Physics: Concepts and Connections 4th edition


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  • Chapter 1: The Way of Science: Experience and Reason
    • 1.1: Observing the Night Sky
    • 1.2: Ancient Greek Theories
    • 1.3: Copernicus's Theory
    • 1.4: Kepler's Theory
    • 1.5: The Scientific Revolution (1)
    • 1.6: The Copernicun Revolution (3)

  • Chapter 2: Atoms: The Nature of Things
    • 2.1: The Greek Atom (2)
    • 2.2: Atoms and Molecules (5)
    • 2.3: The Atom's Explanatory Power (2)
    • 2.4: Metric Distances and Powers of 10
    • 2.5: The Smallness of Atoms (2)
    • 2.6: Chemistry and Life

  • Chapter 3: How Things Move: Galileo Asks the Right Questions
    • 3.1: Aristotelian Physics
    • 3.2: The Law of Inertia
    • 3.3: Speed and Velocity
    • 3.4: Acceleration
    • 3.5: Falling
    • 3.6: Velocity (4)
    • 3.7: Acceleration (2)
    • 3.8: Falling (5)

  • Chapter 4: Why Things Move as They Do
    • 4.1: Force
    • 4.2: Newton's Law of Motion
    • 4.3: Weight
    • 4.4: Law of Force Pairs
    • 4.5: The Automobile
    • 4.6: Newton's Law of Motion (11)
    • 4.7: The Law of Force Pairs (4)

  • Chapter 5: Newton's Universe
    • 5.1: The Idea of Gravity (1)
    • 5.2: The Law of Gravity
    • 5.3: Gravitational Collapse (3)
    • 5.4: Beyond Newton
    • 5.5: The Law of Gravity (8)

  • Chapter 6: Conservation of Energy: You Can't Get Ahead
    • 6.1: Work
    • 6.2: Energy
    • 6.3: The Law of Energy and Energy Transformations
    • 6.4: Power
    • 6.5: Work (4)
    • 6.6: Energy (4)
    • 6.7: The Law of Energy and Energy Transformations (2)
    • 6.8: Power (4)

  • Chapter 7: Second Law of Thermodynamics: -and You Can't Even Break Them
    • 7.1: Heating
    • 7.2: Heat Engines (1)
    • 7.3: Energy Quality and the Law of Entropy
    • 7.4: The Automobile and Transportation
    • 7.5: The Steam-Electric Power Plant
    • 7.6: Exponential Growth and Resource Use
    • 7.7: Heat Engines (5)
    • 7.8: The Automobile and Transportation (2)
    • 7.9: The Steam-Electric Power Plant (1)
    • 7.10: Exponential Growth (4)

  • Chapter 8: Light and Electromagnetism
    • 8.1: Waves
    • 8.2: Interference
    • 8.3: Light (1)
    • 8.4: Electric Force, Magnetic Force
    • 8.5: The Planetary Model of the Atom (1)
    • 8.6: Force Fields
    • 8.7: Waves (7)
    • 8.8: The Electric Force

  • Chapter 9: Electromagnetic Radiation and Global Climate Change
    • 9.1: Electromagnetic Waves
    • 9.2: The Complete Spectrum (1)
    • 9.3: Global Ozone Depletion (1)
    • 9.4: Global Warming (1)
    • 9.5: Electromagnetic Waves (6)
    • 9.6: Ozone Depletion and Global Warming (1)

  • Chapter 10: The Special Theory of Relativity
    • 10.1: Galilean Relativity (1)
    • 10.2: The Principle of Relativity
    • 10.3: The Constancy of Lightspeed
    • 10.4: The Relativity of Time (1)
    • 10.5: The Relativity of Space and Mass (4)
    • 10: Problems (5)

  • Chapter 11: The General Theory of Relativity and the New Cosmology
    • 11.1: Einstein's Gravity: The General Theory of Relativity
    • 11.2: The Big Bang
    • 11.3: The Geometry of the Universe
    • 11.4: The Shape of the Universe
    • 11.5: Dark Matter
    • 11.6: The Accelerating Universe and Dark Energy
    • 11.7: Cosmic Inflation, and a Brief History of the Universe

  • Chapter 12: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
    • 12.1: Are There Other "Good" Places for Life?
    • 12.2: Does Life Originate on ""Good"" Planets? (3)
    • 12.3: Does Life Develop Intelligence or Technology?
    • 12.4: Interstellar Communication and Travel (3)
    • 12.5: Pseudoscience
    • 12.6: Interstellar Communication and Travel (3)

