1. College Physics by Jerry D. Wilson, Anthony J. Buffa, Hardcover: 1040 pages, Prentice Hall
This reader-friendly book presents the fundamental principles of physics in a clear and concise manner. Emphasizing conceptual understanding as the basis for mastering a variety of problem-solving tools, it provides a wide range of relevant applications and illustrative examples. This book discusses mechanics, thermodynamics, oscillations and wave motion, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. For anyone wishing to learn more about the fundamentals of physics and how physical principles apply to a variety of real-world situations, devices, and topics.
2. Contemporary College Physics, Third Edition, 2001 Update w/ updated CD-ROM by Edwin R Jones, Richard L. Childers, Hardcover, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
This edition adds new biomedical applications and improved technology to the copyright 1999 third edition. Since all exercises from the 1999 edition are retained, the 1999 print supplements will work for the 2001 Update. Jones/Childers 3/e features a strong emphasis on problem solving and a tutorial CD-ROM with multimedia and practice quizzes; the 2001 updates adds more biomedical applications and improves the CD and Website.
3. Schaum’s Outline of College Physics by Frederick J. Bueche, Eugene Hecht, Paperback: 416 pages, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
More than 500,000 students have purchased previous editions of this book! That’s because this powerful study tool offers clear explanations and constant reinforcements, so that students quickly grasp this potentially difficult subject matter. It takes students from vectors to thermodynamics to applied nuclear physics, teaching effective problem-solving skills. The numerous, valuable appendixes make often-needed, basic information easy to find quickly, so this book is also an excellent reference. The new edition of this best-selling book gives users a solid grasp of the principles of general physics through their application to a large number of carefully selected problems. The Ninth Edition features a new order of presentation that reflects the current physics curriculum and textbooks. Existing problems have been updated, and new problems have been added that deal with more realistic and practical situations, including those in the life sciences.
4. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics: A Strategic Approach by Randall D. Knight, Hardcover: 1596 pages, Publisher: Addison Wesley
Built from the ground up on our new understanding of how students learn physics, Randall Knight’s introductory university physics textbook leads readers to a deeper understanding of the concepts and more proficient problem-solving skills. This authoritative text provides effective learning strategies and in-depth instruction to better guide readers around the misconceptions and preconceptions they often bring to the course. The superior problem-solving pedagogy of this book uses a detailed, methodical approach that sequentially builds skills and confidence for tackling more complex problems. Knight combines rigorous quantitative coverage with a descriptive, inductive approach that leads to a deeper student understanding of the core concepts. Pictorial, graphical, algebraic, and descriptive representations for each concept are skillfully combined to provide a resource that students with different learning styles can readily grasp. A comprehensive, integrated approach introducing key topics of physics, including Newton’s Laws, Conservation Laws, Newtonian Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Wave and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, and Modern Physics. For college instructors, students, or anyone with an interest in physics.
5. Principles of Physics (with PhysicsNow and InfoTrac) by Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, Hardcover: 1320 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
This third edition contains many new pedagogical features-most notably, a contextual approach to enhance motivation, an increased emphasis on avoiding misconceptions through the inclusion of Pitfall Preventions, and a problem-solving strategy that uses a modelling approach.
6. Physics: Principles with Applications (5th Edition) by Douglas C. Giancoli, Hardcover: 1096 pages, Publisher: Prentice Hall
This best-selling algebra-based physics book has been widely known for its carefully crafted exposition, strong biological applications, and high degree of accuracy and precision. The Fifth Edition maintains these strengths and brings a conceptual emphasis and real-world flavor to the examples, problems, and art program. In addition, the new edition features an unparalleled suite of media and on-line resources to enhance the physics classroom. For readers with an algebra-based physics background.