Halliday, David, 1916-

Fundamentals of physics / David Halliday, Robert Resnick, with the assistance of W. Farrell Edwards, John Merrill. - 2d ed. - New York : Wiley, c1981. - xv, 816, [32] p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

Includes index.

Measurement --
Vectors --
Motion in one dimension --
Motion in a plane --
Particle dynamics--I --
Particle dynamics--II --
Work and energy --
The conservation of energy --
The dynamics of systems of particles --
Collisions --
Rotational kinematics --
Rotational dynamics --
Equilibrium of rigid bodies --
Oscillations --
Gravitation --
Fluid mechanics --
Waves in elastic media --
Sound waves --
Temperature --
Heat and the first law of thermodynamics --
Kinetic theory of gases --
Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics --
Charge and matter --
The electric field --
Gauss's law --
Electric potential --
Capacitors and dielectrics --
Current and resistance --
Electromotive force and circuits --
The magnetic field --
Ampre's law --
Faraday's law of induction --
Inductance --
Magnetic properties of matter --
Electromagnetic oscillations --
Alternating currents --
Maxwell's equations --
Electromagnetic waves --
Geometrical optics --
Interference --
Diffraction --
Light and quantum physics --
Waves and particles --
Appendices. A. The International System of Units (SI) --
B. Some fundamental constants of physics --
C. Some properties of the sun, the earth, and the moon --
D. Some properties of the planets --
E. The periodic table of the elements --
F. Conversion factors --
G. Mathematical symbols and the Greek alphabet --
H. Mathematical formulas --
I. Trigonometric functions --
J. Winners of the Nobel Prize in physics. Table of contents

This text addresses the issue of building "bridges of reason", so that students may move from qualitative understanding of any given physics concept to making decisions about how to solve a problem involving that concept.



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QC21.2 / .H35 1981

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