Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 10/e (Paperback)
Raymond A. Serway , John W. Jewett
- PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGY. Outlined early in the text, a General Problem Solving Strategy provides a series of steps similar to those professional physicists use. This problem-solving strategy is revisited in each Worked Example, so students approach problems consistently, developing stronger skills. Providing further reinforcement, Problem-Solving Strategy boxes offer additional tips for tackling specific types of situations.
- WORKED EXAMPLES. A signature feature of the text, Worked Examples are presented in a visually appealing two-column format, providing conceptual explanations next to the math for every step. The examples follow the authors' proven General Problem Solving Strategy to reinforce good habits. About one-third of the worked examples include "What If?" extensions that further reinforce conceptual understanding. Solutions are presented symbolically as much as possible with numbers substituted in at the last possible moment to help students think symbolically when they solve problems.
- HALLMARK PROBLEM SETS. An extensive set of problems is included at the end of each chapter, and answers to odd-numbered problems are provided at the end of the book. Organized by chapter sections, problems "platform" students to higher-order thinking by presenting all the straightforward (black) problems in the section first, followed by intermediate (blue) problems. The "Additional Problems" section contains problems that span more than one section of the chapter, and the "Challenging Problems" section gathers the chapter's toughest problems in one place.
Raymond A. Serway is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. He earned his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology. Among his accolades, he received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College, the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University (where he taught for 17 years), the 1977 Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University and the 1985 Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College. As a Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Serway worked with K. Alex Müller, who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics. He also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. In addition to this text, Dr. Serway is the co-author of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition; PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt McDougal. He has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings.
John W. Jewett Jr. is Emeritus Professor of Physics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Drexel University and his doctorate at The Ohio State University, specializing in optical and magnetic properties of condensed matter. Dr. Jewett began his academic career at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he taught from 1974 to 1984. Active in promoting effective physics education, he has received four National Science Foundation grants in physics education, and he helped found and direct the Southern California Area Modern Physics Institute (SCAMPI) and Science IMPACT (Institute for Modern Pedagogy and Creative Teaching). Dr. Jewett's honors include the Stockton Merit Award at Richard Stockton College in 1980, selection as Outstanding Professor at California State Polytechnic University for 1991-1992 and the Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 1998. In 2010, he received an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from Drexel University in recognition of his contributions in physics education. He has given over 100 presentations both domestically and abroad, including multiple presentations at national meetings of the AAPT. Dr. Jewett is the author of THE WORLD OF PHYSICS: MYSTERIES, MAGIC, AND MYTH, which provides many connections between physics and everyday experiences. In addition to this text, he is co-author of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition, and GLOBAL ISSUES, a four-volume set of instruction manuals in integrated science for high school. Dr. Jewett enjoys playing keyboard with his all-physicist band, traveling and collecting antique quack medical devices. Most importantly, he relishes spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their children and grandchildren.
Part I: MECHANICS.
1. Physics and Measurement.
2. Motion in One Dimension.
4. Motion in Two Dimensions.
5. The Laws of Motion.
6. Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws.
7. Energy of a System.
8. Conservation of Energy.
9. Linear Momentum and Collisions.
10. Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis.
11. Angular Momentum.
12. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity.
13. Universal Gravitation.
14. Fluid Mechanics.
Part II: OSCILLATIONS AND MECHANICAL WAVES.
15. Oscillatory Motion.
16. Wave Motion.
17. Superposition and Standing Waves.
Part III: THERMODYNAMICS.
19. Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
20. The Kinetic Theory of Gases.
21. Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Part IV: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.
22. Electric Fields.
23. Continuous Charge Distributions and Gauss's Law.
24. Electric Potential.
25. Capacitance and Dielectrics.
26. Current and Resistance.
27. Direct Current Circuits.
28. Magnetic Fields.
29. Sources of the Magnetic Field.
30. Faraday's Law.
32. Alternating Current Circuits.
33. Electromagnetic Waves.
Part V: LIGHT AND OPTICS.
34. The Nature of Light and the Laws of Geometric Optics.
35. Image Formation.
36. Interference of Light Waves.
37. Diffraction Patterns and Polarization.
Part VI: MODERN PHYSICS.
39. Introduction to Quantum Physics.
40. Quantum Mechanics.
41. Atomic Physics.
42. Molecules and Solids.
43. Nuclear Physics.
44. Particle Physics and Cosmology.
B. Mathematics Review.
C. Periodic Table of the Elements.
D. SI Units.
Answers to Quick Quizzes and Odd-Numbered Problems.