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College Physics, 7th Edition

By Jerry D. Wilson, Anthony J. Buffa, Bo Lou

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: Feb 16, 2009


College Physics conveys the fundamental concepts of algebra-based physics in a readable and concise manner. The authors emphasize the importance of conceptual understanding before solving problems numerically, use everyday life examples to keep students interested, and promote logical thinking to solve multiple step problems.


The Seventh Edition of this text presents an especially clear learning path, places a strong emphasis on understanding concepts and problem-solving, and for the first time, includes a book-specific version of MasteringPhysics.

Table of Contents


1. Measurement and Problem Solving

2. Kinematics: Description of Motion

3. Motion in Two Dimensions

4. Force and Motion

5. Work and Energy

6. Linear Momentum and Collisions

7. Circular Motion and Gravitation

8. Rotational Motion and Equilibrium

9. Solids and Fluids

10. Temperature and Kinetic Theory

11. Heat

12. Thermodynamics

13. Vibrations and Waves

14. Sound

15. Electric Charge, Forces, and Fields

16. Electric Potential, Energy, and Capacitance

17. Electric Current and Resistance

18. Basic Electric Circuits

19. Magnetism

20. Electromagnetic Induction and Waves

21. AC Circuits

22. Reflection and Refraction of Light

23. Mirrors and Lenses

24. Physical Optics: The Wave Nature of Light

25. Vision and Optical Instruments

26. Relativity

27. Quantum Physics

28. Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics

29. The Nucleus

30. Nuclear Reactions and Elementary Particles


This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780134189789

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  • MasteringPhysics with Pearson eText Student Access Kit for College Physics, 7th Edition
    Anthony J. Buffa, Bo Lou, . . Pearson Education, Jerry D. Wilson
  • Study Guide and Selected Solutions Manual for College Physics Volume 2, 7th Edition
    Jerry D. Wilson, Anthony J. Buffa, Bo Lou
  • Study Guide and Selected Solutions Manual for College Physics Volume 1, 7th Edition
    Jerry D. Wilson, Anthony J. Buffa, Bo Lou

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ISBN-10: 0-321-60183-1

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