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Physics - Text Only

Physics - Text Only - 5th edition

Physics - Text Only - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780136119715

ISBN10: 0136119719

Physics - Text Only by Douglas C. Giancoli - ISBN 9780136119715
Edition: 5TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Physics - Text Only by Douglas C. Giancoli - ISBN 9780136119715

ISBN13: 9780136119715

ISBN10: 0136119719

Edition: 5TH 98

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This best-selling algebra-based physics text 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.


New Conceptual Examples foster development of students' reasoning skills. They go beyond numerical problem solving and the application of formulas, challenging students to explore the basic concepts that are fundamental to understanding physics. Estimation Examples give students insight into how to quickly make approximations and order-of-magnitude estimates.


Giancoli makes physics more interesting and relevant for students by applying it to their everyday activities and interests. New Physics Applied side notes highlight in-text applications to such areas as medicine, physiology, sports, and technology. The fifth edition continues the Giancoli tradition of strong biological applications.


The accessible presentation and pedagogical tools in the Fifth Edition continue to reinforce students' basic problem-solving skills.

    • Problem-solving notes.
    • Careful hints.
    • Problem-solving boxes.
    • Highlighted equations.
    • End-of-chapter problems.


The Fifth edition features new photorealistic and 3D art that is both clear and instructive. To help students visualize physics at work, dozens of new photos have been added as well as a substantial increase in illustrations to accompany end-of-chapter problems.


Early chapters of the book were an important focus of the overall revision, with extensive reviewer and user feedback incorporated to improve organization and clarity.


Prentice Hall continues to set the standard when it comes to helping you integrate the power of new media technologies into your classroom. The Fifth Edition provides users with a suite of interactive tools to develop and sharpen students' skills. Our comprehensive package includes an interactive CD ROM, various simulation software packages, a dedicated website with classroom management system, student internet guide, videos, and Prentice Hall's unique College Newslink service.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

(NOTE: also available in Split Volumes: Volume I contains Chs. 1-15; and Volume II contains Chs. 16-33.)

1. Introduction.

2. Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension.

3. Kinematics in Two or Three Dimensions; Vectors.

4. Motion and Force: Dynamics.

5. Circular Motion; Gravitation.

6. Work and Energy.

7. Linear Momentum.

8. Rotational Motion.

9. Bodies in Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture.

10. Fluids.

11. Vibrations and Waves.

12. Sound.

13. Temperature and Kinetic Theory.

14. Heat.

15. The Laws of Thermodynamics.

16. Electric Charge and Electric Field.

17. Electric Potential and Electric Energy; Capacitance.

18. Electric Currents.

19. DC Circuits and Instruments.

20. Magnetism.

21. Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law; AC Circuits.

22. Electromagnetic Waves.

23. Light: Geometric Optics.

24. The Wave Nature of Light.

25. Optical Instruments.

26. Special Theory of Relativity.

27. Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom.

28. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms.

29. Molecules and Solids.

30. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity.

31. Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation.

32. Elementary Particles.

33. Astrophysics and Cosmology.

Appendix A: Mathematical Review.
Appendix B: Dimensional Analysis.
Appendix C: Rotating Frames of Reference: Inertial Forces.
Appendix D: Coriolis Force.
Appendix E: Gauss's Law.
Appendix F: Galilean and Lorentz Transformations
Appendix G: Table of Selected Isotopes

Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.