Summary: For more than five decades, Sears and Zemansky's College Physics has provided the most reliable foundation of physics education for students around the world. For the Eighth Edition, Robert Geller joins Hugh Young to produce a comprehensive update of this benchmark text.
A broad and thorough introduction to physics, this new edition carefully integrates many solutions from educational research to help students to develop greater confidence in solving proble...show morems, deeper conceptual understanding, and stronger quantitative-reasoning skills, while helping them connect what they learn with their other courses and the changing world around them.
A systematic approach to problem solving. To solve problems with confidence, students must learn to approach problems effectively at a global level, must understand the physics in question, and must acquire the specific skills needed for particular types of problems. The Eighth Edition provides research-proven tools for each goal.
The worked examples all follow a consistent and explicit global problem-solving strategy drawn from educational research. This 3-step approach puts special emphasis on how to set-up the problem before trying to solve it, and the importance of how to reflect on whether the answer is sensible.
Worked example solutions emphasize the steps and decisions students often omit. In particular, many worked examples include pencil diagrams: hand-drawn diagrams that show exactly what a student should draw in the set-up step of solving the problem.
Conceptual Analysis and Quantitative Analysis problems help the students practice their qualitative and quantitative understanding of the physics. The Quantitative Analysis problems focus on skills of quantitative and proportional reasoning--skills that are key to success on the MCATs. No other introductory physics text addresses this need. The CAs and QAs use a multiple-choice format to elicit specific common misconceptions.
Problem-solving strategies teach the students tactics for particular types of problems -- such as problems requiring Newton's second law, energy conservation, etc - and follow the same, 3-step global approach (set-up, solve, and reflect).
Unique, highly effective figures incorporate the latest ideas from educational research. Extraneous detail has been removed and color used only for strict pedagogical purposes - for instance, in mechanics, color is used to identify the object of interest while all other objects are grayscale. Illustrations include helpful blue annotated comments to guide students in 'reading' graphs and physics figures. Throughout, figures, models, and graphs are placed side by side to help student 'translate' between multiple representations. Pencil sketches are used consistently in worked examples to emphasize what students should draw.
Unique visual chapter summaries show each concept in words, math, and figures to reinforce how to 'translate' between different representations and address different student learning styles.
Rich and diverse EOC problem sets. The renowned Sears/Zemansky problems, refined over five decades of use, have been expanded and enhanced for today's courses.
New in each chapter is a set of multiple-choice problems that test the skills developed by the Qualitative Analysis and Quantitative Analysis problems in the chapter text. The multiple-choice format elicits specific common misconceptions, enabling students to pinpoint their misunderstandings.
The General Problems contain many context-rich problems (also known as real-world problems), which require the student to simplify and model more complex real-world situations.
The problem sets include more biomedically oriented problems than in any other College Physics text.
Connects physics with the student's world. In-margin photos with explanatory captions provide diverse, interesting, and self-contained examples of physics at work in the world.
Writing that is easy to follow and rigorous. The writing is friendly yet focused; it conveys an exact, careful, straight-forward understanding of the physics, with an emphasis on the connections between concepts.
