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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Foundations and Connections, 1st Edition

  • Debora M. Katz
  • ISBN-10: 1133939147
  • ISBN-13: 9781133939146
  • 1424 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Cengage Learning is pleased to announce the publication of Debora Katz’s ground-breaking calculus-based physics program, PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS: FOUNDATIONS AND CONNECTIONS. The author’s one-of-a-kind case study approach enables students to connect mathematical formalism and physics concepts in a modern, interactive way. By leveraging physics education research (PER) best practices and her extensive classroom experience, Debora Katz addresses the areas students struggle with the most: linking physics to the real world, overcoming common preconceptions, and connecting the concept being taught with the mathematical steps to follow. How Dr. Katz deals with these challenges—with case studies, student dialogues, and detailed two-column examples—distinguishes this text from any other on the market and will assist you in taking your students “beyond the quantitative.”

Features

  • Case studies, many based on real-world experiences such as news items and historical events, draw readers into the story of physics and make concepts understandable. The case studies are introduced and revisited throughout the chapters in interactive concept exercises, examples, and end-of-chapter problems. This unique case study approach makes abstract physics concepts concrete and bridges the formal language and mathematics of physics with key concepts.

  • Dr. Katz uses student preconceptions (or misconceptions) as building blocks toward proper understanding, showing students the connection between their notions and the true physical principles. Preconceptions are primarily addressed by dialogues between fictional students that allow readers to discover their preconceptions without a sense of failure.

  • Two-column examples and derivations use graphics to clearly frame the qualitative reasoning and quantitative steps behind a problem, helping students make connections between the concept being taught and the mathematical steps to follow. It’s like having an instructor in the text: in one column he or she explains the concept, and in the other he or she shows the formal mathematical steps that might be written on a classroom board.

  • Many textbooks were originally written for previous generations of students. Although these textbooks have been updated for content, today’s students don’t find them readable. This book was written to be readable without compromising content, because students are willing and able to read a book they find engaging.

  • Students have trouble organizing physics topics in a hierarchy. The list of topics at the start of each chapter is arranged into categories: Underlying Principles, Major Concepts, Special Cases, and Tools. Notes in the margin refer to topics using these categories. Each chapter has a Summary at the end arranged using the same categories. The conceptual organization is reinforced by revisiting the concepts found on the chapter opening page with more complete descriptions, so students can use the information for review before solving the problems assigned for homework.

  • Over 3,500 problems have been written for this text. Each part of every problem has been classified as either Algebraic, Conceptual, Estimation, Graphical, or Numerical in nature.

  • This text is fully integrated with Enhanced WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign combines exceptional physics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with simulation-based PreLecture Exploration exercises, Integrated Tutorials written by the author, stepped out interactive solutions, all the quantitative End-of-Chapter problems from the textbook, and a fully customizable eBook. This robust suite of assets will help students develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. Please visit http://www.webassign.net/features/textbooks/katzpse1/details.html to view an interactive demonstration of Enhanced WebAssign.

Reviews

"The details of the worked-out examples are invaluable in cementing good analytic, calculational, and calculator techniques for the students. These details are often unwisely left out in other calculus-based texts.”
— Joseph Scanio

About the Author

Debora M. Katz

Katz earned her PhD in Astrophysics from University of Minnesota, one of the top PER programs in the country. She has been active in the PER community and has attended multiple conferences to learn how to better integrate innovative pedagogies into the classroom. She has effectively done so in a very traditional environment at the Naval Academy, where she is a tenured professor. She is an active researcher who regularly works with undergraduate students.

Table of Contents

Part I: CLASSICAL MECHANICS.
1. Getting Started.
2. One-Dimensional Motion.
3. Vectors.
4. Two- and Three-Dimensional Motion.
5. Newton’s Laws of Motion.
6. Applications of Newton’s Laws of Motion.
7. Gravity.
8. Conservation of Energy.
9. Energy in Non-Isolated Systems.
10. Systems of Particles and Conservation of Momentum.
11. Collisions.
12. Rotation I: Kinematics and Dynamics.
13. Rotation II: A Conservation Approach.
Part II: MECHANICS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS.
14. Static Equilibrium, Elasticity, and Fracture.
15. Fluids.
16. Oscillations.
17. Traveling Waves.
18. Superposition and Standing Waves.
19. Temperature, Thermal Expansion, and Gas Laws.
20. Kinetic Theory of Gases.
21. Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
22. Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
PART III: ELECTRICITY.
23. Electric Forces.
24. Electric Fields.
25. Gauss’s Law.
26. Electric Potential.
27. Capacitors and Batteries.
28. Current and Resistance.
29. Direct Current (DC) Circuits.
PART IV: MAGNETISM.
30. Magnetic Fields and Forces.
31. Gauss’s Law for Magnetism and Ampère’s Law.
32. Faraday’s Law of Induction.
33. Inductors and AC Circuits.
34. Maxwell’s Equations and Electromagnetic Waves.
PART V: LIGHT.
35. Diffraction and Interference.
36. Applications of the Wave Model.
37. Reflection and Images Formed by Reflection.
38. Refraction and Images Formed by Refraction.
PART VI: 20TH CENTURY PHYSICS.
39. Relativity.
Appendix A. Mathematics.
Appendix B. Reference Tables.
Periodic Table of the Elements.
Answers to Concept Exercises and Odd-Numbered Problems.
Index.

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