The 5th edition of "Physics" has been edited to clarify conceptual development in light of recent findings from physics education research, and the mechanics sequence has been re-organized to that energy is a capstone topic. The presentation of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics has been updated to provide a more modern approach, and the end-of-chapter problem sets have been thoroughly over-hauled: new problems added; out-dated reference deleted; and new short-answer conceptual questions added. The supplements package has been expanded to include more materials for student and instructor.
Electric Charge and Coulomb's Law. The Electric Field. Gauss' Law. Electic Potential Energy and Potential. The Electrical Properties of Materials. Capacitance. DC Circuits. The Magnetic Field. The Magnetic Fiel Of a Current. Faraday's Law Of Induction. Magnetic Properties of Materials. Inductance. Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves. Light Waves. Mirrors and Lenses. Interference. Difraction. Gratings and Spectra. Polarization. The Nature of Light. The Nature of Matter. Electrons in Potential Wells. Properties of Atoms. Electrical Conduction in Solids. Nuclear Physics. Energy from the Nucleus. Particle Physics and Cosmology. Appendices. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems. Photo Credits. Index.