College Physics – Raymond A. Serway, Chris Vuille – 8th Edition

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While physics can seem challenging, its true quality is the sheer simplicity of fundamental physical theories–theories and concepts that can enrich your view of the world around you. COLLEGE PHYSICS, 8e, provides a clear strategy for connecting those theories to a consistent problem-solving approach, carefully reinforcing this methodology throughout the text and connecting it to real-world examples. For students planning to take the MCAT exam, the text includes exclusive test prep and review tools to help you prepare.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1: Standards of Length, Mass and Time
1.2: The Building Blocks of Matter
1.3: Dimensional Analysis (6)
1.4: Uncertainty in Measurement and Significant Figures (8)
1.5: Conversion of Units (13)
1.6: Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations (7)
1.7: Coordinate Systems (6)
1.8: Trigonometry (10)
1.9: Problem Solving Strategy
1.X: Additional Problems (12)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (4)
Active Figures (2)
Active Examples (10)
Multiple Choice Questions (11)
Quick Quizzes
Conceptual Questions (11)

Chapter 2: Motion in One Dimension
2.1: Displacement
2.2: Velocity (19)
2.3: Acceleration (6)
2.4: Motion Diagrams
2.5: One-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration (19)
2.6: Freely Falling Objects (10)
2.X: Additional Problems (21)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (18)
Active Figures (4)
Active Examples (9)
Multiple Choice Questions (11)
Quick Quizzes (8)
Conceptual Questions (10)

Chapter 3: Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion
3.1: Vectors and Their Properties (9)
3.2: Components of a Vector (12)
3.3: Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration in Two Dimensions
3.4: Motion in Two Dimensions (14)
3.5: Relative Velocity (9)
3.X: Additional Problems (29)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (19)
Active Figures (3)
Active Examples (11)
Multiple Choice Questions (13)
Quick Quizzes (6)
Conceptual Questions (10)

Chapter 4: The Laws of Motion
4.1: Forces
4.2: Newton's First Law
4.3: Newton's Second Law
4.4: Newton's Third Law (16)
4.5: Applications of Newton's Laws (22)
4.6: Forces of Friction (17)
4.X: Additional Problems (27)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (15)
Active Figures (3)
Active Examples (14)
Multiple Choice Questions (16)
Quick Quizzes (8)
Conceptual Questions (14)

Chapter 5: Energy
5.1: Work (8)
5.2: Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem (10)
5.3: Gravitational Potential Energy
5.4: Spring Potential Energy (13)
5.5: Systems and Energy Conservation (18)
5.6: Power (8)
5.7: Work Done by a Varying Force (3)
5.X: Additional Problems (30)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (27)
Active Figures (4)
Active Examples (16)
Multiple Choice Questions (13)
Quick Quizzes (4)
Conceptual Questions (15)

Chapter 6: Momentum and Collisions
6.1: Momentum and Impulse (19)
6.2: Conservation of Momentum (8)
6.3: Collisions
6.4: Glancing Collisions (23)
6.5: Rocket Propulsion
6.X: Additional Problems (27)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (17)
Active Figures (3)
Active Examples (9)
Multiple Choice Questions (12)
Quick Quizzes (6)
Conceptual Questions (14)

Chapter 7: Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity
7.1: Angular Speed and Angular Acceleration (4)
7.2: Rotational Motion Under Constant Angular Acceleration
7.3: Relations Between Angular and Linear Quantities (10)
7.4: Centripetal Acceleration (18)
7.5: Newtonian Gravitation (8)
7.6: Kepler's Law (5)
7.X: Additional Problems (31)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (20)
Active Figures (5)
Active Examples (14)
Multiple Choice Questions (13)
Quick Quizzes (10)
Conceptual Questions (12)

Chapter 8: Rotational Equilibriumand Rotational Dynamics
8.1: Torque (6)
8.2: Torque and the Two Conditions for Equilibrium
8.3: The Center of Gravity
8.4: Examples of Objects in Equilibrium (24)
8.5: Relationship Between Torque and Angular (11)
8.6: Rotational Kinetic Energy (12)
8.7: Angular Momentum (14)
8.X: Additional Problems (21)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (20)
Active Figures (2)
Active Examples (15)
Multiple Choice Questions (13)
Quick Quizzes (6)
Conceptual Questions (14)