  • Chapter 13: The Quantum Idea
    • 13.1: The Post-Newtonian Revolution
    • 13.2: The Quantization of Light and the Quantum World
    • 13.3: Electron Interference and the Quantum Mystery of Matter
    • 13.4: Quantum Uncertainty
    • 13.5: The Quantization of Light (3)
    • 13.6: The Waviness of Matter (4)

  • Chapter 14: The Quantum Universe
    • 14.1: The Uncertainty Principle
    • 14.2: The Effect of Observation (1)
    • 14.3: Quantum Entanglement
    • 14.4: Quantum Reality and a Post-Newtonian Worldview
    • 14.5: Observing Atomic Spectra
    • 14.6: The Quantum Atom (1)
    • 14.7: The Uncertainty Principle (2)
    • 14.8: The Quantum Atom (2)

  • Chapter 15: The Nucleus and Radioactivity: A New Force-
    • 15.1: Nuclear Forces and Structure (1)
    • 15.2: Radioactive Decay
    • 15.3: Half-Life (4)
    • 15.4: Radioactive Dating
    • 15.5: Risk Assessment
    • 15.6: Half-Life (1)
    • 15.7: Radioactive Dating (4)
    • 15.8: Radiation Risks and Risk Assessment (1)

  • Chapter 16: Fusion and Fission: -and a New Energy
    • 16.1: Fusion and the Nuclear Energy Curve
    • 16.2: Origin of the Elements (1)
    • 16.3: Fission and the Chain Reaction
    • 16.4: Fission and Fusion Weapons
    • 16.5: Nuclear Terrorism
    • 16.6: Fission and the Chain Reaction (2)
    • 16.7: Fission and Fusion Weapons (3)

  • Chapter 17: The Energy Challenge
    • 17.1: Energy History and Future (2)
    • 17.2: Nuclear Power
    • 17.3: Assessing Nuclear and Coal Power
    • 17.4: Renewables
    • 17.5: Efficiency
    • 17.6: Energy History and Future (2)
    • 17.7: Coal and Nuclear Power (3)
    • 17.8: Renewables and Energy Efficiency (2)

  • Chapter 18: Quantum Fields: Relativity Meets the Quantum
    • 18.1: Quantum Electrodynamics and Antimatter (1)
    • 18.2: Electroweak Unification (1)
    • 18.3: The Strong Force
    • 18.4: Quantum Gravity
    • 18.5: Quantum Electrodynamics and Antimatter (4)

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Chapter 1: The Way of Science: Experience and Reason
1.CE 4 22 29 31 32
Chapter 2: Atoms: The Nature of Things
2.CE 11 02 04 05 06 07 16 17 20 22 37 39
Chapter 3: How Things Move: Galileo Asks the Right Questions
3.P 11 01 02 04 05 06 07 08 10 12 14 16
Chapter 4: Why Things Move as They Do
4.P 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 13 15 17 19
Chapter 5: Newton's Universe
5.CE 4 11 34 35 36
5.P 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 08 10
Chapter 6: Conservation of Energy: You Can't Get Ahead
6.P 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 10 14 16 18 19 20 21
Chapter 7: Second Law of Thermodynamics: -and You Can't Even Break Them
7.CE 1 16
7.P 12 01 02 03 04 06 08 09 10 12 14 15 16
Chapter 8: Light and Electromagnetism
8.CE 2 16 30
8.P 7 02 03 05 06 07 09 10
Chapter 9: Electromagnetic Radiation and Global Climate Change
9.CE 3 16 24 33
9.P 7 01 02 03 04 06 08 09
Chapter 10: The Special Theory of Relativity
10.CE 6 04 30 35 36 42 45
10.P 5 02 03 04 05 06
Chapter 11: The General Theory of Relativity and the New Cosmology
11 0  
Chapter 12: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
12.CE 6 05 06 07 17 20 22
12.P 3 01 04 05
Chapter 13: The Quantum Idea
13.P 7 04 06 08 09 10 12 14
Chapter 14: The Quantum Universe
14.CE 2 08 24
14.P 4 01 02 04 05
Chapter 15: The Nucleus and Radioactivity: A New Force-
15.CE 5 04 18 19 22 23
15.P 6 02 03 04 06 08 10
Chapter 16: Fusion and Fission: -and a New Energy
16.CE 1 14
16.P 5 01 02 04 05 06
Chapter 17: The Energy Challenge
17.CE 2 06 16
17.P 7 01 02 03 04 05 06 08
Chapter 18: Quantum Fields: Relativity Meets the Quantum
18.CE 2 04 06
18.P 4 01 02 03 04
Total 164