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College Physics: A Strategic Approach with Student Workbooks Volumes 1 and 2 / Edition 2

College Physics: A Strategic Approach with Student Workbooks Volumes 1 and 2 / Edition 2

by Randall D. Knight (Professor Emeritus), Brian Jones, Stuart Field

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321602282
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 11/11/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1096
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Randy Knight has taught introductory physics for 25 years at Ohio State Univer­sity and California Polytechnic University, where he is currently Professor of Physics. Randy received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics before joining the faculty at Ohio State University. It was at Ohio State, under the mentorship of Professor Leonard Jossem, that he began to learn about the research in physics education that, many years later, led to Five Easy Lessons: Strate­gies for Successful Physics Teaching, Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strate­gic Approach, and now to this book. Randy’s research interests are in the field of lasers and spectroscopy. When he’s not in the classroom or in front of a computer, you can find Randy hiking, sea kayaking, playing the piano, or spending time with his wife Sally and their seven cats.

Brian Jones has won several teaching awards at Colorado State University during his 17 years teaching in the Department of Physics. His teaching focus in recent years has been the College Physics class, including writing problems for the MCAT exam and helping students review for this test. Brian is also Director of the Little Shop of Physics, the Department’s engaging and effective hands-on outreach pro­gram, which has merited coverage in publications ranging from the APS News to People magazine. Brian has been invited to give workshops on techniques of science instruction throughout the United States and internationally, including Belize, Chile, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan and Slovenia. Previously, he taught at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College in Mbabane, Swaziland, and Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Brian and his wife Carol have dozens of fruit trees and bushes in their yard, including an apple tree that was propagated from a tree in Isaac Newton’s garden, and they have traveled and camped in most of the United States.

Stuart Field has been interested in science and technology his whole life. While in school he built telescopes, electronic circuits, and computers. After attending Stan­ford University, he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, where he studied the properties of materials at ultralow temperatures. After completing a postdoctoral position at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, he held a faculty position at the University of Michigan. Currently at Colorado State University, Stuart teaches a variety of physics courses, including algebra-based introductory physics, and was an early and enthusiastic adopter of Knight’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers. Stu­art maintains an active research program in the area of superconductivity. His hob­bies include woodworking; enjoying Colorado’s great outdoors; and ice hockey, where he plays goalie for a local team.

Table of Contents


1. Representing Motion

2. Motion in One Dimension

3. Vectors and Motion In Two Dimensions

4. Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion

5. Applying Newton’s Laws

6. Circular Motion, Orbits, and Gravity

7. Rotational Motion

8. Equilibrium and Elasticity


9. Momentum

10. Energy and Work

11. Using Energy


12. Thermal Properties of Matter

13. Fluids


14. Oscillations

15. Traveling Waves and Sound

16. Superposition and Standing Waves


17. Wave Optics

18. Ray Optics

19. Optical Instruments


20. Electric Forces and Fields

21. Electrical Potential

22. Current and Resistance

23. Circuits

24. Magnetic Fields and Forces

25. Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves

26. AC Circuits


27. Relativity

28. Quantum Physics

29. Atoms and Molecules

30. Nuclear Physics

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