Physics for Scientists and Engineers

ISBN-10: 053440846X

ISBN-13: 9780534408466

Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)

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This best-selling, calculus-based text is recognized for its carefully crafted, logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics. PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, Sixth Edition, maintains the Serway traditions of concise writing for the students, carefully thought-out problem sets and worked examples, and evolving educational pedagogy. This edition introduces a new co-author, Dr. John Jewett, at Cal Poly--Pomona, known best for his teaching awards and his role in the recently published PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Third Edition, also written with Ray Serway. Providing students with the tools they need to succeed in introductory physics, the Sixth Edition of this authoritative text features unparalleled media integration and a newly enhanced supplemental package for instructors and students!
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List price: $139.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 9/24/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 896
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Raymond A. Serway is Physics Professor Emeritus at James Madison University, Virginia.

John W. Jewett, Jr., earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Drexel University and his doctorate at Ohio State University, specializing in optical and magnetic properties of condensed matter. Dr. Jewett began his academic career at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he taught from 1974 to 1984. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Through his teaching career, Dr. Jewett has been active in promoting science education. In addition to receiving four National Science Foundation grants, he helped found and direct the Southern California Area Modern Physics Institute (SCAMPI) and Science IMPACT (Institute for Modern Pedagogy and Creative Teaching). Dr. Jewett's honors include the Stockton Merit Award at Richard Stockton College in 1980, selection as Outstanding Professor at California State Polytechnic University for 1991-1992, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 1998. In 2010, he received an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from Drexel University in recognition of his contributions in physics education. He has given over 100 presentations both domestically and abroad, including multiple presentations at national meetings of the AAPT. Dr. Jewett is the author of THE WORLD OF PHYSICS: MYSTERIES, MAGIC, AND MYTH, which provides many connections between physics and everyday experiences. In addition to his work on PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, he is the coauthor for PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition, as well as GLOBAL ISSUES, a four-volume set of instruction manuals in integrated science for high school. Dr. Jewett enjoys playing keyboard with his all-physicist band, traveling, and collecting antique quack medical devices that can be used as demonstration apparatus in physics lectures. Most importantly, he relishes spending time with his wife Lisa and their children and grandchildren.

Physics and Measurement
Standards of Length, Mass, and Time
Matter and Model Building
Density and Atomic Mass
Dimensional Analysis
Conversion of Units
Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations
Significant Figures
Motion in One Dimension
Position, Velocity, and Speed
Instantaneous Velocity and Speed
Motion Diagrams
One-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration
Freely Falling Objects
Kinematic Equations Derived from Calculus
General Problem-Solving Strategy
Coordinate Systems
Vector and Scalar Quantities
Some Properties of Vectors
Components of a Vector and Unit Vectors
Motion in Two Dimensions
The Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Vectors
Two-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration
Projectile Motion
Uniform Circular Motion
Tangential and Radial Acceleration
Relative Velocity and Relative Acceleration
The Laws of Motion
The Concept of Force
Newton's First Law and Inertial Frames
Newton's Second Law
The Gravitational Force and Weight
Newton's Third Law
Some Applications of Newton's Laws
Forces of Friction
Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws
Newton's Second Law Applied to Uniform Circular Motion
Nonuniform Circular Motion
Motion in Accelerated Frames
Motion in the Presence of Resistive Forces
Numerical Modeling in Particle Dynamics
Energy and Energy Transfer
Systems and Environments
Work Done by a Constant Force
The Scalar Product of Two Vectors
Work Done by a Varying Force
Kinetic Energy and the Work--Kinetic Energy Theorem
The Non-Isolated System--Conservation of Energy
Situations Involving Kinetic Friction
Energy and the Automobile
Potential Energy
Potential Energy of a System
The Isolated System--Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Conservative and Nonconservative Forces
Changes in Mechanical Energy for Nonconservative Forces
Relationship Between Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
Energy Diagrams and Equilibrium of a System
Linear Momentum and Collisions
Linear Momentum and Its Conservation
Impulse and Momentum
Collisions in One Dimension
Two-Dimensional Collisions
The Center of Mass
Motion of a System of Particles
Rocket Propulsion
Rotation of a Rigid Object about a Fixed Axis
Angular Position, Velocity, and Acceleration
Rotational Kinematics: Rotational Motion with Constant Angular Acceleration
Angular and Linear Quantities
Rotational Kinetic Energy
Calculation of Moments of Inertia
Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration
Work, Power, and Energy in Rotational Motion
Rolling Motion of a Rigid Object
Angular Momentum
The Vector Product and Torque
Angular Momentum
Angular Momentum of a Rotating Rigid Object
Conservation of Angular Momentum
The Motion of Gyroscopes and Tops
Angular Momentum as a Fundamental Quantity
Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
The Conditions for Equilibrium
More on the Center of Gravity
Examples of Rigid Objects in Static Equilibrium
Elastic Properties of Solids
Universal Gravitation
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
Measuring the Gravitational Constant
Free-Fall Acceleration and the Gravitational Force
Kepler's Laws and the Motion of Planets
The Gravitational Field
Gravitational Potential Energy
Energy Considerations in Planetary and Satellite Motion
Fluid Mechanics
Variation of Pressure with Depth
Pressure Measurements
Buoyant Forces and Archimedes' Principle
Fluid Dynamics
Bernoulli's Equation
Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics
Oscillations And Mechanical Waves
Oscillatory Motion
Motion of an Object Attached to a Spring
Mathematical Representation of Simple Harmonic Motion
Energy of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion
The Pendulum
Damped Oscillations/ Forced Oscillations
Wave Motion
Propagation of a Disturbance
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