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College Physics - Volume One -With Mastering Physics Student Access Kit

College Physics - Volume One -With Mastering Physics Student Access Kit - 8th edition

College Physics - Volume One -With Mastering Physics Student Access Kit - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780805392142

ISBN10: 0805392149

College Physics - Volume One -With Mastering Physics Student Access Kit by Hugh Young and Robert Geller - ISBN 9780805392142
Edition: 8TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
College Physics - Volume One -With Mastering Physics Student Access Kit by Hugh Young and Robert Geller - ISBN 9780805392142

ISBN13: 9780805392142

ISBN10: 0805392149

Edition: 8TH 06

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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 problems, 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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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