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.
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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. 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. - See more at: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Physics-Principles-With-Applications-Plus-MasteringPhysics-with-eText-Access-Card-Package/9780321625915.page#sthash.CBi8Xrm4.dpuf
CHAPTER 36: SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY 36-1 Galilean-Newtonian Relativity *36-2 The Michelson-Morley Experiment 36-3 Postulates of the Special Theory of Relativity 36-4 Simultaneity 36-5 Time Dilation and the Twin Paradox 36-6 Length Contraction 36-7 Four-Dimensional Space-Time 36-8 Galilean and Lorentz Transformations 36-9 Relativistic Momentum and Mass 36-10 The Ultimate Speed 36-11 Energy and Mass; E=mc2 36-12 Doppler Shift for Light 36-13 The Impact of Special Relativity SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 37: EARLY QUANTUM THEORY AND MODELS OF THE ATOM 37-1 Planck's Quantum Hypothesis 37-2 Photon Theory of Light and the Photoelectric Effect 37-3 Photons and the Compton Effect 37-4 Photon Interactions; Pair Production 37-5 Wave-Particle Duality; the Principle of Complementarity 37-6 Wave Nature of Matter *37-7 Electron Microscopes 37-8 Early Models of the Atom 37-9 Atomic Spectra: Key to the Structure of the Atom 37-10 The Bohr Model 37-11 DeBroglie's Hypothesis Applied to Atoms SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 38: QUANTUM MECHANICS 38-1 Quantum Mechanics-A New Theory 38-2 The Wave Function and Its Interpretation; the Double-Slit Experiment 38-3 The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle 38-4 Philosophic Implications; Probability Versus Determinism 38-5 The Schrodinger Equation in One Dimension-Time-Independent Form *38-6 Time-Dependent Schrodinger Equation 38-7 Free Particles; Plane Waves and Wave Packets 38-8 Particle in an Infinitely Deep Square Well Potential (a Rigid Box) *38-9 Finite Potential Well 38-10 Tunneling through a Barrier SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 39: QUANTUM MECHANICS OF ATOMS 39-1 Quantum-Mechanical View of Atoms 39-2 Hydrogen Atom: Schrodinger Equation and Quantum Numbers 39-3 Hydrogen Atom Wave Functions 39-4 Complex Atoms; the Exclusion Principle 39-5 The Periodic Table of Elements 39-6 X-Ray Spectra and Atomic Number *39-7 Magnetic Dipole Moments; Total Angular Momentum *39-8 Fluorescence and Phosphorescence *39-9 Lasers *39-10 Holography SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 40: MOLECULES AND SOLIDS 40-1 Bonding in Molecules 40-2 Potential-Energy Diagrams for Molecules 40-3 Weak (van der Waals) Bonds 40-4 Molecular Spectra 40-5 Bonding in Solids 40-6 Free-Electron Theory of Metals 40-7 Band Theory of Solids 40-8 Semiconductors and Doping *40-9 Semiconductor Diodes *40-10 Transistors and Integrated Circuits SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 41: NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIOACTIVITY 41-1 Structure and Properties of the Nucleus 41-2 Binding Energy and Nuclear Forces 41-3 Radioactivity 41-4 Alpha Decay 41-5 Beta Decay 41-6 Gamma Decay 41-7 Conservation of Nucleon Number and Other Conservation Laws 41-8 Half-Life and Rate of Decay 41-9 Decay Series 41-10 Radioactive Dating 41-11 Detection of Radiation SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 42: NUCLEAR ENERGY: EFECTS AND USES OF RADIATION 42-1 Nuclear Reactions and the Transmutations of Elements 42-2 Cross Section 42-3 Nuclear Fission; Nuclear Reactors 42-4 Fusion 42-5 Passage of radiation through matter; Radiation Damage 42-6 Measurement of Radiation-Dosimetry *42-7 Radiation Therapy *42-8 Tracers *42-9 Imaging by Tomography: CAT Scans, and Emission Tomography *42-10 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 43: ELEMENTARY PARTICLES 43-1 High-Energy Particles 43-2 Particle Accelerators and Detectors 43-3 Beginnings of Elementary Particle Physics-Particle Exchange 43-4 Particles and Antiparticles 43-5 Particle Interactions and Conservation Laws 43-6 Particle Classification 43-7 Particle Stability and Resonances 43-8 Strange Particles 43-9 Quarks 43-10 The "Standard Model": Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and the Electroweak Theory 43-11 Grand Unified Theories SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS CHAPTER 44: ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY 44-1 Stars and Galaxies 44-2 Stellar Evolution; the Birth and Death of Stars 44-3 General Relativity: Gravity and the Curvature of Space 44-4 The Expanding Universe 44-5 The Big Bang and the Cosmic Microwave Background 44-6 The Standard Cosmological Model: Early History of the Universe 44-7 The Future of the Universe? SUMMARY QUESTIONS PROBLEMS GENERAL PROBLEMS