Physics For Global Scientists and Engineers, Volume 2,
2nd Edition

Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett, Kate Wilson, Anna Wilson, Wayne Rowlands

ISBN-13: 9780170355520 | ISBN-10: 0170355527

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 688 pages

List Price USD $81.00


This second edition of Serway's Physics For Global Scientists and Engineers is a practical and engaging introduction for students of calculus-based physics. Students love the Australian, Asia-Pacific and international case studies and worked examples, concise language and high-quality artwork, in two, easy-to-carry volumes. * NEW key topics in physics, such as the Higgs boson, engage students and keep them interested * NEW Maths icons highlight mathematical concepts in the text and direct students to the relevant information in the Maths Appendix * NEW Index of Symbols provides students with a quick reference for the symbols used throughout the book This volume (two) includes Electricity and magnetism, Light and optics, and Quantum physics. Volume one covers Mechanics, Mechanical properties of solids and fluids, Oscillations and mechanical waves, and Thermodynamics. Physics For Global Scientists and Engineers is compatible with WebAssign - the most powerful online homework solution for physics, maths and statistics. Engage students with immediate feedback, highly visual content and interactive questions, to develop a deeper conceptual understanding. Designed to help you to quickly and easily create assignments, save time with auto-grading and monitor your students’ progress, WebAssign can be integrated with your Learning Management System, allowing easy access for you and your students. Ask your Learning Consultant for a demo.

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Meet the Authors

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Raymond A. Serway is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. He earned his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology. Among his accolades, he received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College, the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University (where he taught for 17 years), the 1977 Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University and the 1985 Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College. As a Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Serway worked with K. Alex Müller, who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics. He also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. In addition to this text, Dr. Serway is the co-author of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition; PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt McDougal. He has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings.

John W. Jewett Jr. is Emeritus Professor of Physics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Drexel University and his doctorate at The Ohio State University, specializing in optical and magnetic properties of condensed matter. Dr. Jewett began his academic career at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he taught from 1974 to 1984. Active in promoting effective physics education, he has received four National Science Foundation grants in physics education, and he helped found and direct the Southern California Area Modern Physics Institute (SCAMPI) and Science IMPACT (Institute for Modern Pedagogy and Creative Teaching). Dr. Jewett's honors include the Stockton Merit Award at Richard Stockton College in 1980, selection as Outstanding Professor at California State Polytechnic University for 1991-1992 and the Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 1998. In 2010, he received an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from Drexel University in recognition of his contributions in physics education. He has given over 100 presentations both domestically and abroad, including multiple presentations at national meetings of the AAPT. Dr. Jewett is the author of THE WORLD OF PHYSICS: MYSTERIES, MAGIC, AND MYTH, which provides many connections between physics and everyday experiences. In addition to this text, he is co-author of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition, and GLOBAL ISSUES, a four-volume set of instruction manuals in integrated science for high school. Dr. Jewett enjoys playing keyboard with his all-physicist band, traveling and collecting antique quack medical devices. Most importantly, he relishes spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their children and grandchildren.

Kate Wilson is a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra (UNSW at the Australian Defence Force Academy). She has a PhD in computational physics from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching from the University of Canberra. Kate has been a member of the Sydney University Physics Education Research group, an Innovative Teaching and Educational Technology Fellow at the University of New South Wales, first year coordinator in physics at the Australian National University and director of the Australian Science Olympiads Physics Program. She is author of the resource set Workshop Tutorials for Physics and Nelson Physics units 3 and 4 for the National Curriculum.

Anna Wilson has a PhD in nuclear physics from Liverpool University and a Master of Higher Education from the Australian National University. She has worked at universities in the UK, the US, France and Australia. She has taught physics at all levels of the undergraduate degree including algebra-based, first-year courses, quantum mechanics, nuclear and particle physics, and is the recipient of teaching awards including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and an Award for Teaching Excellence. She has published research in the fields of optics, nuclear structure physics and education. She has recently returned to both the UK and full-time study and is undertaking a PhD in Education at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Wayne Rowlands is a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swinburne University of Technology. He has a PhD in laser atomic physics from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching from Swinburne University of Technology. His interests cover fundamental experimental research, science education and outreach. Wayne was a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics, with a particular interest in Bose-Einstein condensation. He is an active member of the Engineering and Science Education Research Group at Swinburne, has presented at education research conferences, and was invited to deliver the Australian Institute of Physics "Youth Lecture" series of talks by the Victorian Branch (in 2002) and the Queensland Branch (in 2006). Wayne has been the Editor of "AOS News", the journal of the Australian Optical Society, and also served as a long-term presenter on the 3RRR radio science show "Einstein A Go Go".

