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Douglas C. Giancoli obtained his BA in physics (summa cum laude) from the University of California, Berkeley, his MS in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his PhD in elementary particle physics at the University of California, 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 Segré and Donald Glaser.
He has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses, traditional as well as innovative ones, and continues to update his texbooks 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
|Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension|
|Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors|
|Motion and Force: Dynamics|
|Work and Energy|
|Bodies in Equilibrium|
|Elasticity and Fracture|
|Vibrations and Waves|
|Temperature and Kinetic Theory|
|The Laws of Thermodynamics|
|Electric Charge and Electric Field|
|Electric Potential and Electric Energy|
|Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law|
|Light: Geometric Optics|
|The Wave Nature of Light|
|Special Theory of Relativity|
|Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom|
|Quantum Mechanics of Atoms|
|Molecules and Solids|
|Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity|
|Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation|
|Astrophysics and Cosmology|
|Rotating Frames of Reference|
|Galilean and Lorentz Transformations|
|Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems|
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