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As the most widely adopted new physics book in more than 50 years, Knight's Physics for Scientists and Engineerswas published to widespread critical acclaim from professors and students. In the Third Edition,Knight builds on the research-proven instructional techniques he introduced in the first and second editions, as well as national data of student performance, to take student learning even further. Knight's 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. For the Third Edition, Knight continues to apply the best results from educational research, and to refine and tailor them for this course and its students. New pedagogical features (Chapter Previews, Challenge Examples, and Data-based Examples), end-of-chapter problem sets enhanced through analysis of national student metadata, and fine-tuned and streamlined content take the hallmarks of the previous editions-exceptionally effective conceptual explanation and problem-solving instruction-to a new level. This package contains: Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics, Third Edition
Randy Knight has taught introductory physics for nearly 30 years at Ohio State University and California Polytechnic University, where he is currently Professor of Physics and Director of the Minor in Environmental Studies. Randy received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics before joining the faculty at Ohio State University. It was at Ohio State, under the mentorship of Professor Leonard Jossem, that he began to learn about the research in physics education that, many years later, led to Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teachingand this book. Randy’s research interests are in the field of lasers and spectroscopy. When he’s not in the classroom or in front of a computer, you can find Randy hiking, sea kayaking, playing the piano, or spending time with his wife Sally and their seven cats.
Table of Contents
Part I. Newton's Laws 1. Concepts of Motion 2. Kinematics in One Dimension 3. Vectors and Coordinate Systems 4. Kinematics in Two Dimensions 5. Force and Motion 6. Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line 7. Newton's Third Law 8. Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane
Part II. Conservation Laws 9. Impulse and Momentum 10. Energy 11. Work
Part III. Applications of Newtonian Mechanics 12. Rotation of a Rigid Body 13. Newton’s Theory of Gravity 14. Oscillations 15. Fluids and Elasticity
Part IV. Thermodynamics 16. A Macroscopic Description of Matter 17. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics 18. The Micro/Macro Connection 19. Heat Engines and Refrigerators
Part V. Waves and Optics 20. Traveling Waves 21. Superposition 22. Wave Optics 23. Ray Optics 24. Optical Instruments
Part VI. Electricity and Magnetism 25. Electric Charges and Forces 26. The Electric Field 27. Gauss’s Law 28. The Electric Potential 29. Potential and Field 30. Current and Resistance 31. Fundamentals of Circuits 32. The Magnetic Field 33. Electromagnetic Induction 34. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 35. AC Circuits
Part VII. Relativity and Quantum Physics 36. Relativity 37. The Foundations of Modern Physics 38. Quantization 39. Wave Functions and Uncertainty 40. One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics 41. Atomic Physics 42. Nuclear Physics