1) IntroductionPart One - Mechanics2) Motion Along a Line3) Motion in a Plane4) Force and Newton's Laws of Motion5) Circular Motion6) Conservation of Energy7) Linear Momentum8) Torque and Angular Momentum9) Fluids10) Elasticity and Oscillations11) Waves12) SoundPart Two - Thermal Physics13) Temperature and the Ideal Gas14) Heat15) ThermodynamicsPart Three - Electromagnetism16) Electric Forces and Fields17) Electric Potential18) Electric Current and Circuits19) Magnetic Forces and Fields20) Electromagnetic Induction21) Alternating CurrentPart Four - Electromagnetic Waves and Optics22) Electromagnetic Waves23) Reflection and Refraction of Light24) Optical Instruments25) Interference and DiffractionPart Five - Quantum and Particle Physics26) Relativity27) Early Quantum Physics and the Photon28) Quantum Physics29) Nuclear Physics30) Particle PhysicsAppendicesAppendix A - Mathematics ReviewAppendix B - Reference InformationAnswers to Selected Questions and Problems
Alan Giambattista hails from northern New Jersey. His teaching career got an early start when his fourth-grade teacher, Anne Berry, handed the class over to him to teach a few lessons about atoms and molecules. At Brigham Young University, he studied piano performance and physics. After graduate work at Cornell University, he joined the physics faculty and has taught introductory physics there for nearly three decades. Alan still appears in concert regularly as a pianist and harpsichordist. When the long upstate New York winter is finally over, he is eager to get out on Cayuga Lake's waves of blue for Sunday sailboat races. Alan met his wife Marion in a singing group and they have been making beautiful music together ever since. They live in an 1824 parsonage built for an abolitionist minister, which is now surrounded by an organic dairy farm. Besides taking care of the house, cats, and gardens, they love to travel together, especially to Italy. They also love to spoil their adorable grandchildren, Ivy and Leo.