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College Physics, Books a la Carte Edition, 10th edition

  • Hugh Young
  • Philip W. Adams
  • Raymond Joseph Chastain

Published by Pearson (December 31st 2014) - Copyright © 2016

10th edition

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Table of contents

Chapter 0 Mathematics Review 0-1

Chapter 1 Models, Measurements, and Vectors 1
Chapter 2 Motion Along a Straight Line 27
Chapter 3 Motion in a Plane 64
Chapter 4 Newton’s Laws of Motion 94
Chapter 5 Applications of Newton’s Laws 121
Chapter 6 Circular Motion and Gravitation 152
Chapter 7 Work and Energy 179
Chapter 8 Momentum 220
Chapter 9 Rotational Motion 255
Chapter 10 Dynamics of Rotational Motion 282

Periodic Motion, Waves, and Fluids
Chapter 11 Elasticity and Periodic Motion 321
Chapter 12 Mechanical Waves and Sound 353
Chapter 13 Fluid Mechanics 393

Chapter 14 Temperature and Heat 425
Chapter 15 Thermal Properties of Matter 459
Chapter 16 The Second Law of Thermodynamics 497

Electricity and Magnetism
Chapter 17 Electric Charge and Electric Field 525
Chapter 18 Electric Potential and Capacitance 562
Chapter 19 Current, Resistance, and Direct-Current
Chapter 20 Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces 633
Chapter 21 Electromagnetic Induction 670
Chapter 22 Alternating Current 707
Chapter 23 Electromagnetic Waves 731

Light and Optics
Chapter 24 Geometric Optics 770
Chapter 25 Optical Instruments 803
Chapter 26 Interference and Diffraction 824

Modern Physics
Chapter 27 Relativity 858
Chapter 28 Photons, Electrons, and Atoms 892
Chapter 29 Atoms, Molecules, and Solids 929
Chapter 30 Nuclear and High-Energy Physics 959

Appendix A The International System of Units A-1
Appendix B The Greek Alphabet A-3
Appendix C Periodic Table of the Elements A-4
Appendix D Unit Conversion Factors A-5
Appendix E Numerical Constants and Astronomical
Data A-6
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems A-8


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