# College Physics: A Strategic Approach, Global Edition (3e)

##### Description

*Intended for algebra-based introductory physics courses.
Built from the ground up for optimal learning; refined to help students focus on the big picture.*

Building on the research-proven instructional techniques introduced in Knight’s

**P****hysics for Scientists and Engineers,**

*sets a new standard for algebra-based introductory physics—gaining widespread critical acclaim from professors and students alike.*

**College Physics: A Strategic Approach**For the 3rd Edition

**,**Randy Knight, Brian Jones, and Stuart Field have incorporated student feedback and research to strengthen their focus on student learning, and to apply the best results from educational research and extensive user feedback and metadata.

##### Table of contents

**I. FORCE AND MOTION**- 1. Representing Motion
- 2. Motion in One Dimension
- 3. Vectors and Motion in Two Dimensions
- 4. Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion
- 5. Applying Newton’s Laws
- 6. Circular Motion, Orbits, and Gravity
- 7. Rotational Motion
- 8. Equilibrium and Elasticity
**II. CONSERVATION LAWS**- 9. Momentum
- 10. Energy and Work
- 11. Using Energy
**III. PROPERTIES OF MATTER**- 12. Thermal Properties of Matter
- 13. Fluids
**IV. OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES**- 14. Oscillations
- 15. Traveling Waves and Sound
- 16. Superposition and Standing Waves
**V. OPTICS**- 17. Wave Optics
- 18. Ray Optics
- 19. Optical Instruments
**VI. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM**- 20. Electric Fields and Forces
- 21. Electrical Potential
- 22. Current and Resistance
- 23. Circuits
- 24. Magnetic Fields and Forces
- 25. Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves
- 26. AC Electricity
**VII. MODERN PHYSICS**- 27. Relativity
- 28. Quantum Physics
- 29. Atoms and Molecules
- 30. Nuclear Physics

##### New to this edition

**Prepare for lecture**

**NEW! Prelecture Videos,**presented by co-author Brian Jones, are assignable through MasteringPhysics and expand on the ideas in the textbook’s Chapter Previews, giving context, examples, and a chance for students to practice the concepts they are studying via short multiple-choice questions.

**Understand the big picture**

**N****EW! Enhanced Chapter Previews**are streamlined, focused on the three most important ideas, and tied to specific learning objectives. In addition, they explicitly mention the one or two most important concepts from past chapters, and finish with a new “Stop to Think” question, giving students a chance to build on their knowledge from previous chapters and integrate it with new content they are about to read.**NEW! Synthesis Boxes**bring together key concepts, principles, and equations in order to highlight connections and differences. More than a summary, they emphasize deeper relations and point out common or contrasting details.**NEW! Concept Check Figures**encourage students to actively engage with a key or complex figure by asking them to reason with a related “Stop to Think” question.**NEW! Expanded “Stop to Think” Questions**provide students with more crucial practice and concept checks as they go through the chapters. Approximately 100 of these popular Stop to Think exercises have been added for this edition.**NEW! Looking Back Pointers**in the body of the text provide “just-in-time” references that encourage students to refer back to relevant material from earlier chapters.

Develop problem-solving skills

Develop problem-solving skills

**NEW! Problem-Solving Strategy Overviews**provide the “big picture” for problem-solving, giving clear statements of what types of problems a strategy is intended for and how to use it. This makes the strategy more self-contained and therefore more useful as a reference.**Expanded Reasoning Help**assists students as they work through worked examples by ensuring all steps are adequately fleshed out and the final assessment shows students how to take a critical look at the answer to see if it’s reasonable.**Expanded Use of Annotations in Equations**helps students to further decipher what equations “say” and what the variables and units are.**NEW! Jeopardy Problems**in the**Student Workbook**ask students to work backwards from equations to physical situations, enhancing their understanding and critical thinking skills. The acclaimed**Student Workbook**also provides a rich source of other confidence- and skill-building exercises, mostly qualitative and/or graphical in nature.**NEW! Enhanced End-of-Chapter Problem Sets**benefit from updates based on Mastering user metadata, student feedback, and blind-solver accuracy checking to ensure optimal clarity, efficacy, and accuracy. Hundreds of new problems are based on real-world situations and problems that expand the range of math skills students will use in their solution.

**Foster skills for the MCAT**

**NEW! Increased Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Reasoning.**The MCAT is being restructured to test competencies, not knowledge. Students will be required to reason, to do more than simply plug in numbers into equations. Of the hundreds of new end-of-chapter problems, many of these require students to reason using ratios and proportionality, to reason using real world data, and to assess answers to see if they make physical sense.**Expanded Life-Science and Biomedical Applications.**Building on the book’s acclaimed real-world focus, even more applications from the living world have been added to text, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems, giving students essential practice in applying core physical principles to new real-world situations.**An Updated Preface Studying for and Taking the MCAT Exam**gives students concrete tips on preparing for this exam, and the MCAT-Style Passage Problems that conclude every chapter allow students to practice this style of question.

