Foundations of Physics

April 2019
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    22nd April
  • ISBN 9781683921448
  • Language English
  • Pages 600 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
April 2019
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    4th April
  • ISBN 9781683921455
  • Language English
  • Pages 600 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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April 2019
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    4th April
  • ISBN 9781683922834
  • Language English
  • Pages 600 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"

This book is designed as a self-teaching, calculus-based introduction to the concepts of physics. Numerous examples, applications, and figures provide readers with simple explanations. Standard topics include vectors, conservation of energy, Newton’s Laws, momentum, motion, gravity, relativity, waves, fluid mechanics, circuits, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and more.


  • Designed as a calculus-based, introduction to the key concepts of physics
  • Includes numerous examples, applications, and figures to provide readers with simple explanations of complex topics

1. The Language of Physics
2. Representing and Analyzing Data
3. Capturing, Displaying, and Analyzing Motion
4. Forces and Equilibrium
5. Newtonian Mechanics
6. Fluids
7. Mechanical Properties
8. Thermal Physics
9. Gases
10. Statistical Thermodynamics and the Second Law
11. Oscillations
12. Rotational Dynamics
13. Waves
14. Light
15. Superposition Effects
16. Sound
17. Electric Charge and Electric Fields
18. D.C. Electric Circuits
19. Capacitance
20. Magnetic Fields
21. Electromagnetic Induction
22. Alternating Current
23. Gravitational Field
24. Special Relativity
25. Atomic Structure and Radioactivity
26. Nuclear Physics
27. Quantum Theory
28. Astrophysics
29 Medical Physics
A. Estimations and Fermi Questions
B. Experimental Investigations
C. Units, Constants, and Equations
D. Solutions to Exercises

Steve Adams

Steve Adams is a physics instructor, teacher trainer, and consultant for the Cambridge International Examinations.