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Synopsis
An introduction to physics that you don't need to be a math whiz to understand
"Schaum' s Outline of College Physics, Tenth Edition," is a clear, easily understood review of introductory noncalculus-based physics. It is especially helpful if you do not have a strong background in mathematics.
About the Author
Distinguished Professor At Large, University of Dayton, received his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.Eugene Hecht is a member of the Physics Department of Adelphi Unversity in New York. He has authored eight books.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Vectors
Chapter 2. Uniformly Accelerated Motion
Chapter 3. Newton's Laws
Chapter 4. Equilibrium Under the Action of Concurrent Forces
Chapter 5. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body Under Coplanar Forces
Chapter 6. Work, Energy, and Power
Chapter 7. Simple Machines
Chapter 8. Impulse and Momentum
Chapter 9. Angular Motion in a Plane
Chapter 10. Rigid-Body Rotation
Chapter 11. Simple Harmonic Motion and Springs
Chapter 12. Density: Elasticity
Chapter 13. Fluids at Rest
Chapter 14. Fluids in Motion
Chapter 15. Thermal Expansion
Chapter 16. Ideal Gases
Chapter 17. Kinetic Theory
Chapter 18. Heat Quantities
Chapter 19. Transfer of Heat Energy
Chapter 20. First Law of Thermodynamics
Chapter 21. Entropy and the Second Law
Chapter 22. Wave Motion
Chapter 23. Sound
Chapter 24. Coulomb's Law and Electric Fields
Chapter 25. Potential; Capacitance
Chapter 26. Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law
Chapter 27. Electrical Power
Chapter 28. Equivalent Resistance; Simple Circuits
Chapter 29. Kirchhoff's Laws
Chapter 30. Forces in Magnetic Fields
Chapter 31. Sources of Magnetic Fields
Chapter 32. Induced EMF; Magnetic Flux
Chapter 33. Electric Generators and Motors
Chapter 34. Inductance; R-C and R-L Time Constants
Chapter 35. Alternating Current
Chapter 36. Reflection of Light
Chapter 37. Refraction of Light
Chapter 38. Thin Lenses
Chapter 39. Optical Instruments
Chapter 40. Interference and Diffraction of Light
Chapter 41. Relativity
Chapter 42. Quantum Physics and Wave Mechanics
Chapter 43. The Hydrogen Atom
Chapter 44. Multielectron Atoms
Chapter 45. Nuclei and Radioactivity
Chapter 46. Applied Nuclear Physics
Appendix A: Significant Figures
Appendix B: Trigonometry Needed for College Physics
Appendix C: Exponents
Appendix D: Logarithms
Appendix E: Prefixes for Multiples of SI Units: The Greek Alphabet
Appendix F: Factors for Conversions to SI Units
Appendix G: Physical Constants
Appendix H: Table of the Elements
Index