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VOLUME 1 - Preface - About the Author - Systems of Measurement - PART I MECHANICS - Motion in One Dimension - Motion in Two and Three Dimensions - Newton's Laws - Applications of Newton's Laws - Work and Energy - Conservation of Energy - Systems of Particles and Conservation of Linear Momentum - Rotation - Conservation of Angular Momentum - Introduction to Relativity (optional) - Gravity - Static Equilibrium and Elasticity - Fluids - PART II OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES - Oscillations - Wave Motion - Superposition and Standing Waves - PART III THERMODYNAMICS - Temperature and the Kinetic Theory of Gases - Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics - The Second Law of Thermodynamics - Thermal Properties and Processes - Appendix A SI Units and Conversion Factors - Appendix B Numerical Data - Appendix C Periodic Table of the Elements - Appendix D Review of Mathematics - Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems - Index - VOLUME 2 - PART IV ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM - The Electric Field I: Discrete Charge Distributions - The Electric Field II: Continuous Charge Distributions - Electric Potential - Electrostatic Energy and Capacitance - Electric Current and Direct-Current Circuits - The Magnetic Field - Sources of the Magnetic Field - Magnetic Induction - Alternating-Current Circuits - Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves - PART V LIGHT - Properties of Light - Optical Images - Interference and Diffraction - VOLUME 3 - PART VI MODERN PHYSICS: QUANTUM MECHANICS, RELATIVITY, AND THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER - Applications of the Schrodinger Equation - Atoms - Molecules - Wave-Particle Duality and Quantum Physics - Solids. - Relativity - Nuclear Physics - Elementary Particles and the Beginning of the Universe - -

About the Author

PAUL TIPLER formerly taught Physics at Wesleyan University and Oakland University in Michigan. He is also the author of the widely used text Modern Physics 4th edition. - GENE MOSCA teaches at the U.S.Naval Academy and co-authored the study guides for the third and fourth editions of this text.

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