New “Connections” feature identifies areas in each chapter where important concepts are revisited. A marginal “Connections” heading and summary adjacent to the coverage in the main text help students easily recognize that a previously introduced concept is being applied to the current discussion.
New Checkpoint questions have been added to applicable sections of the text. The answers to the Checkpoints are found at the end of the chapter.
Non-essential coverage and derivations have been moved from the text to the text’s online site. Identifiers in the text direct students to additional information online.
Electronic Media Integration has been incorporated throughout the text. Icons indicate topics in the text where accompanying interactives, animations, and tutorials can be found online to aid in student understanding of physics concepts.
The topical question from the chapter opening vignette now appears in the margin (along with a reduced version of the chapter opening image).
Applications have been clearly identified as such in the text with a complete listing in the front matter.
Many helpful subheadings have been added to the text to help students quickly identify new subtopics.
End-of-chapter problem sets have been revised and include many new problems: over 100 new problems in total.
The number of problems in the Review & Synthesis sections has been increased in the new edition(s); over 30 new problems in total. The MCAT® Review questions have been retained.
Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction PART ONE: MECHANICS Chapter 2: Motion Along a Line Chapter 3: Motion in a Plane Chapter 4: Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion Chapter 5: Circular Motion Chapter 6: Conservation of Energy Chapter 7: Linear Momentum Chapter 8: Torque and Angular Momentum Chapter 9: Fluids Chapter 10: Elasticity and Oscillations Chapter 11: Waves Chapter 12: Sound PART TWO: THERMAL PHYSICS Chapter 13: Temperature and the Ideal Gas Chapter 14: Heat Chapter 15: Thermodynamics PART THREE: ELECTROMAGNETISM Chapter 16: Electric Forces and Fields Chapter 17: Electric Potential Chapter 18: Electric Current and Circuits Chapter 19: Magnetic Forces and Fields Chapter 20: Electromagnetic Induction Chapter 21: Alternating Current PART FOUR: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICS Chapter 22: Electromagnetic Waves Chapter 23: Reflection and Refraction of Light Chapter 24: Optical Instruments Chapter 25: Interference and Diffraction PART FIVE: QUANTUM AND PARTICLE PHYSICS Chapter 26: Relativity Chapter 27: Early Quantum Physics and the Photon Chapter 28: Quantum Physics Chapter 29: Nuclear Physics Chapter 30: Particle Physics APPENDICES Appendix A: Mathematics Review Appendix B: Table of Selected Isotopes Answers to Selected Questions and Problems