University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

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University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

- Vendor
OpenStax

- Publication
OpenStax

- Publish date
- 2021 Apr 20
- ISBN
- ISBN-10: 1-947172-20-4 ISBN-13: 978-1-947172-20-3
- Subjects Science & Engineering

Table of content

Chapter List

Chapter list

- Preface
- Unit 1. Mechanics
- Units and Measurement
- Introduction
- 1.1 The Scope and Scale of Physics
- 1.2 Units and Standards
- 1.3 Unit Conversion
- 1.4 Dimensional Analysis
- 1.5 Estimates and Fermi Calculations
- 1.6 Significant Figures
- 1.7 Solving Problems in Physics
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Vectors
- Introduction
- 2.1 Scalars and Vectors
- 2.2 Coordinate Systems and Components of a Vector
- 2.3 Algebra of Vectors
- 2.4 Products of Vectors
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Motion Along a Straight Line
- Introduction
- 3.1 Position, Displacement, and Average Velocity
- 3.2 Instantaneous Velocity and Speed
- 3.3 Average and Instantaneous Acceleration
- 3.4 Motion with Constant Acceleration
- 3.5 Free Fall
- 3.6 Finding Velocity and Displacement from Acceleration
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
- Introduction
- 4.1 Displacement and Velocity Vectors
- 4.2 Acceleration Vector
- 4.3 Projectile Motion
- 4.4 Uniform Circular Motion
- 4.5 Relative Motion in One and Two Dimensions
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Newton's Laws of Motion
- Introduction
- 5.1 Forces
- 5.2 Newton's First Law
- 5.3 Newton's Second Law
- 5.4 Mass and Weight
- 5.5 Newtonâ€™s Third Law
- 5.6 Common Forces
- 5.7 Drawing Free-Body Diagrams
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Introduction
- 6.1 Solving Problems with Newtonâ€™s Laws
- 6.2 Friction
- 6.3 Centripetal Force
- 6.4 Drag Force and Terminal Speed
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Work and Kinetic Energy
- Introduction
- 7.1 Work
- 7.2 Kinetic Energy
- 7.3 Work-Energy Theorem
- 7.4 Power
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
- Introduction
- 8.1 Potential Energy of a System
- 8.2 Conservative and Non-Conservative Forces
- 8.3 Conservation of Energy
- 8.4 Potential Energy Diagrams and Stability
- 8.5 Sources of Energy
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Linear Momentum and Collisions
- Introduction
- 9.1 Linear Momentum
- 9.2 Impulse and Collisions
- 9.3 Conservation of Linear Momentum
- 9.4 Types of Collisions
- 9.5 Collisions in Multiple Dimensions
- 9.6 Center of Mass
- 9.7 Rocket Propulsion
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Fixed-Axis Rotation
- Introduction
- 10.1 Rotational Variables
- 10.2 Rotation with Constant Angular Acceleration
- 10.3 Relating Angular and Translational Quantities
- 10.4 Moment of Inertia and Rotational Kinetic Energy
- 10.5 Calculating Moments of Inertia
- 10.6 Torque
- 10.7 Newtonâ€™s Second Law for Rotation
- 10.8 Work and Power for Rotational Motion
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Angular Momentum
- Introduction
- 11.1 Rolling Motion
- 11.2 Angular Momentum
- 11.3 Conservation of Angular Momentum
- 11.4 Precession of a Gyroscope
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
- Introduction
- 12.1 Conditions for Static Equilibrium
- 12.2 Examples of Static Equilibrium
- 12.3 Stress, Strain, and Elastic Modulus
- 12.4 Elasticity and Plasticity
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Gravitation
- Introduction
- 13.1 Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
- 13.2 Gravitation Near Earth's Surface
- 13.3 Gravitational Potential Energy and Total Energy
- 13.4 Satellite Orbits and Energy
- 13.5 Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
- 13.6 Tidal Forces
- 13.7 Einstein's Theory of Gravity
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Fluid Mechanics
- Introduction
- 14.1 Fluids, Density, and Pressure
- 14.2 Measuring Pressure
- 14.3 Pascal's Principle and Hydraulics
- 14.4 Archimedesâ€™ Principle and Buoyancy
- 14.5 Fluid Dynamics
- 14.6 Bernoulliâ€™s Equation
- 14.7 Viscosity and Turbulence
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Unit 2. Waves and Acoustics
- Oscillations
- Introduction
- 15.1 Simple Harmonic Motion
- 15.2 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
- 15.3 Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion and Circular Motion
- 15.4 Pendulums
- 15.5 Damped Oscillations
- 15.6 Forced Oscillations
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Waves
- Introduction
- 16.1 Traveling Waves
- 16.2 Mathematics of Waves
- 16.3 Wave Speed on a Stretched String
- 16.4 Energy and Power of a Wave
- 16.5 Interference of Waves
- 16.6 Standing Waves and Resonance
- Key Terms
- Key Equations
- Summary
- Conceptual Questions
- Problems
- Additional Problems
- Challenge Problems
- Sound
- Appendix A Units
- Appendix B Conversion Factors
- Appendix C Fundamental Constants
- Appendix D Astronomical Data
- Appendix E Mathematical Formulas
- Appendix F Chemistry
- Appendix G The Greek Alphabet
- Answer Key
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 15
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 17
- Index

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