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Applied Physics

ISBN: 9780131101692 | 0131101692
Edition: 8th
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pearson College Div
Pub. Date: 1/1/2009

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This highly successful introduction to basic physics provides a solid foundation applied to industrial and technical fields and incorporates: real-world applications to motivate students clear, to-the-point topic coverage extensive drawings, diagrams, photographs, and examples to make the physics real large problem sets at the end of each section to provide for student practice Superb organization divides content into five logical units: mechanics matter and heat wave motion and sound electricity and magnetism light and modern physics A special feature of this text is a unique, successful, and consistently used problem-solving method that provides an orderly approach for students. The regular use of a special problem-solving method trains students to make a sketch, identify the data elements, select the appropriate equation, solve for the unknown quantity, and substitute the data in the working equation. An icon that outlines the method is placed in the margin of most problem sets as a reminder to students. Pedagogical Highlights: chapter introductions chapter objectives important laws, principles, and formulas are highlighted numerous examples, consistently displayed in the special problem-solving format ample problems are provided at the end of each section new four-color format effectively illustrates important principles 3500 problems and questions answers to odd-numbered problems answers to chapter review questions and problems short biographical sketches of important scientists chapter glossaries and a comprehensive glossary in Appendix D Try This Activity provides students with suggestions to experiment with physics concepts. Physics Connections are small sections that connect physics to real life. Applied Physics are application-based problems that foster critical thinking. new chapters on Universal Gravitational and Satellite Motion, Color, and Special and General Relativity A companion Laboratory Manual contains laboratory exercises that reinforce and illustrate the physics principles.

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