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Physics II For Dummies covers the essentials of an advanced physics course clearly and concisely. It walks students through important key concepts including: Mechanical Waves and Sound Forces and Fields Electric Potential and Electric Energy Electric Current and Direct-Current Circuits Magnetic Flux and Faraday's Law of Induction Alternating Currents Electromagnetic Waves Geometric Optics Optical Instruments Interference and Diffraction Relativity, Atoms, Photons, and Electrons Molecules and Solids Nuclear and High-Energy Physics
Steven Holzner, PhD, taught physics at Cornell University for more than a decade. He is the author of Physics For Dummies, Physics Workbook For Dummies, Quantum Physics For Dummies, and Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Physics Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Understanding Your World: Physics II, the Sequel.
Chapter 2: Gearing Up for Physics II.
Part II: Doing Some Field Work: Electricity and Magnetism.
Chapter 3: Getting All Charged Up with Electricity.
Chapter 4: The Attraction of Magnetism.
Chapter 5: Alternating Current and Voltage.
Part III: Catching On to Waves: The Sound and Light Kinds.
Chapter 6: Exploring Waves.
Chapter 7: Now Hear This: The Word on Sound.
Chapter 8: Seeing the Light: When Electricity and Magnetism Combine.
Chapter 9: Bending and Focusing Light: Refraction and Lenses.
Chapter 10: Bouncing Light Waves: Refl ection and Mirrors.
Chapter 11: Shedding Light on Light Wave Interference and Diffraction.
Part IV: Modern Physics.
Chapter 12: Heeding What Einstein Said: Special Relativity.
Chapter 13: Understanding Energy and Matter as Both Particles and Waves.
Chapter 14: Getting the Little Picture: The Structure of Atoms.
Chapter 15: Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Physics Experiments That Changed the World.