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Essential College Physics, Volume 1, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Andrew Rex, Richard Wolfson

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: Jan 25, 2010

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The goal of Essential 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.


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Table of Contents

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

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$37.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69750-9