Essential College Physics – Andrew Rex, Richard Wolfson – 1st Edition


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Table of Content

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 Alternating Current
20. Electromagnetic Waves and Special Relativity
21. Geometrical Optics
22. Wave Optics
23. Modern Physics
24. Atomic Physics
25. Nuclear Physics
26. A Universe of Particles

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