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Master Math: Essential Physics, 1st Edition

  • Debra Anne Ross Lawrence
  • ISBN-10: 1435458885  |  ISBN-13: 9781435458888
  • 432 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $15.00
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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.

Features and Benefits

  • Written by an established, successful, and popular author of the "Master Math" books.
  • Offers your students a friendly yet rigorous coverage of basic physics as it explains the concepts as well as the math.
  • Presents, teaches, and explains the fundamental topics of basic, algebra-based physics and provides your students with fun examples, applications, and practice problems for each subject, all in a clear and concise manner.
  • Allows those students struggling with physics to understand it.
  • Can be recommended to your students as an adjunct to the primary text or it can be used as primary text.

Table of Contents

Including Units.
1. Motion.
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.
7. Fluids.
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.
9. Gas.
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.
11. Electromagnetism.
Magnetism. Electromagnetism. Magnetic Fields. Moving Charges. Magnetic Fields from Electric Currents. Magnetic Materials. Electromagnetic Induction.
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.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Debra Anne Ross Lawrence

Debra Anne Ross Lawrence is the author of other books in the Master Math series as well as the author of The 3:00 PM Secret: Live Slim and Strong, Live Your Dreams; The 3:00 PM Secret 10-Day Dream Diet; and Arrows Through Time: A Time Travel Tale of Adventure, Courage, and Faith. Debra earned a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. David Allen Lawrence holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Minnesota.