A generous number of illustrations and photographs and technical applications are featured in this text suitable for a one or two-semester course in introductory physics, designed for use by technology or technically oriented students. The logical organization includes special feautres on selected topics and chapter supplements about technological items. The author emphasizes problem-solving as he presents the basics as well as many technical applications of physics. The new edition features a two-color format that enhances graphics and illustrations and includes intriguing information about current topics such as MagLev, the train of the future, and lasers in the supermarket.
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Jerry Wilson received his physics degrees from Ohio University (B.S., Ph.D.) and Union College in Schenectady, New York (M.S.). In addition to co-writing PHYSICS LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS, he is one of the original authors of the first edition of AN INTRODUCTION OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (published in 1971) and has several other physics textbooks to his credit. Wilson is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina.Review:
1. Measurement and Systems of Units. 2. Technical Mathematics. 3. Statics and Equilibrium. 4. Motion: Description and Analysis. 5. Motion in a Plane. 6. Newton's Law of Motion. 7. Forces: Gravity and Friction. 8. Work, Energy, and Power. 9. Momentum. 10. Rotational Motion and Dynamics. 11. Machines. 12. Mechanical Properties of Materials. 13. Vibrations and Waves. 14. Sound. 15. Fluid Mechanics. 16. Temperature and Heat. 17. Thermal Properties of Materials. 18. Thermodynamics, Heat Engines, and Heat Pumps. 19. Electrostatics. 20. Capacitance and Dielectrics. 21. Current, Resistance, and Power. 22. Basic DC Circuits. 23. Magnetism. 24. Electromagnetic Induction. 25. Basic AC Circuits. 26. Electronics and Solid State Physics. 27. Light and Illumination. 28. Mirrors and Lenses. 29. Vision and Optical Instruments. 30. Quantum Physics and the Dual Nature of Light. 31. The Nucleus and Nuclear Energy. 32. Solar Energy Technology. Appendices. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
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Book Description Saunders College Pub, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110030579120