Principles of Physics A Calculus-Based Text

ISBN-10: 053449143X
ISBN-13: 9780534491437
Edition: 4th 2006
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List price: $439.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/23/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1200
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.918
Language: English

This successful text was the first to address the latest teaching and learning trends as suggested by the Introductory University Physics Project (IUPP) guidelines. PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS features a concise approach to traditional topics, an early introduction to modern physics, integration of physics education research pedagogies, as well as the integration of contemporary topics throughout the text. This revision of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS also contains text/media integration unlike no other through the PhysicsNow online assessment, tutorial, and course management system.

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.

An Invitation to Physics
Introduction and Vectors
Alternative-Fuel Vehicles
Motion in One Dimension
Motion in Two Dimensions
The Laws of Motion
More Applications of Newton's Laws
Energy and Energy Transfer
Potential Energy
Context 1 Conclusion: Present and Future Possibilities
Mission to Mars
Momentum and Collisions
Relativity
Rotational Motion
Gravity, Planetary Orbits, and the Hydrogen Atom
Context 2 Conclusion: A Successful Mission Plan
Earthquakes
Oscillatory Motion
Mechanical Waves
Superposition and Standing Waves
Context 3 Conclusion: Minimizing the Risk
Search for the Titanic
Fluid Mechanics
Context 4 Conclusion: Finding and Visiting the Titanic
Global Warming
Temperature and the Kinetic Theory of Gases
Energy in Thermal Processes - The First Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Context 5 Conclusion: Predicting the Earth's Surface Temperature
Lightning
Electric Forces and Electric Fields
Electric Potential and Capacitance
Current and Direct Current Circuits
Context 6 Conclusion: Determining the Number of Lightning Strikes
Magnetic Levitation Vehicles
Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields
Faraday's Law and Inductance
Context 7 Conclusion: Lifting, Propelling, and Braking the Vehicle
Lasers
Electromagnetic Waves
Reflection and Refraction of Light
Image Formation by Mirrors and Lenses
Wave Optics
Context 8 Conclusion: Using Lasers to Record and Read Digital Information
The Cosmic Connection
Quantum Mechanics
Atomic Physics
Nuclear Physics
Particle Physics
Appendices
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
Index

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