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College Physics for AP® Courses 2e

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A
aberrations 26.6 Aberrations
absolute zero 13.1 Temperature
acceleration due to gravity 2.7 Falling Objects
accommodation 26.1 Physics of the Eye
acoustic impedance 17.7 Ultrasound
adaptive optics 26.5 Telescopes
air resistance 3.4 Projectile Motion
ampere 20.1 Current
amplitude modulation 24.3 The Electromagnetic Spectrum
angular acceleration 10.1 Angular Acceleration
angular magnification 26.5 Telescopes
angular momentum quantum number 30.8 Quantum Numbers and Rules
approximations 1.4 Approximation
Archimedes’ principle 11.7 Archimedes’ Principle
average acceleration 2 Section Summary
Average Acceleration 2.4 Acceleration
Avogadro’s number 13.3 The Ideal Gas Law
axis of a polarizing filter 27.8 Polarization
C
carbon-14 dating 31.5 Half-Life and Activity
centripetal acceleration 6.2 Centripetal Acceleration
centripetal force 6.3 Centripetal Force
change in angular velocity 10.1 Angular Acceleration
change in momentum 8.2 Impulse
characteristic time constant 23.10 RL Circuits
chart of the nuclides 31.3 Substructure of the Nucleus
chemical energy 7.6 Conservation of Energy
classical physics 1.1 Physics: An Introduction
Classical relativity 3.5 Addition of Velocities
coefficient of linear expansion 13.2 Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
coefficient of volume expansion 13.2 Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
color constancy 26.3 Color and Color Vision
compound microscope 26.4 Microscopes
Compton effect 29.4 Photon Momentum
conservation laws 21.3 Kirchhoff’s Rules
conservation of mechanical energy 7.4 Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
conservation of momentum principle 8.3 Conservation of Momentum
conservation of total baryon number 33.4 Particles, Patterns, and Conservation Laws
conservation of total $L μ L μ$ 33.4 Particles, Patterns, and Conservation Laws
constructive interference 16.10 Superposition and Interference
constructive interference for a diffraction grating 27.4 Multiple Slit Diffraction
constructive interference for a double slit 27.3 Young’s Double Slit Experiment
converging (or convex) lens 25.6 Image Formation by Lenses
correspondence principle Connection for AP® Courses
cosmic microwave background 34.1 Cosmology and Particle Physics
cosmological constant 34.4 Dark Matter and Closure
cosmological red shift 34.1 Cosmology and Particle Physics
Coulomb forces 18.4 Coulomb’s Law
Coulomb interaction 18.7 Electric Forces in Biology
Coulomb’s law 18.4 Coulomb’s Law
Critical damping 16.7 Damped Harmonic Motion
critical density 34.4 Dark Matter and Closure
critical mass 32.6 Fission
critical point 13.5 Phase Changes
Critical pressure 13.5 Phase Changes
criticality 32.6 Fission
Current sensitivity 21.4 DC Voltmeters and Ammeters
D
Dalton’s law of partial pressures 13.5 Phase Changes
de Broglie wavelength 29.6 The Wave Nature of Matter
deceleration 2.4 Acceleration
degree Celsius 13.1 Temperature
degree Fahrenheit 13.1 Temperature
Density 11.2 Density
destructive interference 16.10 Superposition and Interference
destructive interference for a double slit 27.3 Young’s Double Slit Experiment
destructive interference for a single slit 27.5 Single Slit Diffraction
dielectric strengths 19.5 Capacitors and Dielectrics
diffraction grating 27.4 Multiple Slit Diffraction
direction of magnetic field lines 22.3 Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Field Lines
direction of polarization 27.8 Polarization
displacement 2.1 Displacement
Distance 2.1 Displacement
Distance traveled 2.1 Displacement
Doppler-shifted ultrasound 17.7 Ultrasound
drag force 5.2 Drag Forces
drift velocity 20.1 Current
E
electric and magnetic fields 24.4 Energy in Electromagnetic Waves
electric current 20.1 Current
Electric generators 23.5 Electric Generators
Electrical energy 7.6 Conservation of Energy
