Physics for Students of Science and Engineering

Physics for Students of Science and Engineering

1st Edition - December 27, 1984

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  • Authors: A. L. Stanford, J. M. Tanner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220291

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Physics for Students of Science and Engineering is a calculus-based textbook of introductory physics. The book reviews standards and nomenclature such as units, vectors, and particle kinetics including rectilinear motion, motion in a plane, relative motion. The text also explains particle dynamics, Newton's three laws, weight, mass, and the application of Newton's laws. The text reviews the principle of conservation of energy, the conservative forces (momentum), the nonconservative forces (friction), and the fundamental quantities of momentum (mass and velocity). The book examines changes in momentum known as impulse, as well as the laws in momentum conservation in relation to explosions, collisions, or other interactions within systems involving more than one particle. The book considers the mechanics of fluids, particularly fluid statics, fluid dynamics, the characteristics of fluid flow, and applications of fluid mechanics. The text also reviews the wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, the probabilistic interpretation of microscopic particles (such as electrons), and quantum theory. The book is an ideal source of reference for students and professors of physics, calculus, or related courses in science or engineering.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Publisher Summary
  • 1.1 Physics and the Scientific Method
  • 1.2 Units
  • 1.3 Vectors
  • 1.4 Problem-Solving: A Strategy
  • Problems
  • Chapter 2: Particle Kinematics
  • Publisher Summary
  • 2.1 Motion Along a Straight Line (Rectilinear Motion)
  • 2.2 Motion in a Plane
  • 2.3 Relative Motion
  • 2.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 3: Force and Motion: Particle Dynamics
  • Publisher Summary
  • 3.1 Newton’s First Law
  • 3.2 Newton’s Second Law
  • 3.3 Newton’s Third Law
  • 3.4 Weight and Mass
  • 3.5 Applications of Newton’s Laws
  • 3.6 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 4: Further Application of Newton’s Laws
  • Publisher Summary
  • 4.1 Friction
  • 4.2 Dynamics of Circular Motion
  • 4.3 Law of Universal Gravitation
  • 4.4 Static Equilibrium
  • 4.5 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 5: Work, Power, and Energy
  • Publisher Summary
  • 5.1 Work
  • 5.2 Power
  • 5.3 Energy
  • 5.4 Conservation of Energy
  • 5.5 Conservative and Nonconservative Forces
  • 5.6 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 6: Momentum and Collisions
  • Publisher Summary
  • 6.1 Center of Mass
  • 6.2 Conservation of Linear Momentum
  • 6.3 Collisions
  • 6.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 7: Rotational Motion
  • Publisher Summary
  • 7.1 Rotation About a Fixed Axis
  • 7.2 Simultaneous Translation and Rotation
  • 7.3 Conservation of Angular Momentum
  • 7.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 8: Oscillations
  • Publisher Summary
  • 8.1 Simple Harmonic Motion
  • 8.2 Damped and Forced Oscillations
  • 8.3 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 9: Mechanics of Fluids
  • Publisher Summary
  • 9.1 The Fluid State
  • 9.2 Fluid Statics
  • 9.3 Fluid Dynamics
  • 9.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 10: Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Publisher Summary
  • 10.1 Thermal Equilibrium and Temperature
  • 10.2 Heat and Calorimetry
  • 10.3 Thermodynamics
  • 10.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 11: Electric Charge and Electric Fields
  • Publisher Summary
  • 11.1 Electric Charge and Coulomb’s Law
  • 11.2 Electric Field
  • 11.3 Motion of a Charged Particle in an Electric Field
  • 11.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 12: Calculation of Electric Fields
  • Publisher Summary
  • 12.1 Electric Fields of Point Charges
  • 12.2 Electric Fields of Continuous Charge Distributions
  • 12.3 Electric Flux and Gauss’s Law
  • 12.4 Electrostatic Properties of Conductors
  • 12.5 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 13: Electric Potential
  • Publisher Summary
  • 13.1 Electric Potential and Electric Fields
  • 13.2 Electric Potential of Point Charges
  • 13.3 Electric Potential of Continuous Charge Distributions
  • 13.4 Equipotential Surfaces and Charged Conductors
  • 13.5 Electrostatic Potential Energy of Charge Collections
  • 13.6 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 14: Capacitance, Current, and Resistance
  • Publisher Summary
  • 14.1 Capacitance
  • 14.2 Current and Resistance
  • 14.3 Energetics of Resistors and Capacitors
  • 14.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 15: Direct-Current Circuits
  • Publisher Summary
  • 15.1 Energy Reservoirs in DC Circuits
  • 15.2 Analysis of DC Circuits with Steady Currents
  • 15.3 RC Circuits
  • 15.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 16: Magnetic Fields I
  • Publisher Summary
  • 16.1 Magnetic Forces on Moving Charges
  • 16.2 The Biot-Savart Law
  • 16.3 Gauss’s Law for Magnetic Fields and Ampère’s Law
  • 16.4 Applications
  • 16.5 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 17: Magnetic Fields II
  • Publisher Summary
  • 17.1 Induced Emf
  • 17.2 Inductance
  • 17.3 LR Circuits
  • 17.4 Magnetic Media
  • 17.5 Maxwell’s Equations
  • 17.6 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 18: Electromagnetic Oscillations
  • Publisher Summary
  • 18.1 Alternating-Current Circuits
  • 18.2 Electromagnetic Radiation
  • 18.3 The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • 18.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 19: Wave Motion and Sound
  • Publisher Summary
  • 19.1 Traveling Waves
  • 19.2 Reflection, Superposition, and Standing Waves
  • 19.3 Sound Waves
  • 19.4 Sound and Human Hearing
  • 19.5 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 20: Light: Geometric Optics
  • Publisher Summary
  • 20.1 Fermat’s Principle: The Law of Reflection
  • 20.2 Refraction of Light: The Law of Refraction
  • 20.3 Thin Lenses
  • 20.4 Optical Instruments
  • 20.5 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 21: Light: Physical Optics
  • Publisher Summary
  • 21.1 Optical Interference
  • 21.2 Optical Diffraction
  • 21.3 Polarization of Light
  • 21.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 22: Special Relativity
  • Publisher Summary
  • 22.1 Space, Time, and the Galilean Transformation
  • 22.2 The Einstein Postulates, Synchronization, and Simultaneity
  • 22.3 The Lorentz Transformation: Relativistic Kinematics
  • 22.4 Relativistic Momentum, Mass, and Energy
  • 22.5 Experimental Confirmation of Relativity
  • 22.6 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 23: Early Quantum Physics
  • Publisher Summary
  • 23.1 The Blackbody Dilemma: Planck’s Hypothesis
  • 23.2 The Photoelectric Effect and Photons
  • 23.3 Atomic Models, Spectra, and Atomic Structure
  • 23.4 The Wave Nature of Particles
  • 23.5 Uncertainty and Probability
  • 23.6 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 24: Topics in Quantum Physics
  • Publisher Summary
  • 24.1 Atomic Structure
  • 24.2 Molecular Structure and Solids
  • 24.3 Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • 24.4 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Chapter 25: Introduction to Wave Mechanics
  • Publisher Summary
  • 25.1 Wave Functions and the Schrödinger Equation
  • 25.2 A Special Potential Function: Barrier Penetration
  • Transmission, Reflection, and Tunneling
  • 25.3 An Attractive Potential: The Bound State and Atoms
  • 25.7 Problem-Solving Summary
  • Problems
  • Appendix
  • Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 816
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: December 27, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220291

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A. L. Stanford

J. M. Tanner

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