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Fundamentals of Physics

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Chapters[edit | edit source]

  1. Physics and Measurement
  2. Motion in One Dimension
  3. Vectors
  4. Motion in Two Dimensions
  5. Forces and Motion - I
  6. Forces and Motion - II
  7. Work and Kinetic Energy
  8. Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
  9. Linear Momentum and Collisions
  10. Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis
  11. Rolling Motion and Angular Momentum
  12. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
  13. Oscillatory Motion
  14. The Law of Gravity
  15. Fluid Mechanics
  16. Wave Motion
  17. Sound Waves
  18. Superposition and Standing Waves
  19. Temperature
  20. Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics
  21. The Kinetic Theory of Gases
  22. Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
  23. Electric Fields
  24. Gauss's Law
  25. Electric Potential
  26. Capacitance and Dielectrics
  27. Current and Resistance
  28. Direct Current Circuits
  29. Magnetic Fields
  30. Sources of the Magnetic Field
  31. Faraday's Law
  32. Inductance
  33. Alternating-Current Circuits
  34. Electromagnetic Waves
  35. The Nature of Light and the Laws of Geometric Optics
  36. Geometric Optics
  37. Interference of Light Waves
  38. Diffraction and Polarization
  39. Relativity
  40. All About Atoms
  41. Conduction of Electricity in Solids
  42. Nuclear Physics
  43. Energy from the Nucleus
  44. Quarks, Leptons, and the Big Bang