Now in its commemorative tenth edition, Sears and Zemansky's University Physics remains the classic text for today's students. Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and incorporating some of the findings of current research in physics education, the text enables students to develop physical intuition and build strong problem-solving skills. It also points out conceptual and computational pitfalls that commonly plague beginning physics students and provides them with explicit strategies for analyzing physical situations and solving problems. In addition, the text supplies a comprehensive range of high-quality problem sets developed and refined over the past five decades.
Table of Contents
(This is the contents for Sears and Zemansky's University Physics with Modern Physics. The standard version ends at ch. 39.)
1. Units, Physical Quantities, and Vectors. 2. Motion Along a Straight Line. 3. Motion in Two or Three Dimensions. 4. Newton's Laws of Motion. 5. Applications of Newton's Laws. 6. Work and Kinetic Energy. 7. Potential Energy and Energy Conservation. 8. Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions. 9. Rotation of Rigid Bodies. 10. Dynamics of Rotational Motion. 11. Equilibrium and Elasticity. 12. Gravitation. 13. Periodic Motion. 14. Fluid Mechanics.
15. Temperature and Heat. 16. Thermal Properties of Matter. 17. The First Law of Thermodynamics. 18. The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
19. Mechanical Waves. 20. Wave Interference and Normal Modes. 21. Sound and Hearing.
22. Electric Charge and Electric Field. 23. Gauss's Law. 24. Electric Potential. 25. Capacitance and Dielectrics. 26. Current, Resistance, and Electromotive Force. 27. Direct-Current Circuits. 28. Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces. 29. Sources of Magnetic Field. 30. Electromagnetic Induction. 31. Inductance. 32. Alternating Current. 33. Electromagnetic Waves.
34. The Nature and Propagation of Light. 35. Geometric Optics. 36. Optical Instruments. 37. Interference. 38. Diffraction.
39. Relativity. Appendices. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems. Credits. Index.