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Physics for Scientists and  Engineers By Randall D. Knight

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Physics for Scientists and Engineers Summary

Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics: United States Edition by Randall D. Knight

As the most widely adopted new physics text in more than 50 years, Knight's Physics for Scientists and Engineers was published to widespread critical acclaim from professors and students. In this eagerly awaited second edition, Knight builds on the research-proven instructional techniques he introduced, as well as national data of student performance, to take student learning even further. Knight's unparalleled insight into student learning difficulties, and his impeccably skillful crafting of text and figures at every level - from macro to micro - to address these difficulties, results in a uniquely effective and accessible book, leading students to a deeper and better-connected understanding of the concepts and more proficient problem-solving skills.

Building on an NSF-sponsored educational research program and input from tens of thousands of student users, the second edition refines and extends the pedagogical innovations that years of use has now shown to be effective. Unprecedented analysis of national student metadata has allowed every problem to be systematically enhanced for educational effectives, and to ensure problem sets of ideal topic coverage, balance of qualitative and quantitative problems, and range of difficulty and duration.

The second edition comes with the latest edition of MasteringPhysics (TM)- the most advanced, educationally effective (as shown by gains in student exams scores and independent tests), and widely used online physics tutorial and homework system in the world. It provides the largest library of research-based tutorials and textbook problems available, and automatic grading of activities as wide ranging as numerical problems with randomized values and algebraic answers to free-hand drawn graphs and free-body diagrams.

About Randall D. Knight

Randy Knight has taught introductory physics for 25 years at Ohio State University and California Polytechnic University, where he is currently Professor of Physics and Director of the Minor in Environmental Studies. Randy received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics before joining the faculty at Ohio State University. It was at Ohio State, under the mentorship of Professor Leonard Jossem, that he began to learn about the research in physics education that, many years later, led to Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching and this book. Randy's research interests are in the field of lasers and spectroscopy. When he's not in the classroom or in front of a computer, you can find Randy hiking, sea kayaking, playing the piano, or spending time with his wife Sally and their seven cats.

Table of Contents

Part 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. Dynamics II: Interacting Objects

8. Dynamics III: Motion in a Plane

Part II Conservation Laws

9. Impulse and Momentum

10. Energy

11. Work

Part III Applications of Newtonian Mechanics

12. Rotation of a Rigid Body

13. Newton's Theory of Gravity

14. Oscillations

15. Fluids and Elasticity

Part IV Thermodynamics

16. A Macroscopic Description of Matter

17. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

18. The Micro/Macro Connection

19. Heat Engines and Refrigerators

Part V Waves and Optics

20. Traveling Waves

21. Superposition

22. Wave Optics

23. Ray Optics

24. Optical Instruments

25. Modern Optics and Matter Waves

Part VI Electricity and Magnetism

26. Electric Charges and Forces

27. The Electric Field

28. Gauss's Law

29. The Electric Potential

30. Potential and Field

31. Current and Conductivity

32. Fundamentals of Circuits

33. The Magnetic Field

34. Electromagnetic Induction

35. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

36. AC Circuits

Part VII Relativity and Quantum Physics

37. Relativity

38. The End of Classical Physics

39. Quantization

40. Wave Functions and Probabilities

41. One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics

42. Atomic Physics

43. Nuclear Physics

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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics: United States Edition by Randall D. Knight
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