University Physics Volume 2 (Chapters 21-37), in SI Units (15e) : 9781292317359

University Physics Volume 2 (Chapters 21-37), in SI Units (15e)

Young,H et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For courses in calculus-based physics.

UNIVERSITY PHYSICS VOLUME 2 contains Chapters 21-37.

Practice makes perfect: Guided practice helps students develop into expert problem solvers

Practice makes perfect. The new 15th Edition of University Physics with Modern Physics, now in SI Units, 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 new 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.
Table of contents
Volume 2 contains Chapters 21–37
  • 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
Features & benefits
  • Key Example Variation Problems in the new Guided Practice section are based on worked examples. They build in difficulty by changing scenarios, swapping knowns and unknowns, and adding complexity to provide a wide range of related problems that use the same basic approach to solve.
  • Key Concept statements appear at the end of every example, providing a 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.
  • Challenge problems significantly stretch students by requiring sophisticated reasoning, often involving multiple steps or concepts. They are the most difficult problems in each chapter and often involve calculus and the exploration of a topic or application not explicitly covered in the chapter.
  • Cumulative problems promote advanced problem-solving techniques by covering knowledge and skills from previous chapters to be integrated with understanding from the current chapter.
  • Bridging Problems follow the Key Example Variation Problems and help students move from single-concept worked examples to multi-concept homework problems.
  • 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 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 key equations to help students make the connection between a conceptual and a mathematical understanding of physics.
  • Caution paragraphs focus on typical misconceptions and student problem areas.
Student supplements