Applied Physics eBook (11e) : 9780134241142

Applied Physics eBook (11e)

Ewen,D et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Appropriate for courses in Technical Physics in Career and Technical programs, Community Colleges, and High Schools.


Prepare students for success in industrial and technical careers with a wealth of real-world physics applications and a unique problem-solving format.

Applied Physics, 11th Edition presents clear, to-the-point, topical coverage of basic physics applied to industrial and technical fields. Throughout the text, emphasis is placed on teaching students to use a consistent problem-solving methodology.  A wealth of real-world applications are presented, motivating students by teaching physics concepts in context. Updated with new colour photos, clarifications, and enhancements, the 11th Edition also features sections on physics-related careers and new technologies to engage readers in the material.

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Table of contents

An Introduction to Physics

1.    The Physics Tool Kit

2.    Problem Solving

3.    Vectors

4.    Motion

5.    Force

6.    Momentum

7.    Concurrent and Parallel Forces

8.    Work and Energy

9.    Rotational Motion

10.  Simple Machines

11.  Universal Gravitation and Satellite Motion

12.  Matter

13.  Fluids

14.  Temperature and Heat Transfer

15.  Properties of Gases

16.  Wave Motion and Sound

17.  Basic Electricity

18.  Magnetism

19.  Alternating Current Electricity

20.  Light

21.  Reflection and Refraction

22.  Color

23.  Survey of Modern Physics

24.  Special and General Relativity


Appendix A Mathematics Review

Appendix B Problem-Solving Strategy: Dimensional and Unit Analysis

Appendix C Tables

Appendix D Scientific Calculator

Appendix E Glossary

Appendix F Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems and to All Chapter Review Questions and Problems


Features & benefits
  • Teaches students to use a proven, effective problem-solving methodology.
    • A consistent problem-solving method trains students to make a sketch, identify the data elements, select the appropriate equation, solve for the unknown quantity, and substitute the data in the working equation. An icon that outlines the method is placed in the margin of most problem sets as a reminder to students.
    • Detailed, well-illustrated examples support student understanding of skills and concepts.
    • Extensive problem sets assist student learning by providing ample opportunity for practice.
    • Worked examples illustrate basic concepts and problems. 
    • Applied Concepts problems at the end of chapters challenge students to further develop their problem-solving skills in real-life physics applications.
  • Helps students make real-world connections.
    • NEW: New Technologies provides up-to-date examples of how physics concepts in the chapter are being utilised in cutting-edge research and products.
    • NEW: Physics on the Job highlights real-world physics-related careers and provides information about the necessary certifications to establish a career in that field.
    • Physics Connections relate the text material to everyday life experiences.
    • Try This Activities allow the reader to attempt easy-to-replicate physics demonstrations that illustrate a particular physical phenomenon related to the chapter.
    • Biographical sketches of important scientists connect ideas with real people.
  • Appeals to all learners.
    • The clear writing style makes it easy for all readers to learn. Although technical language is utilised, definitions are clearly described both within the body of the text and in a glossary.
    • A basic mathematics review and an introduction to right-angle trigonometry in Appendix A help learners who may need a review or more detailed explanation. 
    • UPDATED: A four-colour format with numerous four-color drawings, diagrams, and photographs is used to illustrate the applications of physics in the real world and improve student interest and comprehension.One hundred new color photos and redrawn 4-color art helps illustrate topics that can be hard to comprehend from reading alone.
  • Updates, clarifications, enhancements, and example and problem additions and substitutions include: