# Book: University Physics I - Classical Mechanics (Gea-Banacloche)

- Page ID
- 22196

This is a textbook for the first semester of University Physics for scientists and engineers. It covers classical mechanics, and a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation and approach are similar to Mazur’s “The Principles and Practice of Physics,” in that conservation laws are introduced before forces, and one-dimensional systems thoroughly covered before moving to two dimensions. Although the course is “calculus based,” the book has been written with the understanding that many students may be taking calculus simultaneously as a corequisite, so the use of calculus is relatively sparse.

- Front Matter
- 1: Reference Frames, Displacement, and Velocity
- 2: Acceleration
- 3: Momentum and Inertia
- 4: Kinetic Energy
- 5: Interactions I - Energy
- 6: Interactions II - Forces
- 7: Impulse, Work, and Power
- 8: Motion in Two Dimensions
- 9: Rotational Dynamics
- 10: Gravity
- 11: Simple Harmonic Motion
- 12: Waves in One Dimension
- 13: Thermodynamics
- Back Matter