Physics 13 - 17 9780073512150


Grade Levels: 13 - 17
By Alan Giambattista and Betty Richardson and Robert Richardson
Copyright: 2016
Publication Date: January 19, 2015
MHID: 007351215X
ISBN 13: 9780073512150

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1) Introduction

Part One - Mechanics

2) Motion Along a Line

3) Motion in a Plane

4) Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion

5) Circular Motion

6) Conservation of Energy

7) Linear Momentum

8) Torque and Angular Momentum

9) Fluids

10) Elasticity and Oscillations

11) Waves

12) Sound

Part Two - Thermal Physics

13) Temperature and the Ideal Gas

14) Heat

15) Thermodynamics

Part Three - Electromagnetism

16) Electric Forces and Fields

17) Electric Potential

18) Electric Current and Circuits

19) Magnetic Forces and Fields

20) Electromagnetic Induction

21) Alternating Current

Part Four - Electromagnetic Waves and Optics

22) Electromagnetic Waves

23) Reflection and Refraction of Light

24) Optical Instruments

25) Interference and Diffraction

Part Five - Quantum and Particle Physics

26) Relativity

27) Early Quantum Physics and the Photon

28) Quantum Physics

29) Nuclear Physics

30) Particle Physics


Appendix A - Mathematics Review

Appendix B - Table of Selected Isotopes

Answers to Selected Questions and Problems

About the Author

Alan Giambattista

Alan Giambattista teaches at the Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Betty Richardson

Betty McCarthy Richardson teaches at the Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Robert Richardson

1996 Nobel Prize in Physics