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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
8. Rotational Motion
10. Solids and Fluids
11. Waves and Sound
12. Temperature, Thermal Expansion, and Ideal Gases
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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Essential College Physics, Volume 1, CourseSmart eTextbook
Format: Safari Book
$39.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69750-9