Physics for Scientists and Engineers 3rd edition

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Richard Wolfson and Jay M. Pasachoff
Publisher: Pearson Education


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  • 1: Doing Physics (22)
  • 2: Motion in a Straight Line (37)
  • 3: The Vector Description of Motion (25)
  • 4: Motion in More Than One Dimension (35)
  • 5: Force and Motion (44)
  • 6: Using Newton's Laws (42)
  • 7: Work, Energy, and Power (32)
  • 8: Conservation of Energy (49)
  • 9: Gravitation (30)
  • 10: Systems of Particles (20)
  • 11: Collisions (29)
  • 12: Rotational Motion (32)
  • 13: Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum (31)
  • 14: Static Equilibrium (20)
  • 15: Oscillatory Motion (36)
  • 16: Wave Motion (40)
  • 17: Sound and Other Wave Phenomena (27)
  • 18: Fluid Motion (26)
  • 19: Temperature and Heat (27)
  • 20: The Thermal Behavior of Matter (24)
  • 21: Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics (17)
  • 22: The Second Law of Thermodynamics (15)
  • 23: Electric Charge, Force, and Field (42)
  • 24: Gauss's Law (48)
  • 25: Electric Potential (43)
  • 26: Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors (46)
  • 27: Electric Current (46)
  • 28: Electric Circuits (51)
  • 29: The Magnetic Field (46)
  • 30: Sources of the Magnetic Field (50)
  • 31: Electromagnetic Induction (43)
  • 32: Inductance and Magnetic Energy (36)
  • 33: Alternating-Current Circuits (37)
  • 34: Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves (48)
  • 35: Reflection and Refraction (29)
  • 36: Image Formation and Optical Instruments (32)
  • 37: Interference and Diffraction (38)
  • 38: Relativity (23)
  • 39: Inside Atoms and Nuclei (12)
  • 39X: Alternate Chapter 39 (42)
  • 40: Quantum Mechanics of Atoms (11)
  • 41: Molecules and Solids (13)
  • 42: Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
  • 43: Nuclear Energy: Effects and Uses of Radiation (25)
  • 44: Elementary Particles (8)
  • 45: Astrophysics and Cosmology (12)

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Chapter 1: Doing Physics
1.P 22 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 14 16 18 20 22 25 28 29 31 32 36 43 44
Chapter 2: Motion in a Straight Line
2.P 31 01 04 05 06 09 10 11 12 13 16 18 20 26 28 30 33 36 48 50 51 52 56 60 62 64 68 70 71 72 88 92
2.Q 6 02 05 10 13 14 18
Chapter 3: The Vector Description of Motion
3.P 25 01 02 03 04 11 12 17 20 26 28 30 32 35 40 46 47 48 49 50 51 53 57 58 66 68
Chapter 4: Motion in More Than One Dimension
4.P 27 03 07 14 15 16 17 18 27 28 29 38 40 42 43 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 64 66 68 71 79
4.Q 8 01 04 09 10 12 18 19 21
Chapter 5: Force and Motion
5.P 35 01 02 03 04 06 08 10 12 14 17 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 30 34 35 36 38 41 42 43 44 46 49 52 60 61 62 70 74
5.Q 9 03 06 07 09 10 14 19 23 26
Chapter 6: Using Newton's Laws
6.P 37 02 03 06 07 08 10 12 13 15 18 19 21 26 27 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 40 41 43 46 49 50 51 53 57 63 65 66 68 70 72 76
6.Q 6 02 09 15 16 18 23
Chapter 7: Work, Energy, and Power