Chapter 9: Solids and Fluids
9.1: States of Matter
9.2: The Deformation of Solids (12)
9.3: Density and Pressure (7)
9.4: Variation of Pressure with Depth
9.5: Pressure Measurements (9)
9.6: Buoyant Forces and Archimedes' Principle (15)
9.7: Fluids in Motion
9.8: Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics (15)
9.9: Surface Tension, Capillary Action, and Viscous Fluid Flow (14)
9.10: Transport Phenomena (4)
9.X: Additional Problems (16)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (23)
Active Figures (5)
Active Examples (18)
Multiple Choice Questions (12)
Quick Quizzes (7)
Conceptual Questions (13)

Chapter 10: Thermal Physics
10.1: Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
10.2: Thermometers and Temperature Scales (10)
10.3: Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids (18)
10.4: Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas (10)
10.5: The Kinetic Theory of Gases (8)
10.X: Additional Problems (18)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (22)
Active Figures (3)
Active Examples (9)
Multiple Choice Questions (12)
Quick Quizzes (5)
Conceptual Questions (12)

Chapter 11: Energy in Thermal Processes
11.1: Heat and Internal Energy
11.2: Specific Heat (14)
11.3: Calorimetry (10)
11.4: Latent Heat and Phase Change (13)
11.5: Energy Transfer (13)
11.6: Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases
11.X: Additional Problems (23)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (19)
Active Figures
Active Examples (11)
Multiple Choice Questions (12)
Quick Quizzes (5)
Conceptual Questions (12)

Chapter 12: The Laws of Thermodynamics
12.1: Work in Thermodynamic Processes (10)
12.2: The First Law of Thermodynamics
12.3: Thermal Processes (18)
12.4: Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics (16)
12.5: Entropy (10)
12.6: Human Metabolism (3)
12.X: Additional Problems (14)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (20)
Active Figures (5)
Active Examples (17)
Multiple Choice Questions (18)
Quick Quizzes (5)
Conceptual Questions (12)

Chapter 13: Vibrations and Waves
13.1: Hooke's Law (7)
13.2: Elastic Potential Energy (9)
13.3: Compaing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion
13.4: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as a Function of Time (17)
13.5: Motion of a Pendulum (7)
13.6: Damped Oscillations
13.7: Waves
13.8: Frequency, Amplitude, and Wavelength (8)
13.9: The Speed of waves on Strings (12)
13.10: Interference of Waves
13.11: Reflection of Waves (2)
13.X: Additional Problems (15)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (20)
Active Figures (12)
Active Examples (10)
Multiple Choice Questions (12)
Quick Quizzes (9)
Conceptual Questions (12)

Chapter 14: Sound
14.1: Producing a Sound Wave
14.2: Characteristics of Sound Waves
14.3: The Speed of Sound (9)
14.4: Energy and Intensity of Sound Waves
14.5: Spherical and Plane Waves (13)
14.6: The Doppler Effect (10)
14.7: Interference of Sound Waves (5)
14.8: Standing Waves (10)
14.9: Forced Vibrations and Resonance (1)
14.10: Standing Waves in Air Columns (6)
14.11: Beats (5)
14.12: Quality of Sound
14.13: The Ear (2)
14.X: Additional Problems (13)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (22)
Active Figures (5)
Active Examples (10)
Multiple Choice Questions (15)
Quick Quizzes (7)
Conceptual Questions (12)

Chapter 15: Electric Forces and Electric Fields
15.1: Properties of Electric Charges
15.2: Insulators and Conductors
15.3: Coulomb's Law (16)
15.4: The Electric Field (13)
15.5: Electric Field Lines
15.6: Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium (6)
15.7: The Millikan Oil-Drop Experiment
15.8: The Van De Graaff Generator (4)
15.9: Electric Fllux and Gauss's Law (9)
15.X: Additional Problems (16)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (25)
Active Figures (5)
Active Examples (7)
Multiple Choice Questions (14)
Quick Quizzes (10)
Conceptual Questions (15)

Chapter 16: Electrical Energy and Capacitance
16.1: Potential Difference and Electric Potential (10)
16.2: Electric Potential and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges
16.3: Potentials and Charged Conductors
16.4: Equipotential Surfaces (14)
16.5: Applications
16.6: Capacitance
16.7: The Parallel-Plate Capacitor (8)
16.8: Combinations of Capacitors (12)
16.9: Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor (4)
16.10: Capacitors with Dielectrics (5)
16.X: Additional Problems (15)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (24)
Active Figures (4)
Active Examples (10)
Multiple Choice Questions (12)
Quick Quizzes (11)
Conceptual Questions (14)

