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College Physics

10th Edition

Raymond A. Serway, Chris Vuille

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285737027

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Math Review Convert the following numbers to scientific notation. (a) 568 017 (b) 0.000 309

Problem 2WUE:

Math Review Simplify the following expression in terms of the dimensions mass, length, and time...

Problem 3WUE:

Simplify the following expression, combining terms as appropriate and combining and canceling units....

Problem 4WUE:

The Roman cubitus is an ancient unit of measure equivalent to about 0.445 m. Convert the 2.00-m...

Problem 5WUE:

A house is advertised as having 1 420 square feet under roof. What is the area of this house in...

Problem 6WUE:

A rectangular airstrip measures 32.30 m by 210 m, with the width measured more accurately than the...

Problem 7WUE:

Use the rules for significant figures to find the answer to the addition problem 21.4 + 15 + 17.17 +...

Problem 8WUE:

Find the polar coordinates corresponding to a point located at (5.00, 12.00) in Cartesian...

Problem 9WUE:

At a horizontal distance of 45 m from the bottom of a tree, the angle of elevation to the top of the...

Problem 1CQ:

Estimate the order of magnitude of the length, in meters, of each of the following; (a) a mouse, (b)...

Problem 3CQ:

Find the order of magnitude of your age in seconds.

Problem 4CQ:

An object with a mass of 1 kg weighs approximately 2 lb. Use this information to estimate the mass...

Problem 5CQ:

(a) Estimate the number of times your heart beats in a month, (b) Estimate the number of human...

Problem 6CQ:

Estimate the number of atoms in 1 cm5 of a solid. (Note that the diameter of an atom is about 1010...

Problem 7CQ:

The height of a horse is sometimes given in units of hands. Why is this a poor standard of length?

Problem 9CQ:

(a) If an equation is dimensionally correct, does this mean that the equation must be true? (b) If...

Problem 11CQ:

How can an estimate be of value even when it is off by on order of magnitude? Explain and give an...

Problem 12CQ:

Suppose two quantities, A and B, have different dimensions. Determine which of the following...

Problem 13CQ:

Answer each question yes or no. Must two quantities have the same dimensions (a) if you are adding...

Problem 1P:

The period of a simple pendulum, defined as the time necessary for one complete oscillation, is...

Problem 2P:

(a) Suppose the displacement of an object is related to time according to the expression x = Bt2....

Problem 3P:

A shape that covers an area A and has a uniform height h has a volume V = Ah. (a) Show that V = Ah...

Problem 4P:

Each of the following equations was given by a student during an examination: (a) 12mv2=12mv02+mgh...

Problem 5P:

Newtons law of universal gravitation is represented by F=GMmr2 where F is the gravitational force, M...

Problem 6P:

Kinetic energy KE (Topic 5) has dimensions kg m2/s2. It can be written in terms of the momentum p...

Problem 7P:

A carpet is to be installed in a room of length 9.72 m and width 5.3 m. Find the area of the mom...

Problem 8P:

Use your calculator to determine (8)3 to three significant figures in two ways: (a) Find 8 to four...

Problem 9P:

How many significant figures are there in (a) 78.9 0.2, (b) 3.788 109, (c) 2.46 1026, (d) 0.003 2

Problem 10P:

The speed of light is now defined to be 2.997 924 58 108 m/s. Express the speed of light to (a)...

Problem 11P:

A block of gold has length 5.62 cm. width 6.35 cm, and height 2.78 cm. (a) Calculate the length...

Problem 12P:

The radius of a circle is measured to be (10.5 0.2) m. Calculate (a) the area and (b) the...

Problem 13P:

The edges of a shoebox are measured to be 11.4 cm, 17.8 cm, and 29 cm. Determine the volume of the...

Problem 14P:

Carry out the following arithmetic operations: (a) the sum of the measured values 756, 37.2, 0.83,...

Problem 15P:

A fathom is a unit of length, usually reserved for measuring the depth of water. A fathom is...

