Physics: Principles with Applications

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Edition: 7th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2013-01-01
Publisher(s): PEARSO
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Summary

Elegant, engaging, exacting, and concise, Giancoli’s Physics: Principles with Applications , Seventh Edition, helps you view the world through eyes that know physics.

 

Giancoli’s text is a trusted classic, known for its elegant writing, clear presentation, and quality of content. Using concrete observations and experiences you can relate to, the text features an approach that reflects how science is actually practiced: it starts with the specifics, then moves to the great generalizations and the more formal aspects of a topic to show you why we believe what we believe.

 

Written with the goal of giving you a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of physics in all its aspects, the text uses interesting applications to biology, medicine, architecture, and digital technology to show you how useful physics is to your everyday life and in your future profession.

 

Note: This is just the standalone book.

Author Biography

Douglas C. Giancoli obtained his BA in physics (summa cum laude) from UC Berkeley, his MS in physics at MIT, and his PhD in elementary particle physics back at the UC Berkeley. He spent 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley’s Virus lab developing skills in molecular biology and biophysics. His mentors include Nobel winners Emilio Segrè and Donald Glaser.

 

He has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses, traditional as well as innovative ones, and continues to update his textbooks meticulously, seeking ways to better provide an understanding of physics for students.

 

Doug’s favorite spare-time activity is the outdoors, especially climbing peaks. He says climbing peaks is like learning physics: it takes effort and the rewards are great.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction, Measurement, Estimating
  2. Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension
  3. Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors
  4. Dynamics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
  5. Circular Motion; Gravitation
  6. Work and Energy
  7. Linear Momentum
  8. Rotational Motion
  9. Static Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture
  10. Fluids
  11. Oscillations and Waves
  12. Sound
  13. Temperature and Kinetic Theory
  14. Heat
  15. The Laws of Thermodynamics
  16. Electric Charge and Electric Field
  17. Electric Potential
  18. Electric Currents
  19. DC Circuits
  20. Magnetism
  21. Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday’s Law
  22. Electromagnetic Waves
  23. Light: Geometric Optics
  24. The Wave Nature of Light
  25. Optical Instruments
  26. The Special Theory of Relativity
  27. Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom
  28. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms
  29. Molecules and Solids
  30. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
  31. Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation
  32. Elementary Particles
  33. Astrophysics and Cosmology

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