College Physics: A Strategic Approach 1st edition

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Randall D. Knight, Brian Jones and Stuart Field
Publisher: Pearson Education


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  • Chapter 1: Concepts of Motion and Mathematical Background
    • 1.1: Motion: A First Look
    • 1.2: Position and Time: Putting Numbers on Nature
    • 1.3: Velocity
    • 1.4: A Sense of Scale: Significant Figures, Scientific Notation, and Units (7)
    • 1.5: Vectors and Motion: A First Look
    • 1.6: Making Models: The Power of Physics
    • 1: General Problems
    • 1: Questions (2)

  • Chapter 2: Motion in One Dimension
    • 2.1: Describing Motion
    • 2.2: Uniform Motion (3)
    • 2.3: Motion with Changing Velocity (2)
    • 2.4: Acceleration (1)
    • 2.5: Motion with Constant Acceleration (2)
    • 2.6: Solving One-Dimensional Motion Problems
    • 2.7: Free Fall (1)
    • 2: General Problems (12)
    • 2: Questions

  • Chapter 3: Vectors and Motion in Two Dimensions
    • 3.1: Using Vectors
    • 3.2: Using Vectors on Motion Diagrams
    • 3.3: Coordinate Systems and Vector Components (7)
    • 3.4: Motion on a Ramp (1)
    • 3.5: Relative Motion (2)
    • 3.6: Motion in Two-Dimensions: Projectile Motion
    • 3.7: Projectile Motion: Solving Problems (3)
    • 3.8: Motion in Two Dimensions: Circular Motion
    • 3: General Problems (19)
    • 3: Questions

  • Chapter 4: Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion
    • 4.1: What Causes Motion?
    • 4.2: Force
    • 4.3: Short Catalog of Forces
    • 4.4: Identifying Focres (2)
    • 4.5: What Do Forces Do? (4)
    • 4.6: Newton's Second Law (2)
    • 4.7: Free-Body Diagrams
    • 4.8: Newton's Third Law (1)
    • 4: General Problems (6)
    • 4: Questions

  • Chapter 5: Applying Newton's Laws
    • 5.1: Equilibrium (5)
    • 5.2: Dynamics and Newton's Second Law (3)
    • 5.3: Mass and Weight (5)
    • 5.4: Normal Forces
    • 5.5: Friction (4)
    • 5.6: Drag (2)
    • 5.7: Interacting Objects (2)
    • 5.8: Ropes and Pulleys (2)
    • 5: General Problems (12)
    • 5: Questions

  • Chapter 6: Circular Motion, Orbits, and Gravity
    • 6.1: Uniform Circular Motion (2)
    • 6.2: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration in Uniform Circular Motion (2)
    • 6.3: Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion (2)
    • 6.4: Apparent Forces in Circular Motion (3)
    • 6.5: Circular Orbits and Weightlessness
    • 6.6: Newton's Law of Gravity (2)
    • 6.7: Gravity and Orbits (2)
    • 6: General Problems (15)
    • 6: Questions

  • Chapter 7: Rotational Motion
    • 7.1: The Rotation of a Rigid Body
    • 7.2: Torque (1)
    • 7.3: Gravitational Torque and the Center of Gravity (1)
    • 7.4: Rotational Dynamics and Moment of Inertia
    • 7.5: Using Newton's Second Law for Rotation
    • 7.6: Rolling Motion
    • 7: General Problems (9)
    • 7: Questions

  • Chapter 8: Equilibrium and Elasticity
    • 8.1: Torque and Static Equilibrium (2)
    • 8.2: Stability and Balance
    • 8.3: Springs and Elastic Materials (1)
    • 8.4: Stretching, Compressing, and Bending Materials (2)
    • 8: General Problems (4)
    • 8: Questions

  • Chapter 9: Momentum
    • 9.1: Impulse
    • 9.2: Momentum and the Impulse-Momentum Theorem (3)
    • 9.3: Solving Impulse and Momentum Problems (2)
    • 9.4: Conservation of Momentum (2)
    • 9.5: Inelastic Collisions (3)
    • 9.6: Momentum and Collisions in Two Dimensions (2)
    • 9.7: Angular Momentum (2)
    • 9: General Problems (15)
    • 9: Questions

  • Chapter 10: Energy and Work
    • 10.4: Work (2)
    • 10.5: Kinetic Energy (3)
    • 10.6: Potential Energy (8)
    • 10.7: Thermal Energy (1)
    • 10.9: Energy in Collisions (3)
    • 10.10: Power (2)
    • 10: General Problems (15)
    • 10: Questions

  • Chapter 11: Using Energy
    • 11.1: Transforming Energy
    • 11.2: Energy in the Body: Energy Inputs
    • 11.3: Energy in the Body: Energy Outputs
    • 11.4: Thermal Energy and Temperature (1)
    • 11.5: Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics (2)
    • 11.6: Heat Engines (3)
    • 11.7: Heat Pumps (2)
    • 11.8: Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
    • 11: General Problems (5)
    • 11: Questions

