WebAssign Companion to Serway: Physics for Scientists and Engineers 10/e 10th edition

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  • Chapter 1: Physics and Measurement
    • 1.1: Standards of Length, Mass, and Time
    • 1.2: Modeling and Alternative Representations
    • 1.3: Dimensional Analysis
    • 1.4: Conversion of Units
    • 1.5: Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations
    • 1.6: Significant Figures
    • 1: Additional Problems
    • 1: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 2: Motion in One Dimension
    • 2.1: Position, Velocity, and Speed of a Particle
    • 2.2: Instantaneous Velocity and Speed
    • 2.3: Analysis Model: Particle Under Constant Velocity
    • 2.4: The Analysis Model Approach to Problem Solving
    • 2.5: Acceleration
    • 2.6: Motion Diagrams
    • 2.7: Analysis Model: Particle Under Constant Acceleration
    • 2.8: Freely Falling Objects
    • 2.9: Kinematic Equations Derived from Calculus
    • 2: Additional Problems
    • 2: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 3: Vectors
    • 3.1: Coordinate Systems
    • 3.2: Vector and Scalar Quantities
    • 3.3: Basic Vector Arithmetic
    • 3.4: Components of a Vector and Unit Vectors
    • 3: Additional Problems
    • 3: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 4: Motion in Two Dimensions
    • 4.1: The Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Vectors
    • 4.2: Two-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration
    • 4.3: Projectile Motion
    • 4.4: Analysis Model: Particle in Uniform Circular Motion
    • 4.5: Tangential and Radial Acceleration
    • 4.6: Relative Velocity and Relative Acceleration
    • 4: Additional Problems
    • 4: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 5: The Laws of Motion
    • 5.1: The Concept of Force
    • 5.2: Newton's First Law and Inertial Frames
    • 5.3: Mass
    • 5.4: Newton's Second Law
    • 5.5: The Gravitational Force and Weight
    • 5.6: Newton's Third Law
    • 5.7: Analysis Models Using Newton's Second Law
    • 5.8: Forces of Friction
    • 5: Additional Problems
    • 5: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 6: Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws
    • 6.1: Extending the Particle in Uniform Circular Motion Model
    • 6.2: Nonuniform Circular Motion
    • 6.3: Motion in Accelerated Frames
    • 6.4: Motion in the Presence of Resistive Forces
    • 6: Additional Problems
    • 6: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 7: Energy of a System
    • 7.1: Systems and Environments
    • 7.2: Work Done by a Constant Force
    • 7.3: The Scalar Product of Two Vectors
    • 7.4: Work Done by a Varying Force
    • 7.5: Kinetic Energy and the Work–Kinetic Energy Theorem
    • 7.6: Potential Energy of a System
    • 7.7: Conservative and Nonconservative Forces
    • 7.8: Relationship Between Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
    • 7.9: Energy Diagrams and Equilibrium of a System
    • 7: Additional Problems
    • 7: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 8: Conservation of Energy
    • 8.1: Analysis Model: Nonisolated System (Energy)
    • 8.2: Analysis Model: Isolated System (Energy)
    • 8.3: Situations Involving Kinetic Friction
    • 8.4: Changes in Mechanical Energy for Nonconservative Forces
    • 8.5: Power
    • 8: Additional Problems
    • 8: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions
    • 9.1: Linear Momentum
    • 9.2: Analysis Model: Isolated System (Momentum)
    • 9.3: Analysis Model: Nonisolated System (Momentum)
    • 9.4: Collisions in One Dimension
    • 9.5: Collisions in Two Dimensions
    • 9.6: The Center of Mass
    • 9.7: Systems of Many Particles
    • 9.8: Deformable Systems
    • 9.9: Rocket Propulsion
    • 9: Additional Problems
    • 9: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 10: Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis
    • 10.1: Angular Position, Velocity, and Acceleration
    • 10.2: Analysis Model: Rigid Object Under Constant Angular Acceleration
    • 10.3: Angular and Translational Quantities
    • 10.4: Torque
    • 10.5: Analysis Model: Rigid Object Under a Net Torque
    • 10.6: Calculation of Moments of Inertia
    • 10.7: Rotational Kinetic Energy
    • 10.8: Energy Considerations in Rotational Motion
    • 10.9: Rolling Motion of a Rigid Object
    • 10: Additional Problems
    • 10: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 11: Angular Momentum
    • 11.1: The Vector Product and Torque
