College Physics 1st edition

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Eugenia Etkina, Michale Gentile, Alan Van Heuvelen
Publisher: Pearson Education


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  • Chapter I: Introduction
    • I.1: Introduction to physics
    • I.2: Making models
    • I.3: Quantities and units in physics (21)
    • I.4: Estimation (8)
    • I.5: Scalars and vectors in physics (9)
    • I.6: Learning physics

  • Chapter 1: One Dimensional Kinematics
    • 1.1: Describing motion
    • 1.2: Motion diagrams
    • 1.3: Kinematic quantities (18)
    • 1.4: Motion graphs and tables (1)
    • 1.5: Constant velocity (18)
    • 1.6: Constant acceleration motion (21)
    • 1.7: Problem solving in kinematics (3)
    • 1.8: Free fall motion (13)
    • 1.9: Application: tailgating vehicles (2)

  • Chapter 2: Newton's Laws of Motion I
    • 2.1: Interactions
    • 2.2: Force addition and measurement
    • 2.3: Relating force to motion (3)
    • 2.4: Using force and motion diagrams
    • 2.5: Newton's first law
    • 2.6: Newton's second law (8)
    • 2.7: The gravitational force near Earth's surface (7)
    • 2.8: Problem solving: Newton's second law in one dimension (2)
    • 2.9: Newton's third law (6)
    • 2.10: Application: Seat belts, air bags

  • Chapter 3: Newton's Laws of Motion II
    • 3.1: Components of force vectors
    • 3.2: Newton's second law and vector components (12)
    • 3.3: Problem solving: dynamics (25)
    • 3.4: Frictional forces (26)
    • 3.5: Motion of projectiles (20)
    • 3.6: Application: Newton's laws and the motion of a car

  • Chapter 4: Dynamics of Circular Motion
    • 4.1: Graphically analyzing changes in velocity
    • 4.2: Direction of net force in circular motion
    • 4.3: Radial acceleration; period of circular motion (6)
    • 4.4: Problem solving: circular motion (8)
    • 4.5: Newton's law of universal gravitation
    • 4.6: Application: motion of satellites

  • Chapter 5: Momentum
    • 5.1: Conservation of mass in isolated systems
    • 5.2: Momentum (6)
    • 5.3: Impulse (15)
    • 5.4: Impulse-momentum theorem
    • 5.5: Problem solving: impulse-momentum theorem (6)
    • 5.6: Momentum and rocket propulsion (3)
    • 5.7: Application: meteor impact (6)

  • Chapter 6: Energy
    • 6.1: Work and different types of energy (6)
    • 6.2: Conservation of energy (1)
    • 6.3: Gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy (21)
    • 6.4: Spring potential energy (12)
    • 6.5: Friction and internal energy change (6)
    • 6.6: Problem solving: work-energy (17)
    • 6.7: Application: collisions (26)
    • 6.8: Power: rate of energy change (5)
    • 6.9: Universal gravitational potential energy

  • Chapter 7: Rigid Bodies and Equilibrium
    • 7.1: Rigid bodies
    • 7.2: Torque (8)
    • 7.3: Static equilibrium conditions (2)
    • 7.4: Center of mass (6)
    • 7.5: Problem solving: static equilibrium conditions (18)
    • 7.6: Stability (4)
    • 7.7: Application: static equilibrium (1)

  • Chapter 8: Rotation
    • 8.1: Kinematics of rotation (24)
    • 8.2: Angular acceleration and torque (14)
    • 8.3: Moment of inertia (1)
    • 8.4: Dynamics of rotation (14)
    • 8.5: Angular momentum (14)
    • 8.6: Kinetic energy of rotation (18)
    • 8.7: Application: rotational motion

  • Chapter 9: Gases
    • 9.1: Atomic structure and phases of matter
    • 9.2: Pressure and density of gases
    • 9.3: Pressure and kinetic energy of ideal gases
    • 9.4: Temperature, kinetic energy, and ideal gas law (7)
    • 9.5: Ideal gas law and gas processes (19)
    • 9.6: Distribution of speeds of particles in ideal gases
    • 9.7: Problem solving: ideal gas law
    • 9.8: Application: thermal energy of gases; diffusion

  • Chapter 10: Fluids Statics
    • 10.1: Density of fluids (2)
    • 10.2: Fluid pressure (7)
    • 10.3: Pressure, depth, and Pascal's law (9)
    • 10.4: Atmospheric pressure and barometers (5)
    • 10.5: The buoyant force and Archimedes' principle (15)
    • 10.6: Problem solving: fluid statics
    • 10.7: Application: buoyancy

  • Chapter 11: Fluid Dynamics
    • 11.1: Fluid flow across a surface
    • 11.2: Fluid flow and continuity (12)
    • 11.3: Laminar and turbulent flow
    • 11.4: Bernoulli's principle (16)
    • 11.5: Problems solving: Bernoulli's principle
    • 11.6: Viscosity; Poiseuille's law (12)
    • 11.7: Application: Fluid dynamics
    • 11.8: Drag forces: laminar and turbulent

