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Physics for Career Education

Physics for Career Education - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0136928232

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ISBN13: 978-0136928232
ISBN10: 0136928234
Edition: 6TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Physics for Career Education - 6TH 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136928232

Dale Ewen, Ronald J. Nelson and Neill Schurter

ISBN13: 978-0136928232
ISBN10: 0136928234
Edition: 6TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No

Suitable for Technical or Applied Physics courses at vocational-technical institutions and community colleges. Introducing students to basic physics in an accessible and meaningful manner that helps them realize the inherent importance of this useful science, Physics for Career Education, 6 edition provides a solid foundation in physical concepts as applied to industrial-technical fields, with logically organized analyses of mechanics, matter and heat, wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, and light and modern physics. Enlightening and motivating students with a healthy integration of real-world applications, it offers one of the most clearly written presentations available, presenting concepts in short, manageable sections with many graphics for visual support. It continues to feature extensive and superbly structured problems sets and examples, and now includes many new photos, greater clarity in discussions, and updated topical coverage. Would you like a Physics text that emphasizes problem-solving rather than theory, and whose applications are primarily technology related?


  • NEW - Updates material, and improves overall clarity and accuracy in discussions and problems throughout.
  • NEW - Increases visual appeal with many new photographs and revised figures.
  • Provides large problem sets at the end of each section, allowing students to develop and check their mastery of one concept before moving on to another.
  • Offers a unique, effective, and consistent problem-solving method that provides an orderly approach to practical physics.
    • Uses a special problem-solving icon within the text to highlight areas that employ this applied methodology.
    • Helps students successfully perform basic problems solving by training them to make a sketch, identify the data elements, select the appropriate basic equation, solve for the unknown quantity, and substitute the data in the working.
  • Assumes only a basic understanding of algebra (with key components reviewed in an appendix); and develops trigonometry throughout the text.
  • Contains an abundance of diverse, high-quality drawings, diagrams, photographs, and illustrative examples throughout.
  • Introduces measurement, significant digits, conversion factors, and the fundamentals of the metric system early on, and refers to these topics throughout.
  • Constructs a sound pedagogical framework consisting of:
    • Chapter introductions and objectives that relate physics to the world of applied technologies.
    • Important laws, principles, and formulas - all highlighted.
    • Numerous examples (displayed in the special problem-solving format) to illustrate how each section's problems are solved.
    • Problems at the end of each section.
    • Approximately 3,200 problems and questions (with problems at the end of each section); answers to odd-numbered problems, review questions, and review problems can be found in the appendices.
    • Basic instruction on using a scientific calculator.
  • Leaves students with a firm base on which to build a career study in almost any technical or vocational field.

Table of Contents

  1. Measurement and the Metric System.
  2. Problem Solving.
  3. Motion.
  4. Forces in One Dimension.
  5. Vectors and Trigonometry.
  6. Concurrent Forces.
  7. Work and Energy.
  8. Simple Machines.
  9. Rotational Motion.
  10. Non concurrent Forces.
  11. Matter.
  12. Fluids.
  13. Temperature and Heat.
  14. Gas Laws.
  15. Wave Motion and Sound.
  16. Static Electricity.
  17. Direct Current Electricity.
  18. dc Sources.
  19. Magnetism.
  20. Alternating Current Electricity.
  21. Light.
  22. Reflection and Refraction.
  23. Modern Physics.

Appendix A. Algebra Review.
Appendix B. Scientific Calculators - Brief Instructions on Use.
Appendix C. Tables.
Appendix D. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems, Review Questions, and Review Problems.


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