The goal ofEssential College Physics is to provide a text focused on essential principles-a shorter, more focused text that better addresses the learning needs of today's students while more effectively guiding them through the mastery of physics. Brevity does not need to come at the expense of student learning.
This text is designed from the ground up to be concise and focused, resulting in a book that is less intimidating and easier to use, with well-coordinated explanations, art, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems. It incorporates an overarching connected approach: connecting ideas within and across chapters; connecting physics with the real world; connecting words and math; and connecting with how today's students learn and how they use their textbook. In addition to providing a strong foundation that teaches physics principles, the text also focuses on building students' problem-solving skills. The friendly, integrated approach, combined with the low price, makes Essential College Physics an invaluable textbook choice.
1. Measurements in Physics 2. Motion in One Dimension 3. Motion in Two Dimensions 4. Force and Newton's Laws of Motion 5. Work and Energy 6. Momentum and Collisions 7. Oscillations 8. Rotational Motion 9. Gravitation 10. Solids and Fluids 11. Waves and Sound 12. Temperature, Thermal Expansion, and Ideal Gases 13. Heat 14. The Laws of Thermodynamics 15. Electric Charges, Forces, and Fields 16. Electric Energy, Potential, and Capacitors 17. Electric Current, Resistance, and Circuits 18. Magnetic Fields and Forces 19. Electromagnetic Induction and AC Circuits 20. Electromagnetic Waves and Special Relativity 21. Geometrical Optics 22. Wave Optics 23. Early Modern Physics 24. Atomic Physics 25. Nuclear Physics 26. Elementary Particles