Nicholas J. Giordano is the James Huber Distinguished Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Physics at Purdue University. In 2003, he was named Teacher of the Year for the state of Indiana and was also awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching at Purdue. Giordano earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and is a respected researcher in the field of nanoscience.
1. Introduction. 2. Motion, Forces, and Newton's Laws. 3. Forces and Motion in One Dimension. 4. Forces and Motion in Two and Three Dimensions. 5. Circular Motion and Gravitation. 6. Work and Energy. 7. Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions. 8. Rotational Motion. 9. Energy and Momentum of Rotational Motion. 10. Fluids. 11. Harmonic Motion and Elasticity. 12. Waves. 13. Sound. 14. Temperature and Heat. 15. Gases and Kinetic Theory. 16. Thermodynamics. 17. Electric Forces and Fields. 18. Electric Potential. 19. Electric Currents and Circuits. 20. Magnetic Fields and Forces. 21. Magnetic Induction. 22. Alternating-Current Circuits and Machines. 23. Electromagnetic Waves. 24. Geometrical Optics. 25. Wave Optics. 26. Applications of Optics. 27. Relativity. 28. Quantum Theory. 29. Atomic Theory. 30. Nuclear Physics. 31. Physics in the 21st Century.