Physics: Principles and Problems 2002 edition


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  • 1: What is physics? (11)
  • 2: A Mathematical Toolkit (85)
  • 3: Describing Motion (36)
  • 4: Vector Addition (59)
  • 5: A Mathematical Model of Motion (131)
  • 6: Forces (79)
  • 7: Forces and Motion in Two Dimensions (86)
  • 8: Universal Gravitation (78)
  • 9: Momentum and Its Conservation (75)
  • 10: Energy, Work, and Simple Machines (82)
  • 11: Energy (96)
  • 12: Thermal Energy (61)
  • 13: States of Matter (71)
  • 14: Waves and Energy Transfer (68)
  • 15: Sound (73)
  • 16: Light (67)
  • 17: Reflection and Refraction (78)
  • 18: Mirrors and Lenses (66)
  • 19: Diffraction and Interference of Light (48)
  • 20: Static Electricity (48)
  • 21: Electric Fields (73)
  • 22: Current Electricity (78)
  • 23: Series and Parallel Circuits (60)
  • 24: Magnetic Fields (79)
  • 25: Electromagnetic Induction (67)
  • 26: Electromagnetism (53)
  • 27: Quantum Theory (50)
  • 28: The Atom (54)
  • 29: Solid State Electronics (45)
  • 30: The Nucleus (62)
  • 31: Nuclear Applications (59)

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Chapter 1: What is physics?
1.AC 7 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
1.CT 1 11
1.RC 3 01 02 03
Chapter 2: A Mathematical Toolkit
2.AC 12 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
2.CT 5 48 49 50 51 52
2.P 18 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
2.PP 21 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
2.RC 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Chapter 3: Describing Motion
3.AC 6 11 12 13 14 15 16
3.CT 2 24 25
3.P 7 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
3.RC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 4: Vector Addition
4.AC 8 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4.CT 2 32 33
4.P 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
4.PP 18 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4.RC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 5: A Mathematical Model of Motion
5.AC 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
5.CT 3 77 78 79
5.P 50 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76
5.PP 33 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
5.RC 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Chapter 6: Forces
6.AC 10 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
6.CT 1 43
6.P 23 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
6.PP 21 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
6.RC 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
Chapter 7: Forces and Motion in Two Dimensions
7.AC 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
7.CT 4 56 57 58 59
7.P 26 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55
7.PP 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
7.RC 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
Chapter 8: Universal Gravitation
8.AC 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
8.CT 2 59 60
8.P 28 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
8.PP 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
8.RC 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 9: Momentum and Its Conservation
9.AC 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
9.CT 2 47 48
9.P 25 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
9.PP 18 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
9.RC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 10: Energy, Work, and Simple Machines
10.AC 11 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
10.CT 2 56 57
10.P 37 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55
10.PP 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
10.RC 7 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
Chapter 11: Energy
11.AC 19 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
11.CT 3 70 71 72
11.P 32 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69
11.PP 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
11.RC 18 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Chapter 12: Thermal Energy
12.AC 8 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
12.CT 1 38
12.P 17 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
12.PP 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
12.RC 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
Chapter 13: States of Matter
13.AC 13 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
13.CT 2 49 50
13.P 19 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
13.PP 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
13.RC 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Chapter 14: Waves and Energy Transfer
14.AC 9 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
14.CT 1 48
14.P 16 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
14.PP 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
14.RC 22 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Chapter 15: Sound
15.AC 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
15.CT 3 52 53 54
15.P 28 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51
15.PP 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
15.RC 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
Chapter 16: Light
16.AC 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
16.CT 2 45 46
16.P 14 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
16.PP 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
16.RC 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 17: Reflection and Refraction
17.AC 16 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
17.CT 3 59 60 61
17.P 28 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
17.PP 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
17.RC 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Chapter 18: Mirrors and Lenses
18.AC 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
18.CT 3 41 42 43
18.P 16 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
18.PP 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
18.RC 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
Chapter 19: Diffraction and Interference of Light
19.AC 5 11 12 13 14 15
19.CT 3 28 29 30
19.P 12 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
19.PP 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
19.RC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 20: Static Electricity
20.AC 11 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20.CT 3 32 33 34
20.P 12 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
20.PP 5 01 02 03 04 05
20.RC 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
Chapter 21: Electric Fields
21.AC 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
21.CT 2 48 49
21.P 25 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
21.PP 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
21.RC 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
Chapter 22: Current Electricity
22.AC 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
22.CT 2 48 49
22.P 27 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
22.PP 20 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
22.RC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 23: Series and Parallel Circuits
23.AC 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
23.CT 2 39 40
23.P 18 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
23.PP 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
23.RC 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
Chapter 24: Magnetic Fields
24.AC 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
24.CT 2 55 56
24.P 28 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54
24.PP 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
24.RC 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Chapter 25: Electromagnetic Induction
25.AC 12 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
25.CT 3 46 47 48
25.P 18 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
25.PP 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
25.RC 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 26: Electromagnetism
26.AC 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
26.CT 2 35 36
26.P 16 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
26.PP 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
26.RC 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
Chapter 27: Quantum Theory
27.AC 5 11 12 13 14 15
27.CT 2 34 35
27.P 18 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
27.PP 7 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
27.RC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 28: The Atom
28.AC 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
28.CT 2 37 38
28.P 16 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
28.PP 6 01 02 03 04 05 06
28.RC 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Chapter 29: Solid State Electronics
29.AC 10 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
29.CT 2 30 31
29.P 13 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
29.PP 5 01 02 03 04 05
29.RC 6 01 02 03 04 05 06
Chapter 30: The Nucleus
30.AC 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
30.CT 2 39 40
30.P 21 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
30.PP 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
30.RC 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
Chapter 31: Nuclear Applications
31.AC 8 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
31.CT 3 38 39 40
31.P 17 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
31.PP 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
31.RC 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
Total 1785