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Physics for Scientists and Engineers A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (Chs 1-42) Plus Mastering Physics with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Copyright: 2016-01-07
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Author Biography

Randy Knight taught introductory physics for 32 years at Ohio State University and California Polytechnic University, where he is Professor Emeritus of Physics. Professor Knight 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 that he began to learn about the research in physics education that, many years later, led to Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching and this book, as well as College Physics: A Strategic Approach, co-authored with Brian Jones and Stuart Field. Professor Knight’s research interests are in the field of laser spectroscopy and environmental science. When he’s not in front of a computer, you can find Randy hiking, sea kayaking, playing the piano, or spending time with his wife Sally and their six 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

 

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