Summary: The main objectives of this introductory physics book are twofold: to provide the student with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics, and to strengthen an understanding of the concepts and principles through a broad range of interesting applications to the real world. In order to meet these objectives, emphasis is placed on sound physical arguments and discussions of everyday experiences and observations. At the same time, t
he student is motivated through practical examples that demonstrate the role of physics in other disciplines. This sixth edition features new pedagogy in keeping with the findings of physics education research. The rich, new pedagogy has been integrated within the framework of an established and reliable text, facilitating its use by instructors.This text, which covers the standard topics in classical physics and 20th century physics, is divided into six parts. Newtonian mechanics and the physics of fluids (Part I); heat and thermodynamics (Part II); wave motion and sound (Part III); electricity and magnetism (Part IV); properties of light and the field of geometric and wave optics (Part V); and an introduction to special relativity, quantum physics, and atomic and nuclear physics (Part VI).
Summary: The main objectives of this introductory physics book are twofold: to provide the student with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics, and to strengthen an understanding of the concepts and principles through a broad range of interesting applications to the real world. In order to meet these objectives, emphasis is placed on sound physical arguments and discussions of everyday experiences and observations. At the same time, the student is motivated through practical examples that demonstrate the role of physics in other disciplines. This sixth edition features new pedagogy in keeping with the findings of physics education research. The rich, new pedagogy has been integrated within the framework of an established and reliable text, facilitating its use by instructors.This text, which covers the standard topics in classical physics and 20th century physics, is divided into six parts. Newtonian mechanics and the physics of fluids (Part I); heat and thermodynamics (Part II); wave motion and sound (Part III); electricity and magnetism (Part IV); properties of light and the field of geometric and wave optics (Part V); and an introduction to special relativity, quantum physics, and atomic and nuclear physics (Part VI). ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 03 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:Saunders College Division Published: 04/01/2003 International: No
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Serway, Raymond A. :
Raymond A. Serway received his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology and is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. In 1990, he received the Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University, where he taught for 17 years. Dr. Serway began his teaching career at Clarkson University, where he conducted research and taught from 1967 to 1980. His second academic appointment was at James Madison University as Professor of Physics and Head of the Physics Department from 1980 to 1986. He remained at James Madison University until his retirement in 1997. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University in 1977 and of the Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College in 1985. As Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, he worked with K. Alex Müller, 1987 Nobel Prize recipient. Dr. Serway also held research appointments at Rome Air Development center from 1961 to 1963, at IIT Research Institute from 1963 to 1967, and as a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, Sam Marshall. Dr. Serway is also the co-author of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, 3rd edition, COLLEGE PHYSICS, 6th edition, MODERN PHYSICS, 2nd edition, and the high-school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. In addition, Dr. Serway has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings. Dr. Serway and his wife Elizabeth enjoy traveling, golfing, and spending quality time with their four children and five grandchildren.
Faughn, Jerry S. :
Jerry S. Faughn earned his doctorate at the University of Mississippi. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Faughn has also written a microprocessor interfacing text for upper-division physics students. He is co-author of a non-mathematical physics text and a physical science text for general education students, and (with Dr. Serway) the high-school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. He has taught courses ranging from the lower division to the graduate level, but his primary interest is in students just beginning to learn physics. He has been director of a number of NSF and state grants, many of which were devoted to the improvement of physics education. He believes that there is no greater calling than to be a teacher and an interpreter of physics for others. Dr. Faughn has a wide variety of hobbies, among which are reading, travel, genealogy, and old-time radio. His wife Mary Ann is an avid gardener, and he contributes to her efforts by staying out of the way. His daughter Laura is in family practice and his son David is an attorney.
"I find Serway and Faughn reads the best for students and looks (no kidding, it's important) the best. I like the Quick Quizzes. When I taught this course with previous editions, I almost never used any Conceptual questions because of the difficulty for the students to get much feedback. This was mainly because of the large class size, the wide variation of student ability, and the lack of answers for the students. With the answers to these questions in the back, that changes my position on this."
-- Edward Oberhofer, Lake Sumter Community College
"Overall, I like the book. It is colorful, rich, mature, and reliable. There are a wide variety of resources available to the students."
--Eric Ganz, University of Minnesota
"I was very happy to find both Newton's Law of Gravitation, and the formula for the period of a simple pendulum, both appearing in this chapter. By and large, I think the presentation in this book of the notions of velocity and acceleration to be quite successful."
-- Bernard Whiting, University of Florida
"Your book gives great examples. Would offer no changes to that! The organization of SandF reflects the fact that the authors are (of necessity) physicists; what I mean by this is that the order in which mechanics is presented reflects the way a physicist would think. My opinion remains the same; it is one of the best textbooks at this level."
