MASTER MATH: ESSENTIAL PHYSICS presents, teaches, and explains the fundamental topics of algebra-based physics. It includes engaging, fun examples and applications, as well as challenging practice problems with explanatory answers. Master Math: Essential Physics was written for you, the student, parent, teacher, tutor, or curious thinker. It covers the essentials of high school and college curricula. It can serve as a supplement to your textbook, a handy reference, or a tutor for lifetime learners. Topics encompass motion, force, momentum, Newton’s Laws, equilibrium, friction, forces in nature, energy, work, elasticity, harmonic motion, static and moving fluids, heat, temperature, gas, electric fields, electromagnetism, direct and alternating current, waves, sound, radiation, light and optics, and an introduction to relativity, quanta, the atom, dark matter, and dark energy.
Table of Contents
Average Speed. Instantaneous Speed. Acceleration. Finding Distance Traveled at Constant Acceleration. Acceleration Due to Gravity – No Air Resistance. Acceleration Due to Gravity – With Air Resistance. Vector and Scalar Detour. Velocity vs. Speed. Acceleration Vector. Two-Dimensional Motion – Projectile. Circular Motion.
2. Force, Momentum, and Newton’s Laws.
Force. Newton’s Laws of Motion. Mass and Weight. Applications of Newton’s Laws. Linear Momentum. Torque and Angular Momentum. Center of Mass.
3. Forces in Equilibrium.
Static Equilibrium. Friction. Torque. Angular Momentum.
4. Forces in Nature.
Gravitational Force. Planetary Motion. Electrostatic Force. Nuclear and Weak Forces.
5. Energy and Work.
Work. Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy. Conservation of Energy. Elastic and Inelastic Collisions. Rotational Kinetic Energy. Gravitational Potential Energy. Electrostatic Potential Energy. Potential Difference and the Electron Volt.
6. Elasticity and Vibrations.
Elastic Properties of Materials. Simple Harmonic Motion. Oscillations.
Pressure., Pressure in Static Fluids. Buoyancy. Surface Tension. Fluids in Motion. Viscous Flow of Fluids.
8. Heat and Temperature.
Temperature. Thermal Expansion. Heat. Heat Transfer., Temperature. Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
The Gas Laws. Ideal Gases. Kinetic Theory of Gases– Diffusion and Osmosis. Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Changes of Phase.
10. Electric Fields and Electric Current.
Electric Charge. Electric Fields. Capacitance. Electric Current. Electrical Resistance. Electric Power.
Magnetism. Electromagnetism. Magnetic Fields. Moving Charges. Magnetic Fields from Electric Currents. Magnetic Materials. Electromagnetic Induction.
12. APPLYING ELECTROMAGNETISM.
Electric Circuits. Capacitance and Inductance. DC Circuits. Electric Devices. Alternating Current.
13. Waves, Sound, and Radiation.
Traveling Waves. Strings and Springs. Standing Waves. Sound.
Diffraction and Interference. Electromagnetic Radiation.
14. Light and Optics.
Speed of Light. Reflection. Refraction. Lenses and Mirrors. Color and Spectra. Polarized Light.
15. Introduction to Relativity, Quanta, Atoms, Structure Of Matter, and Nuclei.