Calculus-Based Physics II

Calculus-Based Physics II

Volume II 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.


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 calculusbased 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

  • Charge & Coulomb’s Law
  • The Electric Field: Description and Effect
  • The Electric Field Due to one or more Point Charges
  • Conductors and the Electric Field
  • Work Done by the Electric Field, and, the Electric Potential
  • The Electric Potential Due to One or More Point Charges
  • Equipotential Surfaces, Conductors, and Voltage
  • Capacitors, Dielectrics, and Energy in Capacitors
  • Electric Current, EMF, Ohm’s Law
  • Resistors in Series and Parallel; Measuring I & V
  • Resistivity, Power
  • Kirchhoff’s Rules, Terminal Voltage
  • RC Circuits
  • Capacitors in Series & Parallel
  • Magnetic Field Intro: Effects
  • Magnetic Field: More Effects
  • Magnetic Field: Causes
  • Faraday’s Law, Lenz’s Law
  • Induction, Transformers, and Generators
  • Faraday’s Law and Maxwell’s Extension to Ampere’s Law
  • The Nature of Electromagnetic Waves
  • Huygens’s Principle and 2-Slit Interference
  • Single-Slit Diffraction
  • Thin Film Interference
  • Polarization
  • Geometric Optics, Reflection
  • Refraction, Dispersion, Internal Reflection
  • Thin Lenses: Ray Tracing
  • Thin Lenses: Lens Equation, Optical Power
  • The Electric Field Due to a Continuous Distribution of Charge on a Line
  • The Electric Potential due to a Continuous Charge Distribution
  • Calculating the Electric Field from the Electric Potential
  • Gauss’s Law
  • Gauss’s Law Example
  • Gauss’s Law for the Magnetic Field, and, Ampere’s Law Revisited
  • The Biot-Savart Law
  • Maxwell’s Equations

Book Details

Author(s): Jeffrey W. Schnick
Format(s): PDF
File size: 2.20 MB
Number of pages: 332
Link: Download.

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