  • Chapter 12: Thermal Properties of Matter
    • 12.1: The Atomic Model of Matter
    • 12.2: Thermal Expansion
    • 12.3: Pressure and the Kinetic Theory of an Ideal Gas
    • 12.4: Ideal-Gas Processes (2)
    • 12.5: Specific Heat and Heat of Transformation (3)
    • 12.6: Calorimetry (4)
    • 12.7: Thermal Properties of Gases (2)
    • 12.8: Heat Transfer
    • 12: General Problems (14)
    • 12: Questions

  • Chapter 13: Fluids
    • 13.1: Fluids and Density (1)
    • 13.2: Pressure (2)
    • 13.3: Measuring and Using Pressure (1)
    • 13.4: Buoyancy (1)
    • 13.5: Fluids in Motion (2)
    • 13.6: Fluid Dynamics
    • 13.7: Viscosity and Poiseuille's Equation
    • 13: General Problems (9)
    • 13: Questions

  • Chapter 14: Oscillations
    • 14.1: Equilibrium and Oscillation
    • 14.2: Linear Restoring Forces and Simple Harmonic Motion
    • 14.3: Describing Simple Harmonic Motion (6)
    • 14.4: Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion (5)
    • 14.5: Pendulum Motion (4)
    • 14.6: Damped Oscillations (1)
    • 14.7: Driven Oscillations and Resonance
    • 14: General Problems (9)
    • 14: Questions

  • Chapter 15: Traveling Waves and Sound
    • 15.1: The Wave Model
    • 15.2: Traveling Waves (2)
    • 15.3: Graphical and Mathematical Descriptions of Waves (8)
    • 15.4: Sound and Light Waves (4)
    • 15.5: Energy and Intensity (2)
    • 15.6: Loudness of Sound (1)
    • 15.7: The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves (2)
    • 15: General Problems (10)
    • 15: Questions

  • Chapter 16: Superposition and Standing Waves
    • 16.1: The Principle of Superposition (1)
    • 16.2: Standing Waves
    • 16.3: Standing Waves on a String (6)
    • 16.4: Standing Sound Waves (2)
    • 16.6: The Interference of Waves from Two Sources (5)
    • 16.7: Beats (1)
    • 16: General Problems (11)
    • 16: Questions (1)

  • Chapter 17: Wave Optics
    • 17.1: What is Light? (3)
    • 17.2: The Interference of Light (5)
    • 17.3: The Diffraction Grating (3)
    • 17.4: Thin-Film Interference (2)
    • 17.5: Single-Slit Diffraction (2)
    • 17.6: Circular-Aperture Diffraction (3)
    • 17: General Problems (15)
    • 17: Questions (5)

  • Chapter 18: Ray Optics
    • 18.1: The Ray Model of Light (2)
    • 18.2: Reflection (3)
    • 18.3: Refraction (3)
    • 18.4: Color and Dispersion
    • 18.5: Image Formation by Refraction (2)
    • 18.6: Thin Lenses: Ray Tracing (1)
    • 18.7: Image Formation with Spherical Mirrors (1)
    • 18: General Problems (11)
    • 18: Questions (3)

  • Chapter 19: Optical Instruments
    • 19.1: Finding the Image of a Lens or Mirror (2)
    • 19.2: The Camera
    • 19.3: The Human Eye (2)
    • 19.4: The Magnifier
    • 19.5: The Microscope
    • 19.6: The Telescope
    • 19.7: Resolution of Optical Instruments
    • 19: General Problems (5)
    • 19: Questions (5)

  • Chapter 20: Electric Forces and Fields
    • 20.1: Charges and Forces
    • 20.2: Charges, Atoms, and Molecules (2)
    • 20.3: Coulomb's Law (3)
    • 20.4: The Concept of the Electric Field (4)
    • 20.5: Applications of the Electric Field (3)
    • 20.6: Conductors in Electric Fields
    • 20.7: Forces and Torques on Charges in Electric Fields (2)
    • 20: General Problems (18)
    • 20: Questions (5)

  • Chapter 21: Electric Potential
    • 21.1: Electric Potential Energy and the Electric Potential (1)
    • 21.2: Using the Electric Potential (3)
    • 21.3: Calculating the Electric Potential (5)
    • 21.5: Connecting Potential and Field (4)
    • 21.6: The Electrocardiogram (2)
    • 21.7: Capacitance and Capacitors (3)
    • 21.8: Dielectrics and Capacitors (1)
    • 21.9: Energy and Capacitors (3)
    • 21: General Problems (10)
    • 21: Questions (5)

  • Chapter 22: Current and Resistance
    • 22.1: A Model of Current
    • 22.2: Defining and Describing Current (3)
    • 22.3: Batteries and EMF (1)
    • 22.4: Connecting Potential and Current (3)
    • 22.5: Resistors and Ohm's Law (1)
    • 22.6: Energy and Power (1)
    • 22: General Problems (6)
    • 22: Questions (5)

