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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics, 4th edition

  • Randall D. Knight

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

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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics

ISBN-13: 9780133942651

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For the Fourth Edition of Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Knight continues to build on strong research-based foundations with fine-tuned and streamlined content, hallmark features, and an even more robust MasteringPhysics program, taking student learning to a new level. By extending problem-solving guidance to include a greater emphasis on modeling and significantly revised and more challenging problem sets, students gain confidence and skills in problem solving. A modified Table of Contents and the addition of advanced topics now accommodate different teaching preferences and course structures.


KEY TOPICS: Newton’s Laws,  Concepts of Motion , Kinematics in One Dimension , Vectors and Coordinate Systems , Kinematics in Two Dimensions , Force and Motion, Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line, Newton’s Third Law, Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane , Conservation Laws,  Work and Kinetic Energy,  Interactions and Potential Energy,  Impulse and Momentum   , Applications of Newtonian Mechanics,  Rotation of a Rigid Body , Newton’s Theory of Gravity , Fluids and Elasticity , Oscillations and Waves,  Oscillations , Traveling Waves , Superposition , Thermodynamics,  A Macroscopic Description of Matter , Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics , The Micro/Macro Connection , Heat Engines and Refrigerators , Electricity and Magnetism,  Electric Charges and Forces , The Electric Field , Gauss’s Law , The Electric Potential , Potential and Field , Current and Resistance,  Fundamentals of Circuits , The Magnetic Field , Electromagnetic Induction , Electromagnetic Fields and Waves , AC Circuits , Optics,  Wave Optics , Ray Optics , Optical Instruments , Relativity and Quantum Physics,  Relativity , The Foundations of Modern Physics,  Quantization , Wave Functions and Uncertainty , One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics , Atomic Physics , Nuclear Physics  


MARKET: For all readers interested in introductory calculus-based physics.




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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