Physics for Scientists and Engineers:A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics: International Edition / Student Workbook for Physics for Scientists and Engineers:A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics3rd Edition
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As the most widely adopted new physics book in more than 50 years, Knights Physics for Scientists and Engineers was published to widespread critical acclaim from professors and students. In the Third Edition, Knight builds on the research-proven instructional techniques he introduced in the first and second editions, as well as national data of student performance, to take student learning even further. Knights unparalleled insight into student learning difficulties, and his impeccably skillful crafting of text and figures at every levelfrom macro to microto 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.
For the Third Edition, Knight continues to apply the best results from educational research, and to refine and tailor them for this course and its students. New pedagogical features (Chapter Previews, Challenge Examples, and Data-based Examples), end-of-chapter problem sets enhanced through analysis of national student metadata, and fine-tuned and streamlined content take the hallmarks of the previous editionsexceptionally effective conceptual explanation and problem-solving instructionto a new level.
This package contains:
- Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics, Third Edition
- Student Workbook for Physics for Scientists and Engineers
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. Newton's Third Law
8. Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane
Part II. Conservation Laws
9. Impulse and Momentum
Part III. Applications of Newtonian Mechanics
12. Rotation of a Rigid Body
13. Newtons Theory of Gravity
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
22. Wave Optics
23. Ray Optics
24. Optical Instruments
Part VI. Electricity and Magnetism
25. Electric Charges and Forces
26. The Electric Field
27. Gausss Law
28. The Electric Potential
29. Potential and Field
30. Current and Resistance
31. Fundamentals of Circuits
32. The Magnetic Field
33. Electromagnetic Induction
34. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
35. AC Circuits
Part VII. Relativity and Quantum Physics
37. The Foundations of Modern Physics
39. Wave Functions and Uncertainty
40. One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics
41. Atomic Physics
42. Nuclear Physics
Builds problem-solving skills and confidence using an explicit, methodical, and consistent approach.
- A consistent 4-step approach provides a problem-solving framework throughout the book (and all supplements): students learn the importance of making assumptions (in the MODEL step) and gathering information and making sketches (in the VISUALIZE step) before treating the problem mathematically (SOLVE) and then analyzing their result (ASSESS).
- Detailed problem-solving strategies for different topics and categories of problems are developed throughout the book, each one built on the MODEL/VISUALIZE/SOLVE/ASSESS framework.
- Tactics Boxes give step-by-step procedures for developing specific skills (drawing free-body diagrams, using ray tracing, etc.).
- Worked examples follow the 4-step strategies and include careful explanations of the underlying, and often unstated, reasoning.
- The Student Workbook provides straightforward confidence- and skill-building exercises, bridging the gap between worked examples and end-of-chapter problems. Worksheets following the MODEL/VISUALIZE/SOLVE/ASSESS framework provide tear-out templates for students to follow when practicing solving problems.
- Each chapter begins with a roadmap of the upcoming material (see Chapter Previews below). Looking Back references consolidate connections with previous topics.
- Unique and critically acclaimed visual chapter summaries consolidate understanding by providing each concept in words, math, and figures and organizing these into a vertical hierarchyfrom General Principles (top) to Applications (bottom).
- The students understanding of groups of chapters is also consolidated. Each Part begins with a two-page introductory Overview of the chapters ahead. Each Part ends with a Summary that draws together key concepts from the preceding chapter into a visual Knowledge Structure.
- New concepts are introduced through observations about the real world and theories grounded by making sense of observations. This inductive approachillustrates how science operates, and has been shown to improve student learning by reconciling new ideas with what they already know.
- NOTE paragraphs throughout guide students away from known preconceptions and around common sticking points and highlight many math- and vocabulary-related issues that have been proven to cause difficulties.
- Stop to Think questions at the end of a section allow students to quickly check their understanding. Using powerful ranking-task and graphical techniques, they are designed to efficiently probe key misconceptions and encourage active reading. (Answers are provided at the end of the chapter.)
- Hand-drawn sketches are incorporated into select worked examples to provide a clear model of what students should draw during their own problem solving.
- Figures are carefully streamlined in detail and color so students focus on the physicsor instance, the object of interest in mechanics.
- Explicit instruction as annotations directly on figures helps students to interpret figures and graphs.
- Extensive use is made of multiple representations placing different representations side by side to help students develop the key skill of translating between words, math, and figures. Essential to good problem-solving, this skill is overlooked in most physics textbooks.
- Analogy is used throughout the text and figures to consolidate student understanding by comparing with a more familiar concept or situation.
- Conceptual Questions require careful reasoning and can be used for group discussions or individual work.
- Exercises (for each section) allow students to build up their skills and confidence with straightforward, one-step questions.
- Problems (spanning concepts from the whole chapter), require in-depth reasoning and planning, and allow students to practice their problem-solving strategies. Context-rich problems require students to simplify and model more complex real-world situations. Specifically labeled problems integrate concepts from multiple previous chapters.
- Challenge Problems push the best students even further.
- The end-of-chapter problems are rated by students to show difficulty level with the variety expanded to include more real-world, challenging, and explicitly calculus-based problems.
- The revised Workbook is tightly integrated with the main textfollowing the same textbook strategies, and is explicitly referenced throughout the text.
Randy Knight has taught introductory physics for nearly 30 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 Teachingand this book. Randys research interests are in the field of lasers and spectroscopy. When hes 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.