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. 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 Muller, 1987 Nobel Prize recipient. Dr. Serway also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, Sam Marshall. Dr. Serway is also the author of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, 3rd edition and co-author OF PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, 5th edition, MODERN PHYSICS, 2nd edition, and (with Dr. Faughn) 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 four grandchildren.
Faughn, Jerry A. :
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
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Part I: MECHANICS 1. Introduction
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 Systems Trigonometry 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 Impulse Conservation 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 Revisited Kepler's Laws The Vector Nature of Angular Quantities
8. Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics
Torque Torque 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 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 II: 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 Avogadro's Number and the 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 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 Time Motion 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 Columns Beats Quality of Sound The Ear
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