Inquiry into Physics 8th edition

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Vern J. Ostdiek and Donald J. Bord
Publisher: Cengage Learning

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  • Chapter 1: The Study of Motion
    • 1.1: Fundamental Physical Quantities
    • 1.2: Speed and Velocity
    • 1.3: Acceleration
    • 1.4: Simple Types of Motion
    • 1: Questions (23)
    • 1: Problems (28)
    • 1: Conceptual Questions
    • 1: Interactive Video Vignettes
    • 1: Extra Problems (4)

  • Chapter 2: Newton's Laws
    • 2.1: Force
    • 2.2: Newton's First Law of Motion
    • 2.3: Mass
    • 2.4: Newton's Second Law of Motion
    • 2.5: Examples: Different Forces, Different Motions
    • 2.6: Newton's Third Law of Motion
    • 2.7: The Law of Universal Gravitation
    • 2.8: Tides
    • 2: Questions (30)
    • 2: Problems (21)
    • 2: Conceptual Questions
    • 2: Interactive Video Vignettes (5)
    • 2: Extra Problems (2)

  • Chapter 3: Energy and Conservation Laws
    • 3.1: Conservation Laws
    • 3.2: Linear Momentum
    • 3.3: Work: The Key to Energy
    • 3.4: Energy
    • 3.5: The Conservation of Energy
    • 3.6: Collisions: An Energy Perspective
    • 3.7: Power
    • 3.8: Rotation and Angular Momentum
    • 3: Questions (31)
    • 3: Problems (23)
    • 3: Conceptual Questions
    • 3: Interactive Video Vignettes (1)
    • 3: Extra Problems

  • Chapter 4: Physics of Matter
    • 4.1: Matter: Phases, Forms, and Forces
    • 4.2: Pressure
    • 4.3: Density
    • 4.4: Fluid Pressure and Gravity
    • 4.5: Archimedes' Principle
    • 4.6: Pascal's Principle
    • 4.7: Bernoulli's Principle
    • 4: Questions (38)
    • 4: Problems (18)
    • 4: Conceptual Questions
    • 4: Interactive Video Vignettes
    • 4: Extra Problems

  • Chapter 5: Temperature and Heat
    • 5.1: Temperature
    • 5.2: Thermal Expansion
    • 5.3: The First Law of Thermodynamics
    • 5.4: Heat Transfer
    • 5.5: Specific Heat Capacity
    • 5.6: Phase Transitions
    • 5.7: Heat Engines and The Second Law of Thermodynamics
    • 5: Questions (37)
    • 5: Problems (15)
    • 5: Conceptual Questions
    • 5: Interactive Video Vignettes
    • 5: Extra Problems (1)

  • Chapter 6: Waves and Sound
    • 6.1: Waves—Types and Properties
    • 6.2: Aspects of Wave Propagation
    • 6.3: Sound
    • 6.4: Production of Sound
    • 6.5: Propagation of Sound
    • 6.6: Perception of Sound
    • 6: Questions (35)
    • 6: Problems (17)
    • 6: Conceptual Questions
    • 6: Interactive Video Vignettes
    • 6: Extra Problems

  • Chapter 7: Electricity
    • 7.1: Electric Charge
    • 7.2: Electric Force and Coulomb's Law
    • 7.3: Electric Currents—Superconductivity
    • 7.4: Electric Circuits and Ohm's Law
    • 7.5: Power and Energy in Electric Currents
    • 7.6: AC and DC
    • 7: Questions (32)
    • 7: Problems (31)
    • 7: Conceptual Questions
    • 7: Interactive Video Vignettes (3)
    • 7: Extra Problems

  • Chapter 8: Electromagnetism and EM Waves
    • 8.1: Magnetism
    • 8.2: Interactions between Electricity and Magnetism
    • 8.3: Principles of Electromagnetism
    • 8.4: Applications to Sound Reproduction
    • 8.5: Electromagnetic Waves
    • 8.6: Blackbody Radiation
    • 8.7: EM Waves and Earth's Atmosphere
    • 8: Questions (36)
    • 8: Problems (11)
    • 8: Conceptual Questions
    • 8: Interactive Video Vignettes
    • 8: Extra Problems (1)

  • Chapter 9: Optics
    • 9.1: Light Waves
    • 9.2: Mirrors: Plane and Not So Simple
    • 9.3: Refraction
    • 9.4: Lenses and Images
    • 9.5: The Human Eye
    • 9.6: Dispersion and Color
    • 9.7: Atmospheric Optics: Rainbows, Halos, and Blue Skies
    • 9: Questions (58)
    • 9: Problems (11)
    • 9: Conceptual Questions
    • 9: Interactive Video Vignettes
    • 9: Extra Problems (3)

  • Chapter 10: Atomic Physics
    • 10.1: The Quantum Hypothesis
    • 10.2: The Photoelectric Effect and Photons
    • 10.3: Atomic Spectra
    • 10.4: The Bohr Model of the Atom
    • 10.5: Quantum Mechanics
    • 10.6: Atomic Structure
    • 10.7: X-Ray Spectra
    • 10.8: Lasers
    • 10: Questions (42)
    • 10: Problems (19)
    • 10: Conceptual Questions
    • 10: Interactive Video Vignettes
    • 10: Extra Problems (1)

  • Chapter 11: Nuclear Physics
    • 11.1: The Nucleus
    • 11.2: Radioactivity
    • 11.3: Half-Life
    • 11.4: Artificial Nuclear Reactions
    • 11.5: Nuclear Binding Energy
    • 11.6: Nuclear Fission
    • 11.7: Nuclear Fusion
    • 11: Questions (31)
    • 11: Problems (21)
    • 11: Conceptual Questions
    • 11: Interactive Video Vignettes
    • 11: Extra Problems (1)

  • Chapter 12: Relativity, Particle Physics, and Cosmology
    • 12.1: Special Relativity: The Physics of High Velocity
    • 12.2: General Relativity
    • 12.3: Forces and Particles
    • 12.4: Quarks: Order Out of Chaos
    • 12.5: The Standard Model and GUTs
    • 12.6: Cosmology
    • 12: Questions (28)
    • 12: Problems (16)
    • 12: Conceptual Questions
    • 12: Interactive Video Vignettes
    • 12: Extra Problems (6)


Inquiry into Physics, 8th edition, by Vern J. Ostdiek and Donald J. Bord continues its strong emphasis on the inquiry approach to learning physics. Throughout, students are asked to try things, to discover relationships between physical quantities on their own, and to look for answers in the world around them and not seek them only in books or on the Internet. The WebAssign component for this title engages students with immediate question feedback, new Interactive Video Vignettes, and a complete eBook.

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Chapter 4: Physics of Matter
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Chapter 5: Temperature and Heat
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Chapter 8: Electromagnetism and EM Waves
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Chapter 10: Atomic Physics
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Chapter 11: Nuclear Physics
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Chapter 12: Relativity, Particle Physics, and Cosmology
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