Physics, Vol 2, 5ed, An Indian Adaptation

David Halliday , Robert Resnick , Kenneth S. Krane

ISBN: 9789354640438

INR 899


This Indian adaptation of the fifth edition of Physics Volume 2 builds in the conceptual strength and subject treatment of the original to provide the best-suited text for Indian students. It restructures topics at places and offers new content to align it completely to the Indian curriculum requirement. It is enriched with many new Sample problems that reinforce the application of concepts and provides a large number of end-of-chapter exercises to build problem-solving skills. Many questions from competitive examinations held in India have been included to make the book a useful resource for their preparation.


Chapter 26: Electric Charge and Coulomb’s Law

26-1 Electromagnetism: A Preview

26-2 Electric Charge

26-3 Conductors and Insulators

26-4 Coulomb’s Law

26-5 Continuous Charge Distributions

26-6 Conservation of Charge


Chapter 27: The Electric Field

27-1 What is a Field?

27-2 The Electric Field

27-3 The Electric Field of Point Charges

27-4 Electric Field and Electric Field Intensity of Continuous Charge Distributions

27-5 Electric Field Lines

27-6 A Point Charge in an Electric Field

27-7 A Dipole in an Electric Field

27-8 The Nuclear Model of the Atom (Optional)

27-9 Work and Energy in Electrostatics


Chapter 28: Gauss’ Law

28-1 What is Gauss’ Law All About?

28-2 Concept of Flux: The Flux of A Vector Field

28-3 The Flux of the Electric Field

28-4 Gauss’ Law

28-5 Applications of Gauss’ Law

28-6 Gauss’ Law and Conductors

28-7 Experimental Tests of Gauss’ Law and Coulomb’s Law


Chapter 29: Electric Potential Energy and Potential

29-1 Potential Energy

29-2 Electric Potential Energy

29-3 Electric Potential

29-4 Calculating the Potential from the Field

29-5 Potential Due to Point Charges

29-6 Electric Potential of Continuous Charge Distributions

29-7 Calculating the Field from the Potential

29-8 Equipotential Surfaces and their Properties

29-9 The Potential of a Charged Conductor

29-10 The Electrostatic Accelerator (Optional)


Chapter 30: The Electrical Properties of Materials

30-1 Types of Materials

30-2 A Conductor in an Electric Field: Static Conditions

30-3 A Conductor in an Electric Field: Dynamic Conditions

30-4 Ohmic Materials

30-5 Ohm’s Law: A Microscopic View

30-6 An Insulator in an Electric Field (Electric Polarization)

30-7 Effect of Temperature on Electrical Properties of Materials


Chapter 31: Capacitance

31-1 Capacitors

31-2 Capacitance

31-3 Calculating the Capacitance

31-4 Capacitors in Series and Parallel

31-5 Energy Storage in an Electric Field

31-6 Capacitor with Dielectric

31-7 Types of Capacitors

31-8 Supercapacitors


Chapter 32: DC Circuits

32-1 Electric Current

32-2 Electromotive Force

32-3 Analysis of Circuits

32-4 Electric Fields in Circuits

32-5 Resistors in Series and Parallel

32-6 Energy Transfers in an Electric Circuit: Joule Heating

32-7 RC Circuits

32-8 Simple DC Circuits


Chapter 33: The Magnetic Field

33-1 Magnetic Interactions and Magnetic Poles

33-2 The Magnetic Force on a Moving Charge

33-3 Circulating Charges

33-4 The Hall Effect

33-5 The Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Wire

33-6 The Torque on a Current Loop


Chapter 34: The Magnetic Field of a Current

34-1 The Magnetic Field Due to a Moving Charge

34-2 The Magnetic Field of a Current (Biot-Savart Law)

34-3 Two Parallel Currents

34-4 The Magnetic Field of a Solenoid

34-5 Ampère’s Law


Chapter 35: Faraday’s Law of Induction

35-1 Faraday’s Experiments

35-2 Faraday’s Law of Induction

35-3 Lenz’ Law

35-4 Motional EMF

35-5 Applications of Faraday’s Laws

35-6 Induced Electric Fields

35-7 Induction and Relative Motion (Optional)


Chapter 36: Magnetic Properties of Materials

36-1 The Magnetic Dipole

36-2 The Force on a Dipole in a Nonuniform Field

36-3 Atomic and Nuclear Magnetism

36-4 Magnetization

36-5 Magnetic Materials

36-6 The Magnetism of the Planets (Optional)

36-7 Gauss’ Law for Magnetism


Chapter 37: Inductance

37-1 Inductance−Self and Mutual

37-2 Calculating the Inductance

37-3 LR Circuits

37-4 Energy Storage in a Magnetic Field

37-5 Electromagnetic Oscillations: Qualitative

37-6 Electromagnetic Oscillations: Quantitative

37-7 Damped and Forced Oscillations in LCR Circuit


Chapter 38: Alternating Current Circuits

38-1 Alternating Currents

38-2 Three Separate Elements

38-3 The Single-Loop RLC Series Circuit

38-4 Power in AC Circuits

38-5 The Transformer (Optional)


