Physics of Everyday Phenomena

Physics of Everyday Phenomena

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The Physics of Everyday Phenomena, Seventh Edition, 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.
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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 211 x 292 x 28mm | 1,402g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • colour illustrations, colour line drawings, colour tables, figures
  • 0073512206
  • 9780073512204
  • 1,479,341

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Physics, the Fundamental ScienceUnit One - The Newtonian Revolution Chapter 2 - Describing Motion Chapter 3 - Falling Objects and Projectile Motion Chapter 4 - Newton's Laws: Explaining Motion Chapter 5 - Circular Motion, the Planets, and Gravity Chapter 6 - Energy and Oscillations Chapter 7 - Momentum and Impulse Chapter 8 - Rotational Motion of Solid ObjectsUnit Two - Fluids and Heat Chapter 9 - The Behavior of Fluids Chapter 10 - Temperature and Heat Chapter 11 - Heat Engines and the Second Law of ThermodynamicsUnit Three - Electricity and Magnetism Chapter 12 - Electrostatic Phenomena Chapter 13 - Electric Circuits Chapter 14 - Magnets and ElectromagnetismUnit Four - Wave Motion and Optics Chapter 15 - Making Waves Chapter 16 - Light Waves and Color Chapter 17 - Light and Image FormationUnit Five - The Atom and Its Nucleus Chapter 18 - The Structure of the Atom Chapter 19 - The Nucleus and Nuclear EnergyUnit Six - Relativity and Beyond Chapter 20 - Relativity Chapter 21 - 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 Photo Credits Glossary Index
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