Essentials of physics /

by Cutnell, John D.
Additional authors: Johnson, Kenneth W., -- 1938-
Published by : Wiley, (Hoboken, N.J. :) Physical details: xii, 694, 22 p. : col. ill. ; 29cm. ISBN:9780471713982. Year: 2006
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In response to market demands, this new textbook provides a streamlined version of CUTNELL and JOHNSON'S market-leading text for the two semester algebra-based physics course. This slimmed-down version retains Cutnell and Johnson's consistency, dependability, and unparalleled problem solving support for students.

Formerly CIP. Uk

Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Chapter 1 Introduction and Mathematical Concepts
  • 1.1 The Nature of Physics
  • 1.2 Units
  • 1.3 The Role of Units in Problem Solving
  • 1.4 Trigonometry
  • 1.5 Scalars and Vectors
  • 1.6 Vector Addition and Subtraction
  • 1.7 The Components of a Vector
  • 1.8 Addition of Vectors by Means of Components
  • Concept Summary
  • Chapter 2 Kinematics in One Dimension
  • 2.1 Displacement
  • 2.2 Speed and Velocity
  • 2.3 Acceleration
  • 2.4 Equations of Kinematics for Constant Acceleration
  • 2.5 Applications of the Equations of Kinematics
  • 2.6 Freely Falling Bodies
  • 2.7 Graphical Analysis of Velocity and Acceleration
  • Concept Summary
  • Chapter 3 Kinematics in Two Dimensions
  • 3.1 Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration
  • 3.2 Equations of Kinematics in Two Dimensions
  • 3.3 Projectile Motion
  • Concept Summary
  • Chapter 4 Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion
  • 4.1 The Concepts of Force and Mass
  • 4.2 Newton's First Law of Motion
  • 4.3 Newton's Second Law of Motion
  • 4.4 The Vector Nature of Newton's Second Law of Motion
  • 4.5 Newton's Third Law of Motion
  • 4.6 Types of Forces: An Overview
  • 4.7 The Gravitational Force
  • 4.8 The Normal Force
  • 4.9 Static and Kinetic Frictional Forces
  • 4.10 The Tension Force
  • 4.11 Equilibrium Applications of Newton's Laws of Motion
  • 4.12 Nonequilibrium Applications of Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Concept Summary
  • Chapter 5 Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion
  • 5.1 Uniform Circular Motion
  • 5.2 Centripetal Acceleration
  • 5.3 Centripetal Force
  • 5.4 Banked Curves
  • 5.5 Satellites in Circular Orbits
  • 5.6 Apparent Weightlessness and Artificial Gravity
  • Concept Summary
  • Chapter 6 Work and Energy
  • 6.1 Work Done by a Constant Force
  • 6.2 The Work-Energy Theorem and Kinetic Energy
  • 6.3 Gravitational Potential Energy
  • 6.4 Conservative Versus Nonconservative Forces
  • 6.5 The Conservation of Mechanical Energy
  • 6.6 Nonconservative Forces and the Work-Energy Theorem
  • 6.7 Power
  • 6.8 Other Forms of Energy and the Conservation of Energy
  • 6.9 Work Done by a Variable Force
  • Concept Summary
  • Chapter 7 Impulse and Momentum
  • 7.1 The Impulse-Momentum Theorem
  • 7.2 The Principle of Conservation of Linear Momentum
  • 7.3 Collisions in One Dimension
  • 7.4 Collisions in Two Dimensions
  • 7.5 Center of Mass
  • Concept Summary
  • Chapter 8 Rotational Kinematics
  • 8.1 Rotational Motion and Angular Displacement
  • 8.2 Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration
  • 8.3 The Equations of Rotational Kinematics
  • 8.4 Angular Variables and Tangential Variables
  • 8.5 Centripetal Acceleration and Tangential Acceleration
  • 8.6 Rolling Motion
  • Concept Summary
  • Chapter 9 Rotational Dynamics
  • 9.1 The Action of Forces and Torques on Rigid Objects
  • 9.2 Rigid Objects in Equilibrium
  • 9.3 Center of Gravity
  • 9.4 Newton's Second Law for Rotational Motion About a Fixed Axis
  • 9.5 Rotational Work and Energy
  • 9.6 Angular Momentum

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