Chapter 39: Maxwell’s Equations and Electromagnetic Waves

39-1 Divergence and Curl of Magnetic Field Vector

39-2 The Basic Equations of Electromagnetism

39-3 Induced Magnetic Fields and the Displacement Current

39-4 Maxwell’s Equations

39-5 Generating an Electromagnetic Wave

39-6 Traveling Waves and Maxwell’s Equations

39-7 Energy Transport and the Poynting Vector

39-8 Rayleigh Scattering and Origin of Refractive Index

39-9 Radiation Pressure


Chapter 40: Light Waves

40-1 The Electromagnetic Spectrum

40-2 Visible Light

40-3 The Speed of Light

40-4 Reflection and Refraction of Light Waves

40-5 Total Internal Reflection

40-6 The Doppler Effect for Light


Chapter 41: Mirrors and Lenses

41-1 Image Formation by Mirrors and Lenses

41-2 Plane Mirrors

41-3 Spherical Mirrors

41-4 Spherical Refracting Surfaces

41-5 Thin Lenses

41-6 Optical Instruments


Chapter 42: Interference

42-1 Two-Source Interference

42-2 Double-Slit Interference

42-3 Coherence: Space and Time Coherence

42-4 Intensity in Double-Slit Interference

42-5 Interference from Thin Films

42-6 Optical Interferometers


Chapter 43: Diffraction

43-1 Diffraction and the Wave Theory of Light

43-2 Single-Slit Diffraction

43-3 Intensity Distribution in Single-Slit Diffraction

43-4 Diffraction at a Circular Aperture

43-5 Double-Slit Interference and Diffraction Combined


Chapter 44: Gratings and Spectra

44-1 Diffraction at Multiple Slits

44-2 Diffraction Gratings

44-3 Determination of Dispersion and Resolving Power

44-4 X-Ray Diffraction

44-5 Holography (Optional)

44-6 Acoustic Grating


Chapter 45: Polarization

45-1 Polarization of Electromagnetic Waves

45-2 Polarizing Sheets

45-3 Polarization by Reflection

45-4 Double Refraction

45-5 Polarization by Scattering

45-6 Circular Polarization

45-7 Polarized Light


Chapter 46: The Nature of Light

46-1 Introducing The Photon

46-2 Thermal Radiation

46-3 The Photoelectric Effect: Internal and External

46-4 The Compton Effect

46-5 The Photon

46-6 Photons and Waves

46-7 Deceleration of Atoms by Photon Bombardment


Chapter 47: The Nature of Matter

47-1 Matter Waves

47-2 Testing De Broglie’s Hypothesis

47-3 Wave–Particle Duality

47-4 Phase Velocity and Group Velocity

47-5 Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle


Chapter 48: Quantum Mechanics and Matter Waves

48-1 The Wave Function and Its Significance

48-2 Schrödinger’s Equation

48-3 Barrier Tunneling

48-4 Electrons, Free and Bound

48-5 An Electron Trapped in a Potential Well

48-6 An Electron Trapped in a Finite Well


Chapter 49: Atomic Structure

49-1 An Electron Trapped in an Atom

49-2 The Ground State of the Hydrogen Atom

49-3 Angular Momentum of Electrons in Atoms

49-4 An Excited State of the Hydrogen Atom

49-5 Counting the States of Hydrogen

49-6 The X-Ray Spectrum of Atoms

49-7 X Rays and the Numbering of the Elements

49-8 Building Atoms

49-9 The Periodic Table

49-10 Atomic Magnetism

49-11 The Stern–Gerlach Experiment

49-12 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

49-13 Magnetism and Atomic Radiations (Optional)


Chapter 50: Electrical Conduction in Solids

50-1 Quantum Theory of Solids

50-2 Conduction Electrons in a Metal

50-3 Filling the Allowed States

50-4 Electrical Conduction in Metals

50-5 Bands and Gaps

50-6 Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors

50-7 Doped Semiconductors

50-8 Fermi Level Variations with Temperature and Impurity Concentrations

50-9 The pn Junction

50-10 Optical Electronics

50-11 The Transistor

50-12 Superconductors


Chapter 51: Nuclear Physics

51-1 Discovering the Nucleus

51-2 Some Nuclear Properties

51-3 Radioactive Decay

51-4 Alpha Decay

51-5 Beta Decay

51-6 Gamma Decay

51-7 Measuring Ionizing Radiation

51-8 Health Hazards of Radiation

51-9 Natural Radioactivity

51-10 Nuclear Reactions

51-11 Nuclear Models (Optional)


Chapter 52: Energy from the Nucleus

52-1 The Atom and the Nucleus

52-2 Nuclear Fission: The Basic Process

52-3 Theory of Nuclear Fission

52-4 Nuclear Reactors: The Basic Principles

52-5 A Natural Reactor

52-6 Thermonuclear Fusion: The Basic Process

52-7 Thermonuclear Fusion in Stars

52-8 Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion


Chapter 53: Particle Physics and Cosmology

53-1 Particle Interactions

53-2 Families of Particles

53-3 Conservation Laws

53-4 The Quark Model

53-5 Primary and Secondary Cosmic Rays

53-6 The Big Bang Cosmology

53-7 Nucleosynthesis

53-8 The Age of the Universe

53-9 Higgs Boson: Evolution and Theory



A. The International System of Units (SI)

B. Fundamental Physical Constants

C. Astronomical Data

D. Properties of the Elements

E. Periodic Table of the Elements

F. Elementary Particles

G. Conversion Factors

H. Vectors

I. Mathematical Formulas

J. Nobel Prizes in Physics

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