Physics – James S. Walker – 2nd Edition


Like having a private coach at their elbows, this introduction to algebra-based involves readers actively in a guided learn-by-doing —sensing when they need a very patient exposition and when they need only minimal reinforcement, when they need to focus on concepts and when they need an opportunity to their quantitative skills.

At the heart of the volume are worked examples in a unique, two-column format that focuses on the basic strategies and step-by-step thought processes involved in problem solving—with an emphasis on the relationship between the physical concepts and their mathematical expression. Color-coded drawings help readers visualize problems, and companion photographs show the same principle at work in different physical contexts, or juxtapose situations in which contrasting principles are at work. Real-world physics applications abound. Covers the full spectrum of topics in Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electromagnetism, Light and Optics, and Modern Physics. For anyone needing an introduction to, or refresher of, algebra-based physics.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Mechanics
3. Vector in Physics
4. Two-Dimensional Kinematics
5. Newton's Laws of Motion
6. Applications of Newton's Law
7. Work and Kinetic Energy
8. Potential Energy and Conservative Forces
9. Linear Momentum and Collisions
10. Rotational Kinemativs and Energy
11. Rotational Dynamics and Static Equilibrium
12. Gravity
13. Oscillations About Equilibrium
14. Waves and Sounds
15. Fluids
16. Temperature and Heat
17. Phase and Phase Changes
18. The Laws of Thermodynamics
19. Electric Charges, Forces, and Fields
20. Electric Potential Energy and Electric Potential
21. Electric Current and Direct-Current Circuits
22. Magnetism
23. Magnetic Flux
24. Alternating-Current Circuits
25. Electromagnetic Waves
26. Geometrical Optics
27. Optical Instruments
28. Physical Optics. Interference and Diffraction
29. Relativity
30. Quantum Physics
31. Atomic Physics
32. Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Radiation

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