7.P 28 01 03 04 05 07 08 14 19 20 24 26 31 34 41 43 46 47 48 50 51 54 56 57 58 61 64 77 80
7.Q 4 08 09 17 18
Chapter 8: Conservation of Energy
8.P 44 01 02 05 08 09 10 11 12 13 15 17 20 21 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 34 35 36 38 39 40 44 45 46 48 49 51 52 53 54 58 61 62 64 68 73 74 79
8.Q 5 05 11 14 15 17
Chapter 9: Gravitation
9.P 24 01 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 17 18 21 22 28 32 37 39 42 48 56 57 60 61 62
9.Q 6 03 04 05 08 17 22
Chapter 10: Systems of Particles
10.P 18 01 02 06 14 16 19 22 23 26 29 37 38 39 42 46 48 54 62
10.Q 2 03 19
Chapter 11: Collisions
11.P 26 02 03 04 06 08 12 15 16 17 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 36 38 44 51 56 58 61 63 71 72
11.Q 3 08 10 15
Chapter 12: Rotational Motion
12.P 28 02 04 06 07 10 12 13 14 16 18 20 23 24 26 38 40 42 46 50 52 54 56 60 62 64 66 68 74
12.Q 4 01 03 06 07
Chapter 13: Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum
13.P 27 01 05 06 11 12 16 19 20 21 22 24 27 30 32 33 36 37 38 39 40 42 49 50 51 52 58 60
13.Q 4 01 10 13 15
Chapter 14: Static Equilibrium
14.P 20 10 12 13 14 15 18 20 21 27 28 30 36 41 42 43 44 45 50 55 60
Chapter 15: Oscillatory Motion
15.P 30 04 05 06 07 12 13 14 17 19 21 22 26 34 36 38 39 40 41 42 47 48 49 50 53 60 62 63 64 65 69
15.Q 6 03 05 14 15 17 20
Chapter 16: Wave Motion
16.P 31 02 03 06 08 11 12 14 15 16 19 20 22 24 29 30 34 36 38 39 40 41 42 49 51 52 56 60 61 64 67 70
16.Q 9 01 02 06 10 16 17 21 22 23
Chapter 17: Sound and Other Wave Phenomena
17.P 26 04 06 12 13 16 17 20 23 27 33 34 35 37 38 39 44 45 47 48 54 56 59 60 63 64 68
17.Q 4 04 14 16 19
Chapter 18: Fluid Motion
18.P 25 01 04 05 11 12 14 18 22 25 26 28 30 32 34 36 39 40 43 44 51 52 56 57 58 61
18.Q 1 02
Chapter 19: Temperature and Heat
19.P 27 09 10 12 13 16 17 21 22 26 28 29 30 32 34 36 38 40 45 46 48 51 52 54 55 56 60 63
Chapter 20: The Thermal Behavior of Matter
20.P 22 01 04 06 10 12 14 16 17 21 25 28 31 37 40 45 46 50 52 54 55 58 60
20.Q 2 01 09
Chapter 21: Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
21.P 17 01 04 06 08 12 14 15 16 18 20 27 29 32 34 36 54 55
Chapter 22: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
22.P 15 08 12 16 17 18 25 28 32 33 36 39 44 47 56 58
Chapter 23: Electric Charge, Force, and Field
23.E 2 02 05
23.P 33 02 03 04 06 07 09 10 11 14 16 17 18 19 25 27 28 30 31 32 37 43 44 47 50 51 52 53 56 57 58 59 63 66
23.Q 7 02 03 05 07 10 11 15
Chapter 24: Gauss's Law
24.E 2 03 07
24.P 30 01 02 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 28 36 38 39 44 48 50 51 52
24.Q 16 01 02 03 05 06 07 08 09 10 14 18 19 20 21 22 23
Chapter 25: Electric Potential
25.E 2 01 03
25.P 29 01 03 04 06 08 09 10 12 13 16 18 20 22 27 28 29 30 31 33 36 38 43 44 47 49 53 54 55 58
25.Q 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 12 17 18
Chapter 26: Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors
26.E 2 02 04
26.P 28 01 06 10 12 16 17 18 19 20 22 28 31 34 37 40 44 45 46 50 52 54 61 62 64 65 66 75 77
26.Q 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 11 12 13 15 17 18 21 22
Chapter 27: Electric Current
27.E 1 06
