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Physics for Scientists and Engineers

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ISBN-10: 0132275597

ISBN-13: 9780132275590

Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Douglas C. Giancoli

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Key Message:This book aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach readers by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying.nbsp;Physics is a description of reality, and thus each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that readers can directly relate to. We then move on to the generalizations and more formal treatment of the topic. Not only does this make the material more interesting and easier to understand, but it is closer to the way physics is actually practiced. Key Topics: INTRODUCTION, MEASUREMENT, ESTIMATING, DESCRIBING MOTION: KINEMATICS IN ONE DIMENSION, KINEMATICS IN TWO OR THREE…    
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Book details

List price: $281.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1104
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.698
Language: English

Volume 1
Applications List xii
Preface xiv
Available Supplements and Media xxii
Notes to Students (and Instructors) on the Format xxiv
Color Use: Vectors, Fields, and Symbols xxv
Introduction, Measurement, Estimating
The Nature of Science
Models, Theories, and Laws
Measurement and Uncertainty; Significant Figures
Units, Standards, and the SI System
Converting Units
Order of Magnitude: Rapid Estimating
Dimensions and Dimensional Analysis
General Problems
Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension
Reference Frames and Displacement
Average Velocity
Instantaneous Velocity
Motion at Constant Acceleration
Solving Problems
Freely Falling Objects
Variable Acceleration; Integral Calculus
Graphical Analysis and Numerical Integration
General Problems
Kinematics in Two or Three Dimensions; Vectors
Vectors and Scalars
Addition of Vectorsndash;Graphical Methods
Subtraction of Vectors, and Multiplication of a Vector by a Scalar
Adding Vectors by Components
Unit Vectors
Vector Kinematics
Projectile Motion
Solving Problems Involving Projectile Motion
Relative Velocity
General Problems
Dynamics: Newtonrsquo;s Laws of Motion
Newtonrsquo;s First Law of Motion
Newtonrsquo;s Second Law of Motion
Newtonrsquo;s Third Law of Motion
Weightndash;the Force of Gravity; and the Normal Force
Solving Problems with Newtonrsquo;s Laws: Free-Body Diagrams
Problem Solvingndash;A General Approach
General Prob<$$$>