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

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

by Debora M. Katz
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Cengage Learning


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

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534466855
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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 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.

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