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I. Newton's Laws 1. Concepts of Motion 2. Kinematics in One Dimension 3. Vectors and Coordinate Systems 4. Kinematics in Two Dimensions 5. Force and Motion 6. Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line 7. Newton's Third Law 8. Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane II. Conservation Laws 9. Work and Kinetic Energy 10. Interactions and Potential Energy 11. Impulse and Momentum III. Applications of Newtonian Mechanics 12. Rotation of a Rigid Body 13. Newton's Theory of Gravity 14. Fluids and Elasticity IV. Oscillations and Waves 15. Oscillations 16. Traveling Waves 17. Superposition V. Thermodynamics 18. A Macroscopic Description of Matter 19. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics 20. The Micro/Macro Connection 21. Heat Engines and Refrigerators VI. Electricity and Magnetism 22. Electric Charges and Forces 23. The Electric Field 24. Gauss's Law 25. The Electric Potential 26. Potential and Field 27. Current and Resistance 28. Fundamentals of Circuits 29. The Magnetic Field 30. Electromagnetic Induction 31. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 32. AC Circuits VII. Optics 33. Wave Optics 34. Ray Optics 35. Optical Instruments VIII. Relativity and Quantum Physics 36. Relativity 37. The Foundations of Modern Physics 38. Quantization 39. Wave Functions and Uncertainty 40. One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics 41. Atomic Physics 42. Nuclear Physics