An Invitation to Physics. 1. Introduction and Vectors. Context 1 Alternative-Fuel Vehicles. 2. Motion in One Dimension. 3. Motion in Two Dimensions. 4. The Laws of Motion. 5. More Applications of Newton's Laws. 6. Energy of a System. 7. Conservation of Energy. Context 1 Conclusion: Present And Future Possibilities. Context 2 Mission to Mars. 8. Momentum and Collisions. 9. Relativity. 10. Rotational Motion. 11. Gravity, Planetary Orbits, and the Hydrogen Atom. Context 2 Conclusion: A Successful Mission Plan. Context 3 Earthquakes. 12. Oscillatory Motion. 13. Mechanical Waves. 14. Superposition and Standing Waves. Context 3 Conclusion: Minimizing the Risk. Context 4 Heart Attacks. 15. Fluid Mechanics. Context 4 Conclusion: Detecting Atherosclerosis and Preventing Heart Attacks Appendix A: Tables. Appendix B: Mathematics Review. Appendix C: Periodic Table of the Elements. Appendix D: SI Units. Answers to Quick Quizzes and Odd-Numbered Problems. Index.