Essential College Physics – Andrew Rex, Richard Wolfson – 1st Edition


The goal of Essential College Physics is to provide a book focused on essential principles—a shorter, more focused book that better addresses the learning needs of today’s readers while more effectively guiding them through the mastery of physics. Brevity does not need to come at the expense of reader learning.

This book is designed from the ground up to be concise and focused, resulting in a book that is less intimidating and easier to use, with well-coordinated explanations, art, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems. It incorporates an overarching connected approach: connecting ideas within and across chapters; connecting physics with the real world; connecting words and math; and connecting with how today’s readers learn and how they use their book. In addition to providing a strong foundation that teaches physics principles, the text also focuses on building readers’ problem-solving skills. The friendly, integrated approach, combined with the low price, makes Essential College Physics an invaluable book choice.

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  • 1. Measurements in Physics
    2. Motion in One Dimension
    3. Motion in Two Dimensions
    4. Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion
    5. Work and Energy
    6. Momentum and Collisions
    7. Oscillations
    8. Rotational Motion
    9. Gravitation
    10. Solids and Fluids
    11. Waves and Sound
    12. Temperature, Thermal Expansion, and Ideal Gases
    13. Heat
    14. The Laws of Thermodynamics
    15. Electric Charges, Forces, and Fields
    16. Electric Energy, Potential, and Capacitors
    17. Electric Current, Resistance, and Circuits
    18. Magnetic Fields and Forces
    19. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
    20. Electromagnetic Waves and Special Relativity
    21. Geometrical Optics
    22. Wave Optics
    23. Modern Physics
    24. Atomic Physics
    25. Nuclear Physics
    26. A Universe of Particles
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