Chapter 17: Current and Resistance
17.1: Electric Current
17.2: A Microscopic View: Current and Drift Speed (9)
17.3: Current and Voltage Measuremtns in Circuits
17.4: Resistance, Resistivity, and Ohm's Law (12)
17.5: Temperature Variation of Resistance (11)
17.6: Electrical Energy and Power (16)
17.7: Superconductors
17.8: Electrical Activity in the Heart
17.X: Additional Problems (19)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (22)
Active Figures (2)
Active Examples (6)
Multiple Choice Questions (13)
Quick Quizzes (10)
Conceptual Questions (12)

Chapter 18: Direct-Current Circuits
18.1: Sources of emf
18.2: Resistors in Series
18.3: Resistors in Parallel (15)
18.4: Kirchhoff's Rules and Complex DC Circuits (14)
18.5: RC Circuits (7)
18.6: Household Circuits (4)
18.7: Electrical Safety
18.8: Conduction of Electrical Signals by Neurons (3)
18.X: Additional Problems (24)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (21)
Active Figures (4)
Active Examples (7)
Multiple Choice Questions (13)
Quick Quizzes (9)
Conceptual Questions (14)

Chapter 19: Magnetism
19.1: Magnets
19.2: Earth's Magnetic Field
19.3: Magnetic Fields (11)
19.4: Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor (13)
19.5: Torque on a Current Loop and Electric Motors (8)
19.6: Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field (10)
19.7: Magnetic Field of a Long, Straight Wire and Ampère's Law (12)
19.8: Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors (4)
19.9: Magnetic Fields of Current Loops and Solenoids (5)
19.10: Magnetic Domains
19.X: Additional Problems (13)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
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Extra Problems (16)
Active Figures (6)
Active Examples (9)
Multiple Choice Questions (16)
Quick Quizzes (6)
Conceptual Questions (17)

Chapter 20: Induced Voltages and Inductance
20.1: Induced emf and Magnetic Flux (7)
20.2: Faraday's Law of Induction (11)
20.3: Motional emf (6)
20.4: Lenz's Law Revisited (The Minus Sign in Faraday's Law) (8)
20.5: Generators (7)
20.6: Self-Inductance (5)
20.7: RL Circuits (6)
20.8: Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field (4)
20.X: Additional Problems (12)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (21)
Active Figures (5)
Active Examples (9)
Multiple Choice Questions (12)
Quick Quizzes (6)
Conceptual Questions (14)

Chapter 21: Alternating-Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves
21.1: Resistors in an AC Circuit (6)
21.2: Capacitors in an AC Circuit (6)
21.3: Inductors in an AC Circuit (5)
21.4: The RLC Series Circuit (12)
21.5: Power in an AC Circuit (7)
21.6: Resonance in a Series RLC Circuit (6)
21.7: The Transformer (6)
21.8: Maxwell's Predictions
21.9: Hertz's Confirmation of Maxell's Predictions
21.10: Production of Electromagnetic Waves
21.11: Properties of Electromagnetic Waves (10)
21.12: The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Waves (4)
21.13: The Doppler Effect for Electromagnetic Waves (3)
21.X: Additional Problems (10)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (17)
Active Figures (6)
Active Examples (9)
Multiple Choice Questions (14)
Quick Quizzes (8)
Conceptual Questions (15)

Chapter 22: Reflection and Refraction of Light
22.1: The Nature of Light (7)
22.2: Reflection and Refraction
22.3: The Law of Refraction (20)
22.4: Dispersion and Prisms (6)
22.5: The Rainbow
22.6: Huygens's Principle
22.7: Total Internal Reflection (11)
22.X: Additional Problems (16)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
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Extra Problems (22)
Active Figures (5)
Active Examples (6)
Multiple Choice Questions (10)
Quick Quizzes (4)
Conceptual Questions (13)

Chapter 23: Mirrors and Lenses
23.1: Flat Mirrors (5)
23.2: Reflection and Refraction
23.3: Convex Mirrors and Sign Conventions (15)
23.4: Images Formed by Refraction (8)
23.5: Atmospheric Refraction
23.6: Thin Lenses (18)
23.7: Lens and Mirror Aberrations
23.X: Additional Problems (17)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
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Extra Problems (16)
Active Figures (4)
Active Examples (9)
Multiple Choice Questions (10)
Quick Quizzes (6)
Conceptual Questions (14)

