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Authors: Johnh D. Cutnell, Kenneth W. Johnson, Cutnell
ISBN-13: 9780470223550, ISBN-10: 0470223553
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Date Published: September 2009
Edition: 8th Edition

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Author Biography: Johnh D. Cutnell

Book Synopsis

Cutnell and Johnson has been the #1 text in the algebra-based physics market for over 15 years.

Like an elite athlete, students need superior support to reach the top of their game and be successful. Cutnell and Johnson puts students in motion and supports them every step of the way. Acting as essential equipment, PHYSICS 8e aids in the development of conceptual understanding, and shows students the relevance of physics to their lives and future careers.

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New edition of a two-volume text that helps students develop a conceptual understanding of physics principles. Cutnell and Johnson (Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale) present 32 chapters that cover mechanics, thermal physics, wave motion, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and modern physics. In the margins, they highlight direct applications of physics principles, problem solving insights, concepts at a glance, and illustrative figures and color photographs. Each volume has a separate ISBN. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

1Introduction and mathematical concepts1
2Kinematics in one dimension25
3Kinematics in two dimensions59
4Forces and Newton's laws of motion85
5Dynamics of uniform circular motion131
6Work and energy153
7Impulse and momentum188
8Rotational kinematics213
9Rotational dynamics237
10Elasticity and simple harmonic motion274
12Temperature and heat346
13The transfer of heat381
14The ideal gas law and kinetic theory401
16Waves and sound458
17The principle of linear superposition and interference phenomena494
18Electric forces and electric fields521
19Electric potential energy and the electric potential557
20Electric circuits585
21Magnetic forces and magnetic fields627
22Electromagnetic induction669
23Alternating current circuits708
24Electromagnetic waves732
25The reflection of light: mirrors759
26The refraction of light: lenses and optical instruments781
27Interference and the wave nature of light829
28Special relativity864
29Particles and waves888
30The nature of the atom910
31Nuclear physics and radioactivity947
32Ionizing radiation, nuclear energy, and elementary particles973




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