Physics: Principles with Applications (Custom Edition eBook), 6th Edition

Douglas C. Giancoli

Physics: Principles with Applications (Custom Edition eBook), 6th Edition

By Douglas C. Giancoli
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This custom edition is published for the University of Adelaide.

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For algebra-based introductory physics.

This text is known for its elegant writing, engaging biological applications, and exactness. It combines careful exposition and precision with many interesting new applications and carefully crafted new pedagogy. It was written to give students the basic concepts of physics in a manner that is accessible and clear. The goal is for students to view the world through eyes that know physics.

Table of contents
  • 1. Introduction.
  • 2. Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension.
  • 3. Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors.
  • 4. Motion and Force: Dynamics.
  • 5. Circular Motion; Gravitation.
  • 6. Work and Energy.
  • 7. Linear Momentum.
  • 8. Rotational Motion.
  • 9. Bodies in Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture.
  • 10. Fluids.
  • 11. Vibrations and Waves.
  • 12. Sound.
  • 13. Temperature and Kinetic Theory.
  • 14. Heat.
  • 15. The Laws of Thermodynamics.
  • 16. Electric Charge and Electric Field.
  • 17. Electric Potential and Electric Energy; Capacitance.
  • 18. Electric Currents.
  • 19. DC Circuits.
  • 20. Magnetism.
  • 21. Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law; AC Circuits.
  • 22. Electromagnetic Waves.
  • 23. Light: Geometric Optics.
  • 24. The Wave Nature of Light.
  • 25. Optical Instruments.
  • 26. Special Theory of Relativity.
  • 27. Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom.
  • 28. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms.
  • 29. Molecules and Solids.
  • 30. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity.
  • 31. Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation.
  • 32. Elementary Particles.
  • 33. Astrophysics and Cosmology.
  • Appendix A: Mathematical Review.
  • Appendix B: Dimensional Analysis.
  • Appendix C: Rotating Frames of Reference; Inertial Forces; Coriolis Effect.
  • Appendix D: Gauss's Law.
  • Appendix E:Galilean and Lorentz Transformations.
  • Appendix F: Selected Isotopes.
  • Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.