ISBN-10:
0072407484
ISBN-13:
9780072407488
Pub. Date:
07/28/2000
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Physics of Everyday Phenomena: A Conceptual Introduction to Physics / Edition 3

Physics of Everyday Phenomena: A Conceptual Introduction to Physics / Edition 3

by W. Thomas Griffith

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Overview

The satisfaction of understanding how rainbows are formed,how ice skaters spin,or why ocean tides roll in and out - Phenomenon that we have all seen or experienced - is one of the best motivators available for building scientific literacy. This book attempts to make that sense of satisfaction accessible to non-science majors. Intended for use in a one semester or two-quarter course in conceptual physics,the 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 be anyone interested in exploring the nature of physics and explanations of everyday physical phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072407488
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 07/28/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 476
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Unit 1 The Newtonian Revolution
1 Physics, the Fundamental Science
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
Unit 2 Fluids and Heat
9 The Behavior of Fluids
10 Temperature and Heat
11 Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Unit 3 Electricity and Magnetism
12 Electrostatic Phenomena
13 Electric Circuits
14 Magnets and Electromagnetism
Unit 4 Wave Motion and Optics
15 Making Waves
16 Light and Image Formation
Unit 5 The Atom and Its Nucleus
17 The Structure of the Atom
18 The Nucleus and Nuclear Energy
Unit 6 Relativity and Beyond
19 Relativity
20 Beyond Everyday Phenomena
Appendix A Using Simple Algebra
Appendix B Decimal Fraction, Percentages, and Scientific Notation
Appendix C Vectors and Vector Addition
(and more...)

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