Applied Physics, 11th edition

  • Dale Ewen
  • Erik Gundersen
  • Neill Schurter

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Appropriate for courses in Technical Physics in Career and Technical programs, Community Colleges, and High Schools.


Prepare students for success in industrial and technical careers with a wealth of real-world physics applications and a unique problem-solving format.

Applied Physics, 11/e presents clear, to-the-point, topical coverage of basic physics applied to industrial and technical fields. Throughout the text, emphasis is placed on teaching students to use a consistent problem-solving methodology. A wealth of real-world applications are presented, motivating students by teaching physics concepts in context. Updated with new color photos, clarifications, and enhancements, the Eleventh Editionalso features sections on physics-related careers and new technologies to engage readers in the material.

Table of contents

An Introduction to Physics

1.    The Physics Tool Kit

2.    Problem Solving

3.    Vectors

4.    Motion

5.    Force

6.    Momentum

7.    Concurrent and Parallel Forces

8.    Work and Energy

9.    Rotational Motion

10.  Simple Machines

11.  Universal Gravitation and Satellite Motion

12.  Matter

13.  Fluids

14.  Temperature and Heat Transfer

15.  Properties of Gases

16.  Wave Motion and Sound

17.  Basic Electricity

18.  Magnetism

19.  Alternating Current Electricity

20.  Light

21.  Reflection and Refraction

22.  Color

23.  Survey of Modern Physics

24.  Special and General Relativity


Appendix A Mathematics Review

Appendix B Problem-Solving Strategy: Dimensional and Unit Analysis

Appendix C Tables

Appendix D Scientific Calculator

Appendix E Glossary

Appendix F Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems and to All Chapter Review Questions and Problems


Published by Pearson (January 7th 2016) - Copyright © 2017