electromagnetic induction 23.1 Induced Emf and Magnetic Flux
electron capture equation 31.4 Nuclear Decay and Conservation Laws
electron’s antineutrino 31.4 Nuclear Decay and Conservation Laws
electrostatic force 18.4 Coulomb’s Law
electrostatic precipitators 18.8 Applications of Electrostatics
Electrostatic repulsion 18.2 Conductors and Insulators
emf induced in a generator coil 23.5 Electric Generators
emissivity 14.7 Radiation
energies of hydrogen-like atoms 30.3 Bohr’s Theory of the Hydrogen Atom
energy stored in an inductor 23.9 Inductance
equipotential lines 19.4 Equipotential Lines
Extremely low frequency (ELF) 24.3 The Electromagnetic Spectrum
eyepiece 26.4 Microscopes
I
ideal banking 6.3 Centripetal Force
ideal gas law 13.3 The Ideal Gas Law
Ignition 32.5 Fusion
impulse 8.2 Impulse
index of refraction 25.3 The Law of Refraction
inductance 23.9 Inductance
inductor 23.9 Inductance
inertial confinement 32.5 Fusion
inflationary scenario 34.1 Cosmology and Particle Physics
infrasound 17.6 Hearing
Instantaneous acceleration 2.4 Acceleration
Instantaneous speed 2.3 Time, Velocity, and Speed
Instantaneous velocity 2.3 Time, Velocity, and Speed
intensity reflection coefficient 17.7 Ultrasound
intraocular pressure 11.9 Pressures in the Body
K
kilocalorie 14.1 Heat
kilowatt-hours 7.7 Power
kinematics of rotational motion 10.2 Kinematics of Rotational Motion
kinetic friction 5.1 Friction
Kirchhoff’s rules 21.3 Kirchhoff’s Rules
L
Laser vision correction 26.2 Vision Correction
latent heat coefficients 14.3 Phase Change and Latent Heat
law of conservation of angular momentum 10.5 Angular Momentum and Its Conservation
law of conservation of energy 7.6 Conservation of Energy
law of refraction 25.3 The Law of Refraction
Length contraction 28.3 Length Contraction
liquid drop model 32.6 Fission
longitudinal wave 16.9 Waves
loudness 17.6 Hearing
M
magnetic confinement 32.5 Fusion
magnetic field strength (magnitude) produced by a long straight current-carrying wire 22.9 Magnetic Fields Produced by Currents: Ampere’s Law
magnetic field strength at the center of a circular loop 22.9 Magnetic Fields Produced by Currents: Ampere’s Law
magnetic field strength inside a solenoid 22.9 Magnetic Fields Produced by Currents: Ampere’s Law
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 22.11 More Applications of Magnetism
magnetocardiogram (MCG) 22.11 More Applications of Magnetism
magnetoencephalogram (MEG) 22.11 More Applications of Magnetism
magnitude of kinetic friction $f k f k$ 5.1 Friction
magnitude of static friction $f s f s$ 5.1 Friction
magnitude of the intrinsic (internal) spin angular momentum 30.8 Quantum Numbers and Rules
massive compact halo objects 34.4 Dark Matter and Closure
maximum field strength 24.4 Energy in Electromagnetic Waves
mechanical advantage 9.5 Simple Machines
mechanical equivalent of heat 14.1 Heat
Michelson-Morley experiment 28.1 Einstein’s Postulates
micturition reflex 11.9 Pressures in the Body
Mutual inductance 23.9 Inductance
N
Nearsightedness 26.2 Vision Correction
negatively curved 34.4 Dark Matter and Closure
net rate of heat transfer by radiation 14.7 Radiation
neutral equilibrium 9.3 Stability
neutrino oscillations 34.4 Dark Matter and Closure
Neutron-induced fission 32.6 Fission
Newton’s universal law of gravitation 6.5 Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation
nonconservative force 7.5 Nonconservative Forces
north magnetic pole 22.1 Magnets
notes 17.6 Hearing
Nuclear fission 32.6 Fission
Nuclear fusion 32.5 Fusion
nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) 22.11 More Applications of Magnetism
nuclear radiation 31.1 Nuclear Radioactivity
Null measurements 21.5 Null Measurements
numerical aperture $(NA) (NA)$ 26.4 Microscopes
P
parallel plate capacitor 19.5 Capacitors and Dielectrics
Partial pressure 13.5 Phase Changes
Pascal’s principle 11.5 Pascal’s Principle
Pauli exclusion principle 30.9 The Pauli Exclusion Principle
percent relative humidity 13.6 Humidity, Evaporation, and Boiling
perfectly inelastic collision 8.5 Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension
phase diagrams 13.5 Phase Changes
photoelectric effect 29.2 The Photoelectric Effect
photon momentum 29.4 Photon Momentum
Planck’s constant 29.1 Quantization of Energy
Poiseuille’s law for resistance 12.4 Viscosity and Laminar Flow; Poiseuille’s Law
position 2.1 Displacement
positively curved 34.4 Dark Matter and Closure
positron emission tomography (PET) 32.1 Diagnostics and Medical Imaging
potential energy of a spring 7.4 Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
potentiometer 21.5 Null Measurements
Projectile motion 3.4 Projectile Motion
Proper length 28.3 Length Contraction
proton-proton cycle 32.5 Fusion
PV diagram 13.5 Phase Changes
R
Radioactive dating 31.5 Half-Life and Activity
radiolytic products 32.4 Food Irradiation
radius of a nucleus 31.3 Substructure of the Nucleus
range of radiation 31.1 Nuclear Radioactivity
rate of conductive heat transfer 14.5 Conduction
reflected light is completely polarized 27.8 Polarization
relative biological effectiveness 32.2 Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
relative velocities 3.5 Addition of Velocities
relativistic Doppler effects 28 Section Summary
Relativistic kinetic energy 28.6 Relativistic Energy
Relativistic momentum 28.5 Relativistic Momentum
relativistic velocity addition 28.4 Relativistic Addition of Velocities
Renewable forms of energy 7.9 World Energy Use
resonant frequency 23.12 RLC Series AC Circuits
retinex theory of color vision 26.3 Color and Color Vision
$R R$ factor 14.5 Conduction
S
scientific method 1.1 Physics: An Introduction
second law of motion 8.1 Linear Momentum and Force
second postulate of special relativity 28.1 Einstein’s Postulates
Self-inductance 23.9 Inductance
simple pendulum 16.4 The Simple Pendulum
simplified theory of color vision 26.3 Color and Color Vision
single-photon-emission computed tomography(SPECT) 32.1 Diagnostics and Medical Imaging
Solid-state radiation detectors 31.2 Radiation Detection and Detectors
sound 17.1 Sound
sound intensity level 17.3 Sound Intensity and Sound Level
south magnetic pole 22.1 Magnets
special relativity. 28.1 Einstein’s Postulates
specific gravity 11.7 Archimedes’ Principle
spin projection quantum number 30.8 Quantum Numbers and Rules
spin quantum number 30.8 Quantum Numbers and Rules
spontaneous symmetry breaking 34.1 Cosmology and Particle Physics
stable equilibrium 9.3 Stability
static friction 5.1 Friction
Stefan-Boltzmann law of radiation 14.7 Radiation
step-down transformer 23.7 Transformers
step-up transformer 23.7 Transformers
Stokes’ law 5.2 Drag Forces
supercriticality 32.6 Fission
T
tangential acceleration 10.1 Angular Acceleration
Temperature 13.1 Temperature
temperature coefficient of resistivity 20.3 Resistance and Resistivity
the second law of thermodynamics stated in terms of entropy 15.6 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Disorder and the Unavailability of Energy
theory of quark confinement 33.5 Quarks: Is That All There Is?
thermal conductivity 14.5 Conduction
thermal equilibrium 13.1 Temperature
thin film interference 27.7 Thin Film Interference
thin lens equations 25.6 Image Formation by Lenses
timbre 17.6 Hearing
total internal reflection 25.4 Total Internal Reflection
transformer equation 23.7 Transformers
Transformers 23.7 Transformers
triple point 13.5 Phase Changes
Tunneling 31.7 Tunneling
W
watt 7.7 Power
wave 16.9 Waves
wave velocity 16.9 Waves
weakly interacting massive particles 34.4 Dark Matter and Closure
Wheatstone bridge 21.5 Null Measurements
Y
Z
zeroth law of thermodynamics 13.1 Temperature
$z z$ -component of spin angular momentum 30.8 Quantum Numbers and Rules
$z z$ -component of the angular momentum 30.8 Quantum Numbers and Rules
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