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Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide

Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide

by Karl F. Kuhn (Author)
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The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics

Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide available for understanding physics and the physical world. Even if you don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helps make learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether you need help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, or simply have always been curious about such physical phenomena as energy, sound, electricity, light, and color, you've come to the right place! This fully up-to-date edition of Basic Physics:
* Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about physics
* Requires no math--mathematical treatments and applications are included in optional sections so that you can choose either a mathematical or nonmathematical approach
* Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answer format
* Lists objectives for each chapter--you can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it
* Reinforces what you learn with end-of-chapter self-tests



Physics

Physics

by Boundless

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The Boundless Physics textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the complex and intriguing subject of Physics. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.

This textbook covers:

Introduction -- The Basics of Physics, Units, Significant Figures and Order of Magnitude, Solving Physics Problems

Kinematics -- Basics of Kinematics, Speed and Velocity, Acceleration, Problem-Solving for Basic Kinematics, Free-Falling Objects

Two-Dimensional Kinematics -- Motion in Two Dimensions, Vectors, Projectile Motion, Multiple Velocities

The Laws of Motion -- Introduction, Force and Mass, Newton's Laws, Other Examples of Forces, Problem-Solving, Vector Nature of Forces, Further Applications of Newton's Laws

Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation -- UCM and Gravitation, Non-Uniform Circular Motion, Velocity, Acceleration, and Force, Types of Forces in Nature, Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, Kepler's Laws, Gravitational Potential Energy, Energy Conservation, Angular vs. Linear Quantities

Work and Energy -- Introduction, Work Done by a Constant Force, Work Done by a Variable Force, Work-Energy Theorem, Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy, Power, CASE STUDY: World Energy Use, Further Topics

Linear Momentum and Collisions -- Introduction, Conservation of Momentum, Collisions, Rocket Propulsion, Center of Mass

Static Equilibrium, Elasticity, and Torque -- Introduction, Conditions for Equilibrium, Stability, Solving Statics Problems, Applications of Statics, Elasticity, Stress, Strain, and Fracture, The Center of Gravity, Torque and Angular Acceleration

Rotational Kinematics, Angular Momentum, and Energy -- Quantities of Rotational Kinematics, Angular Acceleration, Rotational Kinematics, Dynamics, Rotational Kinetic Energy, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Vector Nature of Rotational Kinematics, Problem Solving, Linear and Rotational Quantities, Conservation of Energy

Fluids -- Introduction, Density and Pressure, Archimedes' Principle, Cohesion and Adhesion, Fluids in Motion, Deformation of Solids

Fluid Dynamics and Its Applications -- Overview, Flow in Tubes, Bernoulli's Equation, Other Applications

Temperature and Kinetic Theory -- Introduction, Temperature and Temperature Scales, Thermal Expansion, Ideal Gas Law, Kinetic Theory, Phase Changes, The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics, Thermal Stresses, Diffusion

Heat and Heat Transfer -- Introduction, Specific Heat, Phase Change and Latent Heat, Methods of Heat Transfer, Global Warming, Phase Equilbrium

Thermodynamics -- Introduction, The First Law of Thermodynamics, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Entropy, The Third Law of Thermodynamics

Waves and Vibrations -- Introduction, Hooke's Law, Periodic Motion, Damped and Driven Oscillations, Waves, Wave Behavior and Interaction, Waves on Strings

Sound -- Introduction, Sound Intensity and Level, Doppler Effect and Sonic Booms, Interactions with Sound Waves, Further Topics

Electric Charge and Field -- Overview, Shelding and Charging Through Induction, Coulomb's Law, The Electric Field Revisited, Electric Flux and Gauss's Law, Applications of Electrostatics

Electric Potential and Electric Field -- Overview, Equipotential Surfaces and Lines, Point Charge, Capacitors and Dielectrics, Applications

Electric Current and Resistance -- Overview, Electric Current, Resistance and Resistors, Electric Power and Energy, Alternating Currents, Electricity in the World

Circuits and Direct Currents -- Overview, Resistors in Series and Parallel, Kirchhoff's Rules, Voltmeters and Ammeters, RC Circuits

Magnetism -- Magnetism and Magnetic Fields, Magnets, Magnetic Force on a Moving Electric Charge, Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field, Magnetic Fields, Magnetic Forces, and Conductors, Applications of Magnetism

Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies -- Magnetic Flux, Induction, and Faraday's Law, AC Circuits, Applications of Induction and EM Waves, Magnetic Fields and Maxwell Revisited

Electromagnetic Waves -- The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic Waves and their Properties, Applications of EM Waves

Geometric Optics -- Overview, Reflection, Refraction, and Dispersion, Lenses, Mirrors

Vision and Optical Instruments -- The Human Eye, Other Optical Instruments


The following chapters are also included:
Wave Optics
Special Relativity
Quantum Physics
Atomic Physics
Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity



University Physics with Modern Physics (12th Edition)

