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by Karl F. Kuhn (Author)
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The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics
Here is the most practical, complete, and easytouse guide available for understanding physics and the physical world. Even if you don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helps make learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether you need help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, or simply have always been curious about such physical phenomena as energy, sound, electricity, light, and color, you've come to the right place! This fully uptodate edition of Basic Physics: * Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about physics * Requires no mathmathematical treatments and applications are included in optional sections so that you can choose either a mathematical or nonmathematical approach * Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful questionandanswer format * Lists objectives for each chapteryou can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it * Reinforces what you learn with endofchapter selftests


by Boundless
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The Boundless Physics textbook is a collegelevel, introductory textbook that covers the complex and intriguing subject of Physics. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, collegelevel textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.
This textbook covers:
Introduction  The Basics of Physics, Units, Significant Figures and Order of Magnitude, Solving Physics Problems
Kinematics  Basics of Kinematics, Speed and Velocity, Acceleration, ProblemSolving for Basic Kinematics, FreeFalling Objects
TwoDimensional Kinematics  Motion in Two Dimensions, Vectors, Projectile Motion, Multiple Velocities
The Laws of Motion  Introduction, Force and Mass, Newton's Laws, Other Examples of Forces, ProblemSolving, Vector Nature of Forces, Further Applications of Newton's Laws
Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation  UCM and Gravitation, NonUniform Circular Motion, Velocity, Acceleration, and Force, Types of Forces in Nature, Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, Kepler's Laws, Gravitational Potential Energy, Energy Conservation, Angular vs. Linear Quantities
Work and Energy  Introduction, Work Done by a Constant Force, Work Done by a Variable Force, WorkEnergy Theorem, Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy, Power, CASE STUDY: World Energy Use, Further Topics
Linear Momentum and Collisions  Introduction, Conservation of Momentum, Collisions, Rocket Propulsion, Center of Mass
Static Equilibrium, Elasticity, and Torque  Introduction, Conditions for Equilibrium, Stability, Solving Statics Problems, Applications of Statics, Elasticity, Stress, Strain, and Fracture, The Center of Gravity, Torque and Angular Acceleration
Rotational Kinematics, Angular Momentum, and Energy  Quantities of Rotational Kinematics, Angular Acceleration, Rotational Kinematics, Dynamics, Rotational Kinetic Energy, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Vector Nature of Rotational Kinematics, Problem Solving, Linear and Rotational Quantities, Conservation of Energy
Fluids  Introduction, Density and Pressure, Archimedes' Principle, Cohesion and Adhesion, Fluids in Motion, Deformation of Solids
Fluid Dynamics and Its Applications  Overview, Flow in Tubes, Bernoulli's Equation, Other Applications
Temperature and Kinetic Theory  Introduction, Temperature and Temperature Scales, Thermal Expansion, Ideal Gas Law, Kinetic Theory, Phase Changes, The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics, Thermal Stresses, Diffusion
Heat and Heat Transfer  Introduction, Specific Heat, Phase Change and Latent Heat, Methods of Heat Transfer, Global Warming, Phase Equilbrium
Thermodynamics  Introduction, The First Law of Thermodynamics, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Entropy, The Third Law of Thermodynamics
Waves and Vibrations  Introduction, Hooke's Law, Periodic Motion, Damped and Driven Oscillations, Waves, Wave Behavior and Interaction, Waves on Strings
Sound  Introduction, Sound Intensity and Level, Doppler Effect and Sonic Booms, Interactions with Sound Waves, Further Topics
Electric Charge and Field  Overview, Shelding and Charging Through Induction, Coulomb's Law, The Electric Field Revisited, Electric Flux and Gauss's Law, Applications of Electrostatics
Electric Potential and Electric Field  Overview, Equipotential Surfaces and Lines, Point Charge, Capacitors and Dielectrics, Applications
Electric Current and Resistance  Overview, Electric Current, Resistance and Resistors, Electric Power and Energy, Alternating Currents, Electricity in the World
Circuits and Direct Currents  Overview, Resistors in Series and Parallel, Kirchhoff's Rules, Voltmeters and Ammeters, RC Circuits
Magnetism  Magnetism and Magnetic Fields, Magnets, Magnetic Force on a Moving Electric Charge, Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field, Magnetic Fields, Magnetic Forces, and Conductors, Applications of Magnetism
Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies  Magnetic Flux, Induction, and Faraday's Law, AC Circuits, Applications of Induction and EM Waves, Magnetic Fields and Maxwell Revisited
Electromagnetic Waves  The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic Waves and their Properties, Applications of EM Waves
Geometric Optics  Overview, Reflection, Refraction, and Dispersion, Lenses, Mirrors
Vision and Optical Instruments  The Human Eye, Other Optical Instruments
The following chapters are also included: Wave Optics Special Relativity Quantum Physics Atomic Physics Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity


