Physics for Scientists & Engineers Vol. 2 (Chs 21-35) with MasteringPhysics (4th edition)

Physics for Scientists & Engineers Vol. 2 (Chs 21-35) with MasteringPhysics (4th edition)

By: Douglas C. Giancoli (author)Mixed Media

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.


&> For the calculus-based General Physics course primarily taken by engineers and science majors (including physics majors). This long-awaited and extensive revision maintains Giancoli's reputation for creating carefully crafted, highly accurate and precise physics texts. Physics for Scientists and Engineers combines outstanding pedagogy with a clear and direct narrative and applications that draw the student into the physics. The new edition also features an unrivaled suite of media and on-line resources that enhance the understanding of physics. This book is written for students. It aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach students by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying. Physics is a description of reality, and thus each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that students can directly relate to. We then move on to the generalizations and more formal treatment of the topic. Not only does this make the material more interesting and easier to understand, but it is closer to the way physics is actually practiced.

About Author

Douglas C. Giancoli obtained his BA in physics (summa cum laude) from UC Berkeley, his MS in physics at MIT, and his PhD in elementary particle physics back at the UC Berkeley. He spent 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley's Virus lab developing skills in molecular biology and biophysics. His mentors include Nobel winners Emilio Segre and Donald Glaser. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses, traditional as well as innovative ones, and continues to update his textbooks meticulously, seeking ways to better provide an understanding of physics for students. Doug's favorite spare-time activity is the outdoors, especially climbing peaks. He says climbing peaks is like learning physics: it takes effort and the rewards are great.


