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College Physics, Global Edition

College Physics, Global Edition

10th Edition

Hugh Young, Philip Adams, Raymond Chastain

Dec 2015, Paperback, 1104 pages
ISBN13: 9781292112541
ISBN10: 1292112549
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For courses in College Physics.

Bringing the best of physics education research to a trusted and classic text

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. New coauthors Phil Adams and Ray Chastain thoroughly revised the Tenth Edition by incorporating the latest methods from educational research. New features help students develop greater confidence in solving problems, deepen conceptual understanding, and strengthen quantitative-reasoning skills, while helping them connect what they learn with their other courses and the changing world around them. New media resources in MasteringPhysics create an unrivalled learning suite for students and instructors.

MasteringPhysics® is not included. Students, if MasteringPhysics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringPhysics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

MasteringPhysics is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

1. Models, Measurements, and Vectors
2. Motion Along a Straight Line
3. Motion in a Plane
4. Newton’s Laws of Motion
5. Applications of Newton’s Laws
6. Circular Motion and Gravitation
7. Work and Energy
8. Momentum
9. Rotational Motion
10. Dynamics of Rotational Motion

Periodic Motion, Waves, and Fluids
11. Elasticity and Periodic Motion
12. Mechanical Waves and Sound
13. Fluid Mechanics

14. Temperature and Heat
15. Thermal Properties of Matter
16. The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Electricity and Magnetism
17. Electric Charge and Electric Field
18. Electric Potential and Capacitance
19. Current, Resistance, and Direct-Current Circuits
20. Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces
21. Electromagnetic Induction
22. Alternating Current
23. Electromagnetic Waves

Light and Optics
24. Geometric Optics
25. Optical Instruments
26. Interference and Diffraction

Modern Physics
27. Relativity
28. Photons, Electrons, and Atoms
29. Atoms, Molecules, and Solids
30. Nuclear and High-Energy Physics

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

Streamlined and modern presentation and pedagogy:

  • NEW! Dynamic authors bring deliver the friendly yet focused narrative while preserving the excellence of the Sears and Zemansky legacy. The Tenth Edition conveys a precise, careful, and straightforward understanding of physics, emphasizing the connections between concepts and incorporating the best principles of education research.
  • NEW! Completely redesigned interior creates an open, friendly appeal while helping students navigate and focus through major principles.
  • NEW! Key equations are followed by bulleted “Notes” to guide students through the math and help them relate quantitative expressions to qualitative concepts.
  • NEW! An FAQ section at the end of every chapter answers common student questions, drawn from the authors’ vast teaching experience.
  • NEW! Learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter map out what the student should be able to do after completing the chapter.
  • NEW! Improved pencil sketches are used consistently in worked examples to emphasize what students should draw while solving problems.
  • Visual chapter summaries show each concept in words, math, and figures to reinforce how to ‘translate’ between different representations and address different student learning styles.
  • Blue annotated comments guide students in ‘reading’ graphs and physics figures.
  • Figures, models, and graphs are placed side by side throughout the text to help students ‘translate’ between multiple representations.

A systematic approach to problem solving continues with this edition by providing research-proven tools that help students tackle each goal. The renowned problems in this text have been revised, expanded, and enhanced by the authors, drawing from their classroom experience, as well as metadata about real student usage in MasteringPhysics.

  • All worked examples follow a consistent and explicit global problem-solving strategy drawn from educational research. This 3-step approach puts special emphasis on how to set up the problem before trying to solve it, and on the importance of how to reflect on whether the answer is sensible.
  • NEW! Improved worked examples include many new or revised examples updated for relevance and interest.
  • Revised transitions conceptually link chapter explanations to worked examples and Conceptual Analysis problems.
  • Additional Practice Problems appear after nearly every worked example and are assignable in MasteringPhysics, providing additional scaffolding for students as they prepare for homework.
  • NEW and REVISED! Conceptual Analysis (CA) and Quantitative Analysis (QA) problems help the students practice their qualitative and quantitative understanding of the physics. The Quantitative Analysis problems focus on skills of quantitative and proportional reasoning–skills key to success on the MCAT exam. The CAs and QAs use a multiple-choice format to elicit specific common misconceptions.
  • NEW! Bridging problems at the end of each chapter help students move from single-concept worked examples to multi-concept problems at the end of the chapter. Full examples are included in MasteringPhysics as Video Tutor Solutions.
  • Context-rich problems in the General Problems require students to simplify and model more complex real-world situations. Many problems relate to the field of biology and medicine; these problems are all labeled BIO.
  • NEW! Chapter 0 (Mathematics Review) now features a section on working with data and graphs. This section prepares students to work with data-based problems throughout the course.
  • Worked example solutions emphasize the steps and decisions students often skip. Most worked examples include pencil sketches that show exactly what students should draw in the set-up step of solving the problem. All of these sketches have been revised for this edition.
  • NEW! Approximately 15% of the end-of-chapter problems are new for this edition.

Connections of physics to the student’s world:

  • REVISED! Applications highlight interesting examples of real-world physics in science, technology, and everyday life. More than 60 of these real-world applications are from biology and medicine.
  • NEW! More MCAT preparatory material supports the revised MCAT releasing in 2015. In addition to more biological and medical applications, we’ve added 50% more MCAT-style passage problems to the end of chapter problem sets. All passage problems are either new or revised based on the 2015 MCAT guidelines.

MasteringPhysics® is not included. Students, if MasteringPhysics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringPhysics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

The text and the technology assets of MasteringPhysics are designed to work in tandem, to create a seamless learning suite to supporting student learning before, during, and after class.

Before Class:

  • NEW! Interactive Pre-lecture videos address the rapidly growing movement toward pre-lecture teaching and flipped classrooms. These videos provide an introduction to key topics with embedded assessment to help students prepare before lecture and to help professors identify student misconceptions.
  • Prelecture Concept Questions check students’ familiarity with key concepts, prompting them to do their assigned reading prior to coming to class. These quizzes keep students on track and more engaged in lecture, while helping you identify the concepts with which they are having the most difficulty. Open-ended essay questions help students identify what they find most difficult about a concept, better informing and assisting you with “Just-in-time” teaching.

During Class:

  • NEW! Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive, classroom tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with Mastering with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors, you can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills.
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling.
    • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class.
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.

After Class:

  • Tutorials, featuring specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content, guide your students through the toughest topics in physics. The hallmark Hints and Feedback offer instruction similar to what students would experience in an office hour, allowing them to learn from their mistakes without being given the answer.
  • NEW! Adaptive Follow-Ups are personalized assignments that pair Mastering's powerful content with Knewton's adaptive learning engine to provide personalized help to students before misconceptions take hold. These assignments address topics students struggled with on your assigned homework, including core prerequisite topics.
  • Video Tutor Solutions and Video Tutor Demonstrations tie directly to relevant content in the textbook and can be accessed through MasteringPhysics or from QR codes in the textbook.
    • NEW! Video Tutor Solutions (VTSs) walk students through the problem-solving process, providing a virtual teaching assistant on a round-the-clock basis. Many new VTSs have been added to support the new edition.
    • NEW! Video Tutor Demonstrations (VTDs) feature interactive “pause-and-predict” demonstrations of key physics concepts. They can be used for lecture or self-study and also appear in the MasteringPhysics item library with incorporated assessment questions. New VTDs build on the existing collection, adding new topics for a more robust set of demonstrations.