Paul Tipler's textbook is the standard for calculus-based introductory physics courses taken by science and engineering students. Now in its fourth edition, the work has been extensively revised, with entirely new artwork, updated examples and new pedagogical features. An interactive CD-ROM with worked examples is included. Alternatively, the material on from the CD-ROM can be down-loaded from a website (see supplements section). Twentieth-century developments such as quantum mechanics are introduced early on, so that students can appreciate their importance and see how they fit into the bigger picture.
Table of Contents
Volume 1 Systems of measurement - Part 1 Mechanics: motion in one dimension; motion in two and three dimensions; Newton's Laws; applications of Newton's Laws; work and energy; conservation of energy; systems of particles and conservation of momentum; gravity; static equilibrium and elasticity; fluids. Part 2 Oscillations, waves and quantum physics: oscillations, wave motion, superposition and standing waves; wave-particle duality and quantum physics. Part 3 Thermodynamics: temperature and the kinetic theory of gases; heat and the first law; the second law; thermal properties and processes. Volume 2 Part 4 Electricity and magnetism: the electric field -discrete charge distributions; the electric field II - continuous charge distributions; electric potential; electrostatic energy and capacitance; electric current and DC circuits; microscopic theory of electrical conduction; the magnetic field; sources of the magnetic field; magnetic induction; AC circuits; Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. Part 5 Optics: properties of light; optical images; interference and diffraction. Volume 3 Part 6 Modern physics: applications of the Schrodinger equation; atoms; molecules and solids; relativity; nuclear physics; elementary particles and the evolution of the Universe.