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College Physics, 11th edition

  • Hugh D Young
  • Philip W. Adams
  • Raymond Joseph Chastain

Published by Pearson (January 4th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

11th edition

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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.


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Table of contents

0 Mathematics Review


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



11 Elasticity and Periodic Motion

12 Mechanical Waves and Sound

13 Fluid Mechanics



14 Temperature and Heat

15 Thermal Properties of Matter

16 The Second Law of Thermodynamics



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



24 Geometric Optics

25 Optical Instruments

26 Interference and Diffraction



27 Relativity

28 Photons, Electrons, and Atoms

29 Atoms, Molecules, and Solids

30 Nuclear and High-Energy Physics



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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