In this book we present the science of physics in a carefully structured manner which emphasizes its foundations as well as its applications. The structure is flexible enough, however, for there to be paths through it compatible with the various presentations encountered in introductory physics courses having calculus as a corequisite or prerequisite.
We have always kept in view the idea that a textbook should be a complete study aid. Thus, we have started each topic at the beginning and have included everything that a student needs to know. This feature is central to the senior authors successful textbooks on modern physics and on quantum physics. In Volume II generally do not lend themselves to photographic presentation, at least the flavor of the laboratory work is given by including careful descriptions of the experiments. Still another aspect of the expansive style is found in the frequent discussions of the microscopic basis of macroscopic phenomena.