Problem 16P:

A small turtle moves at a speed of 186 furlongs per fortnight. Find the speed of the turtle in...

Problem 17P:

A firkin is an old British unit of volume equal to 9 gallons. How many cubic meters are there in...

Problem 18P:

Find the height or length of these natural wonders in kilometers, meters, and centimeters: (a) The...

Problem 19P:

A car is traveling at a speed of 38.0 m/s on an interstate high-way where the speed limit is 75.0...

Problem 20P:

A certain car has a fuel efficiency of 25.0 miles per gallon (mi/gal). Express this efficiency in...

Problem 21P:

The diameter of a sphere is measured to be 5.36 in. Find (a) the radius of the sphere in...

Problem 22P:

Suppose your hair grows at the rate of 1/32 inch per day. Find the rate at which it grows in...

Problem 24P:

A house is 50.0 ft long and 26 ft wide and has 8.0-ft-high ceilings. What is the volume of the...

Problem 25P:

The amount of water in reservoirs is often measured in acre-ft. One acre-ft is a volume that covers...

Problem 26P:

The base of a pyramid covers an area of 13.0 acres (1 acre = 43 560 ft2) and has a height of 481 ft...

Problem 27P:

A quart container of ice cream is to be made in the form of a cube. What should be the length of a...

Problem 28P:

Estimate the number of steps you would have to take to walk a distance equal to the circumference of...

Problem 30P:

Estimate the number of people in the world who are suffering from the common cold on any given day....

Problem 31P:

(a) About how many microorganisms are found in the human intestinal tract? (A typical bacterial...

Problem 32P:

Treat a cell in a human as a sphere of radius 1.0 m. (a) Determine the volume of a cell. (b)...

Problem 33P:

An automobile tire is rated to last for 50 000 miles. Estimate the number of revolutions the tire...

Problem 34P:

Bacteria and other prokaryotes are found deep underground, in water, and in the air. One micron (106...

Problem 35P:

A point is located in a polar coordinate system by the coordinates r = 2.5 m and = 35. Find the x-...

Problem 36P:

A certain corner of a room is selected as the origin of a rectangular coordinate system. If a fly is...

Problem 38P:

Two points in a rectangular coordinate system have the coordinates (5.0, 3.0) and (3.0, 4.0), where...

Problem 39P:

Two points are given in polar coordinates by (r, ) = (2.00 m, 50.0) and (r, ) = (5.00 m, 50.0),...

Problem 40P:

Given points (r1, 1) and (r2, 2) in polar coordinates, obtain a general formula for the distance...

Problem 41P:

For the triangle shown in Figure P1.45, what are (a) the length of the unknown side, (b) the tangent...

Problem 42P:

A ladder 9.00 m long leans against the side of a building. If the ladder is inclined at an angle of...

Problem 43P:

A high fountain of water is located at the center of a circular pool as shown in Figure P1.47. Not...

Problem 44P:

A right triangle has a hypotenuse of length 3.00 m, and one of its angles is 30.0. What are the...

Problem 45P:

In Figure P1.49, find (a) the side opposite , (b) the side adjacent to . (c) cos , (d) sin , and (c)...

Problem 46P:

In a certain right triangle, the two sides that are perpendicular to each other are 5.00 m and 7.00...

Problem 47P:

In Problem 50, what is the tangent of the angle for which 5.00 in is the opposite side?

Problem 48P:

A woman measures the angle of elevation of a mountaintop as 12.0. After walking 1 00 km closer to...

Problem 49P:

A surveyor measures the distance across a straight river by the following method: starting directly...

Problem 50P:

Refer to Problem 48. Suppose the mountain height is y, the womans original distance from the...

Problem 51AP:

(a) One of lire fundamental laws of motion states that the acceleration of an object is directly...

Problem 52AP:

(a) Find a conversion factor to convert from miles per hour to kilometers per hour. (b) For a while,...

Problem 53AP:

One cubic centimeter (10 cm3) of water has a mass of 1.0 103 kg. (a) Determine the mass of 1.0 m3...

Problem 54AP:

Soft drinks are commonly sold in aluminum containers. (a) To an order of magnitude, how many such...

Problem 55AP:

The displacement of an object moving under uniform acceleration is some function of time and the...

Problem 56AP:

Assume it takes 7.00 minutes to fill a 30.0-gal gasoline tank. (a) Calculate the rate at which the...

Problem 57AP:

One gallon of paint (volume = 3.79 103 m3) covers an area of 25.0 m2. What is the thickness of the...

Problem 58AP:

A sphere of radius r has surface area A = 4r2 and volume V = (4/3)r3. If the radius of sphere 2 is...

Problem 59AP:

Assume there are 100 million passenger can in the United States and that the average fuel...

Problem 60AP:

In 2013, the U.S. national debt was about 17 trillion. (a) If payments were made at the rate of 1...

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(a) How many seconds are there in a year? (b) If one micrometeorite (a sphere with a diameter on the...

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Chapter 1 - IntroductionChapter 2 - Motion In One DimensionChapter 2.2 - VelocityChapter 2.3 - AccelerationChapter 2.4 - Motion DiagramsChapter 2.6 - Freely Falling ObjectsChapter 3 - Vectors And Two-Dimensional MotionChapter 3.1 - Vectors And Their PropertiesChapter 3.2 - Components Of A VectorChapter 3.3 - Displacement, Velocity, And Accleration In Two Dimensions

