University Physics Volume 1 (Chapters 1-20), in SI Units eBook (15e) : 9781292317342

University Physics Volume 1 (Chapters 1-20), in SI Units eBook (15e)

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For courses in calculus-based physics.

Practice makes perfect. The 15th Edition of University Physics with Modern Physics draws on a wealth of data insights from hundreds of faculty and thousands of student users to address one of the biggest challenges for students in introductory physics courses: seeing patterns and making connections between problem types. Students learn to recognise when to use similar steps in solving the same problem type and develop an understanding for problem solving approaches, rather than simply plugging in an equation.

This edition addresses students’ tendency to focus on the objects, situations, numbers, and questions posed in a problem, rather than recognising the underlying principle or the problem’s type. New Key Concept statements at the end of worked examples address this challenge by identifying the main idea used in the solution to help students recognise the underlying concepts and strategy for the given problem. New Key Example Variation Problems appear within new Guided Practice sections and group problems by type to give students practice recognising when problems can be solved in a similar way, regardless of wording or numbers. These scaffolded problem sets help students see patterns, make connections between problems, and build confidence for tackling different problem types when exam time comes.

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Table of contents
  • 1. Units, Physical Quantities, and Vectors
  • 2. Motion Along a Straight Line
  • 3. Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
  • 4. Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • 5. Applying Newton’s Laws
  • 6. Work and Kinetic Energy
  • 7. Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
  • 8. Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions
  • 9. Rotation of Rigid Bodies
  • 10. Dynamics of Rotational Motion
  • 11. Equilibrium and Elasticity
  • 12. Fluid Mechanics
  • 13. Gravitation
  • 14. Periodic Motion
  • 15. Mechanical Waves
  • 16. Sound and Hearing
  • 17. Temperature and Heat
  • 18. Thermal Properties of Matter
  • 19. The First Law of Thermodynamics
  • 20. The Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • 21. Electric Charge and Electric Field
  • 22. Gauss’s Law
  • 23. Electric Potential
  • 24. Capacitance and Dielectrics
  • 25. Current, Resistance, and Electromotive Force
  • 26. Direct-Current Circuits
  • 27. Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces
  • 28. Sources of Magnetic Field
  • 29. Electromagnetic Induction
  • 30. Inductance
  • 31. Alternating Current
  • 32. Electromagnetic Waves
  • 33. The Nature and Propagation of Light
  • 34. Geometric Optics
  • 35. Interference
  • 36. Diffraction
  • 37. Relativity
  • 38. Photons: Light Waves Behaving as Particles
  • 39. Particles Behaving as Waves
  • 40. Quantum Mechanics I: Wave Functions
  • 41. Quantum Mechanics II: Atomic Structure
  • 42. Molecules and Condensed Matter
  • 43. Nuclear Physics
  • 44. Particle Physics and Cosmology
Features & benefits
  • Key Example Variation Problems in the new Guided Practice section at end of each chapter are based on selected worked examples. They build in difficulty by changing scenarios, swapping the knowns vs. unknowns, and adding complexity and/or steps of reasoning to provide the most helpful range of related problems that use the same basic approach to solve. These scaffolded problem sets help students see patterns and make connections between problems that can be solved using the same underlying principles and strategies so that they are more able to tackle different problem types when exam time comes. .
  • Worked example “Key Concept” statements appear at the end of every example and conceptual example, providing a brief summary of the key idea used in the solution to consolidate what was most important and what can be broadly applied to other problems.
  • A research-based problem-solving approach (Identify, Set Up, Execute, Evaluate) teaches students to tackle problems thoughtfully rather than cutting straight to the math. This approach is consistently used not just in every example but also in the Problem-Solving Strategies
  • Learning Outcomes for each section are provided at the start of each chapter to prepare students for the ideas they will explore. Also listed are sections in previous chapters (“You’ll need to review…”) that are important in the upcoming material, helping students connect ideas and build on prior understanding.
  • Test Your Understanding questions at the end of most sections let students check their grasp of the material and use a multiple-choice or ranking-task format to probe for common misconceptions. The answers to these questions are now provided immediately after the question in order to encourage students to try them.
  • Annotated equations illustrate all key equations to help students make the connection between a conceptual and a mathematical understanding of physics, as well as to reinforce terminology and symbols.
  • Expanded - Caution paragraphs focus on typical misconceptions and student problem areas.
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