Principles of Physics a Calculus-Based Text – Raymond A. Serway – 4th Edition


This successful text was the first to address the latest trends in teaching and learning as suggested by an introduction to University Physics and its guidelines. Principles of Physics presents a concise approach to traditional subjects, an early introduction to modern physics, the integration of Physical Education pedagogies into education, as well as the integration of current issues throughout the text.

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  • 1. Introduction and Vectors.
    2. Motion in One Dimension.
    3. Motion in Two Dimensions.
    4. The Laws of Motion.
    5. More Applications of Newton's Laws.
    6. Energy and Energy Transfer.
    7. Potential Energy.
    8. Momentum and Collisions.
    9. Relativity.
    10. Rotational Motion.
    11. Gravity, Planetary Orbits, and the Hydrogen Atom.
    12. Oscillatory Motion.
    13. Mechanical Waves.
    14. Superposition and Standing Waves.
    15. Fluid Mechanics.

    16. Temperature and the Kinetic Theory of Gases.
    17. Energy in Thermal Processes - The First Law of Thermodynamics.
    18. Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
    19. Electric Forces and Electric Fields.
    20. Electric Potential and Capacitance.
    21. Current and Direct Current Circuits.
    22. Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields.
    23. Faraday's Law and Inductance.
    24. Electromagnetic Waves.
    25. Reflection and Refraction of Light.
    26. Image Formation by Mirrors and Lenses.
    27. Wave Optics.
    28. Quantum Mechanics.
    29. Atomic Physics.
    30. Nuclear Physics.
    31. Particle Physics.
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