by Hugh D. Young (Author), Roger A. Freedman (Author), Lewis Ford (Author)
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University Physics with Modern Physics, Twelfth Edition continues an unmatched history of innovation and careful execution that was established by the bestselling Eleventh Edition. Assimilating the best ideas from education research, this new edition provides enhanced problemsolving instruction, pioneering visual and conceptual pedagogy, the first systematically enhanced problems, and the most pedagogically proven and widely used homework and tutorial system available. Using Young & Freedman's researchbased ISEE (Identify, Set Up, Execute, Evaluate) problemsolving strategy, students develop the physical intuition and problemsolving skills required to tackle the text's extensive highquality problem sets, which have been developed and refined over the past five decades. Incorporating proven techniques from educational research that have been shown to improve student learning, the figures have been streamlined in color and detail to focus on the key physics and integrate 'chalkboardstyle' guiding commentary. Critically acclaimed ‘visual’ chapter summaries help students to consolidate their understanding by presenting each concept in words, math, and figures. Renowned for its superior problems, the Twelfth Edition goes further. Unprecedented analysis of national student metadata has allowed every problem to be systematically enhanced for educational effectiveness, and to ensure problem sets of ideal topic coverage, balance of qualitative and quantitative problems, and range of difficulty and duration. This is the standalone version of University Physics with Modern Physics, Twelfth Edition.


by John D. Cutnell (Author), Kenneth W. Johnson (Author)
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Designed for medical professionals who may struggle with making the leap to conceptual understanding and applying physics, the eighth edition continues to build transferable problemsolving skills. It includes a set of features such as AnalyzingMultipleConcept Problems, Check Your Understanding, Concepts & Calculations, and Concepts at a Glance. This helps the reader to first identify the physics concepts, then associate the appropriate mathematical equations, and finally to work out an algebraic solution.


by Raymond A. Serway (Author), Chris Vuille (Author)
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While physics can seem challenging, its true quality is the sheer simplicity of fundamental physical theoriestheories and concepts that can enrich your view of the world around you. COLLEGE PHYSICS, Ninth Edition, provides a clear strategy for connecting those theories to a consistent problemsolving approach, carefully reinforcing this methodology throughout the text and connecting it to realworld examples. For students planning to take the MCAT exam, the text includes exclusive test prep and review tools to help you prepare.


by Prof. R. Shankar (Author)
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Professor R. Shankar, a wellknown physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was among the first to offer a course through the innovative Open Yale Course program. His popular online video lectures on introductory physics have been viewed over a million times. In this concise and selfcontained book based on his online Yale course, Shankar explains the fundamental concepts of physics from Galileo’s and Newton’s discoveries to the twentiethcentury’s revolutionary ideas on relativity and quantum mechanics. The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics. It provides an ideal introduction for collegelevel students of physics, chemistry, and engineering, for motivated AP Physics students, and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences.


by John D. Cutnell (Author), Kenneth W. Johnson (Author)
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Improving the GameWhen it comes to teaching and learning physics, most pedagogical innovations were pioneered in Cutnell and Johnson's Physicsthe number one algebrabased physics text for over a decade. With each new edition of Physics, Cutnell and Johnson have strived to improve the heart of the gameproblem solving. Now in their new Seventh Edition, you can expect the same spirit of innovation that has made this text so successful.Here's how the Seventh Edition continues to improve the game!AMP Examples (Analyzing MultiConcept Problems)These unique new example problems show students how to combine different physics concepts algebraically to solve more difficult problems. AMP examples visually mapout why the different algebraic steps are needed and how to do the steps.GO (Guided Online) Problems in WileyPLUSThese new multipart, online tutorialstyle problems lead students through the key steps of solving the problems. Student responses to each problem step are recorded in the grade book, so the instructor can evaluate whether the student really has mastered the material.WileyPLUSWileyPLUS provides the technology needed to create an environment where students can reach their full potential and experience the exhilaration of academic success.WileyPLUS gives students access to a complete online version of the text, study resources and problemsolving tutorials, and immediate feedback and contextsensitive help on assignments and quizzes.WileyPLUS gives instructors homework management tools, lecture presentation resources, an online grade book, and more.Visit www.wiley.com/college/wileyplus or contact your Wiley representative for more information on how to package WileyPLUS with this text.


by James S. Walker (Author)
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by Douglas C. Giancoli (Author)
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This bestselling algebrabased physics book has been widely known for its carefully crafted exposition, strong biological applications, and high degree of accuracy and precision. The Fifth Edition maintains these strengths and brings a conceptual emphasis and realworld flavor to the examples, problems, and art program. In addition, the new edition features an unparalleled suite of media and online resources to enhance the physics classroom. For readers with an algebrabased physics background.


by Jonathan Wolf (Author)
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This manual has been updated to reflect the most recent AP Physics B exams. It offers a diagnostic test and two fulllength model exams with all questions answered and explained. An extensive review of all AP Physics B test topics covers vectors; motion; Newton's laws of motion, work, and energy; oscillatory motion; fluids; gravitation; temperature and heat; thermodynamics; magnetism; electromagnetic induction; waves and sound; light; geometrical optics; quantum theory; the atom; the nucleus; and much more. Also provided are study and testtaking advice, a math review, and a glossary of physics terms.



