Schaum's Outline of College Physics, 11th Edition

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October 10, 2011


Paperback, 528 pages

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0071754873 / 9780071754873


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Main description

The ideal review for your college physics course

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • Outline format facilitates quick and easy review of college physics
  • 984 solved problems
  • Hundreds more practice problems with answers
  • Exercises to help you test your mastery of college physics
  • Appropriate for the following courses: College Physics, Introduction to Physics, Physics I and II, Noncalculus Physics, Advanced Placement H.S. Physics

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Vectors • 2. Uniformly Accelerated Motion • 3. Newton's Laws • 4. Equilibrium Under the Action of Concurrent Forces • 5. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body Under Coplanar Forces • 6. Work, Energy, and Power • 7. Simple Machines • 8. Impulse and Momentum • 9. Angular Motion in a Plane • 10. Rigid-Body Rotation • 11. Simple Harmonic Motion and Springs • 12. Density: Elasticity • 13. Fluids at Rest • 14. Fluids in Motion • 15. Thermal Expansion • 16. Ideal Gases • 17. Kinetic Theory • 18. Heat Quantities • 19. Transfer of Thermal Energy • 20. First Law of Thermodynamics • 21. Entropy and the Second Law • 22. Wave Motion • 23. Sound • 24. Coulomb's Law and Electric Fields • 25. Electric Potential; Capacitance • 26. Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law • 27. Electrical Power • 28. Equivalent Resistance; Simple Circuits29. Kirchhoff's Laws • 30. Forces in Magnetic Fields • 31. Sources of Magnetic Fields • 32. Induced EMF; Magnetic Flux33. Electric Generators and Motors • 34. Inductance; R-C and R-L Time Constants • 35. Alternating Current • 36. Reflection of Light • 37. Refraction of Light • 38. Thin Lenses • 39. Optical Instruments • 40. Interference and Diffraction of Light • 41. Relativity • 42. Quantum Physics and Wave Mechanics • 43. The Hydrogen Atom • 44. Multielectron Atoms • 45. Nuclei and Radioactivity • 46. Applied Nuclear Physics

Author comments

Eugene Hecht has authored nine books including Optics, published by Addison Wesley, which has been the leading text in the field for several decades. He has also written Schaum’s Outline of Optics and coauthored Schaum’s Outline of Quantum Mechanics.

Frederick J. Bueche was a Distinguished Professor at Large at the University of Dayton and received his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.

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