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Pasachoff, Jay M. : Williams College
Jay M. Pasachoff is Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. His work as author of Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe, now in its fifth edition, led to his teaming with Rich Wolfson to write Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition. He has also collaborated on a text entitled, Invitation to Physics.
Pasachoff is on the Executive Committee of the Forum on Education of the American Physical Society, is Chair of the Astronomy Divison of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is Chair of the Working Group on Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union.
PART I. MECHANICS
1. Doing Physics.
2. Motion in a Straight Line.
3. The Vector Description of Motion.
4. Motion in More Than One Direction.
5. Force and Motion.
6. Using Newton's Laws.
7. Work, Energy and Power.
8. Conservation of Energy.
10. Systems of Particles.
12. Rotational Motion.
13. Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum.
14. Static Equilibrium.
PART II. OSCILLATIONS, WAVES AND FLUIDS
15. Oscillatory Motion.
16. Wave Motion.
17. Sound and other Wave Phenomena.
18. Fluid Motion.
PART III. THERMODYNAMICS
19. Temperature and Heat.
20. The Thermal Behavior of Matter.
21. Heat, Work, and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
22. The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
PART IV. ELECTROMAGNETISM
23. Electric Charge, Force and Field.
24. Gauss's Law.
25. Electric Potential.
26. Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors.
27. Electric Current.
28. Electric Circuits.
29. The Magnetic Field.
30. Sources of the Magnetic Field.
31. Electromagnetic Induction.
32. Inductance and Magnetic Energy.
33. Alternating-Current Circuits.
34. Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves.
PART V. OPTICS
35. Reflection and Refraction.
36. Image Formation and Optical Instruments.
37. Interference and Diffraction.
PART VI. MODERN PHYSICS
39. Light and Matter : Waves or Particles?
40. Quantum Mechanics.
41. Atomic Physics.
42. Molecular and Solid-State Physics.
43. Nuclear Physics.
44. Nuclear Energy : Fission and Fusion.
45. From Quarks to the Cosmos.
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