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University Physics with Modern Physics, 15th edition

  • Hugh D Young
  • Roger A. Freedman

Published by Pearson (June 14th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

15th edition

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Overview

The new edition of University Physics with Modern Physics draws on a wealth of data insights from hundreds of faculty and thousands of student users to address one of the biggest challenges for students in introductory physics courses: seeing patterns and making connections between problem types. Students 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.

This new edition addresses students’ tendency to focus on the objects, situations, numbers, and questions posed in a problem, rather than recognizing the underlying principle or the problem’s type. New Key Concept statements at the end of worked examples address this challenge by identifying the main idea used in the solution to help students recognize the underlying concepts and strategy for the given problem. New Key Example Variation Problems appear within new Guided Practice sections and group problems by type to give students practice recognizing when problems can be solved in a similar way, regardless of wording or numbers. These scaffolded problem sets help students see patterns, make connections between problems, and build confidence for tackling different problem types when exam time comes.

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Table of contents

MECHANICS

1. Units, Physical Quantities, and Vectors

2. Motion Along a Straight Line

3. Motion in Two or Three Dimensions

4. Newton’s Laws of Motion

5. Applying Newton’s Laws

6. Work and Kinetic Energy

7. Potential Energy and Energy Conservation

8. Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions

9. Rotation of Rigid Bodies

10. Dynamics of Rotational Motion

11. Equilibrium and Elasticity

12. Fluid Mechanics

13. Gravitation

14. Periodic Motion

 

WAVES/ACOUSTICS

15. Mechanical Waves

16. Sound and Hearing

 

THERMODYNAMICS

17. Temperature and Heat

18. Thermal Properties of Matter

19. The First Law of Thermodynamics

20. The Second Law of Thermodynamics

 

ELECTROMAGNETISM

21. Electric Charge and Electric Field

22. Gauss’s Law

23. Electric Potential

24. Capacitance and Dielectrics

25. Current, Resistance, and Electromotive Force

26. Direct-Current Circuits

27. Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces

28. Sources of Magnetic Field

29. Electromagnetic Induction

30. Inductance

31. Alternating Current

32. Electromagnetic Waves

 

OPTICS

33. The Nature and Propagation of Light

34. Geometric Optics

35. Interference

36. Diffraction

 

MODERN PHYSICS

37. Relativity

38. Photons: Light Waves Behaving as Particles

39. Particles Behaving as Waves

40. Quantum Mechanics I: Wave Functions

41. Quantum Mechanics II: Atomic Structure

42. Molecules and Condensed Matter

43. Nuclear Physics

44. Particle Physics and Cosmology

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