Easy Way Series: E-Z Physics

Editor/Author Lehrman, Robert L.
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-76-414126-3
Category: Science - Physics
Image Count: 562
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

E-Z Physics covers motion, forces, energy, heat, wave motion, noise and music, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, the properties of light, and an introduction to nuclear physics.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1 The Art of Measurement
  • Why Measure?
  • How Certain Is a Measurement?
  • Significant Digits
  • Big Numbers, Little Numbers
  • Arithmetic in Scientific Notation
  • Labels
  • Dimensionality
  • New Dimensionalities
  • Le Système Internationale d'Unités
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 1
  • 2 Notions of Motion
  • How Fast, How Far?
  • Vectors: Which Way?
  • Velocity Vectors
  • A Vector in Parts
  • Acceleration
  • Speeding up Steadily
  • Falling Freely
  • More Free Falls
  • Trajectories
  • Going in Circles
  • It's Relative
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 2
  • 3 Forces: Push and Pull
  • What Is a Force?
  • Mass and Weight
  • Friction
  • Some Other Forces
  • Action and Reaction
  • Balanced Forces
  • Components of a Force
  • Equilibrium with Several Forces
  • The Inclined Plane
  • Making Things Turn
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 3
  • 4 Making Things Move
  • How to Change a Velocity
  • Inertia
  • Multiple Forces
  • Momentum
  • Momentum Endures
  • Making Circles
  • Rules of Spinning
  • The Moon in Orbit
  • Gravity Is Everywhere
  • Weightlessness
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 4
  • 5 Energy: They Don't Make It Anymore
  • Doing Work
  • What Is Energy?
  • Energy and Gravity
  • Energy of Motion
  • Energy Transformed
  • Energy in Space
  • Escape from Earth
  • You Can't Get Energy for Nothing
  • Energy of a Spring
  • Power
  • Energy and Mass
  • You Can't Break Even
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 5
  • 6 Things That Flow
  • Phases of Matter
  • Density
  • Pressure
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Diving Deep
  • Buoyancy
  • It Floats!
  • The Skin of a Liquid
  • Drag Again
  • Pipelines
  • What Makes It Fly?
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 6
  • 7 Heat: Useful and Wasted
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Traveling Heat
  • What's a Thermometer?
  • A Better Temperature Scale
  • Temperature and Internal Energy
  • The Method of Mixtures
  • Melting and Boiling
  • Gases Expand
  • The Size of the Sample
  • The Why of the Gas Law
  • Heat Engines
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 7
  • 8 Making Waves
  • Good Vibrations
  • Calculating SHM
  • What Is a Wave?
  • Traveling Waves
  • Sound Waves
  • Music and Noise
  • Diffraction
  • Shifting Frequencies
  • Interference
  • Standing Waves
  • Making Music
  • Pipes
  • How Loud?
  • Resonance
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 8
  • 9 It's Electric
  • Another Kind of Force
  • Can You Create Charge?
  • Charged Conductors
  • Charge and Force
  • Electric Fields
  • The Field Rules
  • Electrostatic Induction
  • Electricity Has Energy
  • Potential
  • The Charge on an Electron
  • Charged Spheres
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 9
  • 10 The Power in the Wire
  • Making Electricity Useful
  • Producing Electric Current
  • How Much Current?
  • How Much Resistance?
  • Delivering the Energy
  • Superconductivity
  • Big Batteries, Little Batteries
  • Circuits
  • Circuits with Branches
  • Potentials in the Branches
  • The Series Circuit
  • The Parallel Circuit
  • Series-Parallel Combinations
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 10
  • 11 Magnetism: Interacting Currents
  • The Mysterious Compass
  • Space Magnetism
  • Loop Currents
  • How Do You Make a Field?
  • How Strong Is the Field?
  • Permanent Magnets
  • The Earth Is a Magnet
  • Currents in Space
  • Measuring Mass
  • Magnetism Makes Electricity
  • The Law of Induction
  • Lenz's Law
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 11
  • 12 Electricity in Use
  • Measuring Electricity
  • Electrical to Mechanical
  • Manufacturing Electricity
  • What Is AC?
  • The Great Transformation
  • Power Lines
  • The Wires in Your Home
  • Shock Protection
  • Appliances
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 12
  • 13 Electrons in Control
  • What Is Electronics?
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Capacitance in AC
  • Inductance
  • Inductance in AC
  • The R-L-C Circuit
  • Conductors
  • Semiconductors
  • Transistors
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 13
  • 14 Energy in Space
  • Field Interactions
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Straight Lines or Curves?
  • Measuring Wavelength
  • Coherence
  • Polarization
  • Color
  • Thin Films
  • Red Hot, White Hot
  • Photoelectricity
  • The Energy of Photons
  • Photons Are Particles
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 14
  • 15 Rays and Images
  • What's a Ray?
  • Illumination
  • Rays That Bounce
  • Seeing Things
  • Bending Rays
  • Trapped Light
  • Colors by Prism
  • Focusing the Rays
  • Forming Images
  • Virtual Images by Lenses
  • Algebraic Solutions
  • The Lens in Your Camera
  • Curved Mirrors
  • Making It Big
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 15
  • 16 Atoms and Electrons
  • The Discovery of the Electron
  • Finding the Nucleus
  • Physics in Trouble—Again
  • The Big Breakthrough: The Hydrogen Atom
  • Measuring the Energy Levels
  • Matter Waves
  • The Probability Wave
  • Experiment and Reality
  • The New Hydrogen Atom
  • Other Elements
  • Making X-rays
  • Review Exercises for Chapter
  • 17 The Atomic Nucleus and Beyond
  • Within the Nucleus
  • Tracking the Particles
  • Radioactive Elements
  • How Long Does It Take?
  • The Energy of the Rays
  • Increasing the Energy
  • Accelerating in Circles
  • Transforming the Nucleus
  • Nuclei That Split
  • The Reactor
  • Fusion
  • The Four Forces
  • The Particle Zoo
  • Inside the Hadrons
  • Review Exercises for Chapter 17
  • Appendix 1 - Formal Equations
  • Appendix 2 - Physical Constants
  • Appendix 3 - Values of the Trigonometric Functions
  • Appendix 4 - Properties of Selected Nuclides
  • Appendix 5 - Answers to Try This
  • Appendix 6 - Answers to Chapter Review Exercises