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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
|Electric Charge and Electric Field|
|Static Electricity; Electric Charge and Its Conservation|
|Electric Charge in the Atom|
|Insulators and Conductors|
|Induced Charge; the Electroscope|
|The Electric Field|
|Electric Field Calculations for Continuous Charge Distributions|
|Electric Fields and Conductors|
|Motion of a Charged Particle in an Electric Field|
|Electric Forces in Molecular Biology; DNA|
|Photocopy Machines and Computer Printers Use Electrostatics|
|Applications of Gaussrsquo;s Law|
|Experimental Basis of Gaussrsquo;s and Coulombrsquo;s Law|
|Electric Potential Energy and Potential Difference|
|Relation between Electric Potential and Electric Field|
|Electric Potential Due to Point Charges|
|Potential Due to Any Charge Distribution|
|Electric Dipole Potential|
|E Determined fromV|
|Electrostatic Potential Energy; the Electron Volt|
|Cathode Ray Tube: TV and Computer Monitors, Oscilloscope|
|Capacitance, Dielectrics, Electric Energy Storage|
|Determination of Capacitance|
|Capacitors in Series and Parallel|
|Electric Energy Storage|
|Molecular Description of Dielectrics|
|Electric Currents and Resistance|
|The Electric Battery 25ndash;2 Electric Current|
|Ohmrsquo;s Law: Resistance and Resistors|
|Power in Household Circuits|
|Microscopic View of Electric Current: Current Density and Drift Velocity|
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