-- Scott Payson, Wayne State University
"The treatment of friction is excellent."
-- Michael Dennin, University of California, Irvine
"Serway and Faughn is a solid dependable general physics text. The level is a good fit for our students. There are several good physics texts available at this time, but for our course and our students, Serway and Faughn is the best of the group. The level is right. The breadth of coverage is good--not too encyclopedic so we don't have to leave out a high percentage of material. The illustrations are uniformly excellent, which is a major consideration for me."
-- Lattie F. Collins, East Tennessee State University
"For me its most attractive features are the photographs of the physics experiments included in the book and the biographies of important physicists whose contributions appear in the book."
-- Ivan Kramer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"We currently use Serway and Faughn, and I think that the new edition will just improve the book's position for our courses. I think the book's greatest asset is the style of the writing, most of the students find it understandable and at their level. The examples are good for the easy, plug-and-chug, one step problems and often help a lot in the intermediate level."
-- Grant Hart, Brigham Young University
"I have been pleased with SandF. I especially like the fact that it has a calculus based sister text. Immediately after starting at Samford, I convinced my chair to switch to Serway and Beichner for that reason. Your improvements in the 5th edition were useful, and it sounds like you will make another powerful improvement with this edition."
-- Perry Tompkins, Samford University
From the Thomson Learning Web site, October, 2002
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Part I: MECHANICS
Standards of Length, Mass, and Time The Building Blocks of Matter Dimensional Analysis Uncertainty in Measurement and Significant Figures Conversion of Units Order-of-Magnitude Calculations Coordinate SystemsTrigonometry Problem-Solving Strategy
2 Motion in One Dimension
Displacement Average Velocity Instantaneous Velocity Acceleration Motion Diagrams One-Dimensional Motion With Constant Acceleration Freely Falling Objects
3 Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion
Vectors and Scalars Revisited Some Properties of Vectors Components of a Vector Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration in Two Dimensions Projectile Motion Relative Velocity
4 The Laws of Motion
The Concept of Force Newton's First Law Newton's Second Law Newton's Third Law Some Applications of Newton's Laws Forces of Friction
Work Kinetic Energy and the Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem Potential Energy Conservative and Non-conservative Forces Conservation of Mechanical Energy Nonconservative Forces and Conservation of Energy Power Work Done by a Varying Force
6 Momentum and Collisions
Momentum and ImpulseConservation of Momentum Collisions Glancing Collisions Rocket Propulsion
7 Circular Motion and the Law of Gravity
Angular Speed and Angular Acceleration Rotational Motion Under Constant Angular Acceleration Relations Between Angular and Linear Quantities Centripetal Acceleration Forces Causing Centripetal Acceleration Describing Forces in Accelerated Reference Frames Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation Gravitational Potential Energy RevisitedKepler's Laws The Vector Nature of Angular Quantities
8 Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics
TorqueTorque and the Second Condition for Equilibrium The Center of Gravity Examples of Objects in Equilibrium Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration Rotational Kinetic Energy Angular Momentum
9 Solids and Fluids
States of Matter The Deformation of Solids Density and Pressure Variation of Pressure with Depth Pressure MeasurementsBuoyant Forces and Archimedes's Principle Fluids in Motion Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics Surface Tension, Capillary Action, and Viscous Fluid Flow Transport Phenomena
Part II: THERMODYNAMICS
10 Thermal Physics
Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics Thermometers and Temperature ScalesThermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas Avogadro's Number and the Ideal Gas The Kinetic Theory of Gases
11 Energy in Thermal Processes
Heat and Internal Energy Specific Heat CalorimetryLatent Heat and Phase Change Energy Transfer by Thermal Conduction Energy Transfer by Convection Energy Transfer by Radiation Hindering Energy Transfer Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases
12 The Law of Thermodynamics
Work in Thermodynamic Processes The First Law of Thermodynamics The First Law and Human Metabolism Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Reversible and Irreversible Processes The Carnot Engine Entropy Entropy and Disorder
Part III: VIBRATIONS AND WAVES
13 Vibrations and Waves
Hooke's Law Elastic Potential Energy Velocity as a Function of Position Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as a Function of TimeMotion of a Pendulum Damped Oscillations Wave Motion Types of Waves Frequency, Amplitude, and Wavelength The Speed of Waves on Strings Interference of Waves Reflection of Waves
