College Physics: Explore and Apply, 2nd edition

  • Eugenia Etkina, 
  • Gorazd Planinsic, 
  • Alan Van Heuvelen

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College Physics: Explore and Apply encourages you to take an active role in the learning process, to practice scientific skills such as observing, analyzing, and testing, and to build scientific habits of mind. The authors believe students best learn physics by doing physics.

The 2nd Edition offers an updated, pedagogically driven design and streamlines content to help you focus and use the text effectively. By pursuing the process of science, you can establish foundations for conceptual understanding, develop reasoning and problem-solving skills, and apply knowledge to complex situations.

Published by Pearson (January 12th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137443000

Subject: Physics

Category: Algebra-Based Physics


  1. Introducing physics
  2. Kinematics: Motion in one dimension
  3. Newtonian mechanics
  4. Applying Newton’s laws
  5. Circular motion
  6. Impulse and linear momentum
  7. Work and energy
  8. Extended bodies at rest
  9. Rotational motion
  10. Vibrational motion
  11. Waves
  12. Gases
  13. Static fluids
  14. Fluids in motion
  15. First law of thermodynamics
  16. Second law of thermodynamics
  17. Electric charge, force, and energy
  18. The electric field
  19. DC circuits
  20. Magnetism
  21. Electromagnetic induction
  22. Reflection and refraction
  23. Mirrors and lenses
  24. Wave optics
  25. Electromagnetic waves
  26. Special relativity
  27. Quantum optics
  28. Atomic physics
  29. Nuclear physics
  30. Particle physics

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