Chapter 3.4 - Motion In Two DimensionsChapter 4 - The Laws Of MotionChapter 4.3 - Newton's Second LawChapter 4.4 - Newton's Third LawChapter 4.5 - Applications Of Newton's LawsChapter 4.6 - Forces Of FrictionChapter 5 - EnergyChapter 5.1 - WorkChapter 5.3 - Gravitational Potential EnergyChapter 5.5 - Spring Potential EnergyChapter 6 - Momentum And CollisionsChapter 6.1 - Momentum And ImpulseChapter 6.2 - Conservation Of MomentumChapter 6.3 - CollisionsChapter 7 - Rotational Motion And The Law Of GravityChapter 7.1 - Angular Speed And Angular AccelerationChapter 7.2 - Rotational Motion Under Constant Angular AccelerationChapter 7.3 - Relation Between Angular And Linear QuantitiesChapter 7.4 - Centripetal AccelerationChapter 7.5 - Newtonian GravitationChapter 7.6 - Kepler's LawsChapter 8 - Rotational Equilibrium And Rotational DynamicsChapter 8.5 - Relationship Between Torque And Angular AccelerationChapter 8.6 - Rotational Kinetic EnergyChapter 8.7 - Angular MomentumChapter 9 - Solids And FluidsChapter 9.2 - Density And PressureChapter 9.4 - Variation Of Pressure With DepthChapter 9.5 - Pressure MeasurementsChapter 9.6 - Buoyant Forces And Archimedes' PrincipleChapter 9.7 - Fluids In MotionChapter 10 - Thermal PhysicsChapter 10.1 - Temperature And The Zeroth Law Of ThermodynamicsChapter 10.3 - Thermal Expansion Of Solids And LiquidsChapter 10.5 - The Kinetic Theory Of GasesChapter 11 - Energy In Thermal ProcessesChapter 11.2 - Specific HeatChapter 11.4 - Latent Heat And Phase ChangeChapter 11.5 - Energy TransferChapter 12 - The Laws Of ThermodynamicsChapter 12.1 - Work In Thermodynamic ProcessesChapter 12.4 - Heat Engines An D The Second Law OfthermodynamicsChapter 12.5 - EntropyChapter 13 - Vibrations And WavesChapter 13.1 - Hooke's LawChapter 13.2 - Elastic Potential EnergyChapter 13.3 - Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion With Uniform Circular MotionChapter 13.4 - Position, Velocity, And Acceleration As A Function Of TimeChapter 13.5 - Motion Of A PendulumChapter 14 - SoundChapter 14.3 - The Speed Of SoundChapter 14.6 - The Doppler EffectChapter 14.8 - Standing WavesChapter 14.9 - Forced Vibrations And ResonanceChapter 14.10 - Standing Waves In Air ColumnsChapter 14.11 - BeatsChapter 15 - Electric Forces And Electric FieldsChapter 15.1 - Properties Of Electric ChargesChapter 15.2 - Insulators And ConductorsChapter 15.3 - Coulomb's LawChapter 15.4 - Electric FieldsChapter 15.8 - The Van De Graaff GeneratorChapter 16 - Electrical Energy And CapacitanceChapter 16.1 - Electric Potential Energy And Electric PotentialChapter 16.2 - Electric Potential And Potential Energy Due To Point ChargesChapter 16.3 - Potentials And Charged ConductorsChapter 16.6 - CapacitanceChapter 16.7 - Combinations Of CapacitorsChapter 16.8 - Capacitors With DielectricsChapter 17 - Current And ResistanceChapter 17.1 - Electric CurrentChapter 17.2 - A Microscopic View: Current And Drift SpeedChapter 17.3 - Current And Voltage Measurements In CircuitsChapter 17.4 - Resistance, Resistivity, And Ohm's LawChapter 17.6 - Electrical Energy And PowerChapter 18 - Direct-Current CircuitsChapter 18.1 - Sources Of EmfChapter 18.2 - Resistors In SeriesChapter 18.3 - Resistors In ParallelChapter 18.5 - Rc CircuitsChapter 19 - MagnetismChapter 19.3 - Magnetic FieldsChapter 19.4 - Magnetic Force On A Current -Carrying ConductorChapter 19.6 - Motion Of A Charged Particle In A Magnetic FieldChapter 19.8 - Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel ConductorsChapter 20 - Induced Voltages And InductanceChapter 20.2 - Faraday's Law Of Induction And Lenz's LawChapter 20.3 - Motional EmfChapter 20.6 - Rl CircuitsChapter 21 - Alternating-Current Circuits And Electromagnetic WavesChapter 21.1 - Resistors In An Ac CircuitChapter 21.4 - The Rlc Series CircuitChapter 21.11 - Properties Of Electromagnetic WavesChapter 21.12 - The Spectrum Of Electromagnetic WavesChapter 22 - Reflection And Refraction Of LightChapter 22.2 - Reflection And RefractionChapter 22.3 - The Law Of RefractionChapter 23 - Mirrors And LensesChapter 23.1 - Flat MirrorsChapter 23.3 - Convex Mirrors And Sign ConventionsChapter 23.5 - Atmospheric RefractionChapter 24 - Wave OpticsChapter 24.2 - Young's Double-Slit ExperimentChapter 24.4 - Interference In Thin FilmsChapter 24.7 - Single Slit DiffractionChapter 24.8 - Diffraction GratingsChapter 25 - Optical InstrumentsChapter 25.2 - The EyeChapter 25.6 - Resolution Of Single-Slit And Circular AperturesChapter 26 - RelativityChapter 26.3 - Einstein's Principle Of RelativityChapter 26.4 - Consequences Of Special RelativityChapter 26.7 - Relativistic Energy And The Equivalence Of Mass And EnergyChapter 27 - Quantum PhysicsChapter 27.5 - The Compton EffectChapter 27.6 - The Dual Nature Of Light And MatterChapter 28 - Atomic PhysicsChapter 28.3 - The Bohr ModelChapter 28.4 - Quantum Mechanics And The Hydrogen AtomChapter 28.5 - The Exclusion Principle And The Periodic TableChapter 29 - Nuclear PhysicsChapter 29.3 - RadioactivityChapter 29.6 - Nuclear ReactionsChapter 30 - Nuclear Energy And Elementary ParticlesChapter 30.6 - Conservation Laws

COLLEGE PHYSICS, Tenth Edition, provides a clear strategy for connecting theories to a consistent problem-solving approach, carefully reinforcing this methodology throughout the text and connecting it to real-world examples.

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