Synopses & Reviews
PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS reveals the beauty and simplicity of physics while highlighting its essential role in other disciplines, from engineering to medicine. This proven text features the Serway hallmarks of concise writing, carefully thought-out problem sets, world class worked examples, and leading-edge educational pedagogy. With the Seventh Edition, authors Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett, Jr. build upon this strong foundation by carrying that high standard to the book's carefully integrated technology package, perfectly tailored to support any course design. All end-of-chapter problems, worked examples, and quick quizzes are available in Enhanced WebAssign (with hints and feedback formulated to foster student learning), allowing instructors to securely create and administer homework assignments in an interactive online environment. For instructors utilizing classroom response technology, a complete suite of PowerPoint«-formatted questions designed to support all levels of users, from amateur through advanced, is available to support the "clicker" software of your choosing. The result is the most complete course solution you will find; and one that is scalable to meet your and your students' unique needs.
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This best-selling, calculus-based text is recognized for its carefully crafted, logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics. PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, maintains the Serway traditions of concise writing for the students, carefully thought-out problem sets and worked examples, and evolving educational pedagogy.
About the Author
Raymond A. Serway received his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology and is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. In 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College. He received the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University, where he taught for 17 years. Dr. Serway began his teaching career at Clarkson University, where he conducted research and taught from 1967 to 1980. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University in 1977 and the Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College in 1985. As Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, he worked with K. Alex Müller, 1987 Nobel Prize recipient. Dr. Serway also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. In addition to PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, Dr. Serway is the coauthor of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition; COLLEGE PHYSICS, Ninth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt McDougal. In addition, Dr. Serway has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings. Dr. Serway and his wife Elizabeth enjoy traveling, playing golf, fishing, gardening, singing in the church choir, and especially spending quality time with their four children, nine grandchildren, and a recent great-grandson. John W. Jewett, Jr., earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Drexel University and his doctorate at 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. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Through his teaching career, Dr. Jewett has been active in promoting science education. In addition to receiving four National Science Foundation grants, 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 his work on PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, he is the coauthor for PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition, as well as 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 that can be used as demonstration apparatus in physics lectures. Most importantly, he relishes spending time with his wife Lisa and their children and grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Part I: MECHANICS. 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. Part II: OSCILLATIONS AND MECHANICAL WAVES. 15. Oscillatory Motion. 16. Wave Motion. 17. Sound Waves. 18. Superposition and Standing Waves. Part III: THERMODYNAMICS. 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. Part IV: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM. 23. Electric Fields. 24. Gauss's Law. 25. Electric Potential. 26. Capacitance and Dielectrics. 27. Current and Resistance. 28. Direct Current Circuits. 29. Magnetic Fields. 30. Sources of the Magnetic Field. 31. Faraday's Law. 32. Inductance. 33. Alternating Current Circuits. 34. Electromagnetic Waves. Part V: LIGHT AND OPTICS. 35. The Nature of Light and the Laws of Geometric Optics. 36. Image Formation. 37. Interference of Light Waves. 38. Diffraction Patterns and Polarization. Part VI: MODERN PHYSICS. 39. Relativity. 40. Introduction to Quantum Physics. 41. Quantum Mechanics. 42. Atomic Physics. 43. Molecules and Solids. 44. Nuclear Structure. 45. Applications of Nuclear Physics. 46. Particle Physics and Cosmology. APPENDIXES. A. Tables. B. Mathematics Review. C. Periodic Table of the Elements. D. SI Units. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems. Index.