    • 11.2: Analysis Model: Nonisolated System (Angular Momentum)
    • 11.3: Angular Momentum of a Rotating Rigid Object
    • 11.4: Analysis Model: Isolated System (Angular Momentum)
    • 11.5: The Motion of Gyroscopes and Tops
    • 11: Additional Problems
    • 11: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 12: Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
    • 12.1: Analysis Model: Rigid Object in Equilibrium
    • 12.2: More on the Center of Gravity
    • 12.3: Examples of Rigid Objects in Static Equilibrium
    • 12.4: Elastic Properties of Solids
    • 12: Additional Problems
    • 12: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 13: Universal Gravitation
    • 13.1: Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
    • 13.2: Free-Fall Acceleration and the Gravitational Force
    • 13.3: Analysis Model: Particle in a Field (Gravitational)
    • 13.4: Kepler's Laws and the Motion of Planets
    • 13.5: Gravitational Potential Energy
    • 13.6: Energy Considerations in Planetary and Satellite Motion
    • 13: Additional Problems
    • 13: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 14: Fluid Mechanics
    • 14.1: Pressure
    • 14.2: Variation of Pressure with Depth
    • 14.3: Pressure Measurements
    • 14.4: Buoyant Forces and Archimedes's Principle
    • 14.5: Fluid Dynamics
    • 14.6: Bernoulli's Equation
    • 14.7: Flow of Viscous Fluids in Pipes
    • 14.8: Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics
    • 14: Additional Problems
    • 14: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 15: Oscillatory Motion
    • 15.1: Motion of an Object Attached to a Spring
    • 15.2: Analysis Model: Particle in Simple Harmonic Motion
    • 15.3: Energy of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator
    • 15.4: Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion
    • 15.5: The Pendulum
    • 15.6: Damped Oscillations
    • 15.7: Forced Oscillations
    • 15: Additional Problems
    • 15: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 16: Wave Motion
    • 16.1: Propagation of a Disturbance
    • 16.2: Analysis Model: Traveling Wave
    • 16.3: The Speed of Waves on Strings
    • 16.4: Rate of Energy Transfer by Sinusoidal Waves on Strings
    • 16.5: The Linear Wave Equation
    • 16.6: Sound Waves
    • 16.7: Speed of Sound Waves
    • 16.8: Intensity of Sound Waves
    • 16.9: The Doppler Effect
    • 16: Additional Problems
    • 16: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 17: Superposition and Sound Waves
    • 17.1: Analysis Model: Waves in Interference
    • 17.2: Standing Waves
    • 17.3: Boundary Effects: Reflection and Transmission
    • 17.4: Analysis Model: Waves Under Boundary Conditions
    • 17.5: Resonance
    • 17.6: Standing Waves in Air Columns
    • 17.7: Beats: Interference in Time
    • 17.8: Nonsinusoidal Waveforms
    • 17: Additional Problems
    • 17: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 18: Temperature
    • 18.1: Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
    • 18.2: Thermometers and the Celsius Temperature Scale
    • 18.3: The Constant-Volume Gas Thermometer and the Absolute Temperature Scale
    • 18.4: Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
    • 18.5: Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas
    • 18: Additional Problems
    • 18: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 19: The First Law of Thermodynamics
    • 19.1: Heat and Internal Energy
    • 19.2: Specific Heat and Calorimetry
    • 19.3: Latent Heat
    • 19.4: Work in Thermodynamic Processes
    • 19.5: The First Law of Thermodynamics
    • 19.6: Energy Transfer Mechanisms in Thermal Processes
    • 19: Additional Problems
    • 19: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 20: The Kinetic Theory of Gases
    • 20.1: Molecular Model of an Ideal Gas
    • 20.2: Molar Specific Heat of an Ideal Gas
    • 20.3: The Equipartition of Energy
    • 20.4: Adiabatic Processes for an Ideal Gas
    • 20.5: Distribution of Molecular Speeds
    • 20: Additional Problems
    • 20: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 21: Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
    • 21.1: Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
    • 21.2: Heat Pumps and Refrigerators
    • 21.3: Reversible and Irreversible Processes
    • 21.4: The Carnot Engine
    • 21.5: Gasoline and Diesel Engines
    • 21.6: Entropy
    • 21.7: Entropy in Thermodynamic Systems
    • 21.8: Entropy and the Second Law
    • 21: Additional Problems
    • 21: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 22: Electric Fields
