This new edition of College Physics Essentials provides a streamlined update of a major textbook for algebra-based physics. The first volume covers topics such as mechanics, heat, and thermodynamics. The second volume covers electricity, atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics.
The authors provide emphasis on worked examples together with expanded problem sets that build from conceptual understanding to numerical solutions and real-world applications to increase reader engagement. A companion website with follow-up exercises and answers will also aid students to gain more practice on basic concepts and problems.
Including over 900 images throughout the two volumes, this textbook is highly recommended for students seeking a basic understanding of key physics concepts and how to apply them to real problems.
1. Electric Charge, Forces and Fields 2. Electrical Potential, Energy, and Capacitance 3. Electric Current and Resistance 4. Basic Electric Circuits 5. Magnetism 6. Electromagnetic Induction and Waves 7. AC Circuits 8. Reflection and Refraction of Light 9. Mirrors and Lenses 10. Physical Optics: The Wave Nature of Light 11. Vision and Optical Instruments 12. Relativity 13. Quantum Physics 14. Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics 15. The Nucleus 16. Nuclear Reactions and Elementary Particles