Physics Principles with Applications – Douglas C. Giancoli – 4th Edition


Key Benefit: Known for its clarity of exposition, this best-seller continues to provide the best and broadest coverage of any algebra-based book. Giancoli offers an integrated set of software simulations and multimedia support.

Key Topics:

  1. Continued emphasis on applying the principles of to real-world applications in , , geology, and other .
  2. Includes new or revised coverage of valves, magnetic dipole moment, resistors and transistors, the third law of , refrigerators, air conditioners, heat pumps, electric current, radon, of vector addition, friction, conservation of , energy transmitted by waves, properties of water, specific heat, work energy, and potential energy.
  3. Market: For individuals in the fields of medicine, agriculture or architecture looking for an algebra-based introduction to physics.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction
2: Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension
3: Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors
4: Dynamics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
5: Circular Motion; Gravitation
6: Work and Energy
7: Linear Momentum
8: Rotational Motion
9: Static Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture
10: Fluids
11: Vibrations and Waves
12: Sound
13: Temperature and Kinetic Theory
14: Heat
15: The Laws of Thermodynamics
16: Electric Charge and Electric Field
17: Electric Potential
18: Electric Currents
19: DC Circuits
20: Magnetism
21: Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law
22: Electromagnetic Waves
23: Light: Geometric Optics
24: The Wave Nature of Light
25: Optical Instruments
26: The Special Theory of Relativity
27: Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom
28: Quantum Mechanics of Atoms
29: Molecules and Solids
30: Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
31: Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation
32: Elementary Particles
33: Astrophysics and Cosmology
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