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Hugh D. Young is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Carnegie Mellon for both undergraduate and graduate study and earned his Ph.D. in fundamental particle theory under the direction of the late Richard Cutkosky. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon in 1956 and has also spent two years as a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
Prof. Young’s career has centered entirely around undergraduate education. He has written several undergraduate-level textbooks, and in 1973 he became a co-author with Francis Sears and Mark Zemansky for their well-known introductory texts. With their deaths, he assumed full responsibility for new editions of these books until joined by Prof. Freedman for University Physics.
Prof. Young is an enthusiastic skier, climber, and hiker. He also served for several years as Associate Organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh, and has played numerous organ recitals in the Pittsburgh area. Prof. Young and his wife Alice usually travel extensively in the summer, especially in Europe and in the desert canyon country of southern Utah.
Roger A. Freedman is a Lecturer in Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Freedman was an undergraduate at the University of California campuses in San Diego and Los Angeles, and did his doctoral research in nuclear theory at Stanford University under the direction of Professor J. Dirk Walecka. He came to UCSB in 1981 after three years teaching and doing research at the University of Washington.
At UCSB, Dr. Freedman has taught in both the Department of Physics and the College of Creative Studies, a branch of the university intended for highly gifted and motivated undergraduates. He has published research in nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, and laser physics. In recent years, he has helped to develop computer-based tools for learning introductory physics and astronomy. When not in the classroom or slaving over a computer, Dr. Freedman can be found either flying (he holds a commercial pilot’s license) or driving with his wife, Caroline, in their 1960 Nash Metropolitan convertible.
A. Lewis Ford is Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University. He received a B.A. from Rice University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972. After a one-year postdoc at Harvard University, he joined the Texas A&M physics faculty in 1973 and has been there ever since. Professor Ford’s research area is theoretical atomic physics, with a specialization in atomic collisions. At Texas A&M he has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, but primarily introductory physics.
Table of Contents
- Units, Physical Quantities, and Vectors
- Motion Along a Straight Line
- Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
- Newton's Laws of Motion
- Applying Newton's Laws
- Work and Kinetic Energy
- Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
- Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions
- Rotation of Rigid Bodies
- Dynamics of Rotational Motion
- Equilibrium and Elasticity
- Periodic Motion
- Fluid Mechanics
- Mechanical Waves
- Sound and Hearing
- Temperature and Heat
- Thermal Properties of Matter
- The First Law of Thermodynamics
- The Second Law of Thermodynamics
- Electric Charge and Electric Field
- Gauss's Law
- Electric Potential
- Capacitance and Dielectrics
- Current, Resistance, and Electromotive Force
- Direct-Current Circuits
- Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces
- Sources of Magnetic Field
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Alternating Current
- Electromagnetic Waves
- The Nature and Propagation of Light
- Geometric Optics and Optical Instruments
- Photons, Electrons, and Atoms
- The Wave Nature of Particles
- Quantum Mechanics
- Atomic Structure
- Molecules and Condensed Matter
- Nuclear Physics
- Particle Physics and Cosmology