Fluency with physics fundamentals and problem-solving has a collateral effect on students by enhancing their analytical reasoning skills. In a sense, physics is to intellectual pursuits what strength training is to sports. Designed for a two-semester algebra-based course, Essential Physics provides a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of ph
Systems of Units, Significant Figures, Coordinate Systems, and Vectors. Motion in One Dimension. Two-Dimensional Motion and Circular Motion. Newton's Laws: Implications and Applications. Newton's Laws: Friction in Linear and Circular Motions. Work and Energy. Linear Momentum and Collisions. Rotational Motion. Simple Harmonic Motion. Thermal Physics: Temperature, Heat, and Thermal Expansion. Waves and Wave Motion. Fluids. Electric Forces and Fields. Electric Potential Energy and Potential. Direct Current Circuits. Magnetic Forces and Fields. Electromagnetic Induction. Alternating Current Electric Circuits. Electromagnetic Waves. Geometrical Optics. Physical (Wave) Optics. Modern Physics.