This is a free physics textbook written by Dr. Jeffrey W. Schnick from the Physics Department of Saint Anselm College. Dr. Schnick set out to write a concise text, free of jargon and which did not require students to continually search for equations and figures that were presented earlier in the text by including it each time it is used. This book is written in two volumes, one for each semester of a year-long course.

Dr. Schnick begins each chapter with a short mathematics or other tutorial that is designed to lead students to a better understanding of the material and even techniques on performing better on tests and exams.

Each volume of this calculus-based physics textbook is offered in PDF and MS Word formats. The author has also included a cover page and spine text for anyone wishing to create a printed copy of the text. There are also formula sheets, SAC physics problems, solutions (in the form of gif files, QuickTime movies, wmv files, and movie executables), class questions, and online quizzes (with answers).

## Table of Contents for *Calculus-Based Physics Vol. I*

- 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 nd Law
- Freefall, a.k.a. Projectile Motion
- Newton’s Laws #: Using Free Body Diagrams
- Newton’s Laws #: Kinds of Forces, Creating Free Body Diagrams
- Newton’s Laws #: 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

## Table Of Contents for *Calculus-Based Physics Vol II*

- 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 -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

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