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Physics for global scientists and engineers

Author: Raymond A Serway; John W Jewett; Kate Wilson; Wayne Rowlands
Publisher: South Melbourne, Victoria : Cengage Learning Australia, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond A Serway; John W Jewett; Kate Wilson; Wayne Rowlands
ISBN: 9780170355513 0170355519 9780170355520 0170355527 9781473757219 1473757215
OCLC Number: 931841480
Notes: First local edition published in 2013.
Includes index.
Description: 2 volumes ; 28 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Part I: Mechanics. 1. Physics and measurement --
2. Motion in one dimension --
3. Motion in two dimensions --
4. Forces and Newton’s laws --
5. Further applications of Newton’s laws --
Case study 1 Dragging sheep: an Ig Nobel winner, useful physics and easier workplaces --
6. Work, force and energy --
7. Conservation of energy --
8. Linear momentum and collisions --
9. Rotational motion --
10. Energy and momentum in rotating systems --
11. Gravity --
12. Special relativity --
Case study 2 Geodesy and gravity can tell us about our changing planet --
Part II: Mechanical properties of solids and fluids. 13. Fluid statics --
Case study 3 Measuring time by understanding fluids --
14. Fluid dynamics --
15. Solids --
Part III: Oscillations and mechanical waves. 16. Oscillatory motion --
17. Wave motion --
18. Superposition and interference --
Case study 4 The alphorn --
Part IV: Thermodynamics. 19. Heat and temperature --
20. Energy transfer processes and thermodynamics --
21. The kinetic theory of gases --
22. The second law of thermodynamics, heat engines and entropy --
Case study 5 Remote sensing the atmosphere. Volume 2. Part V: Electricity and magnetism. 23. Electric fields --
24. Gauss’s law --
25. Electric potential --
26. Energy and capacitance --
27. Current and resistance --
Case study 6 BSCCO: a high-temperature superconductor with local roots --
28. Direct-current circuits --
29. Magnetic fields --
30. Magnetic forces --
31. Faraday’s law --
32. Inductance --
33. Alternating-current circuits --
34. Electromagnetic waves --
Case study 7 Accelerator mass spectrometry --
Part VI: Light and optics. 35. The nature of light and the principles of ray optics --
36. Image formation --
37. Wave optics --
38. Diffraction patterns and polarisation --
Case study 8 Fibre optics and the human body --
Part VII: Quantum physics. 39. Quantisation and wave-particle duality --
40. Introduction to quantum mechanics --
41. Atomic physics --
42. Quantum physics of molecules and solids --
43. Nuclei and radioactivity --
44. Particle physics --
Case study 9 The discovery of the Higgs boson.
Responsibility: [Raymond A] Serway, ]John W] Jewett, [Kate] Wilson, Anna [Wilson], [Wayne] Rowlands.

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