  • Chapter 12: The First Law of Thermodynamics
    • 12.1: Work and internal energy change of ideal gases
    • 12.2: Work, heating, and internal energy change
    • 12.3: Work, heating, and the first law of thermodynamics (10)
    • 12.4: Heat capacity and specific heat (14)
    • 12.5: The first law of thermodynamics and ideal gases (9)
    • 12.6: Phase changes (15)
    • 12.7: Rate and mechanisms of heat flow (21)
    • 12.8: Application: Climate change; body temperature regulation

  • Chapter 13: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
    • 13.1: Reversible and irreversible processes
    • 13.2: Entropy: microscopic description
    • 13.3: Entropy change: macroscopic description (7)
    • 13.4: Engines and efficiency (19)
    • 13.5: Application: efficiency of automobiles and power plants

  • Chapter 14: Electric Force and Potential Energy
    • 14.1: Electric charge and electric interactions
    • 14.2: Models of electric charge
    • 14.3: Conductors and insulators (13)
    • 14.4: Coulomb's law (15)
    • 14.5: Work and electric potential energy
    • 14.6: Problems solving: electric force and potential energy
    • 14.7: Application: charge separation; photocopiers

  • Chapter 15: Electric Field
    • 15.1: Electric field due to point charges and electric force (6)
    • 15.2: Problem solving: electric fields (26)
    • 15.3: Electric potential (10)
    • 15.4: Electric potential and electric field (11)
    • 15.5: Electric fields and conducting materials (16)
    • 15.6: Electric fields and insulating materials
    • 15.7: Capacitors and capacitance (9)
    • 15.8: Application: Electrocardiography; lightning

  • Chapter 16: Direct Current Circuits
    • 16.1: Electric current; modeling charge flow (8)
    • 16.2: Emf; work by batteries
    • 16.3: Simple electric circuits; meters
    • 16.4: Resistance and Ohm's law (5)
    • 16.5: Series and parallel circuits (qualitative) (3)
    • 16.6: Power in electric circuits (15)
    • 16.7: Kirchhoff's rules for electric circuits (11)
    • 16.8: Resistors in series and parallel (18)
    • 16.9: Problem solving: electric circuits (8)
    • 16.10: Microscopic mode of resistors (9)
    • 16.11: Application: circulatory system; circuit breakers

  • Chapter 17: Magnetic Fields and Forces
    • 17.1: Magnetic interactions; magnetic poles
    • 17.2: Magnetic field; field lines; right-hand rule
    • 17.3: Magnetic force on currents; magnetic torque (26)
    • 17.4: Magnetic force on moving charged particles (12)
    • 17.5: Magnetic field due to a current (12)
    • 17.6: Problem solving: magnetic field and force (2)
    • 17.7: Application: velocity selector; MHD generator; mass spectrometer (6)
    • 17.8: Magnetic materials

  • Chapter 18: Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law
    • 18.1: Induced current
    • 18.2: Magnetic flux (3)
    • 18.3: Lenz's law and induced current direction (3)
    • 18.4: Faraday's law (8)
    • 18.5: Problem solving: electromagnetic induction
    • 18.6: Induced emf due to changes in magnitude of magnetic field
    • 18.7: Induced emf due to changes in area of loop (7)
    • 18.8: Induced emf due to changes in orientation of loop
    • 18.9: Application: transformers
    • 18.10: Electric fields due to changing magnetic fields

  • Chapter 19: Oscillation and Periodic Motion
    • 19.1: Equilibrium; restoring force; amplitude
    • 19.2: Frequency and period (5)
    • 19.3: Position, velocity, and acceleration of oscillator at any time (6)
    • 19.4: Force and acceleration; relating period to oscillator properties (11)
    • 19.5: Kinetic and potential energy of oscillation (9)
    • 19.6: Simple pendulum motion (7)
    • 19.7: Problem solving: vibration
    • 19.8: Damped oscillation (1)
    • 19.9: Driven oscillation and resonance
    • 19.10: Application: vibrating molecules; bungee cord

  • Chapter 20: Wave Motion
    • 20.1: Properties and types of waves
    • 20.2: Wave functions and wavelength (2)
    • 20.3: Speed of waves and wave medium (6)
    • 20.4: Energy in waves (4)
    • 20.5: Reflection of waves; impedance
    • 20.6: Problem solving: superposition of waves
    • 20.7: Sound waves (11)
    • 20.8: Pitch; frequency spectrum; harmonics; beats
    • 20.9: Transverse standing waves
    • 20.10: Longitudinal standing waves
    • 20.11: Application: Doppler effect (14)