Edition/Copyright:8TH 06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc. Published: 12/09/2005 International: No
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Chapter 1. Models, Measurements, and Vectors
1.1 Introduction 1.2 Idealized Models 1.3 Standards and Units 1.4 Unit Consistency and Conversions 1.5 Precision and Significant Figures 1.6 Estimates and Orders of Magnitude 1.7 Vectors and Vector Addition 1.8 Components of Vectors
Chapter 2. Motion along a Straight Line
2.1 Displacement and Average Velocity 2.2 Instantaneous Velocity 2.3 Average and Instantaneous Acceleration 2.4 Motion with Constant Acceleration 2.5 Proportional Reasoning 2.6 Freely Falling Objects 2.7 Relative Velocity along a Straight Line
Chapter 3. Motion in a Plane
3.1 Velocity in a Plane 3.2 Acceleration in a Plane 3.3 Projectile Motion 3.4 Uniform Circular Motion 3.5 Relative Velocity in a Plane
Chapter 4. Newton's Laws of Motion
4.1 Force 4.2 Newton's First Law 4.3 Mass and Newton's Second Law 4.4 Mass and Weight 4.5 Newton's Third Law 4.6 Free-Body Diagrams
Chapter 5. Applications of Newton's Laws
5.1 Equilibrium of a Particle 5.2 Applications of Newton's Second Law 5.3 Contact Forces and Friction 5.4 Elastic Forces 5.5 Forces in Nature
Chapter 6. Circular Motion and Gravitation
6.1 Force in Circular Motion 6.2 Motion in a Vertical Circle 6.3 Newton's Law of Gravitation 6.4 Weight 6.5 Satellite Motion
Chapter 7. Work and Energy
7.1 An Overview of Energy 7.2 Work 7.3 Work and Kinetic Energy 7.4 Work Done by a Varying Force 7.5 Potential Energy 7.6 Conservation of Energy 7.7 Conservative and Nonconservative Forces 7.8 Power
Chapter 8. Momentum
8.1 Momentum 8.2 Conservation of Momentum 8.3 Inelastic Collisions 8.4 Elastic Collisions 8.5 Impulse 8.6 Center of Mass 8.7 Motion of the Center of Mass 8.8 Rocket Propulsion
Chapter 9. Rotational Motion
9.1 Angular Velocity and Angular Acceleration 9.2 Rotation with Constant Angular Acceleration 9.3 Relationship between Linear and Angular Quantities 9.4 Kinetic Energy of Rotation and Moment of Inertia 9.5 Rotation about a Moving Axis
Chapter 10. Dynamics of Rotational Motion
10.1 Torque 10.2 Torque and Angular Acceleration 10.3 Work and Power in Rotational Motion 10.4 Angular Momentum 10.5 Conservation of Angular Momentum 10.6 Equilibrium of a Rigid Body 10.7 Vector Nature of Angular Quantities
Chapter 11. Elasticity and Periodic Motion
11.1 Hooke's Law 11.2 Tensile Stress and Strain 11.3 Bulk Stress and Strain 11.4 Shear Stress and Strain 11.5 Elasticity and Plasticity 11.6 Periodic Motion 11.7 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion 11.8 Equations of Simple Harmonic Motion 11.9 The Simple Pendulum 11.10 Damped Oscillations 11.11 Forced Oscillations and Resonance
Chapter 12. Mechanical Waves and Sound
12.1 Mechanical Waves 12.2 Periodic Waves 12.3 Wave Speeds 12.4 Reflections and Superposition 12.5 Standing Waves and Normal Modes 12.6 Longitudinal Standing Waves 12.7 Interference 12.8 Sound and Hearing 12.9 Sound Intensity 12.10 Beats 12.11 The Doppler Effect 12.12 Applications of Acoustics 12.13 Musical Tones
Chapter 13. Fluid Mechanics
13.1 Density 13.2 Pressure in a Fluid 13.3 Archimedes' Principle: Buoyancy 13.4 Surface Tension 13.5 Fluid Flow 13.6 Bernoulli's Equation 13.7 Applications of Bernoulli's equation 13.8 Real Fluids: Viscosity and Turbulence
Chapter 14. Temperature and Heat
14.1 Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium 14.2 Temperature Scales 14.3 Thermal Expansion 14.4 Quantity of Heat 14.5 Phase Changes 14.6 Calorimetry 14.7 Heat Transfer 14.8 Solar Energy and Resource Conservation
Chapter 15. Thermal Properties of Matter
15.1 Equations of State 15.2 Kinetic Theory of an Ideal Gas 15.3 Heat Capacities 15.4 The First Law of Thermodynamics 15.5 Thermodynamic Processes 15.6 Properties of an Ideal Gas
Chapter 16. The Second Law of Thermodynamics
16 The Second Law of Thermodynamics 16.1 Directions of Thermodynamic Processes 16.2 Heat Engines 16.3 Internal-Combustion Engines 16.4 Refrigerators 16.5 The Second Law of Thermodynamics 16.6 The Carnot Cycle 16.7 Entropy 18.8 The Kelvin Temperature Scale 18.9 Energy Resources: A Case Study in Thermodynamics
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