Physics – Giambattista, Richardson, Richardson – 2nd Edition


2nd edition is an alternate version of the College 3rd edition text by / Richardson / Richardson. The key difference is that covers kinematics and in the more traditional of beginning with Kinematics and proceeding to forces. (College takes an integrated approach to forces and kinematics, introducing forces and interweaving kinematics.)

Although the fundamental philosophy of the has not changed, detailed feedback from almost 60 reviewers (many of whom used the first edition in the classroom) has enabled us to fine-tune our approach to make the text even more user-friendly, conceptually based, and relevant for . The second edition also has some added features to further facilitate learning.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Mechanics
1 Introduction
2 Force
3 Acceleration and Newton's 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 2 Thermal Physics
13 Temperature and the Ideal Gas
14 Heat
15 Thermodynamics

Part 3 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 4 Electromagnetic Waves and Optics
22 Electromagnetic Waves
23 Reflection and Refraction
24 Optical Instruments
25 Interference and Diffraction

Part 5 Quantum and Particle Physics and Relativity
26 Relativity
27 Early Quantum Physics and the Photon
28 Quantum Physics
29 Nuclear Physics
30 Particle Physics

Appendix A Mathematical Review
Appendix B Table of Selected Nuclides
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