27.P 33 02 03 05 06 07 08 10 11 12 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 27 30 33 35 38 39 41 42 43 45 47 48 50 51 52 55 65
27.Q 12 01 03 04 05 06 07 10 14 15 16 18 19
Chapter 28: Electric Circuits
28.E 1 04
28.P 32 01 02 04 05 06 08 10 11 12 13 14 17 20 22 23 24 26 30 34 39 40 41 42 43 45 47 48 49 51 53 55 70
28.Q 18 01 02 03 04 05 06 08 10 12 13 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 27
Chapter 29: The Magnetic Field
29.E 2 03 07
29.P 32 01 02 03 04 05 06 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 25 28 30 33 35 36 38 39 40 42 45 47 50 51 53 63 64
29.Q 12 01 02 03 04 05 07 08 11 12 13 18 21
Chapter 30: Sources of the Magnetic Field
30.E 2 03 06
30.P 33 01 02 04 05 10 11 12 13 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 28 30 31 32 33 35 36 37 38 40 41 44 45 46 48 52 53 54
30.Q 15 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 14 16 17 19
Chapter 31: Electromagnetic Induction
31.E 1 03
31.P 26 01 02 03 04 05 06 10 12 13 14 15 18 19 21 24 25 26 27 29 33 36 38 39 40 41 42
31.Q 16 02 03 04 05 06 07 09 12 13 14 15 16 20 22 23 24
Chapter 32: Inductance and Magnetic Energy
32.E 1 01
32.P 22 01 04 06 11 12 14 16 18 20 21 24 27 28 31 35 36 38 39 41 44 46 52
32.Q 13 01 02 03 05 06 07 09 10 12 13 14 15 17
Chapter 33: Alternating-Current Circuits
33.E 2 02 03
33.P 25 02 04 05 06 08 10 14 18 20 21 24 26 30 32 33 34 40 42 46 47 53 58 59 60 80
33.Q 10 01 02 05 06 07 12 13 14 22 23
Chapter 34: Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves
34.P 34 01 02 05 06 07 08 09 12 14 15 16 19 20 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 34 36 39 40 45 46 47 51 52 53 54 58 62
34.Q 14 02 03 05 06 07 08 09 11 12 13 14 15 17 18
Chapter 35: Reflection and Refraction
35.P 22 02 04 05 09 10 11 14 17 18 19 22 24 26 27 28 29 30 34 36 37 40 44
35.Q 7 03 04 08 11 14 15 17
Chapter 36: Image Formation and Optical Instruments
36.P 22 01 02 03 04 05 07 09 10 12 13 15 17 21 22 26 28 29 42 46 51 54 56
36.Q 10 01 02 03 06 09 11 13 16 20 22
Chapter 37: Interference and Diffraction
37.E 2 06 08
37.P 27 01 04 05 06 07 10 11 12 13 14 18 19 25 26 27 28 35 38 50 51 53 54 55 56 58 59 60
37.Q 9 01 02 08 09 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 38: Relativity
38.P 19 06 07 08 10 11 12 14 15 18 22 32 34 36 38 40 42 46 49 50
38.Q 4 02 03 05 09
Chapter 39: Inside Atoms and Nuclei
39.P 11 06 10 15 16 20 24 28 30 34 39 40
39.Q 2 05 13
Chapter 39X: Alternate Chapter 39
39X.E 1 03
39X.P 31 02 06 07 08 10 14 15 16 20 22 24 28 30 34 39 40 41 42 44 45 47 48 50 51 52 56 58 60 65 74 77
39X.Q 10 01 02 05 06 07 10 12 13 15 18
Chapter 40: Quantum Mechanics of Atoms
40.P 11 02 04 05 08 12 13 15 20 26 27 42
Chapter 41: Molecules and Solids
41.P 12 02 08 10 12 16 17 24 30 38 39 47 50
41.Q 1 18
Chapter 42: Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
42 0  
Chapter 43: Nuclear Energy: Effects and Uses of Radiation
43.P 20 04 05 06 08 12 13 19 20 21 25 28 32 36 38 40 42 50 52 56 65
43.Q 5 04 08 09 18 20
Chapter 44: Elementary Particles
44.P 5 02 04 07 15 37
44.Q 3 01 02 04
Chapter 45: Astrophysics and Cosmology
45.P 12 01 03 05 06 08 11 14 15 18 20 26 28
Total 1447