University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

Table of Contents

Preface

Unit 1. Mechanics

Chapter 1: Units and Measurement

Chapter 2: Vectors

Chapter 3: Motion Along a Straight Line

Chapter 4: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

Chapter 5: Newton's Laws of Motion

Chapter 6: Applications of Newton's Laws

Chapter 7: Work and Kinetic Energy

Chapter 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy

Chapter 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions

Chapter 10: Fixed-Axis Rotation

Chapter 11: Angular Momentum

Chapter 12: Static Equilibrium and Elasticity

Chapter 13: Gravitation

Chapter 14: Fluid Mechanics

Unit 2. Waves and Acoustics

Chapter 15: Oscillations

Chapter 16: Waves

Chapter 17: Sound

Appendix A: Units

Appendix B: Conversion Factors

Appendix C: Fundamental Constants

Appendix D: Astronomical Data

Appendix E: Mathematical Formulas

Appendix F: Chemistry

Appendix G: The Greek Alphabet

Index

- Subject:
- Physics
- Material Type:
- Textbook
- Provider:
- Rice University
- Provider Set:
- OpenStax College
- Author:
- Alice Kolakowska
- Bill Moebs
- Daniel Bowman
- David Anderson
- David Smith
- Dedra Demaree
- Edward S. Ginsberg
- Gerald Friedman
- Joseph Trout
- Kenneth Podolak
- Kevin Wheelock
- Lee LaRue
- Lev Gasparov
- Mark Lattery
- Patrick Motl
- Richard Ludlow
- Samuel J. Ling
- Takashi Sato
- Tao Pang
- Date Added:
- 08/03/2016