Summary: COLLEGE PHYSICS provides students with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics. The authors include a broad range of contemporary applications to motivate students understanding of how physics works in the real world. In addition, new pedagogy, reflecting the findings of physics education research, has been added to help students improve their problem solving skills and conceptual understanding. The text's flexible, accessible...show more, and focused presentation, coupled with extraordinary text/media integration through PhysicsNow, gives instructors and students the tools they need to succeed.
NEW! PhysicsNow, the ultimate web-based homework, testing, and tutorial system has been thoroughly integrated with COLLEGE PHYSICS, Seventh Edition. Several components from the text have been enhanced in the web-based PhysicsNow program to reinforce material from the text. One example of this integration and extension are the "Active Figures," which are animated diagrams from the text. In PhysicsNow, the "Active Figures" come to life and allow students to visualize phenomena and processes that can't be represented on the printed page.
NEW! All problems have been carefully worded and have been checked for clarity and accuracy, and approximately 15% of the end-of-chapter problems are new to this edition.
COLLEGE PHYSICS is known for a collection of outstanding end of chapter problems. For the convenience of both the student and instructor, about two thirds of the problems are keyed to specific sections of the chapter. The remaining problems, labeled "Additional Problems," are not keyed to specific sections. There are three levels of problems that are graded according to their difficulty.
Problem solving skills and strategies are consistently and carefully presented to help students build this critical skill. These have been extensively rewritten for enhanced clarity. The text presents a general problem solving methodology and reinforces this methodology throughout the text. This feature helps students identify the essential steps in solving problems and increases their skills as problem solvers. This is also reinforced more overtly in this edition in the "Worked Examples."
A concerted effort was made to place more emphasis on critical and conceptual thinking. Features such as "Applying Physics," "Quick Quizzes," and the end-of-chapter "Conceptual Questions" test students understanding of physical concepts.
"Quick Quiz" questions are included throughout each chapter to provide students opportunities to test their understanding of the physical concepts just presented in the text. "Quick Quiz" questions are designed for possible use in the "peer instruction" mode and are provided in a format, which is ready to use with Personal Response Systems.
"Tips" are placed in the margins of the text and address common student misconceptions and situations in which students often follow unproductive paths. Approximately 100 "Tips" are provided to help students avoid common mistakes and misunderstandings.
End-of-chapter "Activities" provide broad-ranged discovery-based problems that can be assigned to groups of two or three students, either as a replacement for one or more labs or simply as short projects for the course.
The International System of units (SI) is used throughout the book. The U.S. customary system of units is used only to a limited extent in the problem sets of the early chapters on mechanics.
Many chapters include sections that are intended to expose the student to various practical and interesting applications of physical principles. Topics dealing with the application of physics to the life sciences are identified by the DNA icon.
NEW! In addition, each in-text "Worked Example" resides in the PhysicsNow system as an algorithmic version of the in-text example. In PhysicsNow students are given hints and feedback to help them master the concept in the "Worked Example." They are also provided with a slightly more difficult follow-up problem to ensure they are ready to tackle the end-of-chapter homework problems.
NEW! The Seventh Edition includes more "Worked Examples" featuring a new format. ALL in-text "Worked Examples" are presented in a two-column format, which aids student learning and helps to separate mathematics from physical concepts. Not only have the number of worked examples increased in each chapter, special care has been taken to present a range of difficulty levels within each chapter, so students are better prepared to solve the end-of-chapter problems.
NEW! Many diagrams from the text have been animated to form "Active Figures," part of the PhysicsNow integrated Web-based learning system. By visualizing phenomena and processes that can not be fully represented on a static page, students greatly increase their conceptual understanding. Active Figures are easily identified by their red figure legend and PhysicsNow icon, and the caption after the icon describes briefly the nature and contents of the animation.
NEW! Approximately 30 of the "Worked Examples" have been identified as "Interactive Problems" and labeled with the PhysicsNow media icon. As part of the PhysicsNow Web-based learning system, students can engage in an extension of the problem solved in the "Worked Example". This often includes elements of both visualization and calculation, and may also involve prediction and intuition building.
NEW! A new "MCAT Test Preparation Guide" in the text preface serves as a valuable study tool for students taking the course to prepare for this exam. The "Guide" outlines key concepts and directed review activities from the text and PhysicsNow program to help get students up to speed.
NEW! For ease of reference, the "End-of-Chapter Summary" format is now organized by each individual chapter heading.
NEW! An increased number of life science oriented applications and end-of-chapter problems, identified by the DNA icon, help motivate students to master the content.
NEW! From the books design to the prose, COLLEGE PHYSICS, Seventh Edition, features a completely rethought and streamlined presentation of physics. Instructors will notice a cleaner and clearer dialogue with the student, an uncluttered look and feel, and careful attention paid to language.
Standards of Length, Mass, and Time. The Building Blocks of Matter. Dimensional Analysis. Uncertainty in Measurement and Significant Figures. Conversion of Units. Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations. Coordinate Systems. Trigonometry. Problem-Solving Strategy.
3. Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion. Vectors and Their Properties. Components of a Vector. Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration in Two Dimensions. Motion in Two Dimensions. Relative Velocity.
4. The Laws of Motion.
Forces. Newton's First Law. Newton's Second Law. Newton's Third Law. Applications of Newton's Laws. Forces of Friction.
Work. Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem. Gravitational Potential Energy. Spring Potential Energy. Systems and Energy Conservation. Power. Work Done by a Varying Force.
6. Momentum and Collisions. Momentum and Impulse. Conservation of Momentum. Collisions. Glancing Collisions. Rocket Propulsion.
7. Rotational 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. Newtonian Gravitation. Kepler's Laws.
8. Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics. Torque. Torque and the Two Conditions 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 Measurements. Buoyant Forces and Archimedes's Principle. Fluids in Motion. Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics. Surface Tension, Capillary Action, and Viscous Fluid Flow. Transport Phenomena.
Part 2: THERMODYNAMICS.
10. Thermal Physics.
Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics. Thermometers and Temperature Scales. Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids. Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas. The Kinetic Theory of Gases.
11. Energy in Thermal Processes.
Heat and Internal Energy. Specific Heat. Calorimetry. Latent Heat and Phase Change. Energy Transfer. Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases.
12. The Laws of Thermodynamics. Work in Thermodynamic Processes. The First Law of Thermodynamics. Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Entropy. Human Metabolism.
Part 3: VIBRATIONS AND WAVES.
13. Vibrations and Waves.
Hooke's Law. Elastic Potential Energy. Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion. Position, Velocity, and Acceleration as a Function of Time. Motion of a Pendulum. Damped Oscillations. 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 Columns. Beats. Quality of Sound. The Ear.
2005 Hardcover This book looks good. It is like any used book you would expect to find in a used book shop.
$1.99 +$3.99 s/h
Sierra Nevada Books Reno, NV
Biggest little used bookstore in the world.
$2.00 +$3.99 s/h
Goodwill Industries of S.W.FL. Fort Myers, FL
Good Good-Book is in good overall condition. The covers are intact with some slight wear. The dust jacket, if applicable, is intact with some slight wear. The spine has creasing. Pages may include l...show moreimited notes, folds and highlighting. The "Head", "Tail" and "Fore-Edge" may have markings and/or spots. ...show less
Free Shipping Get Free Shipping on orders over $25 (not including Rental and Marketplace). Order arrives in 5-10 business days.
Need it faster? We offer fast, flat-rate expedited shipping options.
Not the right book for you? We'll gladly take it back within 30 days.
To return an eTextbook:
Your eTextbook is non-returnable once it's been activated. You must contact us about returning your eTextbook before you activate it.
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the purchase date on your order confirmation.
This book qualifies for guaranteed cash back! Buy it now for , then:
Sell it back by:
Guaranteed cash back:
Cost of this book after cash back:
Take advantage of Guaranteed Cash Back. Send your book to us in good condition before the end of the buyback period, we'll send YOU a check, and you'll pay less for your textbooks!
If you find this book for less on Amazon.com (direct from Amazon, not marketplace sellers), we'll match it.
In our warehouse, waiting to ship directly to you.
We hand-inspect every used textbook to make sure it's in good condition.
Buy it now. Sell it later!
Sell this textbook for cash!
When you're done with this book, sell it back to Textbooks.com. In addition to the best possible buyback price, you'll get an extra 10% cash back just for being a customer.
We buy good-condition used textbooks year 'round, 24/7. No matter where you bought it, Textbooks.com will buy your textbooks for the most cash.
We hand-inspect every one of our used textbooks to ensure good condition.
Our used textbooks do NOT have:
Missing or torn pages
Missing or torn cover
Torn or damaged binding
A broken spine
This textbook has never been used.
Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.
Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet duringthe download process.
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OS X 10.3 or above
At least 280 MB RAM, a 600 mHZ processor and 110 MB of hard drive space
1024x768 (or larger) screen resolution
What is the Marketplace? It's another way for you to get the right price on the books you need. We approved every Marketplace vendor to sell their books on Textbooks.com, so you know they're all reliable.
What are Marketplace shipping options? Marketplace items do not qualify for free shipping. When ordering from the Marketplace, please specify whether you want the seller to send your book Standard ($3.99/item) or Express ($6.99/item). To get free shipping over $25, just order directly from Textbooks.com instead of through the Marketplace.
FREE UPS 2nd Day Air Terms
Rental and Marketplace items are excluded. Offer is valid from 1/21/2013 12:00PM to 1/23/2013 11:59AM CST. Your order must be placed by 12 Noon CST to be processed on the same day. Minimum order value is $100.00 excluding Rental and Marketplace items. To redeem this offer, select "FREE UPS 2ND DAY AIR" at checkout. Offer not is not valid on previous orders.