.
Conservation of Momentum.
Chapter 7. Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity.
Angular Speed and Angular Acceleration.
Rotational Motion Under Constant Angular Acceleration.
Relations Between Angular and Linear Quantities.
Chapter 8. Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics.
Torque. Torque and the Two Conditions for Equilibrium.
The Center of Gravity.
Examples of Objects in Equilibrium.
Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration.
Rotational Kinetic Energy.
Chapter 9. Solids and Fluids.
States of Matter.
Density and Pressure.
The Deformation of Solids.
Variation of Pressure with Depth.
Pressure Measurements. Buoyant Forces and Archimedes’ Principle.
Fluids in Motion.
Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics.
Surface Tension, Capillary Action, and Viscous Fluid Flow.
Part II: THERMODYNAMICS.
Chapter 10. Thermal Physics.
Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics.
Thermometers and Temperature Scales.
Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids.
Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas.
The Kinetic Theory of Gases.
Chapter 11. Energy in Thermal Processes
Heat and Internal Energy.
Latent Heat and Phase Change.
Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases.
Chapter 12. The Laws of Thermodynamics
Work in Thermodynamic Processes.
The First Law of Thermodynamics.
Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Chapter 13. Vibrations and Waves.
Elastic Potential Energy.
Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion.
Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as a Function of Time.
Motion of a Pendulum. Damped Oscillations.
Frequency, Amplitude, and Wavelength.
The Speed of Waves on Strings.
Interference of Waves.
Reflection of Waves.
Chapter 14. Sound.
Producing a Sound Wave.
Characteristics of Sound Waves.
The Speed of Sound.
Energy and Intensity of Sound Waves.
Spherical and Plane Waves.
The Doppler Effect.
Interference of Sound Waves.
Forced Vibrations and Resonance.
Standing Waves in Air Columns.
Quality of Sound.
Part IV: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.
Chapter 15. Electric Forces and Electric Fields.
Properties of Electric Charges.
Insulators and Conductors.
The Electric Field.
Electric Field Lines.
Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium.
The Millikan Oil-Drop Experiment.
The Van de Graaff Generator.
Electric Flux and Gauss’s Law.
Chapter 16. Electrical Energy and Capacitance.
Electric Potential Energy and Electric Potential.
Electric Potential and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges.
Potentials and Charged Conductors. Equipotential Surfaces.
The Parallel-Plate Capacitor.
Combinations of Capacitors.
Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor.
Capacitors with Dielectrics.
Chapter 17. Current and Resistance
A Microscopic View: Current and Drift Speed.
Current and Voltage Measurements In Circuits.
Resistance, Resistivity, and Ohm’s Law.
Temperature Variation of Resistance.
Electrical Energy and Power.
Electrical Activity in the Heart.
Chapter 18. Direct-Current Circuits
Sources of emf.
Resistors in Series.
Resistors in Parallel.
Kirchhoff’s Rules and Complex DC Circuits.
Household Circuits. Electrical Safety.
Conduction of Electrical Signals by Neurons.
Chapter 19. Magnetism
Earth’s Magnetic Field.
Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor.
Torque on a Current Loop and Electric Motors.
Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field.
Magnetic Field of a Long, Straight Wire and Ampère’s Law.
Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors.
Magnetic Fields of Current Loops and Solenoids.
Chapter 20. Induced Voltages and Inductance.
Induced emf and Magnetic Flux.
Faraday’s Law of Induction and Lenz’s Law.
RL Circuits. Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field.
Chapter 21. Alternating-Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves.
Resistors in an AC Circuit.
Capacitors in an AC Circuit.
Inductors in an AC Circuit.
The RLC Series Circuit.
Power in an AC Circuit.
Resonance in a Series RLC Circuit.
Hertz’s Confirmation of Maxwell’s Predictions.
Production of Electromagnetic Waves by an Antenna.
Properties of Electromagnetic Waves.
The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Waves.
The Doppler Effect for Electromagnetic Waves.
Chapter 22. Reflection and Refraction of Light.
The Nature of Light.
Reflection and Refraction.
The Law of Refraction.
Dispersion and Prisms.
Total Internal Reflection.
Chapter 23. Mirrors and Lenses.
Images Formed by Concave Mirrors.
Convex Mirrors and Sign Conventions.
Images Formed by Refraction.
Lens and Mirror Aberrations.
Chapter 24. Wave Optics.
Conditions for Interference.
Young’s Double-Slit Experiment.
Change of Phase Due to Reflection.
Interference in Thin Films.
Using Interference to Read CDs and DVDs.
The Diffraction Grating.
Polarization of Light Waves.
Chapter 25. Optical Instruments.
The Camera. The Eye.
The Simple Magnifier.
The Compound Microscope.
Resolution of Single-Slit and Circular Apertures.
The Michelson Interferometer.
Part VI: MODERN PHYSICS.
Chapter 26. Relativity.
The Speed of Light.
Einstein’s Principle of Relativity.
Consequences of Special Relativity.
Relative Velocity in Special Relativity.
Relativistic Energy and the Equivalence of Mass and Energy.
Chapter 27. Quantum Physics
Blackbody Radiation and Planck’s Hypothesis.
The Photoelectric Effect and the Particle Theory of Light.
Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals.
The Compton Effect.
The Dual Nature of Light and Matter.
The Wave Function.
The Uncertainty Principle.
Chapter 28. Atomic Physics.
Early Models of the Atom.
The Bohr Model. Quantum Mechanics and the Hydrogen Atom.
The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table.
Atomic Transitions and Lasers.
Chapter 29. Nuclear Physics.
Some Properties of Nuclei.
The Decay Processes.
Medical Applications of Radiation.
Chapter 30. Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles.
Elementary Particles and the Fundamental Forces.
Positrons and Other Antiparticles. Classification of Particles.
The Eightfold Way.
Quarks and Color.
Electroweak Theory and the Standard Model.
The Cosmic Connection.
Unanswered Questions in Cosmology.
Problems and Perspectives.
Appendix A: Mathematics Review.
Appendix B: An Abbreviated Table of Isotopes.
Appendix C: Some Useful Tables.
Appendix D: SI Units.
Answers to Quick Quizzes, Example Questions, Odd-Numbered
Warm-Up Exercises, Conceptual Questions, and Problems.
About the Authors
Raymond A. Serway is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. He earned his doctorate at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Among his accolades, he received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College, the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University (where he taught for 17 years), the 1977 Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University, and the 1985 Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College. As a Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Serway worked with K. Alex M’ller, who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics. He also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. In addition to this text, Dr. Serway is the co-author of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition; PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt McDougal. He has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings.
Chris Vuille (Ph.D., University of Florida) is an associate professor of physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s premier institution for aviation higher education. While he has taught courses at all levels, including postgraduate, his primary interest is the teaching of introductory physics courses. He conducts research in general relativity, astrophysics, cosmology, and quantum theory and was a participant in a special three-year NASA grant program where he studied the properties of neutron stars. His work has appeared in many scientific journals and in ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION/SCIENCE FACT magazine. He is the co-author of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition, and ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS.
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