1. Introduction to Vectors * 2. Uniformly Accelerated Motion * 3. Newton's Laws * 4. Equilibrium Under the Action of Concurrent Forces * 5. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body Under Coplanar Forces * 6. Work, Energy, and Power * 7. Simple Machines * 8. Impulse and Momentum * 9. Angular Motion in a Plane * 10. Rigid-Body Rotation * 11. Simple Harmonic Motion and Springs * 12. Density: Elasticity * 13. Fluids at Rest * 14. Fluids in Motion * 15. Thermal Expansion * 16. Ideal Gases * 17. Kinetic Theory * 18. Heat Quantities * 19. Transfer of Thermal Energy * 20. First Law of Thermodynamics * 21. Entropy and the Second Law * 22. Wave Motion * 23. Sound * 24. Coulomb's Law and Electric Fields * 25. Electric Potential; Capacitance * 26. Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law * 27. Electrical Power * 28. Equivalent Resistance; Simple Circuits 29. Kirchhoff's Laws * 30. Forces in Magnetic Fields * 31. Sources of Magnetic Fields * 32. Induced EMF; Magnetic Flux 33. Electric Generators and Motors * 34. Inductance; R-C and R-L Time Constants * 35. Alternating Current * 36. Reflection of Light * 37. Refraction of Light * 38. Thin Lenses * 39. Optical Instruments * 40. Interference and Diffraction of Light * 41. Relativity * 42. Quantum Physics and Wave Mechanics * 43. The Hydrogen Atom * 44. Multielectron Atoms * 45. Nuclei and Radioactivity * 46. Applied Nuclear Physics
Eugene Hecht has authored nine books including Optics, published by Addison Wesley, which has been the leading text in the field for several decades. He has also written Schaum's Outline of Optics and coauthored Schaum's Outline of Quantum Mechanics. Frederick J. Bueche was a Distinguished Professor at Large at the University of Dayton and received his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.