Preface; 1. Physical dimensions; 2. Linear mechanics and statics; 3. Circular and rotational motion; 4. Gravitation and circular orbits; 5. Simple harmonic motion; 6. Waves; 7. Geometrical optics; 8. Interference and diffraction; 9. Structure and properties of solids; 10. Properties of liquids; 11. Properties of gases; 12. Kinetic theory and statistical physics; 13. Heat transfer; 14. Electrostatics; 15. Direct currents; 16. Non-steady currents; 17. Magnetic fields and currents; 18. Electromagnetism; 19. Nuclei; 20. Electrons, photons and atoms; 21. Shorts; 22. Longs; 23. Data handling; 24. Guestimation; 25. Why or how; 26. Sophistry; Hints and intermediate answers; Answers; Appendix; Symbols and units; Formulae and relationships; Constants.
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