    • 22.1: Properties of Electric Charges
    • 22.2: Charging Objects by Induction
    • 22.3: Coulomb's Law
    • 22.4: Analysis Model: Particle in a Field (Electric)
    • 22.5: Electric Field Lines
    • 22.6: Motion of a Charged Particle in a Uniform Electric Field
    • 22: Additional Problems
    • 22: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 23: Continuous Charge Distributions and Gauss's Law
    • 23.1: Electric Field of a Continuous Charge Distribution
    • 23.2: Electric Flux
    • 23.3: Gauss's Law
    • 23.4: Application of Gauss's Law to Various Charge Distributions
    • 23: Additional Problems
    • 23: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 24: Electric Potential
    • 24.1: Electric Potential and Potential Difference
    • 24.2: Potential Difference in a Uniform Electric Field
    • 24.3: Electric Potential and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges
    • 24.4: Obtaining the Value of the Electric Field from the Electric Potential
    • 24.5: Electric Potential Due to Continuous Charge Distributions
    • 24.6: Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium
    • 24: Additional Problems
    • 24: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 25: Capacitance and Dielectrics
    • 25.1: Definition of Capacitance
    • 25.2: Calculating Capacitance
    • 25.3: Combinations of Capacitors
    • 25.4: Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor
    • 25.5: Capacitors with Dielectrics
    • 25.6: Electric Dipole in an Electric Field
    • 25.7: An Atomic Description of Dielectrics
    • 25: Additional Problems
    • 25: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 26: Current and Resistance
    • 26.1: Electric Current
    • 26.2: Resistance
    • 26.3: A Model for Electrical Conduction
    • 26.4: Resistance and Temperature
    • 26.5: Superconductors
    • 26.6: Electrical Power
    • 26: Additional Problems
    • 26: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 27: Direct-Current Circuits
    • 27.1: Electromotive Force
    • 27.2: Resistors in Series and Parallel
    • 27.3: Kirchhoff's Rules
    • 27.4: RC Circuits
    • 27.5: Household Wiring and Electrical Safety
    • 27: Additional Problems
    • 27: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 28: Magnetic Fields
    • 28.1: Analysis Model: Particle in a Field (Magnetic)
    • 28.2: Motion of a Charged Particle in a Uniform Magnetic Field
    • 28.3: Applications Involving Charged Particles Moving in a Magnetic Field
    • 28.4: Magnetic Force Acting on a Current-Carrying Conductor
    • 28.5: Torque on a Current Loop in a Uniform Magnetic Field
    • 28.6: The Hall Effect
    • 28: Additional Problems
    • 28: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 29: Sources of the Magnetic Field
    • 29.1: The Biot–Savart Law
    • 29.2: The Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors
    • 29.3: Ampère's Law
    • 29.4: The Magnetic Field of a Solenoid
    • 29.5: Gauss's Law in Magnetism
    • 29.6: Magnetism in Matter
    • 29: Additional Problems
    • 29: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 30: Faraday's Law
    • 30.1: Faraday's Law of Induction
    • 30.2: Motional emf
    • 30.3: Lenz's Law
    • 30.4: The General Form of Faraday's Law
    • 30.5: Generators and Motors
    • 30.6: Eddy Currents
    • 30: Additional Problems
    • 30: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 31: Inductance
    • 31.1: Self-Induction and Inductance
    • 31.2: RL Circuits
    • 31.3: Energy in a Magnetic Field
    • 31.4: Mutual Inductance
    • 31.5: Oscillations in an LC Circuit
    • 31.6: The RLC Circuit
    • 31: Additional Problems
    • 31: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 32: Alternating-Current Circuits
    • 32.1: AC Sources
    • 32.2: Resistors in an AC Circuit
    • 32.3: Inductors in an AC Circuit
    • 32.4: Capacitors in an AC Circuit
    • 32.5: The RLC Series Circuit
    • 32.6: Power in an AC Circuit
    • 32.7: Resonance in a Series RLC Circuit
    • 32.8: The Transformer and Power Transmission
    • 32: Additional Problems
    • 32: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 33: Electromagnetic Waves
    • 33.1: Displacement Current and the General Form of Ampère's Law
    • 33.2: Maxwell's Equations and Hertz's Discoveries
    • 33.3: Plane Electromagnetic Waves
    • 33.4: Energy Carried by Electromagnetic Waves
    • 33.5: Momentum and Radiation Pressure
    • 33.6: Production of Electromagnetic Waves by an Antenna
