Physics Technology Update Volume 1, 4th Edition

By James S. Walker

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 6, 2013


Walker’s goal is to help you make the connection between a conceptual understanding of physics and the various skills necessary to solve quantitative problems. The pedagogy and approach are based on over 20 years of teaching and reflect the results of physics education research. Already one of the best-selling textbooks in algebra-based physics, The Fourth Edition strengthens both the conceptual foundations and the tools for problem solving to make the book even better suited to today's students.


QR codes appear throughout the textbook, enabling you to use your smartphone or tablet to instantly watch interactive videos about relevant demonstrations or problem-solving strategies.


Table of Contents

Applications in the Text             

Preface: To the Instructor        

Preface: To the Student             

Guide to Features of the Text

1. Introduction to Physics 


2. One-Dimensional Kinematics

3. Vectors in Physics  

4. Two-Dimensional Kinematics

5. Newton’s Laws of Motion

6. Applications of Newton’s Laws 

7. Work and Kinetic Energy

8. Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy 

9. Linear Momentum and Collisions       

10. Rotational Kinematics and Energy             

11. Rotational Dynamics and Static Equilibrium      

12. Gravity            

13. Oscillations About Equilibrium           

14. Waves and Sound               

15. Fluids         


16. Temperature and Heat      

17. Phases and Phase Changes               

18. The Laws of Thermodynamics            


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