Active learning exercises integrated throughout: Case Studies, Stop & Think, On-the-Spot Activities, etc. Numerous worked-out examples, many of which have expanded, interactive web versions in which students may participate. Emphasis on conceptual understanding as the key to quantitative problem solving. Careful attention to use of language, story line, visual imagery, and active reflection as means to student understanding. Text supported by extensive author-developed web-based interactive exercises. WileyPLUS Student-friendly illustrations and design. End-of-chapter problem sets that evaluate both qualitative and quantitative understanding.
Table of Contents
Section I: MECHANICS Chapter 1. Physics, Mathematics, and the Real World Chapter 2. Describing Motion in One Dimension Chapter 3. Constructing Two-Dimensional Motion from One-Dimensional Motions Chapter 4. Interactions and Newton's Laws of Motion Chapter 5. Behavior of Objects Subjected to Multiple Forces Chapter 6. Keeping Book on Physical Systems: The Concept of Energy Chapter 7. More Bookkeeping: The Concept of Momentum Chapter 8. Circular Motion and Central Forces Section II: Physics of EXTENDED RIGID OBJECTS AND FLUIDS Chapter 9. Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics and the Power of Analogy Chapter 10. Fluids Chapter 11. Thermal properties of Matter Chapter 12. Entropy, Thermodynamics, and the Kinetic Theory of Gases Section III: VIBRATIONS AND WAVE PHENOMENA Chapter 13. Periodic Motion and Simple Harmonic Oscillators Chapter 14. Waves and Sound Chapter 15. Wave Optics Chapter 16. The Geometry of Wave Paths and Image Formation (Geometric Optics) Chapter 17. Lenses and Optical Instruments Section IV: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM Chapter 18. Electrical Phenomena: Forces, Charges, Currents Chapter 19. Electric Field and Electric Potential: Extending the Conceptual Framework Chapter 20. Quantitative Treatment of Current and Circuit Elements Chapter 21. Direct Currents and Circuit Reasoning Chapter 22. Magnetism and Magnetic Fields Chapter 23. Electromagnetic Induction Section V: PHYSICS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Chapter 24. As the Twentieth Century Opens: The Unanswered Questions Chapter 25. Relativity Chapter 26. Inroads into the Micro-Universe of Atoms Chapter 27. The Concept of Quantization Chapter 28. The Nucleus and Energy Technologies