    • 33.7: The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Waves
    • 33: Additional Problems
    • 33: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 34: The Nature of Light and the Principles of Ray Optics
    • 34.1: The Nature of Light
    • 34.2: The Ray Approximation in Ray Optics
    • 34.3: Analysis Model: Wave Under Reflection
    • 34.4: Analysis Model: Wave Under Refraction
    • 34.5: Huygens's Principle
    • 34.6: Dispersion
    • 34.7: Total Internal Reflection
    • 34: Additional Problems
    • 34: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 35: Image Formation
    • 35.1: Images Formed by Flat Mirrors
    • 35.2: Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors
    • 35.3: Images Formed by Refraction
    • 35.4: Images Formed by Thin Lenses
    • 35.5: Lens Aberrations
    • 35.6: Optical Instruments
    • 35: Additional Problems
    • 35: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 36: Wave Optics
    • 36.1: Young's Double-Slit Experiment
    • 36.2: Analysis Model: Waves in Interference
    • 36.3: Intensity Distribution of the Double-Slit Interference Pattern
    • 36.4: Change of Phase Due to Reflection
    • 36.5: Interference in Thin Films
    • 36.6: The Michelson Interferometer
    • 36: Additional Problems
    • 36: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 37: Diffraction Patterns and Polarization
    • 37.1: Introduction to Diffraction Patterns
    • 37.2: Diffraction Patterns from Narrow Slits
    • 37.3: Resolution of Single-Slit and Circular Apertures
    • 37.4: The Diffraction Grating
    • 37.5: Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals
    • 37.6: Polarization of Light Waves
    • 37: Additional Problems
    • 37: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 38: Relativity
    • 38.1: The Principle of Galilean Relativity
    • 38.2: The Michelson–Morley Experiment
    • 38.3: Einstein's Principle of Relativity
    • 38.4: Consequences of the Special Theory of Relativity
    • 38.5: The Lorentz Transformation Equations
    • 38.6: The Lorentz Velocity Transformation Equations
    • 38.7: Relativistic Linear Momentum
    • 38.8: Relativistic Energy
    • 38.9: The General Theory of Relativity
    • 38: Additional Problems
    • 38: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 39: Introduction to Quantum Physics
    • 39.1: Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis
    • 39.2: The Photoelectric Effect
    • 39.3: The Compton Effect
    • 39.4: The Nature of Electromagnetic Waves
    • 39.5: The Wave Properties of Particles
    • 39.6: A New Model: The Quantum Particle
    • 39.7: The Double-Slit Experiment Revisited
    • 39.8: The Uncertainty Principle
    • 39: Additional Problems
    • 39: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 40: Quantum Mechanics
    • 40.1: The Wave Function
    • 40.2: Analysis Model: Quantum Particle Under Boundary Conditions
    • 40.3: The Schrödinger Equation
    • 40.4: A Particle in a Well of Finite Height
    • 40.5: Tunneling Through a Potential Energy Barrier
    • 40.6: Applications of Tunneling
    • 40.7: The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
    • 40: Additional Problems
    • 40: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 41: Atomic Physics
    • 41.1: Atomic Spectra of Gases
    • 41.2: Early Models of the Atom
    • 41.3: Bohr's Model of the Hydrogen Atom
    • 41.4: The Quantum Model of the Hydrogen Atom
    • 41.5: The Wave Functions for Hydrogen
    • 41.6: Physical Interpretation of the Quantum Numbers
    • 41.7: The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table
    • 41.8: More on Atomic Spectra: Visible and X-Ray
    • 41.9: Spontaneous and Stimulated Transitions
    • 41.10: Lasers
    • 41: Additional Problems
    • 41: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 42: Molecules and Solids
    • 42.1: Molecular Bonds
    • 42.2: Energy States and Spectra of Molecules
    • 42.3: Bonding in Solids
    • 42.4: Free-Electron Theory of Metals
    • 42.5: Band Theory of Solids
    • 42.6: Electrical Conduction in Metals, Insulators, and Semiconductors
    • 42.7: Semiconductor Devices
    • 42: Additional Problems
    • 42: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 43: Nuclear Physics
    • 43.1: Some Properties of Nuclei
    • 43.2: Nuclear Binding Energy
    • 43.3: Nuclear Models
    • 43.4: Radioactivity
    • 43.5: The Decay Processes
    • 43.6: Natural Radioactivity
    • 43.7: Nuclear Reactions
    • 43.8: Nuclear Fission
    • 43.9: Nuclear Reactors
