Volume I of a two-volume introductory calculus-based physics textbook is available free of charge. Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students. Calculus-Based Physics is a free physics textbook.

**Description**

There is the assumption that low or no cost means low quality. I think folks that read the book will discover the fallacy of that argument. The bottom line is that I wanted a book that would be ideally suited to my own calculus based physics course and I wanted to make it available to physics professors in a way that would allow them either to either use it as is or to easily edit it to create a book ideally suited, in the case of each professor, to their own physics course, a book that they could, if desired, release to the public to provide another starting point for the cycle. That’s why I wrote it, and that’s why I released it for free. I hope you find it useful.

**Table of Contents**

- Mathematical Prelude
- Conservation of Mechanical Energy I: Kinetic Energy & Gravitational Potential Energy
- Conservation of Mechanical Energy II: Springs, Rotational Kinetic Energy
- Conservation of Momentum
- Conservation of Angular Momentum
- One-Dimensional Motion (Motion Along a Line): Definitions and Mathematics
- One-Dimensional Motion: The Constant Acceleration Equations
- One-Dimensional Motion: Collision Type II
- One-Dimensional Motion Graphs
- Constant Acceleration Problems in Two Dimensions
- Relative Velocity
- Gravitational Force Near the Surface of the Earth, First Brush with Newton’s 2nd Law
- Freefall, aka Projectile Motion
- Newton’s Laws #1: Using Free Body Diagrams
- Newton’s Laws #2: Kinds of Forces, Creating Free Body Diagrams
- Newton’s Laws #3: Components, Friction, Ramps, Pulleys, and Strings
- The Universal Law of Gravitation
- Circular Motion: Centripetal Acceleration
- Rotational Motion Variables, Tangential Acceleration, Constant Angular Acceleration
- Torque & Circular Motion
- Vectors: The Cross Product & Torque
- Center of Mass, Moment of Inertia
- Statics
- Work and Energy
- Potential Energy, Conservation of Energy, Power
- Impulse and Momentum
- Oscillations: Introduction, Mass on a Spring
- Oscillations: The Simple Pendulum, Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
- Waves: Characteristics, Types, Energy
- Wave Function, Interference, Standing Waves
- Strings, Air Columns
- Beats, The Doppler Effect
- Fluids: Pressure, Density, Archimedes’ Principle
- Pascal’s Principle, the Continuity Equation, and Bernoulli’s Principle
- Temperature, Internal Energy, Heat, and Specific Heat Capacity
- Heat: Phase Changes
- The First Law of Thermodynamics

**Book Details**

Publisher: Orange Grove Texts Plus

Format(s): PDF

File size: 1.81 MB

Number of pages: 267

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