Chapter 24: Wave Optics
24.1: Conditions for Interference
24.2: Young's Double-Slit Experiment (15)
24.3: Change of Phase Due to Reflection
24.4: Interference in Thin Films (15)
24.5: Using Interference to Read CDs and DVDs
24.6: Diffraction
24.7: Single-Slit Diffraction (7)
24.8: The Diffraction Grating (13)
24.9: Polarization of Light Waves (11)
24.X: Additional Problems (13)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems
Extra Problems (20)
Active Figures (5)
Active Examples (8)
Multiple Choice Questions (10)
Quick Quizzes (6)
Conceptual Questions (14)

Chapter 25: Optical Instruments
25.1: The Camera (8)
25.2: The Eye (10)
25.3: The Simple Magnifier (6)
25.4: The Compound Microscope
25.5: The Telescope (12)
25.6: Resolution of Single-Slit and Circular Apertures (10)
25.7: The Michelson Interferometer (6)
25.X: Additional Problems (10)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
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Extra Problems (13)
Active Figures (3)
Active Examples (8)
Multiple Choice Questions (10)
Quick Quizzes (2)
Conceptual Questions (13)

Chapter 26: Relativity
26.1: Galilean Relativity
26.2: The Speed of Light
26.3: Einstin's Principle of Relativity
26.4: Consequences of Special Relativity (15)
26.5: Relativistic Momentum
26.6: Relativistic Energy and the Equivalence of Mass (9)
26.7: General Relativity
26.X: Additional Problems (17)
Conceptual Questions
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Extra Problems
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Extra Problems (32)
Active Figures (3)
Active Examples (5)
Multiple Choice Questions (10)
Quick Quizzes (7)
Conceptual Questions (10)

Chapter 27: Quantum Physics
27.1: Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis (8)
27.2: The Photoelectric Effect and the Particle Theory of Light (6)
27.3: X-Rays (3)
27.4: Dirrfaction of X-Rays by Crystals (4)
27.5: The Compton Effect (5)
27.6: The Dual Nature of Light and Matter (6)
27.7: The Wave Function
27.8: The Uncertainty Principle (6)
27.X: Additional Problems (12)
Conceptual Questions
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Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
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Extra Problems (28)
Active Figures (3)
Active Examples (5)
Multiple Choice Questions (10)
Quick Quizzes (5)
Conceptual Questions (14)

Chapter 28: Atomic Physics
28.1: Early Models of the Atom
28.2: Atomic Spectra (6)
28.3: The Bohr Model (23)
28.4: Quantum Mechanics and the Hydrogen Atom
28.5: The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table (4)
28.6: Characteristic X-Rays (4)
28.7: Atomic Transitions and Lasers
28.X: Additional Problems (9)
Conceptual Questions
Quick Quizzes
Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
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Active Figures (2)
Active Examples (4)
Multiple Choice Questions (10)
Quick Quizzes (3)
Conceptual Questions (15)

Chapter 29: Nuclear Physics
29.1: Some Properties of Nuclei (8)
29.2: Binding Energy (6)
29.3: Radioactivity (8)
29.4: The Decay Processes (8)
29.5: Natural Radioactivity
29.6: Nuclear Reactions (8)
29.7: Medical Applications of Radiation (7)
29.X: Additional Problems (9)
Conceptual Questions
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Multiple Choice Questions
Extra Problems
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Extra Problems (27)
Active Figures (3)
Active Examples (2)
Multiple Choice Questions (12)
Quick Quizzes (5)
Conceptual Questions (13)

Chapter 30: Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles
30.1: Nuclear Fission (10)
30.2: Nuclear Fusion (6)
30.3: Elementary Particles and the Fundamental Forces
30.4: Positrons and Other Antiparticles (3)
30.5: Classification of Particles
30.6: Conservation Laws (6)
30.7: The Eightfold Way
30.8: Quarks and Color (5)
30.9: Electroweak Theory and the Standard Model
30.10: The Cosmic Connection
30.11: Problems and Perspectives
30.X: Additional Problems (13)
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Extra Problems (24)
Active Figures (1)
Active Examples (4)
Multiple Choice Questions (10)
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Chapter A: Appendix A Mathematics Review
A.1: MatheMatical Notation
A.2: Scientific Notation (7)
A.3A: Algebra: Some Basic Rules (5)
A.3B: Algebra: Powers (6)
A.3C: Algebra: Factoring
A.3D: Algebra: Quadratic Equations (4)
A.3E: Algebra: Linear Equations (4)
A.3F: Algebra: Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations (3)
A.3G: Algebra: Logarithms and Exponentials
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