Essential University Physics – Richard Wolfson – 2nd Edition

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Richard Wolfson’s Essential is a concise and progressive calculus-based that offers clear writing, great problems, and interesting real-life applications. At nearly half the length and half the price of other physics texts, Essential University Physics is a compelling alternative for professors who want to focus on the fundamentals.

Based on for Scientists and Engineers by Wolfson and Pasachoff, Essential retains many of the favorite features of the original text, while introducing new pedagogical elements that incorporate proven results from education research. The text focuses on the fundamentals of physics, teaches sound problem-solving skills, emphasizes conceptual understanding, and makes connections to the real world. Features such as annotated figures and step-by-step problem-solving strategies help provide a clear learning path for students.

The crisp two-color is clear and engaging. The incorporates the -proven approach of annotated figures, pencil-style sketches in worked examples, and visual chapter summaries. A self-evident hierarchy of pedagogical features guides the student easily through the material.

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  • 1. Doing Physics

    I. MECHANICS
    2. Motion in a Straight Line
    3. Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
    4. Force and Motion
    5. Using Newton’s Laws
    6. Work, Energy, and Power
    7. Conservation of Energy
    8. Gravity
    9. Systems of Particles
    10. Rotational Motion
    11. Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum
    12. Static Equilibrium

    II. OSCILLATIONS, WAVES, AND FLUIDS
    13. Oscillatory Motion
    14. Wave Motion
    15. Fluid Motion

    III. THERMODYNAMICS
    16. Temperature and Heat
    17. The Thermal Behavior of Matter
    18. Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
    19. The Second Law of Thermodynamics

    IV. ELECTROMAGNETISM
    20. Electric Charge, Force, and Field
    21. Gauss’s Law
    22. Electric Potential
    23. Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors
    24. Electric Current
    25. Electric Circuits
    26. Magnetism: Force and Field
    27. Electromagnetic Induction
    28. Alternating-Current Circuits
    29. Maxwell’s Equations and Electromagnetic Waves

    V. OPTICS
    30. Reflection and Refraction
    31. Images and Optical Instruments
    32. Interference and Diffraction

    VI. MODERN PHYSICS
    33. Relativity
    34. Particles and Waves
    35. Quantum Mechanics
    36. Atomic Physics
    37. Molecules and Solids
    38. Nuclear Physics
    39. From Quarks to the Cosmos
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Fadi
30/06/2015 11:43 pm

This is an excellent book for both the student and instructor.

Fadi Zaraket
31/08/2015 5:21 am

Just what I needed! Thanks

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