CHAPTER 20: SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS 20-1 The Second Law of Thermodynamics-Introduction 20-2 Heat Engines 20-3 Reversible and Irreversible Processes; the Carnot Engine 20-4 Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and Heat Pumps 20-5 Entropy 20-6 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics 20-7 Order to Disorder 20-8 Unavailability of Energy; Heat Death *20-9 Statistical Interpretation of Entropy and the Second Law *20-10 Thermodynamic Temperature Scale; Absolute Zero and the Third Law of Thermodynamics *20-11 Thermal Pollution, Global Warming, and Energy Resources SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 21: ELECTRIC CHARGE AND ELECTRIC FIELD 21-1 Static Electricity; Electric Charge and Its Conservation 21-2 Electric Charge in the Atom 21-3 Insulators and Conductors 21-4 Induced Charge; the Electroscope 21-5 Coulomb's Law 21-6 The Electric Field 21-7 Electric Field Calculations for Continuous Charge Distributions 21-8 Field Lines 21-9 Electric Fields and Conductors 21-10 Motion of a Charged Particle in an Electric Field 21-11 Electric Dipoles *21-12 Electric Forces in Molecular Biology; DNA *21-13 Photocopy Machines and Computer Printers Use Electrostatics SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 22: GAUSS'S LAW 22-1 Electric Flux 22-2 Gauss's Law 22-3 Applications of Gauss's Law *22-4 Experimental Basis of Gauss's and Coulomb's Law SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 23: ELECTRIC POTENTIAL 23-1 Electric Potential Energy and Potential Difference 23-2 Relation between Electric Potential and Electric Field 23-3 Electric Potential Due to Point Charges 23-4 Potential Due to Any Charge Distribution 23-5 Equipotential Surfaces 23-6 Electric Dipole Potential 23-7 E Determined from V 23-8 Electrostatic Potential Energy; the Electron Volt 23-9 Cathode Ray Tube: TV and Computer Monitors, Oscilloscope SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 24: CAPACITANCE, DIELECTRICS, ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE 24-1 Capacitors 24-2 Determination of Capacitance 24-3 Capacitors in Series and Parallel 24-4 Electric Energy Storage 24-5 Dielectrics *24-6 Molecular Description of Dielectrics SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 25: ELECTRIC CURRENTS AND RESISTANCE 25-1 The Electric Battery 25-2 Electric Current 25-3 Ohm's Law: Resistance and Resistors 25-4 Resistivity 25-5 Electric Power 25-6 Power in Household Circuits 25-7 Alternating Current 25-8 Microscopic View of Electric Current: Current Density and Drift Velocity *25-9 Superconductivity *25-10 Electrical Conduction in the Nervous System SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 26: DC CIRCUITS 26-1 EMF and Terminal Voltage 26-2 Resistors in Series and in Parallel 26-3 Kirchoff's Rules 26-4 EMFs in Series and in Parallel; Charging a Battery 26-5 Circuits Containing Resistor and Capacitor (RC Circuits) 26-6 Electric Hazards *26-7 Ammeters and Voltmeters SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 27: MAGNETISM 27-1 Magnets and Magnetic Fields 27-2 Electric Currents Produce Magnetic Fields 27-3 Force on an Electric Current in a Magnetic Field; Definition of 27-4 Force on an Electric Charge Moving in a Magnetic Field 27-5 Torque on a Current Loop; Magnetic Dipole Moment *27-6 Applications: Galvanometers, Motors, Loudspeakers 27-7 Discover and Properties of the Electron *27-8 The Hall Effect *27-9 Mass Spectrometer SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 28: SOURCES OF MAGNETIC FIELD 28-1 Magnetic Field Due to a Straight Wire 28-2 Force between Two Parallel Wires 28-3 Definitions of the Ampere and the Coulomb 28-4 Ampere's Law 28-5 Magnetic Field of a Solenoid and a Toroid 28-6 Biot-Savart Law *28-7 Magnetic materials-Ferromagnetism *28-8 Electromagnets and Solenoids-Applications *28-9 Magnetic Fields in Magnetic Materials; Hysteresis *28-10 Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 29: ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND FARADAY'S LAW 29-1 Induced EMF 29-2 Faraday's Law of Induction; Lenz's Law 29-3 EMF Induced in a Moving Conductor 29-4 Electric Generators *29-5 Back EMF and Counter Torque; Eddy Currents 29-6 Transformers and Transmission of Power 29-7 A Changing Magnetic Flux Produces an Electric Field *29-8 Applications of Induction: Sound Systems, Computer Memory, Seismograph, GFCI SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 30: INDUCTANCE, ELECTROMAGNETIC OSCILLATIONS, AND AC CIRCUITS 30-1 Mutual Inductance 30-2 Self-Inductance 30-3 Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field 30-4 LR Circuits 30-5 LC Circuits and Electromagnetic Oscillations 30-6 LC Oscillations with Resistance (LRC Circuit) 30-7 AC Circuits with AC Source 30-8 LRC Series AC Circuit 30-9 Resonance in AC Circuits *30-10 Impedance Matching SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 31: MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES 31-1 Changing Electric Fields Produce Magnetic Fields; Ampere's Law and Displacement Current 31-2 Gauss's Law for Magnetism 31-3 Maxwell's Equations 31-4 Production of Electromagnetic Waves *31-5 Electromagnetic Waves, and Their Speed, from Maxwell's Equations 31-6 Light as an Electromagnetic Wave and the Electromagnetic Spectrum 31-7 Measuring the Speed of Light 31-8 Energy in EM Waves; the Poynting Vector *31-9 Radiation Pressure *31-10 Radio and Television; Wireless Communication SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 32: LIGHT: REFLECTION AND REFRACTION 32-1 The Ray Model of Light 32-2 The Speed of Light and Index of Refraction 32-3 Reflection; Image Formation by a Plane Mirror 32-4 Formation of Images by Spherical Mirrors 32-5 Refraction: Snell's Law 32-6 Visible Spectrum and Dispersion 32-7 Total Internal Reflection; Fiber Optics *32-8 Refraction at a Spherical Surface SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 33: LENSES AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS 33-1 Thin Lenses; Ray Tracing 33-2 The Thin Lens Equation; Magnification 33-3 Combinations of Lenses 33-4 Lensmaker's Equation 33-5 Cameras, Film and Digital 33-6 The Human Eye; Corrective Lenses 33-7 Magnifying Glass 33-8 Telescopes *33-9 Compound Microscope *33-10 Aberrations of Lenses and Mirrors SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 34: THE WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT; INTERFERENCE 34-1 Waves Versus Particles; Huygens' Principle and Diffraction 34-2 Huygens' Principle and the Law of Refraction 34-3 Interference-Young's Double-Slit Experiment 34-4 Intensity in the Double-Slit Interference Pattern 34-5 Interference in Thin Films *34-6 Michelson Interferometer *34-7 Luminous Intensity SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 35: DIFFRACTION AND POLARIZATION 35-1 Diffraction by a Single Slit or Disk 35-2 Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction Pattern 35-3 Diffraction in the Double-Slit Experiment 35-4 Limits of Resolution; Circular Apertures 35-5 Resolution of Telescopes and Microscopes; the Limit *35-6 Resolution of the Human Eye and Useful Magnification 35-7 Diffraction Grating *35-8 The Spectrometer and Spectroscopy *35-9 Peak Widths and Resolving Power for a Diffraction Grating *35-10 X-Rays and X-Ray Diffraction 35-11 Polarization *35-12 Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) *35-13 Scattering of Light by the Atmosphere SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780136139249
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • ID: 9780136139249
  • weight: 1270
  • ISBN10: 0136139248
  • edition: 4th edition

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly