Physics, 9th Edition

ISBN: 9781118327159

Physics, 9th Edition delivers tools that help you develop a conceptual understanding of physics. This textbook recognises that not all students will commence reading the text with sufficient knowledge to embrace the new concepts. Additional math assistance is provided in sidebars throughout the text. An emphasis is placed on demonstrating the importance of physics in everyday life through its wide range of applications.


  • Examples that show you the relevance of physics to your life: a wide range of applications from everyday physics to modern technology to biomedical applications.
  • Contains various tools that will help you develop a conceptual understanding of physics: Conceptual Examples, Concepts & Calculations and more.
  • The Physics, 9th Edition WileyPLUS course contains high quality problem sets with immediate feedback and varying levels of assistance in the form of hints, links to the text, guided online tutorials, video tutorials and animations which are controlled by instructors.
John D. Cutnell
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Kenneth W. Johnson
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

1. Introduction and Mathematical Concepts
2. Kinematics in one Dimension
3. Kinematics in Two Dimensions
4. Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion
5. Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion
6. Work and Energy
7. Impulse and Momentum
8. Rotational Kinematics
9. Rotational Dynamics
10. Simple Harmonic Motion and Elasticity
11. Fluids
12. Temperature and Heat
13. The Transfer of Heat
14. The Ideal Gas Law and Kinetic Theory
15. Thermodynamics
16. Waves and Sound
17. The Principle of Linear Superposition and Interference Phenomena
18. Electric Forces and Electric Fields
19. Electric Potential Energy and the Electric Potential
20. Electric Circuits
21. Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields
22. Electromagnetic Induction
23. Alternating Current Circuits
24. Electromagnetic Waves
25. The Reflection of Light: Mirrors
26. The Refraction of Light: Lenses and Optical Instruments
27. Interference and the Wave Nature of Light
28. Special Relativity
29. Particles and Waves
30. The Nature of the Atom
31. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
32. Ionizing Radiation, Nuclear Energy, and Elementary Particles
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