**Note: **You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringPhysics does not come packaged with this content. MasteringPhysics is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

##### Features & benefits

**Understand the big picture**

**N****EW! Enhanced Chapter Previews**are streamlined, focused on the three most important ideas, and tied to specific learning objectives. In addition, they explicitly mention the one or two most important concepts from past chapters, and finish with a new “Stop to Think” question, giving students a chance to build on their knowledge from previous chapters and integrate it with new content they are about to read.**NEW! Synthesis Boxes**bring together key concepts, principles, and equations in order to highlight connections and differences. More than a summary, they emphasise deeper relations and point out common or contrasting details.**NEW! Concept Check Figures**encourage students to actively engage with a key or complex figure by asking them to reason with a related “Stop to Think” question.**NEW! Expanded “Stop to Think” Questions**provide students with more crucial practice and concept checks as they go through the chapters. Approximately 100 of these popular Stop to Think exercises have been added for this edition.**NEW! Looking Back Pointers**in the body of the text provide “just-in-time” references that encourage students to refer back to relevant material from earlier chapters.**New concepts****are introduced through observations**about the real world and theories grounded by making sense of observations. This**inductive approach**illustrates how science operates, and has been shown to improve student learning.- Unique
**visual chapter summaries**help students organise their knowledge in a coherent hierarchy, rather than a jumbled set of disconnected facts, figures, and equations.

Develop problem-solving skills

Develop problem-solving skills

**A consistent three-step approach**provides a problem-solving framework throughout the book: Students learn to analyse a problem from several qualitative perspectives and plan the solution (in the PREPARE step) before treating it mathematically (SOLVE) and then analysing their result (ASSESS).**NEW! Problem-Solving Strategy Overviews**provide the “big picture” for problem-solving, giving clear statements of what types of problems a strategy is intended for and how to use it. This makes the strategy more self-contained and therefore more useful as a reference.**Tactics Boxes**give explicit procedures for developing specific skills (drawing free-body diagrams, using ray tracing, etc.).**Expanded Reasoning Help**assists students as they work through worked examples by ensuring all steps are adequately fleshed out and the final assessment shows students how to take a critical look at the answer to see if it’s reasonable.**Expanded Use of Annotations in Equations**helps students to further decipher what equations “say” and what the variables and units are.**Integrated Examples**at the end of each chapter demonstrate problem solving in the context of a capstone, multi-concept real-world scenario. They are designed to help students to bridge the gap from section-based worked examples in the chapter to general homework problems spanning the whole chapter, or many chapters.**Video Tutor Solutions,**created by co-author Brian Jones, gives students an engaging and helpful walkthrough of how to go about solving problems for each main topic. Starting with a qualitative overview in the context of a lab or real-world demo, Brian then carefully explains the steps needed to solve a typical problem, using whiteboard animations and questions to actively engage the student.**NEW! Jeopardy Problems**in the**Student Workbook**ask students to work backwards from equations to physical situations, enhancing their understanding and critical thinking skills. The acclaimed**Student Workbook**also provides a rich source of other confidence- and skill-building exercises, mostly qualitative and/or graphical in nature.**NEW! Enhanced End-of-Chapter Problem Sets**benefit from updates based on Mastering user metadata, student feedback, and blind-solver accuracy checking to ensure optimal clarity, efficacy, and accuracy. Hundreds of new problems are based on real-world situations and problems that expand the range of math skills students will use in their solution.

**Foster skills for the MCAT**

**NEW! Increased Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Reasoning.**The MCAT is being restructured to test competencies, not knowledge. Students will be required to reason, to do more than simply plug in numbers into equations. Of the hundreds of new end-of-chapter problems, many of these require students to reason using ratios and proportionality, to reason using real world data, and to assess answers to see if they make physical sense.**Expanded Life-Science and Biomedical Applications.**Building on the book’s acclaimed real-world focus, even more applications from the living world have been added to text, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems, giving students essential practice in applying core physical principles to new real-world situations.**An Updated Preface Studying**gives students concrete tips on preparing for this exam, and the*for*and Taking the MCAT Exam**MCAT-Style Passage Problems**that conclude every chapter allow students to practice this style of question.**Part Summary integrated problems**close each of the seven parts of the book. These take student problem-solving one step further by covering topics that span several chapters–—something the MCAT routinely does.