Physics, Vol. 2, Second Edition
- Publish Date: 2003-04-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: James S. Walker
Like having a private coach at their elbows, this introduction to algebra-based physics involves readers actively in a guided learn-by-doing processâsensing when they need a very patient exposition and when they need only minimal reinforcement, when they need to focus on concepts and when they need an opportunity to practice their quantitative skills. At the heart of the volume are worked examples in a unique, two-column format that focuses on the basic strategies and step-by-step thought processes involved in problem solvingâwith an emphasis on the relationship between the physical concepts and their mathematical expression. Color-coded drawings help readers visualize physics problems, and companion photographs show the same principle at work in different physical contexts, or juxtapose situations in which contrasting principles are at work. Real-world physics applications abound. Volume 2 includes Chs. 19-32 of the main volume: Electric Charges, Forces, and Fields; Electric Potential and Electric Potential Energy; Electric Current and Direct-Current Circuits; Magnetism; Magnetic Flux and Faraday's Law of Induction; Alternating-Current Circuits; Electromagnetic Waves; Geometrical Optics; Optical Instruments; Physical Optics: Interference and Diffraction; Relativity; Quantum Physics; Atoms, Molecules, and Solids; Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Radiation. For anyone needing an introduction to, or refresher of, algebra-based physics.
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