Physics for Scientists and Engineers A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics

ISBN-10: 0805327363

ISBN-13: 9780805327366

Edition: 2nd 2008

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As the most widely adopted new physics text in more than 50 years, Knights Physics for Scientists and Engineers was published to widespread critical acclaim from professors and students. In this eagerly awaited second edition, Knight builds on the research-proven instructional techniques he introduced, as well as national data of student performance, to take student learning even further. Knights unparalleled insight into student learning difficulties, and his impeccably skillful crafting of text and figures at every level from macro to micro to address these difficulties, results in a uniquely effective and accessible book, leading students to a deeper and better-connected understanding of the concepts and more proficient problem-solving skills. Building on an NSF-sponsored educational research program and input from tens of thousands of student users, the second edition refines and extends the pedagogical innovations that years of use has now shown to be effective. Unprecedented analysis of national student metadata has allowed every problem to be systematically enhanced for educational effectives, and to ensure problem sets of ideal topic coverage, balance of qualitative and quantitative problems, and range of difficulty and duration. The second edition comes with the latest edition of MasteringPhysics- the most advanced, educationally effective (as shown by gains in student exams scores and independent tests), and widely used online physics tutorial and homework system in the world. It provides the largest library of research-based tutorials and textbook problems available, and automatic grading of activities as wide ranging as numerical problems with randomized values and algebraic answers to free-hand drawn graphs and free-body diagrams.
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Book details

List price: $245.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 10/4/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1464
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.446
Language: English

Newton's Laws
Concepts of Motion
Kinematics in One Dimension
Vectors and Coordinate Systems
Kinematics in Two Dimensions
Force and Motion
Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line
Dynamics II: Interacting Objects
Dynamics III: Motion in a Plane
Conservation Laws
Impulse and Momentum
Energy
Work
Applications of Newtonian Mechanics
Rotation of a Rigid Body
Newton's Theory of Gravity
Oscillations
Fluids and Elasticity
Thermodynamics
A Macroscopic Description of Matter
Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
The Micro/Macro Connection
Heat Engines and Refrigerators
Waves and Optics
Traveling Waves
Superposition
Wave Optics
Ray Optics
Optical Instruments
Modern Optics and Matter Waves
Electricity and Magnetism
Electric Charges and Forces
The Electric Field
Gauss's Law
The Electric Potential
Potential and Field
Current and Conductivity
Fundamentals of Circuits
The Magnetic Field
Electromagnetic Induction
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
AC Circuits
Relativity and Quantum Physics
Relativity
The End of Classical Physics
Quantization
Wave Functions and Probabilities
One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics
Atomic Physics
Nuclear Physics
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