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Physics of Everyday Phenomena: A Conceptual Introduction to Physics

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This text introduces the basic concepts of physics using examples of common occurrences. Beginning students will benefit from the large number of student aids and the reduced math content. Professors will appreciate the organization of the material and the wealth of pedagogical tools.

Table of Contents

1 Physics, the Fundamental Science

1 The Newtonian Revolution

2 Describing Motion

3 Falling Objects and Projectile Motion

4 Newton's Laws: Explaining Motion

5 Circular Motion, the Planets, and Gravity

6 Energy and Oscillations

7 Momentum and Impulse

8 Rotational Motion of Solid Objects

2 Fluids and Heat

9 The Behavior of Fluids

10 Temperature and Heat

11 Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

3 Electricity and Magnetism

12 Electrostatic Phenomena

13 Electric Circuits

14 Magnets and Electromagnetism

4 Wave Motion and Optics

15 Making Waves

16 Light Waves and Color

17 Light and Image Formation

5 The Atom and Its Nucleus

18 The Structure of the Atom

19 The Nucleus and Nuclear Energy

6 Relativity and Beyond

20 Relativity

21 Beyond Everyday Phenomena


A Using Simple Algebra

B Decimal Fractions, Percentages, and Scientific Notation

C Vectors and Vector Addition

D Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Challenge Problems

Product Details

A Conceptual Introduction to Physics
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Griffith, W. Thomas
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Publication Date:
August 2003
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College/higher education:
11.44x8.66x.90 in. 3.01 lbs.

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