University Physics Volume 2 is the second textbook in a three-volume series on calculus-based, college physics. Therefore, it builds upon the lessons in volume 1. Topics covered in the first book include mechanics, sounds, oscillations, and waves, which are basic physics concepts. Volume 2 takes it to the next level. The textbook splits into two units: “Thermodynamics” and “Electricity and Magnetism.” These units then break into chapters and lessons. This format is helpful for both students and professors to get through lesson plans.
First, University Physics Volume 2 discusses temperature and heat, the kinetic theory of gases, and the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Then, students will learn about electricity, including charges and fields, Gauss’s Law, capacitance, current and resistance, and direct-current circuits. Finally, the book covers topics about magnetism. These include magnetic forces and fields, sources of magnetic forces, electromagnetic induction and waves, and more. Each lessons offers ample practice problems and visuals to keep students engaged with the material.
About the Authors of University Physics Volume 2
Jeff Sanny holds a Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of California – Los Angeles. He has served as a department chair and associate dean at Loyola Marymount University, where he has taught since 1980. He particularly enjoys teaching introductory physics, and he directs a space physics research group for undergraduate students. The group has provided students unique research opportunities for many years. Samuel Ling holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in physics from Boston University. He has been teaching introductory and advanced physics for more than 25 years at Truman State University. There, he is also department chair. Previously, Ling was a research fellow at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. In addition to University Physics, he is an author of A First Course in Vibrations and Waves. He also publishes studies on cosmology, solid state physics, and nonlinear optics.