Physics A World View

ISBN-10: 0534408249
ISBN-13: 9780534408244
Edition: 5th 2004
List price: $214.95
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Description: In this edition, Larry Kirkpatrick is joined by new co-author, Gregory E. Francis (Montana State University) whose love of teaching has led him to experiment with active learning approaches in large introductory classes. This Fifth Edition retains  More...

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List price: $214.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 4/8/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

In this edition, Larry Kirkpatrick is joined by new co-author, Gregory E. Francis (Montana State University) whose love of teaching has led him to experiment with active learning approaches in large introductory classes. This Fifth Edition retains the text's hallmark clear and logical conceptual presentation of physics concepts and principles (using a story line about the development of the current physics world view) written at the appropriate level for the liberal arts student Francis' subtle integration of physics education principles throughout the text includes a new feature--FLAWED REASONING--that poses a common student misunderstanding and explains the error in reasoning. To create level-appropriate language for students, the authors translate the logic, vocabulary, and values of physics into longer, less tightly structured narration that students can easily understand. And while the text incorporates minimal mathematics, there is an optional, slightly more detailed, numerical student supplement avialable that reveals more of the beauty and power of mathematics in physics.

A World View
Describing Motion
Explaining Motion
Motions in Space
Gravity
Interlude: The Discovery Of Invariants
Momentum
Energy
Rotation
Interlude: Universality of Motion
Classical Relativity
Einstein's Relativity
Interlude: The Search For Atoms
Structure of Matter
States of Matter
Thermal Energy
Available Energy
Interlude: Waves -- Something Else That Moves
Vibrations and Waves
Sound and Music
Interlude: The Mystery Of Light
Light
Refraction of Light
A Model of Light
Interlude: An Electrical And Magnetic World
Electricity
Electric Charges in Motion
Electromagnetism
Interlude: The Story Of The Quantum
The Early Atom
The Modern Atom
Interlude: The Subatomic World
25.The Nucleus
Nuclear Energy
Elementary Particles
Frontiers
Appendix: Nobel Laureates in Physics
Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions and Exercises
Glossary
Index

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