University Physics, 1e by Bauer and Westfall is a comprehensive text with enhanced calculus coverage incorporating a consistently used 7-step problem solving method. The authors include a wide variety of everyday contemporary topics as well as research-based discussions. Both are designed to help students appreciate the beauty of physics and how physics concepts are related to the development of new technologies in the fields of engineering, medicine, astronomy and more.
Table of Contents
0The Big Picture: Modern Physics Frontiers 1Overview 2Motion in a Straight Line 3Motion in Two and Three Dimensions 4Force 5Kinetic Energy, Work, and Power 6Potential Energy and Energy Conservation 7Momentum and Collisions 8Systems of Particles and Extended Objects 9Circular Motion 10Rotation 11Static Equilibrium 12Gravitation 13Solids and Fluids 14Oscillations 15Waves 16Sound 17Temperature 18Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics 19Ideal Gases 20The Second Law of Thermodynamics 21Electrostatics 22Electric Fields and Gauss's Law 23Electric Potential 24Capacitors 25Current and Resistance 26Direct Current Circuits 27Magnetism 28Magnetic Fields of Moving Charges 29Electromagnetic Induction 30Electromagnetic Oscillations and Currents 31Electromagnetic Waves 32Geometric Optics 33Lenses and Optical Instruments 34Wave Optics 35Relativity 36Quantum Physics 37Quantum Mechanics 38Atomic Physics 39Elementary Particle Physics 40Nuclear Physics Appendix A: Mathematical Primer Appendix B: Isotope Masses, Binding Energies, and Half-Lives Appendix C: Element Properties Answers to Selected Questions and Problems
Dr. Wolfgang Bauer is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University and has a joint appointment at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. His research is in theoretical and computational physics, with emphasis areas in nuclear and astrophysics, chaos and non-linear dynamics, and renewable energies. He also serves as Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and is Director of the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research. Dr. Gary Westfall is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. He is conducting his research in experimental nuclear physics at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), where he has a joint appointment. He also does research at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a member the STAR Collaboration.