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.
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.
Table of Contents
15. Electric Charge, Forces, and Fields. 16. Electrical Potential, Energy, and Capacitance. 17. Electric Current and Resistance. 18. Basic Electric Circuits. 19. Magnetism. 20. Electromagnetic Induction and Waves. 21. AC Circuits. 22. Reflection and Refraction of Light. 23. Mirrors and Lenses. 24. Physical Optics: The Wave Nature of Light. 25. Vision and Optical Instruments. 26. Relativity. 27. Quantum Physics. 28. Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics. 29. The Nucleus. 30. Nuclear Reactions and Elementary Particles.
Jerry D. Wilson, PhD, is a professor emeritus of physics and former chair of the Division of Biological and Physical Sciences at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Anthony J. Buffa, PhD, is an emeritus professor of physics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and has been a research associate with the Radioanalytical Facility of the Department of Physics since 1980.
Bo Lou, PhD, is professor in the Department of Physical Sciences at Ferris State University.