College Physics Essentials, Eighth Edition: Mechanics (Volume One), 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

College Physics Essentials, Eighth Edition

Mechanics (Volume One), 1st Edition

By Jerry D. Wilson, Anthony J. Buffa, Bo Lou

CRC Press

392 pages | 479 Color Illus.

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pub: 2019-10-10
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Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Measurement and Problem Solving 2. Kinematics: Description of Motion 3. Motion in Two Dimensions 4. Force and Motion 5. Work and Energy 6. Linear Momentum and Collisions 7. Circular Motion and Gravitation 8. Rotational Motion and Equilibrium 9. Solids and Fluids 10. Temperature and Kinetic Theory 11. Heat 12. Thermodynamics 13. Vibrations and Waves 14. Sound 15. Electric Charge, Forces, and Fields

About the Authors

Jerry D. Wilson is a professor emeritus of physics and former chair of the Division of Biological and Physical Sciences at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina. He received his B.S. degree from Ohio University, M.S. degree from Union College, and, in 1970, a Ph.D. from Ohio University. He earned his M.S. degree while employed as a Materials Behavior Physicist by the General Electric Co. As a doctoral graduate student, Professor Wilson held the faculty rank of instructor and began teaching physical science courses. During this time, he coauthored a physical science text. In conjunction with his teaching career, Professor Wilson continued his writing and has authored or coauthored six titles.

Anthony J. Buffa 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. He received his B.S. degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Buffa's main interest continues to be teaching. He has taught courses at Cal Poly ranging from introductory physical science to quantum mechanics, has developed and revised many laboratory experiments, and has taught elementary physics to local teachers in an NSF-sponsored workshop. Combining physics with his interests in art and architecture, Dr. Buffa develops his own artwork and sketches, which he uses to increase his effectiveness in teaching physics.

Bo Lou is professor in the Department of Physical Sciences at Ferris State University, and earned his PhD in physics from Emory University. He teaches a variety of undergraduate physics courses, and is the co-author of several physics textbooks. He emphasizes the importance of conceptual understanding of the basic laws and principles of physics and their practical applications to the real world

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics