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

Debora M. Katz

ISBN-13: 9780534466855 | ISBN-10: 0534466850

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 752 pages

List Price USD $189.95

Overview

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 and 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."

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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.

  • Case-study approach motivates students and makes abstract concepts concrete. 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.
  • Student dialogues address preconceptions. 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.
  • Integration 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, case-study tutorials, stepped out interactive solutions, and a fully customizable eBook. This robust suite of assets will help students develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter.
  • Readability. 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.
  • Two-column format for examples and derivations connects mathematical formalism and physics concepts. 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.

Table of Contents

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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 Nonisolated 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.
Appendix A. Mathematics.
Appendix B. Reference Tables.
Answers to Concept Exercises and Odd-Numbered Problems and Questions.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Student Solutions Manual for Katz's Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Foundations and Connections, Volume 1

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For Chapters 1-22, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately 20 Problems and Questions in each textbook chapter.

Student Solutions Manual for Katz's Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Foundations and Connections, Volume 2

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For Chapters 23-43, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately 20 Problems and Questions in each textbook chapter.

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