# College Physics, 11th edition

Published by Pearson (January 11, 2019) © 2020

**Hugh D. Young**Carnegie Mellon University**Philip W. Adams**Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge

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## Mastering

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### Connecting problem types and how to solve them

Sears and Zemansky's **College Physics** has provided the most reliable foundation of physics education for students around the world for more than 5 decades.

With the **11th Edition**, author Phil Adams incorporates data from thousands of students detailing their use of worked examples and just-in-time remediation. New Example Variation Problems help students see patterns, make connections and recognize when to use similar steps to solve the same problem type. Expanded problem types and scaffolded support help build conceptual understanding, quantitative-reasoning skills and problem-solving confidence for success on exams.

### Hallmark features of this title

#### Conceptual understanding

**Key equations**include bulleted Notes that guide students through the math and help them relate quantitative expressions to qualitative concepts.**Bridging problems at the end of the chapter**help students move from single concept worked examples to multi-concept problems.**Conceptual Analysis (CA) and Quantitative Analysis (QA) problems**provide practice in qualitative and quantitative understanding. QA problems focus on quantitative and proportional reasoning skills needed on the MCAT exam.

#### Problem-solving skills

**MCAT-style Passage Problems**follow the format used in the MCAT exam and require students to investigate multiple aspects of a real-life physical situation, typically biological in nature, as described in a reading passage.

### New and updated features of this title

#### Problem-solving skills

**Example Variation Problems**build in difficulty by adjusting scenarios, changing the knowns vs. unknowns, and adding complexity to provide a range of related problems that use the same fundamental approach to solve.**Test your understanding problems**are added strategically throughout the chapters helping students to the important step of ensuring that their answer makes sense in the real world.**NEW & REVISED: Worked examples**follow a consistent and explicit global problem-solving strategy drawn from educational research, guiding students to set up a problem and lay necessary groundwork before solving or hunting for an equation to plug in.

#### End-of-Chapter questions

**Estimation problems**engage students as they explore the problem scenario and estimate some of the data based on real-world experience, reasoning, assumptions and/or modeling.**Cumulative problems**promote more advanced problem-solving techniques, requiring students to integrate knowledge and skills from previous chapters with understanding and skills from the current chapter.**Applications**highlight interesting examples of real-world physics in science, technology, and everyday life. More than 60 of these real-world applications are from biology and medicine.

### Features of Mastering Physics for the 11th Edition

**NEW: Enhanced End-of-Chapter Questions**provide instructional support when and where students need it and include links to Video Tutor Solutions, math remediation and wrong-answer feedback for homework assignments.**Interactive Prelecture Videos**introduce key topics to help students prepare before lecture and to help professors identify student misconceptions.**Quantitative Prelecture Videos**now complement conceptual Interactive Prelecture Videos and expose students to concepts before class to help them learn how problems for a specific concept are worked.**Video Tutor Solutions**walk students through the problem-solving process.**Video Tutor Demonstrations**feature "pause-and-predict" demonstrations of key physics concepts and incorporate assessment to engage students in understanding key concepts.**The Physics Primer**relies on videos, hints, and feedback to refresh students' math skills in the context of physics and prepares them for success in the course. The assignable tutorials ensure students practice and maintain their math skills, while tying together mathematical operations and physics analysis.

- 0 Mathematics Review

### MECHANICS

- Models, Measurements, and Vectors
- Motion Along a Straight Line
- Motion in a Plane
- Newton's Laws of Motion
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Circular Motion and Gravitation
- Work and Energy
- Momentum
- Rotational Motion
- Dynamics of Rotational Motion

### PERIODIC MOTION, WAVES, AND FLUIDS

- Elasticity and Periodic Motion
- Mechanical Waves and Sound
- Fluid Mechanics

### THERMODYNAMICS

- Temperature and Heat
- Thermal Properties of Matter
- The Second Law of Thermodynamics

### ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

- Electric Charge and Electric Field
- Electric Potential and Capacitance
- Current, Resistance, and Direct-Current Circuits
- Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Alternating Current
- Electromagnetic Waves

### LIGHT AND OPTICS

- Geometric Optics
- Optical Instruments
- Interference and Diffraction

### MODERN PHYSICS

- Relativity
- Photons, Electrons, and Atoms
- Atoms, Molecules, and Solids
- Nulear 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

### About our author

**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.

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