Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume 1, Technology Update,
9th Edition

Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett

ISBN-13: 9781305116405 | ISBN-10: 1305116402

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 784 pages

List Price USD $142.95


Achieve success in your physics course by making the most of what PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS has to offer. From a host of in-text features to a range of outstanding technology resources, you'll have everything you need to understand the natural forces and principles of physics. Throughout every chapter, the authors have built in a wide range of examples, exercises, and illustrations that will help you understand the laws of physics AND succeed in your course!

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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.

  • PERSONAL STUDY PLAN The Personal Study Plan in Enhanced WebAssign provides chapter and section assessments that show students what material they know and what areas require more work. For items that they answer incorrectly, students can click on links to related study resources such as videos, tutorials, or reading materials. Color-coded progress indicators let them see how well they are doing on different topics. Instructors can decide what chapters and sections to include--and whether to include the plan as part of the final grade or as a study guide with no scoring involved.
  • AN EXPANDED OFFERING OF ALL-NEW INTEGRATED TUTORIALS These Integrated Tutorials strengthen students' problem-solving skills by guiding them through the steps in the book's problem-solving process, and include meaningful feedback at each step so students can practice the problem-solving process and improve their skills. The feedback also addresses student preconceptions and helps them to catch algebraic and other mathematical errors. Solutions are carried out symbolically as long as possible, with numerical values substituted at the end. This feature promotes conceptual understanding above memorization, helps students understand the effects of changing the values of each variable in the problem, avoids unnecessary repetitive substitution of the same numbers, and eliminates round-off errors.
  • NEW PRELECTURE EXPLORATIONS This popular online asset has been expanded to provide instructors with more assignments covering a wider variety of topics. Additionally, all of the PreLecture Explorations have been updated and converted to HTML so that they can be accessed across a variety of platforms and devices, with additional parameters added to enhance investigation of a physical phenomenon. Students can make predictions, change the 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.
  • ANALYSIS MODEL TUTORIALS These 165 tutorials (indicated in each chapter's problem set with an "AMT" icon) strengthen students' problem-solving skills by guiding them through the steps in the problem-solving process. Important first steps include making predictions and focusing their strategy on physics concepts before they start to solve the problem quantitatively. A critical component of these tutorials is the selection of an appropriate analysis model to describe what is going on in the problem. Analysis Model tutorials include meaningful feedback at each step to help students practice the problem-solving process and improve their skills. Solutions are carried out symbolically as long as possible, with numerical values substituted at the end. Feedback at the end of the tutorial encourages students to think about how the final answer matches their original predictions.
  • ANALYSIS OF PROBLEMS USAGE DATA FROM WEBASSIGN GUIDED PROBLEMS. The authors used extensive user data gathered by WebAssign from professors and students to identify problems that contained muddled or unclear phrasing. The data was used to ensure that the problems professors assigned the most were retained for the ninth edition. In each chapter's problems set, the top quartile of problems that were assigned in WebAssign are given an icon for easy identification.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGY. A General Problem Solving Strategy, outlined early in the text, provides a series of steps similar to those taken by professional physicists in solving problems. This problem solving strategy is revisited in each Worked Example, so students approach problems consistently, developing stronger problem-solving skills. The General Problem Solving Strategy is further reinforced by Problem-Solving Strategy boxes that provide additional tips for tackling specific types of problems.
  • BETTER INTEGRATION OF THE ANALYSIS MODEL APPROACH TO PROBLEM-SOLVING The Analysis Model approach lays out a standard set of situations that appear in most physics problems, and serves as a bridge to help students identify the correct fundamental principle--and then the equation--to utilize in solving that problem. To better integrate the Analysis Model approach for this edition, "Analysis Model" boxes appear at the end of any section that introduces an Analysis Model and recap the Analysis Model just introduced, while also providing examples of the types of problems that a student could solve using the Analysis Model. Worked examples in the text that utilize Analysis Models are also designated with an "AM" icon for ease of reference.
  • ADDITIONAL MASTER ITS IN ENHANCED WEBASSIGN Approximately 50 additional Master Its were added for the ninth edition.
  • WORKED EXAMPLES. Always a hallmark of the text, Worked Examples are presented in a visually appealing two-column format, providing conceptual explanations next to the math for every step. The examples closely follow the authors' proven General Problem Solving Strategy, which is introduced in Chapter 2 to reinforce good problem solving habits. About one-third of the worked examples include "What If?" extensions, which further reinforce conceptual understanding. Every Worked Example can be assigned and graded through the Enhanced WebAssign homework management system. Solutions are presented symbolically as much as possible with numbers substituted in at the last possible moment to help students think symbolically when they solve problems, instead of automatically looking to insert numbers into an equation to solve a problem.
  • ANNOTATED INSTRUCTOR'S EDITION The Annotated Instructor's Edition provides instructors with teaching tips and other notes on how best to utilize the textbook in the classroom. Additionally, the full slate of icons describing the various types of problems is included in the questions/problems sets (the Student Edition contains only those icons needed by students).
  • "WATCH IT" SOLUTION VIDEOS. Selected problems (indicated in each chapter's problem set with a "W" icon) appear as "Watch It" solution videos in Enhanced WebAssign and explain fundamental problem-solving strategies to help students step through the problem. Instructors can choose whether or not to include video hints of problem-solving strategies.
  • HALLMARK PROBLEM SETS. An extensive set of problems is included at the end of each chapter; in all, the text contains about 3,000 problems. Solutions to selected problems are included in the Student Solutions Manual and Study Guide (denoted in the text by a box around the problem number), and the answers to odd-numbered problems are provided at the end of the book. The Problems set is organized by the sections in each chapter, but within each section, the problems "platform" students to higher-order thinking by presenting all the straightforward (black) problems in the section first, followed by intermediate (blue) problems. The "Additional Problems" section remains in its usual place, but at the end of each chapter a section of "Challenging Problems" gathers the chapter's toughest problems in one place.

Table of Contents

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1. Physics and Measurement.
2. Motion in One Dimension.
3. Vectors.
4. Motion in Two Dimensions.
5. The Laws of Motion.
6. Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton''s Laws.
7. Energy of a System.
8. Conservation of Energy.
9. Linear Momentum and Collisions.
10. Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis.
11. Angular Momentum.
12. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity.
13. Universal Gravitation.
14. Fluid Mechanics.
15. Oscillatory Motion.
16. Wave Motion.
17. Sound Waves.
18. Superposition and Standing Waves.
19. Temperature.
20. Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
21. The Kinetic Theory of Gases.
22. Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
A. Tables.
B. Mathematics Review.
C. Periodic Table of the Elements.
D. SI Units.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.

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Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual, Volume 1 for Serway/Jewett’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 9th

For Chapters 1-22, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately 20% of the problems per chapter (indicated in the textbook with boxed problem numbers). The manual also features a skills section, important notes from key sections of the text, and a list of important equations and concepts.

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