ISBN-10:
0071284524
ISBN-13:
9780071284523
Pub. Date:
10/28/2008
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing
The Physics of Everyday Phenomena: A Conceptual Introduction to Physics

The Physics of Everyday Phenomena: A Conceptual Introduction to Physics

by W. Thomas Griffith
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Overview

The Physics of Everyday Phenomena, Sixth Edition, introduces students to the basic concepts of physics using examples of common occurrences. 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780071284523
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2008

Table of Contents

Chapter One - Physics, the Fundamental Science

Chapter Two - Describing Motion

Chapter Three - Falling Objects and Projectile Motion

Chapter Four - Newton's Laws: Explaining Motion

Chapter Five - Circular Motion, the Planets, and Gravity

Chapter Six - Energy and Oscillations

Chapter Seven - Momentum and Impulse

Chapter Eight - Rotational Motion of Solid Objects

Chapter Nine - The Behavior of Fluids

Chapter Ten - Temperature and Heat

Chapter Eleven - Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter Twelve - Electrostatic Phenomena

Chapter Thirteen - Electric Circuits

Chapter Fourteen - Magnets and Electromagnetism

Chapter Fifteen - Making Waves

Chapter Sixteen – Light Waves and Color

Chapter Seventeen - Light and Image Formation

Chapter Eighteen - The Structure of the Atom

Chapter Nineteen - The Nucleus and Nuclear Energy

Chapter Twenty - Relativity

Chapter Twenty-one - Beyond 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 Odd-Numbered Exercises and Challenge Problems

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