Principles & Practice of Physics (2 Volumes) (Global Edition) Front Cover

Principles & Practice of Physics (2 Volumes) (Global Edition)

  • Length: 2050 pages
  • Edition: Global ed
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  • ISBN-10: 1292078871
  • ISBN-13: 9781292078878
  • Sales Rank: #3323688 (See Top 100 Books)

Putting physics first: Based on his storied research and teaching, Eric Mazur’s Principles & Practice of Physics Volume 1 (chapters 1-21)1/e builds an understanding of physics that is both thorough and accessible. Unique organization and pedagogy allow you to develop a true conceptual understanding of physics alongside the quantitative skills needed in the course.

  • New learning architecture: The book is structured to help you learn physics in an organized way that encourages comprehension and reduces distraction.
  • Physics on a contemporary foundation: Traditional texts delay the introduction of ideas that we now see as unifying and foundational. This text builds physics on those unifying foundations, helping you to develop an understanding that is stronger, deeper, and fundamentally simpler.
  • Research-based instruction: This text uses a range of research-based instructional techniques to teach physics in the most effective manner possible. The result is a groundbreaking book that puts physics first, thereby making it more accessible to you to learn. MasteringPhysics® works with the text to create a learning program that enables you to learn both in and out of the classroom.

Key Topics: Foundations, Motion in One Dimension, Acceleration, Momentum, Energy, Principle of Relativity, Interactions
Force, Work, Motion in a Plane, Motion in a Circle, Torque, Gravity, Special Relativity, Periodic Motion, Waves in One Dimension, Waves in Two and Three Dimensions, Fluids, Entropy, Energy Transferred Thermally, Degradation of Energy
Electric Interactions, The Electric Field, Gauss’s Law, Work and Energy in Electrostatics, Charge Separation and Storage,Magnetic Interactions, Magnetic Fields of Charged Particles in Motion, Changing Magnetic Fields, Changing Electric Fields, Electric Circuits, Electronics, Optics, Wave and Particle Optics

Intended for those who want to gain a basic knowledge of physics.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Foundations
Chapter 2: Motion in One Dimension
Chapter 3: Acceleration
Chapter 4: Momentum
Chapter 5: Energy
Chapter 6: Principle of Relativity
Chapter 7: Interactions
Chapter 8: Force
Chapter 9: Work
Chapter 10: Motion in a Plane
Chapter 11: Motion in a Circle
Chapter 12: Torque
Chapter 13: Gravity
Chapter 14: Special Relativity
Chapter 15: Periodic Motion
Chapter 16: Waves in One Dimension
Chapter 17: Waves in Two and Three Dimensions
Chapter 18: Fluids
Chapter 19: Entropy
Chapter 20: Energy Transferred Thermally
Chapter 21: Degradation of Energy
Chapter 22: Electric Interactions
Chapter 23: The Electric Field
Chapter 24: Gauss’s Law
Chapter 25: Work and Energy in Electrostatics
Chapter 26: Charge Separation and Storage
Chapter 27: Magnetic Interactions
Chapter 28: Magnetic Fields of Charged Particles in Motion
Chapter 29: Changing Magnetic Fields
Chapter 30: Changing Electric Fields
Chapter 31: Electric Circuits
Chapter 32: Electronics
Chapter 33: Ray Optics
Chapter 34: Wave and Particle Optics

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