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A research-driven approach to physics
Physics for Scientists and Engineers incorporates Physics Education Research and cognitive science best practices that encourage conceptual development, problem-solving skill acquisition, and visualization. Knight stresses qualitative reasoning through physics principles before formalizing physics mathematically, developing student problem-solving skills with a systematic, scaffolded approach. The text presents a finely tuned, practical introduction to physics with problems that relate physics to everyday life and includes models, modeling, and advanced topics.

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Author Biography

Randy Knight taught introductory physics for thirty-two years at Ohio State University and California Polytechnic State University, where he is Professor Emeritus of Physics. Professor Knight received a PhD 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. A growing awareness of the importance of research in physics education led first to Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach and later College Physics: A Strategic Approach. Professor Knight's research interests are in the fields of laser spectroscopy and environmental science. When he's not in front of a computer, you can find Randy hiking, traveling, playing the piano, or spending time with his wife Sally and their five cats.

Table of Contents

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

II. Conservation Laws

9. Work and Kinetic Energy
10. Interactions and Potential Energy
11. Impulse and Momentum

III. Applications of Newtonian Mechanics

12. Rotation of a Rigid Body
13. Newton's Theory of Gravity
14. Fluids and Elasticity

IV. Oscillations and Waves

15. Oscillations
16. Traveling Waves
17. Superposition

V. Thermodynamics

18. A Macroscopic Description of Matter
19. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
20. The Micro/Macro Connection
21. Heat Engines and Refrigerators

VI. Electricity and Magnetism

22. Electric Charges and Forces
23. The Electric Field
24. Gauss's Law
25. The Electric Potential
26. Potential and Field
27. Current and Resistance
28. Fundamentals of Circuits
29. The Magnetic Field
30. Electromagnetic Induction
31. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
32. AC Circuits

VII. Optics

33. Wave Optics
34. Ray Optics
35. Optical Instruments

VIII. 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

Appendix A Mathematics Review
Appendix B Periodic Table of Elements
Appendix C Atomic and Nuclear Data
Answers to Stop to Think Questions and Odd-Numbered Problems

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