# Description

is intended for a two-semester college course in introductory using algebra and trigonometry. Our main goals in writing this are:

• to present the basic concepts of physics that need to know for later
courses and future careers,
• to emphasize that physics is a tool for understanding the real world, and
• to teach transferable problem-solving skills that students can use throughout their
lives

Although the fundamental philosophy of the book has not changed, detailed feedback from over 130 reviewers (many of whom used the second edition in the classroom) has enabled us to fine-tune our to make the text even more user-friendly, conceptually based, and relevant for students. The third edition also has some added features
to further facilitate .

# Table of Content

PART ONE: MECHANICS
1: Introduction
2: Force
3: Acceleration and Newtons Second Law of Motion
4: Motion with a Changing Velocity
5: Circular Motion
6: Conservation of Energy
7: Linear Momentum
8: Torque and Angular Momentum
9: Fluids
10: Elasticity and Oscillations
11: Waves
12: Sound

PART TWO: THERMAL PHYSICS
13: Temperature and the Ideal Gas
14: Heat
15: Thermodynamics

PART THREE: ELECTROMAGNETISM
16: Electric Forces and Fields
17: Electric Potential
18: Electric Current and Circuits
19: Magnetic Forces and Fields
20: Electromagnetic Induction
21: Alternating Current

PART FOUR: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICS
22: Electromagnetic Waves
23: Reflection and Refraction of Light
24: Optical Instruments
25: Interference and Diffraction

PART FIVE: QUANTUM AND PARTICLE PHYSICS
26: Relativity
27: Early Quantum Physics and the Photon
28: Quantum Physics
29: Nuclear Physics
30: Particle Physics

APPENDICES
Appendix A: Mathematics Review
A.1 Algebra
A.2 Solving equations
A.3 Exponents and logarithms
A.4 Proportions and ratios
A.5 Geometry
A.6 Trigonometry
A.7 Approximations
A.8 Vectors
Appendix B: Table of Selected Isotopes
Answers to Selected Questions and Problems