9780134876986

College Physics

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-01-11
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in College Physics.

 

Help students see the connections between problem types and understand how to solve them

For more than five decades, Sears and Zemansky's College Physics has provided the most reliable foundation of physics education for students around the world. With the 11th Edition, author Phil Adams incorporates data from thousands of surveyed students detailing their use and reliance on worked examples, video tutorials, and need for just-in-time remediation when working homework problems and preparing for exams.

 

Driven by how students actually use the text and media today to prepare for their exams, the new edition adds worked examples and new Example Variation Problems in each chapter to help students see patterns and make connections between problem types. They learn to recognize when to use similar steps in solving the same problem type and develop an understanding for problem solving approaches, rather than simply plugging in an equation.

 

The expanded problem types and scaffolded in-problem support help students develop greater confidence in solving problems, deepen conceptual understanding, and strengthen quantitative-reasoning skills for better exam performance.  All new problems sets are available in Mastering Physics with wrong answer specific feedback along with a wealth of new wrong answer feedback, hints, and eTexts links with 20% of end of chapter problems.

 

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Author Biography

Philip W. Adams is a Professor of Physics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers University in 1986 and then held a postdoctoral research position at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ for two years. He joined the faculty of LSU 1988 and has since become an internationally recognized low temperature experimentalist and has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has given many invited presentations on his work at international workshops and conferences on superconductivity and other topics in low temperature condensed matter physics.

 

Dr. Adams has had a career-long interest in physics education. He has taught introductory physics for engineers and for non-engineers many times in his 30-year tenure at LSU and has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

 

IN MEMORIAM: HUGH YOUNG (1930–2013)

Hugh D. Young was Emeritus Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon in fundamental particle theory under the direction of the late Richard Cutkosky. He also had two visiting professorships at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Dr. Young’s career was centered entirely on undergraduate education. He wrote several undergraduate-level textbooks, and in 1973 he became a coauthor with Francis Sears and Mark Zemansky of their well-known introductory texts University Physics and College Physics.

 

Dr. Young earned a bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Carnegie Mellon in 1972 and spent several years as Associate Organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh. We at Pearson appreciated his professionalism, good nature, and collaboration. He will be missed.

 

 

Table of Contents

0 Mathematics Review

MECHANICS

1 Models, Measurements, and Vectors

2 Motion Along a Straight Line

3 Motion in a Plane

4 Newton’s Laws of Motion

5 Applications of Newton’s Laws

6 Circular Motion and Gravitation

7 Work and Energy

8 Momentum

9 Rotational Motion

10 Dynamics of Rotational Motion

 

PERIODIC MOTION, WAVES, AND FLUIDS

11 Elasticity and Periodic Motion

12 Mechanical Waves and Sound

13 Fluid Mechanics

 

THERMODYNAMICS

14 Temperature and Heat

15 Thermal Properties of Matter

16 The Second Law of Thermodynamics

 

ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

17 Electric Charge and Electric Field

18 Electric Potential and Capacitance

19 Current, Resistance, and Direct-Current Circuits

20 Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces

21 Electromagnetic Induction

22 Alternating Current

23 Electromagnetic Waves

 

LIGHT AND OPTICS

24 Geometric Optics

25 Optical Instruments

26 Interference and Diffraction

 

MODERN PHYSICS

27 Relativity

28 Photons, Electrons, and Atoms

29 Atoms, Molecules, and Solids

30 Nuclear and High-Energy Physics

 

APPENDICES

A The International System of Units

B The Greek Alphabet

C Periodic Table of the Elements

D Unit Conversion Factors

E Numerical Constants

Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems

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