Table of Contents

I. Newton’s Laws 

1. Concepts of Motion 

2. Kinematics in One Dimension 

3. Vectors and Coordinate Systems 

4. Kinematics in Two Dimensions 

5. Force and Motion 

6. Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line 

7. Newton’s Third Law 

8. Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane 

  

II. Conservation Laws 

9. Work and Kinetic Energy 

10. Interactions and Potential Energy 

11. Impulse and Momentum 

  

III. Applications of Newtonian Mechanics 

12. Rotation of a Rigid Body 

13. Newton’s Theory of Gravity 

14. Fluids and Elasticity 

 

IV. Oscillations and Waves 

15. Oscillations 

16. Traveling Waves 

17. Superposition 

  

V. Thermodynamics 

18. A Macroscopic Description of Matter 

19. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics 

20. The Micro/Macro Connection 

21. Heat Engines and Refrigerators 

  

VI. Electricity and Magnetism 

22. Electric Charges and Forces 

23. The Electric Field 

24. Gauss’s Law 

25. The Electric Potential 

26. Potential and Field 

27. Current and Resistance 

28. Fundamentals of Circuits 

29. The Magnetic Field 

30. Electromagnetic Induction 

31. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 

32. AC Circuits 

  

VII. Optics 

33. Wave Optics 

34. Ray Optics 

35. Optical Instruments 

  

VIII. Relativity and Quantum Physics 

36. Relativity 

37. The Foundations of Modern Physics 

38. Quantization 

39. Wave Functions and Uncertainty 

40. One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics 

41. Atomic Physics 

42. Nuclear Physics 

 

Appendix A Mathematics Review  

Appendix B Periodic Table of Elements  

Appendix C Atomic and Nuclear Data  

Answers to Stop to Think Questions and Odd-Numbered Problems