Producing a Sound Wave Characteristics of Sound Waves The Speed of Sound Energy and Intensity of Sound Waves Spherical and Plane Waves The Doppler Effect Interference of Sound Waves Standing Waves Forced Vibrations and Resonance Standing Waves in Air ColumnsBeats Quality of Sound The Ear
Part IV: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
15 Electric Forces and Electric Fields
Properties of Electric Charges Insulators and Conductors Coulomb's Law The Electric Field Electric Field Lines Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium The Millikan Oil-Drop ExperimentThe Van de Graaff Generator Electric Flux and Gauss's Law
16 Electrical Energy and Capacitance
Potential Difference and Electric Potential Electric Potential and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges Potentials and Charged ConductorsEquipotential Surfaces Applications Capacitance The Parallel-Plate Capacitor Combinations of Capacitors Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor Capacitors with Dielectrics
17 Current and Resistance
Electric Current A Microscopic View: Current and Drift Speed Current and Voltage Measurements in Circuits Resistance and Ohm's Law ResistivityTemperature Variation of Resistance Superconductors Electrical Energy and Power Electrical Activity in the Heart
18 Direct Current Circuits
Sources of emf Resistors in Series Resistors in Parallel Kirchhoff's Rules and Complex DC Circuits RC Circuits Household Circuits Electrical Safety Conduction of Electrical Signals by Neurons
Magnets Magnetic Field of the Earth Magnetic Fields Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor Torque on a Current Loop and Electric Motors Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field Magnetic Field of a Long, Straight Wire and AmpFre's Law Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors Magnetic Field of a Current Loop Magnetic Field of a Solenoid Magnetic Domains
20 Induced Voltages and Inductance
Induced emf and Magnetic Flux Faraday's Law of Induction Motional emf (Change of A with Time) Lenz's Law Revisited (The Minus Sign in Faraday's Law) Generators (Change in Omega with Time) Self-Inductance RL Circuits Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field
21 Alternating Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves
Resistors in an AC Circuit Capacitors in an AC Circuit Inductors in an AC Circuit The RLC Series Circuit Power in an AC Circuit Resonance in a Series RLC Circuit The Transformer Maxwell's Predictions Hertz's Confirmation of Maxwell's Predictions Production of Electromagnetic Waves by an Antenna Properties of Electromagnetic Waves The Spectrum of Electromagnetic Waves The Doppler Effect for Electromagnetic Waves
Part V: LIGHT AND OPTICS
22 Reflection and Refration of Light
The Nature of Light The Ray Approximation in Geometric Optics Reflection and Refraction The Law of Refraction Dispersion and Prisms The Rainbow Huygens's Principle Total Internal Reflection
23 Mirrors and Lenses
Flat Mirrors Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors Convex Mirrors and Sign Conventions Images Formed by Refraction Atmospheric Refraction Thin Lenses Lens Aberrations
24 Wave Optics
Conditions for Interference Young's Double-Slit Interference Change of Phase Due to Reflection Interference in Thin FilmsUsing Interference to Read CD's and DVD's Diffraction Single-Slit Diffraction The Diffraction Grating Polarization of Light Waves
25 Optical Instruments
The Camera The Eye The Simple Magnifier The Compound Microscope The Telescope Resolution of Single-Slit and Circular Apertures The Michelson Interferometer
Part VI: MODERN PHYSICS
Introduction The Principle of Relativity The Speed of Light The Michelson-Morley ExperimentEinstein's Principle of Relativity Consequences of Special Relativity Relativistic Momentum Relativistic Addition of Velocities Relativistic Energy and the Equivalence of Mass and Energy Pair Production and Annihilation General Relativity
27 Quantum Physics
Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis The Photoelectric Effect Some ApplicationsX-Rays Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals The Compton Effect Photons and Electromagnetic Waves The Wave Properties of Particles The Wave Function The Uncertainty Principle The Scanning Tunneling Microscope
28 Atomic PhysicsEarly Models of the Atom
Atomic Spectra The Bohr Theory of Hydrogen Modification of the Bohr Theory De Broglie Waves and the Hydrogen Atom Quantum Mechanics and the Hydrogen Atom The Spin Magnetic Quantum Number Electron Clouds The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table Characteristic X-Rays Atomic Transitions Lasers and HolographyEnergy Bands in Solids Semiconductor Devices
29 Nuclear Physics
Some Properties of Nuclei Binding EnergyRadioactivity The Decay Processes Natural Radioactivity Nuclear Reactions Medical Applications of RadiationRadiation Detectors
30 Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles
Nuclear Fission Nuclear Reactors Nuclear FusionElementary Particles The Fundamental Forces in Nature Positrons and Other AntiParticles Mesons and the Beginning of Particle Physics Classification of Particles Conservation Laws Strange Particles and Strangeness.
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