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Hugh D Young, Carnegie Mellon University
Robert Geller, University of California, Santa Barbara
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. For the Eighth Edition, Robert Geller joins Hugh Young to produce a comprehensive update of this benchmark text.
A broad and thorough introduction to physics, this new edition carefully integrates many solutions from educational research to help students to develop greater confidence in solving problems, deeper conceptual understanding, and stronger quantitative-reasoning skills, while helping them connect what they learn with their other courses and the changing world around them.
Chapter 1 Models, Measurements, and Vectors
1.2 Idealized Models
1.3 Standards and Units
1.4 Unit Consistency and Conversions
1.5 Precision and Significant Figures
1.6 Estimates and Orders of Magnitude
1.7 Vectors and Vector Addition
1.8 Components of Vectors
Chapter 2 Motion along a Straight Line
2.1 Displacement and Average Velocity
2.2 Instantaneous Velocity
2.3 Average and Instantaneous Acceleration
2.4 Motion with Constant Acceleration
2.5 Proportional Reasoning
2.6 Freely Falling Objects
*2.7 Relative Velocity along a Straight Line
Chapter 3 Motion in a Plane
3.1 Velocity in a Plane
3.2 Acceleration in a Plane
3.3 Projectile Motion
3.4 Uniform Circular Motion
*3.5 Relative Velocity in a Plane
Chapter 4 Newton’s Laws of Motion
4.2 Newton’s First Law
4.3 Mass and Newton’s Second Law
4.4 Mass and Weight
4.5 Newton’s Third Law
4.6 Free-Body Diagrams
Chapter 5 Applications of Newton’s Laws
5.1 Equilibrium of a Particle
5.2 Applications of Newton’s Second Law
5.3 Contact Forces and Friction
5.4 Elastic Forces
5.5 Forces in Nature
Chapter 6 Circular Motion and Gravitation
6.1 Force in Circular Motion
6.2 Motion in a Vertical Circle
6.3 Newton’s Law of Gravitation
6.5 Satellite Motion
Chapter 7 Work and
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Hugh D. Young is Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Carnegie Mellon for both undergraduate and graduate study and earned his Ph.D. in fundamental particle theory under the direction of the late Richard Cutkosky. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon in 1956, and has also spent two years as a visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Hugh's career has centered entirely around undergraduate education. He has written several undergraduate-level textbooks, and in 1973 he became a coauthor with Francis Sears and Mark Zemansky for their well-known introductory texts. In addition to his role on Sears and Zemansky's College Physics, he is currently a coauthor with Roger Freedman on Sears and Zemanksy's University Physics.
Hugh is an enthusiastic skier, climber, and hiker. He also served for several years as Associate Organist at St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh, and has played numerous organ recitals in the Pittsburgh area. Prof. Young and his wife Alice usually travel extensively in the summer, especially in Europe and in the desert canyon country of southern Utah.
Robert M. Geller teaches physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also obtained his Ph.D. under Robert Antonucci in observational cosmology. Currently, he is involved in two major research projects: a search for cosmological halos predicted by the Big Bang, and a search for the flares that are predicted to occur when a supermassive black hole consumes a star.
Rob also has a strong focus on undergraduate education. In 2003, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award. He trains the graduate student teaching assistants on methods of physics education. He is also a frequent faculty leader for the UCSB Physics Circus, in which student volunteers perform exciting and thought-provoking physics demonstrations to elementary schools.
Rob loves the outdoors. He and his wife Susanne enjoy backpacking along rivers and fly fishing, usually with rods she has build and flies she has tied. Their daughter Zoe loves fishing too, but her fish tend to be plastic, and float in the bathtub.
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