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.
Mechanics (V1): 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
E&M and Modern Physics (V2): 1. Electrical Potential, Energy, and Capacitance 2. Electric Current and Resistance 3. Basic Electric Circuits 4. Magnetism 5. Electromagnetic Induction and Waves 6. AC Circuits 7. Reflection and Refraction of Light 8. Mirrors and Lenses 9. Physical Optics: The Wave Nature of Light 10. Vision and Optical Instruments 11. Relativity 12. Quantum Physics 13. Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics 14. The Nucleus 15. Nuclear Reactions and Elementary Particles