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Physics by Inquiry: An Introduction to Physics and the Physical Sciences, Volume 2

ISBN: 978-0-471-14441-0
468 pages
August 1995, ©1996
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A hands-on approach to learning physics fundamentals

Physics by Inquiry: An Introduction to Physics and the Physical Sciences, Volume 2 offers a practical lab-based approach to understanding the fundamentals of physics. Step-by-step protocols provide clear guidance to observable phenomena, and analysis of results facilitates critical thinking and information assimilation over rote memorization. Covering essential concepts relating to electrical circuits, electromagnets, light and optics, and kinematics, this book provides beginner students with an engaging introduction to the foundation of physical science.

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Table of Contents

ELECTRIC CIRCUITS.

Behavior of Simple Electric Circuits.

Measurements of Current and Resistance.

Measurement of Voltage.

Batteries and Bulbs in Everyday Life.

ELECTROMAGNETS.

LIGHT AND OPTICS.

Plane Mirrors and Images.

Lenses, Curved Mirrors, and Images.

KINEMATICS.

Motion with Constant Speed.

Motion with Changing Speed.

Graphical Representations of Motion.

Algebraic Representations of Motion.

ASTRONOMY BY SIGHT: THE EARTH AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM.

Index.
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