  • NEW Maths Icon to highlight mathematical concepts in the text and direct students to the relevant information in the Maths Appendix
  • NEW updated WebAssign with PreLecture Explorations that allow students to make predictions, change parameters, and then observe the results. Every PreLecture Exploration comes with conceptual and analytical questions that guide students to a deeper understanding and help promote a robust physical intuition.
  • NEW and UPDATED regional and international case studies to engage students and provide context.
  • Wayne Rowlands is a valuable NEW addition to our adapting author team. Wayne joins Kate Wilson and Anna Wilson, and is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swinburne University of Technology. He has a PhD in laser atomic physics from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching from Swinburne University of Technology. His interests cover fundamental experimental research, science education and outreach
  • Easy-to-carry two smaller volumes offers flexibility and manageability for students.
  • Active Figures highlighted throughout the text indicate questions which are supported by interactive animated presentations in Enhanced Web Assign. These are also available in the instructor resources.
  • Engineering and Scientific examples and problems to help students relate physics concepts to a range of other disciplines.
  • Uncertainty icon highlights coverage of the uncertainty principle integrated throughout the text to help students identify and understand this important concept in context.
  • Worked examples, a hallmark of the text, provide conceptual explanations along with the mathematical pathway for every step. The examples closely follow the authors' proven General Problem Solving Strategy to reinforce good problem solving habits. What If? Extensions are included with some of these examples to further reinforce conceptual understanding.
  • Content aligned to local curriculum, to ease the transition from school to university physics.
  • Pitfall prevention boxes throughout the text give tips to help students avoid common physics mistakes, addressing both common student misconceptions and situations in which students often follow unproductive paths.
  • International and regional case studies throughout the text have been written by practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and cover relevant applications and research in physics, helping students to engage and understand physics.
  • ‘Try This’ examples demonstrate key concepts with simple experiments that students can do themselves using everyday items, allowing them to apply the theory.
  • An extensive set of problems is included at the end of each chapter. For the convenience of both the student and the instructor, a selection of the problems are keyed to specific sections of the chapter. The remaining extension problems include Additional Problems and Challenge Problems which require students to synthesise key ideas from several sections.

Table of Contents

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Volume 2

Part V: Electricity and magnetism
23. Electric fields
24. Gauss’s law
25. Electric potential
26. Energy and capacitance
27. Current and resistance
Case study 6 BSCCO: a high-temperature superconductor with local roots
28. Direct-current circuits
29. Magnetic fields
30. Magnetic forces
31. Faraday’s law
32. Inductance
33. Alternating-current circuits
34. Electromagnetic waves
Case study 7 Accelerator mass spectrometry

Part VI: Light and optics
35. The nature of light and the principles of ray optics
36. Image formation
37. Wave optics
38. Diffraction patterns and polarisation
Case study 8 Fibre optics and the human body

Part VII: Quantum physics
39. Quantisation and wave-particle duality
40. Introduction to quantum mechanics
41. Atomic physics
42. Quantum physics of molecules and solids
43. Nuclei and radioactivity
44. Particle physics
Case study 9 The discovery of the Higgs boson

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PowerLecture DVD for Serway Physics: Asia-Pacific, Volumes 1 & 2

Bringing physics principles and concepts to life in your lectures has never been easier! The full-featured PowerLecture Instructor's Resource CD-ROM provides everything you need for Physics. Key content includes art and images from the text, pre-made chapter-specific PowerPoint lectures, ExamView test generator software with pre-loaded test questions, instructor manual, solutions to all questions and problems in the text, animated "Active Figure" simulations, and a physics movie library.

Instructor Solutions Manual for Serway Physics: Asia-Pacific, Volume 2

The Instructor’s Solutions Manual includes complete solutions to all the problems in the text. Also provided are full answers to the online student chapter review quizzes.

Instructor's Manual for Serway Physics: Asia-Pacific, Volume 2

A wealth of content to help set up and administer your subject. Created by senior academics teaching in this area, the Instructor Manual reinforces key points from the textbook, with discussion points and tips, learning objectives, chapter outlines, key points, teaching tips and materials, ideas on how to use online teaching resources and solutions to all questions and problems from the text.

Test Bank for Serway Physics: Asia-Pacific, Volume 2

Create, customise and deliver tests in minutes for both print and online applications. A bank of questions for you to use to build your quizzes, tests and exams.

PowerPoint Slides for Serway Physics: Asia-Pacific, Volume 2

Slides focus on the main concepts covered in each chapter. Created by specialists in this area, every key point in the textbook is examined. Picture, graphs and videos are included where appropriate. Edit and amend to suit your own requirements.

Artwork from Serway Physics: Asia-Pacific, Volume 2

Digital files of graphs, tables, pictures and flow charts from the text that can be used in a variety of media. Add them into your lectures, use in student handouts and include in your LMS.

Student Companion Website for Serway Physics: Asia-Pacific, Volume 2

Includes selected solutions, Active Figures, weblinks, directions to WebAssign and more.

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