ISBN-10:
0072281405
ISBN-13:
9780072281408
Pub. Date:
12/01/1998
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill College
Physics of Everyday Phenomena

Physics of Everyday Phenomena

by W. Thomas Griffith
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Overview

The Physics of Everyday Phenomena introduces students to the basic concepts of physics, using examples of common occurrences in everyday life. Intended for use in a one-semester or two-semester course in conceptual physics, this book is written in a narrative style, frequently using questions designed to draw the reader into a dialogue about the ideas of physics. This inclusive style allows the book to be used by anyone interested in exploring the nature of physics and explanations of everyday physical phenomena. 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.

McGraw-Hill's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers and may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072281408
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Publication date: 12/01/1998
Edition description: CUSTOM
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

1) Physics, the Fundamental Science

Unit One - 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

8) Rotational Motion of Solid Objects

Unit Two - Fluids and Heat

9) The Behavior of Fluids

10) Temperature and Heat

11) Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Unit Three - Electricity and Magnetism

12) Electrostatic Phenomena

13) Electric Circuits

14) Magnets and Electromagnetism

Unit Four - Wave Motion and Optics

15) Making Waves

16) Light Waves and Color

17) Light and Image Formation

Unit Five - The Atom and Its Nucleus

18) The Structure of the Atom

19) The Nucleus and Nuclear Energy

Unit Six - Relativity and Beyond

20) Relativity

21) Looking Deeper Everyday Phenomena

Appendix A - Using Simple Algebra

Appendix B - Decimal Fractions, Percentages, and Scientific Notation

Appendix C - Vectors and Vector Addition

Appendix D - Answers to Selected Questions, Exercises, and the Systhesis Problems

Glossary

Credits

Index

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