  • Chapter 23: Circuits
    • 23.1: Circuit Elements and Diagrams
    • 23.2: Kirchhoff's Laws (2)
    • 23.3: Series and Parallel Circuits (2)
    • 23.4: Measuring Voltage and Current
    • 23.5: More Complex Circuits (4)
    • 23.6: Household Electricity (1)
    • 23.7: Capacitors in Parallel and Series (4)
    • 23.8: RC Circuits (2)
    • 23.9: Electricity in the Nervous System (3)
    • 23: General Problems (11)
    • 23: Questions (5)

  • Chapter 24: Magnetic Fields and Forces
    • 24.1: Magnetism
    • 24.2: The Magnetic Field
    • 24.3: Electric Currents Also Create Magnetic Fields
    • 24.4: Calculating the Magnetic Field Due to a Current (7)
    • 24.5: Magnetic Fields Exert Forces on Moving Charges (4)
    • 24.6: Magnetic Fields Exert Forces on Currents (2)
    • 24.7: Magnetic Fields Exert Torques on Dipoles (1)
    • 24.8: Magnets and Magnetic Materials
    • 24: General Problems (6)
    • 24: Questions (5)

  • Chapter 25: Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves
    • 25.1: Induced Currents
    • 25.2: Motional emf (1)
    • 25.3: Magnetic Flux (3)
    • 25.4: Faraday's Law (2)
    • 25.5: Induced Fields and Electromagnetic Waves
    • 25.6: Properties of Electromagnetic Waves (5)
    • 25.7: The Photon Model of Electromagnetic Waves (6)
    • 25.8: The Electromagnetic Spectrum (1)
    • 25: General Problems (11)
    • 25: Questions (5)

  • Chapter 26: AC Circuits
    • 26.1: Alternating Current (2)
    • 26.2: The Transmission and Use of Electricity
    • 26.3: Biological Effects and Electrical Safety
    • 26.4: Capacitor Circuits (2)
    • 26.5: Inductors and Inductor Circuits (2)
    • 26.6: Oscillation Circuits (2)
    • 26: General Problems (4)
    • 26: Questions

  • Chapter 27: Relativity
    • 27.2: Galilean Relativity (1)
    • 27.3: Einstein's Principle of Relativity (1)
    • 27.4: Events and Measurements
    • 27.5: Relativity of Simultaneity (2)
    • 27.6: Time Dilation (2)
    • 27.7: Length Contraction (3)
    • 27.8: Velocities of Objects in Special Relativity (1)
    • 27.9: Relativistic Momentum (1)
    • 27.10: Relativistic Energy (2)
    • 27: General Problems (10)
    • 27: Questions

  • Chapter 28: Quantum Physics
    • 28.1: X Rays and X-Ray Diffraction (4)
    • 28.2: The Photoelectric Effect (4)
    • 28.3: Photons (3)
    • 28.4: Matter Waves (4)
    • 28.5: Energy Is Quantized (3)
    • 28.6: Energy Levels and Quantum Jumps (2)
    • 28.7: The Uncertainty Principle (3)
    • 28: General Problems (12)
    • 28: Questions (5)

  • Chapter 29: Atoms and Molecules
    • 29.1: Spectroscopy (1)
    • 29.2: Atoms (2)
    • 29.3: Bohr's Model of Atomic Quantization (2)
    • 29.4: The Bohr Hydrogen Atom (3)
    • 29.5: The Quantum-Mechanical Hydrogen Atom (4)
    • 29.6: Multielectron Atoms (2)
    • 29.7: Excited States and Spectra (1)
    • 29.8: Molecules (1)
    • 29.9: Stimulated Emission and Lasers (1)
    • 29: General Problems (12)
    • 29: Questions (3)

  • Chapter 30: Nuclear Physics
    • 30.1: Nuclear Structure (2)
    • 30.2: Nuclear Stability (3)
    • 30.3: Forces and Energy in the Nucleus
    • 30.4: Radiation and Radioactivity (3)
    • 30.5: Nuclear Decay Mechanisms (3)
    • 30.6: Subatomic Particles
    • 30.7: Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics (5)
    • 30: General Problems (10)
    • 30: Questions (3)

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Chapter 2: Motion in One Dimension
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Chapter 3: Vectors and Motion in Two Dimensions
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Chapter 4: Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion
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Chapter 5: Applying Newton's Laws
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Chapter 6: Circular Motion, Orbits, and Gravity
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Chapter 7: Rotational Motion
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Chapter 8: Equilibrium and Elasticity
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Chapter 9: Momentum
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Chapter 10: Energy and Work
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Chapter 11: Using Energy
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Chapter 12: Thermal Properties of Matter
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Chapter 13: Fluids
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Chapter 14: Oscillations
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Chapter 15: Traveling Waves and Sound
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Chapter 17: Wave Optics
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Chapter 18: Ray Optics
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Chapter 19: Optical Instruments
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Chapter 20: Electric Forces and Fields
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Chapter 21: Electric Potential
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Chapter 22: Current and Resistance
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Chapter 23: Circuits
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Chapter 24: Magnetic Fields and Forces
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Chapter 25: Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves
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Chapter 26: AC Circuits
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Chapter 27: Relativity
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Chapter 28: Quantum Physics
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Chapter 29: Atoms and Molecules
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Chapter 30: Nuclear Physics
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