University Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120598687, 9781483213934

University Physics

1st Edition

Arfken Griffing Kelly Priest

Authors: T. William Houk James Poth John W. Snider
eBook ISBN: 9781483213934
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1984
Page Count: 332
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University Physics: Arfken Griffing Kelly Priest covers the concepts upon which the quantitative nature of physics as a science depends; the types of quantities with which physics deals are defined as well as their nature; and the concepts of units and dimensions.
The book describes the concepts of scalars and vectors; the rules for performing mathematical operations on vector quantities; the concepts of force, torque, center of gravity, and types of equilibrium. The text also describes the concepts and quantities required to describe motion; the linear kinematical relationships to describe motion; as well as the interrelationship between forces, which effect motion, and the motion itself. The concepts of mechanical work, kinetic energy and power; conservative and nonconservative forces; and the conservation of linear momentum are also considered. The book further tackles the concept of the center of mass; the rotational analogs of translational dynamics; and the mechanics of rotating systems. The text then demonstrates the motion of a rigid body; oscillatory motion, the mechanical properties of matter; and hydrodynamics. Thermodynamics, electricity, electromagnetism, and geometric and physical optics are also encompassed.
Quantum and nuclear physics are also looked into. Students taking physics courses will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Student

Chapter 1 General Introduction

Chapter 2 Vector Algebra

Chapter 3 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies

Chapter 4 Motion in One Dimension

Chapter 5 Motion in a Plane

Chapter 6 Newton's Laws

Chapter 7 Work, Energy, and Power

Chapter 8 Conservation of Energy

Chapter 9 Conservation of Linear Momentum

Chapter 10 Many-Particle Systems

Chapter 11 Conservation of Angular Momentum

Chapter 12 Rotation of a Rigid Body

Chapter 13 Motion of a Rigid Body

Chapter 14 Oscillatory Motion

Chapter 15 The Mechanical Properties of Matter

Chapter 16 Fluid Mechanics

Chapter 17 Wave Kinematics

Chapter 18 Mechanical Waves

Chapter 19 Special Relativity

Chapter 20 Relativistic Mechanics

Chapter 21 Temperature and Heat

Chapter 22 Thermal Properties of Matter

Chapter 23 Heat Transfer

Chapter 24 The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter 25 Kinetic Theory

Chapter 26 Electric Charge

Chapter 27 Electric Field and Gauss' Law

Chapter 28 Electric Potential

Chapter 29 Capacitance and Capacitors

Chapter 30 Electric Current

Chapter 31 Direct-Current Circuits

Chapter 32 Magnetism and the Magnetic Field

Chapter 33 Magnetic Field of Electric Current

Chapter 34 Electromagnetic Induction

Chapter 35 Inductance and Inductors

Chapter 36 Magnetic Properties of Matter

Chapter 37 Alternating Currents

Chapter 38 Electromagnetic Waves and Maxwell's Equations

Chapter 39 Reflection, Refraction, and Geometric Optics

Chapter 40 Physical Optics Interference

Chapter 41 Physical Optics. Diffraction

Chapter 42 Quantum Physics, Lasers, and Squids

Chapter 43 Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Technology

Answers to Problems


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T. William Houk

James Poth

John W. Snider

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