  • Chapter 21: Geometric Optics I
    • 21.1: Light rays
    • 21.2: Reflection (9)
    • 21.3: Refraction; Snell's law (10)
    • 21.4: Total internal reflection (10)
    • 21.5: Problem solving: reflection and refraction
    • 21.6: Application: fiber optics; prisms; mirages; sky color (8)
    • 21.7: Particle model and wave model of light

  • Chapter 22: Geometric Optics II
    • 22.1: Image formation by plane mirrors
    • 22.2: Converging and diverging mirrors
    • 22.3: Mirror equation (3)
    • 22.4: Converging and diverging lenses (4)
    • 22.5: Thin lens equation (12)
    • 22.6: Problem solving: mirrors and lenses (1)
    • 22.7: Application: cameras; eyes; vision correction (17)
    • 22.8: Magnification (12)
    • 22.9: Optical systems: telescopes; microscopes (27)

  • Chapter 23: Physical Optics
    • 23.1: Double-slit interference (20)
    • 23.2: Speed of light in a medium; chromatic aberration; coherence (4)
    • 23.3: Diffraction gratings
    • 23.4: Interference by thin films
    • 23.5: Diffraction
    • 23.6: Application: resolution
    • 23.7: Problem solving: wave optics

  • Chapter 24: Electromagnetic Radiation
    • 24.1: Wave polarization
    • 24.2: Electromagnetic waves and light
    • 24.3: Radar; GPS; microwaves (1)
    • 24.4: The electromagnetic spectrum (13)
    • 24.5: EM wave functions; energy in EM waves (24)
    • 24.6: Application: polarizers; Brewster angle

  • Chapter 25: Relativity
    • 25.1: Michelson-Morley experiment
    • 25.2: Einstein's postulates
    • 25.3: Relativity of simultaneity
    • 25.4: Relativistic time dilation (3)
    • 25.5: Relativistic length contraction (1)
    • 25.6: Relativistic addition of velocities (2)
    • 25.7: Momentum in special relativity (3)
    • 25.8: Energy in special relativity (7)
    • 25.9: The doppler effect for electromagnetic waves (4)
    • 25.10: The general theory of relativity
    • 25.11: Application: GPS

  • Chapter 26: Quantum Model of Light
    • 26.1: Black-body radiation; energy quantization
    • 26.2: The photoelectric effect
    • 26.3: Explaining the photoelectric effect; photons
    • 26.4: Photons; photon momentum and energy
    • 26.5: X-rays: production and discovery
    • 26.6: Compton scattering; x-ray interference
    • 26.7: Application: photocells

  • Chapter 27: Quantum Physics of Atoms
    • 27.1: Models of the atom; line spectra
    • 27.2: The Bohr model of the atom
    • 27.3: Atomic excitation and emission spectra
    • 27.4: The laser
    • 27.5: Pauli exclusion principle
    • 27.6: Matter waves
    • 27.7: Electron configurations in atoms
    • 27.8: The Heisenberg uncertainty principle

  • Chapter 28: Physics of the Nucleus
    • 28.1: Discovery of radioactivity
    • 28.2: Discovery of the neutron
    • 28.3: Forces and energy in the nucleus
    • 28.4: Nuclear reactions and conservation laws
    • 28.5: Nuclear fusion and fission
    • 28.6: Radioactive decay (1)
    • 28.7: Measuring radioactive decay
    • 28.8: Radiocarbon dating
    • 28.9: Nuclear radiation and the human body

  • Chapter 29: Subatomic Particles
    • 29.1: Positrons and other antiparticles
    • 29.2: The four fundamental forces
    • 29.3: The Standard Model of particle physics
    • 29.4: Cosmology and the Big Bang
    • 29.5: Dark matter; dark energy
    • 29.6: Summary


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Chapter I: Introduction
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Chapter 1: One Dimensional Kinematics
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Chapter 2: Newton's Laws of Motion I
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Chapter 3: Newton's Laws of Motion II
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Chapter 4: Dynamics of Circular Motion
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Chapter 5: Momentum
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Chapter 6: Energy
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Chapter 7: Rigid Bodies and Equilibrium
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Chapter 8: Rotation
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Chapter 9: Gases
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Chapter 10: Fluids Statics
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Chapter 11: Fluid Dynamics
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Chapter 12: The First Law of Thermodynamics
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Chapter 13: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
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Chapter 14: Electric Force and Potential Energy
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Chapter 15: Electric Field
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Chapter 16: Direct Current Circuits
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Chapter 17: Magnetic Fields and Forces
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Chapter 18: Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law
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Chapter 19: Oscillation and Periodic Motion
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Chapter 20: Wave Motion
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Chapter 21: Geometric Optics I
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Chapter 22: Geometric Optics II
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Chapter 23: Physical Optics
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Chapter 24: Electromagnetic Radiation
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Chapter 25: Relativity
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Chapter 26: Quantum Model of Light
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Chapter 27: Quantum Physics of Atoms
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Chapter 28: Physics of the Nucleus
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Chapter 29: Subatomic Particles
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