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Walkerrs"s goal is to help readers make the connection between a conceptual understanding of physics and the various skills necessary to solve quantitative problems. The pedagogy and approach are based on over 20 years of teaching and reflect the results of physics education research. TheVolume 1,Fourth Editionstrengthens both the conceptual foundations and the tools for problem solving.Introduction to Physicsm, One-Dimensional Kinematics, Vectors in Physics, Two-Dimensional Kinematics, Newtonrs"s Laws of Motion, Applications of Newtonrs"s Laws, Work and Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy, Linear Momentum and Collisions, Rotational Kinematics and Energy, Rotational Dynamics and Static Equilibrium, Gravity, Oscillations About Equilibrium, Waves and Sound, Fluids, Temperature and Heat, Phases and Phase Changes, The Laws of Thermodynamics, Electric Charges, Forces, and Fields, Electric Potential and Electric Potential Energy, Electric Current and Direct-Current Circuits, Magnetism, Magnetic Flux and Faradayrs"s Law of Induction, Alternating-Current Circuits, Electromagnetic Waves, Geometrical Optics, Optical Instruments, Physical Optics: Interference and Diffraction, Relativity, Quantum Physics, Atomic Physics, Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Radiation .Intended for those interested in learning the basics of algebra-based physics

Author Biography

Jim Walker holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Washington. He served as a post-doc at the University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of San Diego. In recognition of his contributions to the teaching of physics, Jim was named the Boeing Distinguished Professor of Science and Mathematics Education for 2001-2003. He currently teaches at Western Washington University.

Table of Contents

Applications in the Text
Preface: To the Instructor
Preface: To the Student
Guide to Features of the Text
Introduction to Physics
One-Dimensional Kinematics
Vectors in Physics
Two-Dimensional Kinematics
Newton's Laws of Motion
Applications of Newton's Laws
Work and Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
Linear Momentum and Collisions
Rotational Kinematics and Energy
Rotational Dynamics and Static Equilibrium
Oscillations About Equilibrium
Waves and Sound
Thermal Physics
Temperature and Heat
Phases and Phase Changes
The Laws of Thermodynamics
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