Index

variable (cont.)
    response     55
    subscripts     55
variables
    subscripts     89
vector         73
    acceleration     181
    adding and subtracting vectors by components     174
    adding by graphical method     76
    adding by numerical method     76
    Cartesian coordinates     179
    definition of     170
    diagram     170
    displacement     178
    force     139
    magnitude     73
    model     178
    momentum     309
    momentum in 2D collision     325
    multiplying vectors     174
    navigation     180
    polar coordinates     179
    radial     211
    tangential     211
    velocity components     182
velocity
    adding velocity vectors     183
    angular     208
    average and instantaneous     84
    defining direction of     79
    defining equation     78
    definition of     78
    escape     225
    frames of reference     87
    graphical model for     83
    graphical model of constant     86
    in acceleration motion     114
    in projectile motion     189
    in rolling motion     209
    interactive simulation     86
    orbital velocity of planets     219
    polar coordinates     182
    solving the equation     81
    vector     181
    vector components     182
    vector model for     183
velocity vs. time graph         83
Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope         624
virtual image         618
viscosity         159
visible light         645
visible light (cont.)
volt (V)
    and energy in batteries     266
    definition of     477
    one joule per coulomb     537
Volta, Alessandro         472
    inventor of chemical battery     477
voltage         477
    and batteries     477
voltage drop         490
voltmeter         484
volume
    definition of     43

W
W boson (elementary particle)         804
water
    density     43
    specific heat     674
watt (W)
    unit of electric power     497
    unit of power     265
Watt, James         265
waveform         451
wavefront
    definition of     420
wavelength
    definition of     414
    of sound     445
waves
    absorption     425
    crest and trough     420
    definition of     412
    diffraction     424
    energy of     416
    interactive simulation     413
    longitudinal     418
    reflection     422
    refraction     423
    sine wave     427
    standing waves     430
    transverse     417
wave–particle duality         777
weak nuclear force         761
weber (Wb), unit of magnetic flux         560
wedge
    as simple machine     349
weight         41
    equation for     135
weightlessness (apparent)         41
Weinberg, Steven         804

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