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College Physics
College Physics

College Physics, 5th Edition

ISBN10: 0073513954 | ISBN13: 9780073513959
By Alan Giambattista, Robert Richardson and Betty Richardson
© 2020

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College Physics, Fifth Edition, presents a unique forces first approach to physics that builds a conceptual framework as motivation for the physical principles. That intuitive approach, combined with consistent problem-solving strategies, stunning art, extensive end-of-chapter material, and superior digital support make this a product that addresses the needs of today’s students. The Fifth Edition adds more applications to real-life, more problems, and highlights support for math skills needed for physics. 

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Force

Chapter 3: Acceleration and Newton’s Second Law of Motion

Chapter 4: Motion with Constant Acceleration

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


Chapter 13: Temperature and the Ideal Gas

Chapter 14: Heat

Chapter 15: Thermodynamics


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


Chapter 22: Electromagnetic Waves

Chapter 23: Reflection and Refraction of Light

Chapter 24: Optical Instruments

Chapter 25: Interference and Diffraction


Chapter 26: Relativity

Chapter 27: Early Quantum Physics and the Photon

Chapter 28: Quantum Physics

Chapter 29: Nuclear Physics

Chapter 30: Particle Physics


Appendix A: Mathematics Review

A.1 Algebra

A.2 Graphs of Linear Functions

A.3 Solving equations

A.4 Exponents and logarithms

A.5 Proportions and ratios

A.6 Geometry

A.7 Trigonometry

A.8 Sinusoidal Functions of Time

A.9 Approximations

A.10 Vectors

A.11 Symbols Used in This Book

Appendix B: Reference Information

B.1 Physical Constants 

B.2 Unit Conversions

B.3 SI Prefixes

B.4 SI Derived Units

B.5 Useful Physical Data

B.6 Astrophysical Data

B.7 Periodic Table of the Elements

B.8 Properties of Selected Nuclides

Answers to Selected Questions and Problems

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About the Author

Alan Giambattista

Alan Giambattista hails from northern New Jersey. His teaching career got an early start when his fourth-grade teacher, Anne Berry, handed the class over to him to teach a few lessons about atoms and molecules. At Brigham Young University, he studied piano performance and physics. After graduate work at Cornell University, he joined the physics faculty and has taught introductory physics there for nearly three decades.


Alan still appears in concert regularly as a pianist and harpsichordist. When the long upstate New York winter is finally over, he is eager to get out on Cayuga Lake’s waves of blue for Sunday sailboat races. Alan met his wife Marion in a singing group and they have been making beautiful music together ever since. They live in an 1824 parsonage built for an abolitionist minister, which is now surrounded by an organic dairy farm. Besides taking care of the house, cats, and gardens, they love to travel together, especially to Italy. They also love to spoil their adorable grandchildren, Ivy and Leo.


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