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The Physics of Everyday Phenomena introduces students to the basic concepts of physics, using examples of common occurrences in everyday life. Intended for use in a one-semester or two-semester course in conceptual physics, this book is written in a narrative style, frequently using questions designed to draw the reader into a dialogue about the ideas of physics. This inclusive style allows the book to be used by anyone interested in exploring the nature of physics and explanations of everyday physical phenomena. Beginning students will benefit from the large number of student aids and the reduced math content. Professors will appreciate the organization of the material and the wealth of pedagogical tools. McGraw-Hill's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers and may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.
1) Physics, the Fundamental Science
Unit One - The Newtonian Revolution
2) Describing Motion
3) Falling Objects and Projectile Motion
4) Newton's Laws: Explaining Motion
5) Circular Motion, the Planets, and Gravity
6) Energy and Oscillations
7) Momentum and Impulse
8) Rotational Motion of Solid Objects
Unit Two - Fluids and Heat
9) The Behavior of Fluids
10) Temperature and Heat
11) Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Unit Three - Electricity and Magnetism
12) Electrostatic Phenomena
13) Electric Circuits
14) Magnets and Electromagnetism
Unit Four - Wave Motion and Optics
15) Making Waves
16) Light Waves and Color
17) Light and Image Formation
Unit Five - The Atom and Its Nucleus
18) The Structure of the Atom
19) The Nucleus and Nuclear Energy
Unit Six - Relativity and Beyond
21) Looking Deeper into Everyday Phenomena
Appendix A - Using Simple Algebra
Appendix B - Decimal Fractions, Percentages, and Scientific Notation
Appendix C - Vectors and Vector Addition
Appendix D - Conversion Factors and Periodic Table of Elements
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