University Physics with Modern Physics (12th Edition)

by Hugh D. Young (Author), Roger A. Freedman (Author), Lewis Ford (Author)
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University Physics with Modern Physics, Twelfth Edition continues an unmatched history of innovation and careful execution that was established by the bestselling Eleventh Edition. Assimilating the best ideas from education research, this new edition provides enhanced problem-solving instruction, pioneering visual and conceptual pedagogy, the first systematically enhanced problems, and the most pedagogically proven and widely used homework and tutorial system available.   Using Young & Freedman's research-based ISEE (Identify, Set Up, Execute, Evaluate) problem-solving strategy, students develop the physical intuition and problem-solving skills required to tackle the text's extensive high-quality problem sets, which have been developed and refined over the past five decades. Incorporating proven techniques from educational research that have been shown to improve student learning, the figures have been streamlined in color and detail to focus on the key physics and integrate 'chalkboard-style' guiding commentary. Critically acclaimed ‘visual’ chapter summaries help students to consolidate their understanding by presenting each concept in words, math, and figures.   Renowned for its superior problems, the Twelfth Edition goes further. Unprecedented analysis of national student metadata has allowed every problem to be systematically enhanced for educational effectiveness, and to ensure problem sets of ideal topic coverage, balance of qualitative and quantitative problems, and range of difficulty and duration.   This is the standalone version of University Physics with Modern Physics, Twelfth Edition.



Physics

Physics

by John D. Cutnell (Author), Kenneth W. Johnson (Author)
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Designed for medical professionals who may struggle with making the leap to conceptual understanding and applying physics, the eighth edition continues to build transferable problem-solving skills. It includes a set of features such as Analyzing-Multiple-Concept Problems, Check Your Understanding, Concepts & Calculations, and Concepts at a Glance. This helps the reader to first identify the physics concepts, then associate the appropriate mathematical equations, and finally to work out an algebraic solution.



College Physics (Textbooks Available with Cengage Youbook)

College Physics (Textbooks Available with Cengage Youbook)

by Raymond A. Serway (Author), Chris Vuille (Author)
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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, Ninth 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 you prepare.



Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (The Open Yale Courses Series)

Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (The Open Yale Courses Series)

by Prof. R. Shankar (Author)
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Professor R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was among the first to offer a course through the innovative Open Yale Course program. His popular online video lectures on introductory physics have been viewed over a million times. In this concise and self-contained book based on his online Yale course, Shankar explains the fundamental concepts of physics from Galileo’s and Newton’s discoveries to the twentieth-century’s revolutionary ideas on relativity and quantum mechanics.
 
The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics. It provides an ideal introduction for college-level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering, for motivated AP Physics students, and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences.



Physics

Physics

by John D. Cutnell (Author), Kenneth W. Johnson (Author)

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Improving the GameWhen it comes to teaching and learning physics, most pedagogical innovations were pioneered in Cutnell and Johnson's Physics--the number one algebra-based physics text for over a decade. With each new edition of Physics, Cutnell and Johnson have strived to improve the heart of the game--problem solving. Now in their new Seventh Edition, you can expect the same spirit of innovation that has made this text so successful.Here's how the Seventh Edition continues to improve the game!AMP Examples (Analyzing Multi-Concept Problems)These unique new example problems show students how to combine different physics concepts algebraically to solve more difficult problems. AMP examples visually map-out why the different algebraic steps are needed and how to do the steps.GO (Guided Online) Problems in WileyPLUSThese new multipart, online tutorial-style problems lead students through the key steps of solving the problems. Student responses to each problem step are recorded in the grade book, so the instructor can evaluate whether the student really has mastered the material.WileyPLUSWileyPLUS provides the technology needed to create an environment where students can reach their full potential and experience the exhilaration of academic success.WileyPLUS gives students access to a complete online version of the text, study resources and problem-solving tutorials, and immediate feedback and context-sensitive help on assignments and quizzes.WileyPLUS gives instructors homework management tools, lecture presentation resources, an online grade book, and more.Visit www.wiley.com/college/wileyplus or contact your Wiley representative for more information on how to package WileyPLUS with this text.



Physics (4th Edition)

Physics (4th Edition)

by James S. Walker (Author)
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Physics: Principles with Applications (5th Edition)

Physics: Principles with Applications (5th Edition)

by Douglas C. Giancoli (Author)
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This best-selling algebra-based physics book has been widely known for its carefully crafted exposition, strong biological applications, and high degree of accuracy and precision. The Fifth Edition maintains these strengths and brings a conceptual emphasis and real-world flavor to the examples, problems, and art program. In addition, the new edition features an unparalleled suite of media and on-line resources to enhance the physics classroom. For readers with an algebra-based physics background.



Barron's AP Physics B

Barron's AP Physics B

by Jonathan Wolf (Author)
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This manual has been updated to reflect the most recent AP Physics B exams. It offers a diagnostic test and two full-length model exams with all questions answered and explained. An extensive review of all AP Physics B test topics covers vectors; motion; Newton's laws of motion, work, and energy; oscillatory motion; fluids; gravitation; temperature and heat; thermodynamics; magnetism; electromagnetic induction; waves and sound; light; geometrical optics; quantum theory; the atom; the nucleus; and much more. Also provided are study and test-taking advice, a math review, and a glossary of physics terms.



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