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Calculus-Based Physics I

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Jeffrey Schnick, Saint Anselm College

Copyright Year: 2008

Publisher: Jeffrey W. Schnick

Language: English

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Reviewed by Kyle McLelland, Instructor, Chemeketa Community College on 2/8/17

Calculus-Based Physics I by Jeffery W. Schnick briefly covers each topic students would cover in a first-term calculus-based physics course. The chapters are short and offer few example problems for the students to work through and no homework... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1 Mathematical Prelude
  • 2 Conservation of Mechanical Energy I: Kinetic Energy & Gravitational Potential Energy
  • 3 Conservation of Mechanical Energy II: Springs, Rotational Kinetic Energy
  • 4 Conservation of Momentum
  • 5 Conservation of Angular Momentum
  • 6 One-Dimensional Motion (Motion Along a Line): Definitions and Mathematics
  • 7 One-Dimensional Motion: The Constant Acceleration Equations
  • 8 One-Dimensional Motion: Collision Type II
  • 9 One-Dimensional Motion Graphs
  • 10 Constant Acceleration Problems in Two Dimensions
  • 11 Relative Velocity
  • 12 Gravitational Force Near the Surface of the Earth, First Brush with Newton's 2nd Law
  • 13 Freefall, a.k.a. Projectile Motion
  • 14 Newton's Laws #1: Using Free Body Diagrams
  • 15 Newton's Laws #2: Kinds of Forces, Creating Free Body Diagrams
  • 16 Newton's Laws #3: Components, Friction, Ramps, Pulleys, and Strings
  • 17 The Universal Law of Gravitation
  • 18 Circular Motion: Centripetal Acceleration
  • 19 Rotational Motion Variables, Tangential Acceleration, Constant Angular Acceleration
  • 20 Torque & Circular Motion
  • 21 Vectors: The Cross Product & Torque
  • 22 Center of Mass, Moment of Inertia
  • 23 Statics
  • 24 Work and Energy
  • 25 Potential Energy, Conservation of Energy, Power
  • 26 Impulse and Momentum
  • 27 Oscillations: Introduction, Mass on a Spring
  • 28 Oscillations: The Simple Pendulum, Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
  • 29 Waves: Characteristics, Types, Energy
  • 30 Wave Function, Interference, Standing Waves
  • 31 Strings, Air Columns
  • 32 Beats, The Doppler Effect
  • 33 Fluids: Pressure, Density, Archimedes' Principle
  • 34 Pascal's Principle, the Continuity Equation, and Bernoulli's Principle
  • 35 Temperature, Internal Energy, Heat, and Specific Heat Capacity
  • 36 Heat: Phase Changes
  • 37 The First Law of Thermodynamics

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  • Jeffrey W. Schnick
  • About the Book

    Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.

    About the Contributors


    Jeffrey Schnick, PhD is an assistant professor at Saint Anselm College.

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