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Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Chs. 1-42 A Strategic Approach

ISBN-10: 0805386858
ISBN-13: 9780805386851
Edition: 2004
List price: $189.60
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Book details

List price: $189.60
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2003
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 1472
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 3.25" tall
Weight: 9.680
Language: English

Built from the ground up on our new understanding of how students learn, Randall Knight's introductory university physics textbook leads students to a deeper understanding of the concepts and more proficient problem-solving skills. This authoritative text provides effective learning strategies and in-depth instruction to better guide students around the misconceptions and preconceptions they often bring to the course. The superior problem-solving pedagogy of Physics for Scientists and Engineers uses a detailed, methodical approach that sequentially builds students' skills and confidence so they are better equipped to tackle more complex problems. Knight combines rigorous quantitative coverage with a descriptive, inductive approach that leads to a deeper student understanding of the core concepts. Pictorial, graphical, algebraic, and descriptive representations for each concept are skillfully combined to provide a resource that students with different learning styles can readily grasp. The research-proven media package features MasteringPhysics, an online student tutorial and assignable homework program that helps students develop problem-solving skills and lets instructors know where their students are having trouble.

Newton's Laws
Overview: Why Things Change
Concepts of Motion
Kinematics: the Mathematics of Motion
Vectors and Coordinate Systems
Force and Motion
Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line
Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane
Dynamics III: Motion in a Circle
Newton's Third Law
Summary: Newton's Laws
Conservation Laws
Overview: Why Some Things Stay the Same
Impulse and Momentum
Energy
Work
Summary: Conservation Laws
Applications of Newtonian Mechanics
Overview: From Nanostructures to the Stars
Newton's Theory of Gravity
Rotation of a Rigid Body
Oscillations
Fluids and Elasticity
Summary: Newtonian Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Overview: It's All About Energy
A Macroscopic Description of Matter
Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
The Micro/Macro Connection
Heat Engines and Refrigerators
Summary: Thermodynamics
Waves and Optics
Overview: Beyond the Particle Model
Traveling Waves
Superposition
Wave Optics
Ray Optics
Modern Optics and Matter Waves
Summary: Waves and Optics
Electricity and Magnetism
Overview: Charges, Currents, and Fields
Electric Charges and Forces
The Electric Field
Gauss's Law
Current and Conductivity
The Electric Potential
Potential and Field
Fundamentals of Circuits
The Magnetic Field
Electromagnetic Induction
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
AC Circuits
Summary: Electricity and Magnetism
Relativity A

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