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Physics for Scientists and Engineers


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Part I Newton's Laws1. Concepts of Motion2. Kinematics in One Dimension3. Vectors and Coordinate Systems4. Kinematics in Two Dimensions5. Force and Motion6. Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line7. Dynamics II: Interacting Objects8. Dynamics III: Motion in a Plane Part II Conservation Laws 9. Impulse and Momentum10. Energy11. Work Part III Applications of Newtonian Mechanics12. Rotation of a Rigid Body 13. Newton's Theory of Gravity14. Oscillations15. Fluids and Elasticity Part IV Thermodynamics

16. A Macroscopic Description of Matter17. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics18. The Micro/Macro Connection19. Heat Engines and Refrigerators Part V Waves and Optics

20. Traveling Waves21. Superposition22. Wave Optics23. Ray Optics24. Optical Instruments25. Modern Optics and Matter Waves Part VI Electricity and Magnetism26. Electric Charges and Forces27. The Electric Field28. Gauss's Law29. The Electric Potential30. Potential and Field31. Current and Conductivity32. Fundamentals of Circuits33. The Magnetic Field34. Electromagnetic Induction35. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves36. AC Circuits Part VII Relativity and Quantum Physics37. Relativity38. The End of Classical Physics39. Quantization40. Wave Functions and Probabilities41. One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics42. Atomic Physics43. Nuclear Physics

About the Author

Randy Knight has taught introductory physics for 25 years at Ohio State University and California Polytechnic University, where he is currently Professor of Physics and Director of the Minor in Environmental Studies. Randy received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics before joining the faculty at Ohio State University. It was at Ohio State, under the mentorship of Professor Leonard Jossem, that he began to learn about the research in physics education that, many years later, led to Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching and this book. Randy's research interests are in the field of lasers and spectroscopy. When he's not in the classroom or in front of a computer, you can find Randy hiking, sea kayaking, playing the piano, or spending time with his wife Sally and their seven cats.

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