    • 43.10: Nuclear Fusion
    • 43.11: Biological Radiation Damage
    • 43.12: Uses of Radiation from the Nucleus
    • 43.13: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • 43: Additional Problems
    • 43: Challenge Problems

  • Chapter 44: Particle Physics and Cosmology
    • 44.1: Field Particles for the Fundamental Forces in Nature
    • 44.2: Positrons and Other Antiparticles
    • 44.3: Mesons and the Beginning of Particle Physics
    • 44.4: Classification of Particles
    • 44.5: Conservation Laws
    • 44.6: Strange Particles and Strangeness
    • 44.7: Finding Patterns in the Particles
    • 44.8: Quarks
    • 44.9: Multicolored Quarks
    • 44.10: The Standard Model
    • 44.11: The Cosmic Connection
    • 44.12: Problems and Perspectives
    • 44: Additional Problems
    • 44: Challenge Problems

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Chapter 2: Motion in One Dimension
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Chapter 3: Vectors
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Chapter 5: The Laws of Motion
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Chapter 6: Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws
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Chapter 7: Energy of a System
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Chapter 8: Conservation of Energy
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Chapter 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions
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Chapter 10: Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis
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Chapter 11: Angular Momentum
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Chapter 12: Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
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Chapter 13: Universal Gravitation
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Chapter 14: Fluid Mechanics
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Chapter 15: Oscillatory Motion
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Chapter 16: Wave Motion
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Chapter 17: Superposition and Sound Waves
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Chapter 18: Temperature
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Chapter 19: The First Law of Thermodynamics
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Chapter 20: The Kinetic Theory of Gases
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Chapter 21: Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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Chapter 22: Electric Fields
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Chapter 23: Continuous Charge Distributions and Gauss's Law
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Chapter 24: Electric Potential
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Chapter 25: Capacitance and Dielectrics
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Chapter 26: Current and Resistance
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Chapter 27: Direct-Current Circuits
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Chapter 28: Magnetic Fields
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Chapter 29: Sources of the Magnetic Field
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Chapter 30: Faraday's Law
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Chapter 31: Inductance
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Chapter 32: Alternating-Current Circuits
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Chapter 33: Electromagnetic Waves
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Chapter 34: The Nature of Light and the Principles of Ray Optics
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Chapter 35: Image Formation
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Chapter 36: Wave Optics
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Chapter 37: Diffraction Patterns and Polarization
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Chapter 38: Relativity
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Chapter 39: Introduction to Quantum Physics
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Chapter 40: Quantum Mechanics
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Chapter 41: Atomic Physics
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Chapter 42: Molecules and Solids
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Chapter 43: Nuclear Physics
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