University Physics with Modern Physics- Sears, Zemansky’s – 12th Edition – Vol.1


This book is the product of more than half a century of innovations in the teaching of . When he appeared he was regarded as a revolutionary among -based textbooks for his emphasis on the fundamental principles of physics and how to apply them.

 The success of “” between generations of and educators around the world is testimony to the merits of this approach. In preparation for this eleventh edition we have improved and expanded “University Physics” with the purpose of emphasizing two key objectives: to help the acquire a conceptual understanding and to facilitate the acquisition of solid problem-solving skills.

 Problem-solving techniques have been broadened and using an innovative four-step approach that helps bridge the gap between solved examples and problem-solving tasks. Pedagogy has been enhanced with more visual chapter summaries and conceptual questions, as well as “Care” that help to avoid common mistakes.

Table of Contents

Part I: Mechanics Chapter 1: Units, physical quantities and vectors
Chapter 2: Straight Line Motion
Chapter 3: Motion in two or three dimensions
Chapter 4: Newton Motion Laws
Chapter 5: Applications of Newton's Laws
Chapter 6: Work and kinetic energy
Chapter 7: Potential energy and energy conservation
Chapter 8: Linear momentum, momentum and shocks
Chapter 9: Rotation of rigid bodies
Chapter 10: Rotational motion dynamics
Chapter 11: Balance and elasticity
Chapter 12: Gravitation
Chapter 13: Periodic motion
Chapter 14: Fluid Mechanics Waves / Acoustics

Part II: Waves / Acoustics

Chapter 15: Mechanical waves
Chapter 16: Sound and Hearing Thermodynamics

Part III: Thermodynamics

Chapter 17: Temperature and heat
Chapter 18: Thermal Properties of Matter
Chapter 19 : The First Law of Thermodynamics
Chapter 20: The Second Law of Thermodynamics


     Appendix A: The international system of units Appendix Useful mathematical relationships Appendix C: The Greek alphabet Appendix D: Periodic table of elements Appendix E: Unit conversion factors Appendix F: Number constants
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