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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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"Quick Quizzes are a really good component. Pitfall Preventions answered a number of my criticisms of the text. I am very pleased with the overall emphasis on conceptual understanding. I have been very pleased with Serway. I have no expectations of switching texts in the near future."
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"Would I use this text for my classes, both Engineers and Honors students? I certainly would."
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"Finally, I would like to add that my son is taking high school physics. He is using the non-calculus version of the text. He likes the book and he tells me that his fellow students do also."
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"Prior to the adoption of this book (PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, 5th edition), the textbook was FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS by Halliday and Resnick. Although Halliday and Resnick's book was the textbook chosen by the Physics Department, many students were observed by the faculty to be studying from Serway's book. The students had acquired old used versions of the Serway book, and they were actively studying out of this book rather than the prescribed textbook. Serway's book became our students' popular choice. The Physics Department, recognizing this, adopted a "give them what they want" attitude, and accordingly Serway's book was made the textbook for the calculus-based undergraduate physics course."
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"Some of the general things I look for are the end-of-chapter questions and problems, and the quality of explanations. Feedback from students is also important--past students have given Serway more favorable reviews...another reason we went with Serway this semester."
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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, Sixth Edition, maintains the Serway traditions of concise writing for the students, carefully thought-out problem sets and worked examples, and evolving educational pedagogy. This edition introduces a new co-author, Dr. John Jewett, at Cal Poly ? Pomona, known best for his teaching awards and his role in the recently published PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Third Edition, also written with Ray Serway. Providing students with the tools they need to succeed in introductory physics, the Sixth Edition of this authoritative text features unparalleled media integration and a newly enhanced supplemental package for instructors and students!
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Achieve success in your physics course by making the most of what PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS has to offer you. 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! Available with most new copies of the text is CengageNOW for Physics. Save time, learn more, and succeed in the course with this online suite of resources that give you the choices and tools you need to study smarter and get the grade. Receive a personalized study plan based on chapter-specific diagnostic testing to help you pinpoint what you need to know NOW, and interact with a live physics tutor through the exclusive Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING program to help you master the concepts.
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Achieve success in your physics course by making the most of what PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS has to offer you. 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! Available with most new copies of the text is CengageNOW for Physics. Save time, learn more, and succeed in the course with this online suite of resources that give you the choices and tools you need to study smarter and get the grade. Receive a personalized study plan based on chapter-specific diagnostic testing to help you pinpoint what you need to know NOW, and interact with a live physics tutor through the exclusive Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING program to help you master the concepts.
Synopsis
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, Sixth Edition, maintains the Serway traditions of concise writing for the students, carefully thought-out problem sets and worked examples, and evolving educational pedagogy. This edition introduces a new co-author, Dr. John Jewett, at Cal Poly ? Pomona, known best for his teaching awards and his role in the recently published PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Third Edition, also written with Ray Serway. Providing students with the tools they need to succeed in introductory physics, the Sixth Edition of this authoritative text features unparalleled media integration and a newly enhanced supplemental package for instructors and students!
About the Author
Raymond A. Serway received his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology and is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. In 1990, he received the Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University, where he taught for seventeen 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 M?ller, 1987 Nobel Prize recipient. Dr. Serway also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, Sam Marshall. Dr. Serway is the coauthor of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fourth Edition; PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, Eighth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, third edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. In addition, Dr. Serway has published more than forty research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than sixty presentations at professional meetings. Dr. Serway and his wife Elizabeth enjoy traveling, playing golf, gardening, singing in the church choir, and spending quality time with their four children and nine grandchildren.John W. Jewett, Jr. earned 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 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), both of which work with teachers and schools to develop effective science curricula. Dr. Jewett's honors include four Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise awards, 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. He has given over 80 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 as the co-author for PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS he is also the co-author on PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS: A CALCULUS-BASED TEXT, Fourth 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. Standards of Length, Mass, and Time. Matter and Model Building. Density and Atomic Mass. Dimensional Analysis. Conversion of Units. Estimates and Order-of-Magnitude Calculations. Significant Figures. 2. Motion in One Dimension. Position, Velocity, and Speed. Instantaneous Velocity and Speed. Acceleration. Motion Diagrams. One-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration. Freely Falling Objects. Kinematic Equations Derived from Calculus. General Problem-Solving Strategy. 3. Vectors. Coordinate Systems. Vector and Scalar Quantities. Some Properties of Vectors. Components of a Vector and Unit Vectors. 4. Motion in Two Dimensions. The Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Vectors. Two-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration. Projectile Motion. Uniform Circular Motion. Tangential and Radial Acceleration. Relative Velocity and Relative Acceleration. 5. The Laws of Motion. The Concept of Force. Newton's First Law and Inertial Frames. Mass. Newton's Second Law. The Gravitational Force and Weight. Newton's Third Law. Some Applications of Newton's Laws. Forces of Friction. 6. Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws. Newton's Second Law Applied to Uniform Circular Motion. Nonuniform Circular Motion. Motion in Accelerated Frames. Motion in the Presence of Resistive Forces. Numerical Modeling in Particle Dynamics. 7. Energy and Energy Transfer. Systems and Environments. Work Done by a Constant Force. The Scalar Product of Two Vectors. Work Done by a Varying Force. Kinetic Energy and the Work--Kinetic Energy Theorem. The Non-Isolated System--Conservation of Energy. Situations Involving Kinetic Friction. Power. Energy and the Automobile. 8. Potential Energy. Potential Energy of a System. The Isolated System--Conservation of Mechanical Energy. Conservative and Nonconservative Forces. Changes in Mechanical Energy for Nonconservative Forces. Relationship Between Conservative Forces and Potential Energy. Energy Diagrams and Equilibrium of a System. 9. Linear Momentum and Collisions. Linear Momentum and Its Conservation. Impulse and Momentum. Collisions in One Dimension. Two-Dimensional Collisions. The Center of Mass. Motion of a System of Particles. Rocket Propulsion. 10. Rotation of a Rigid Object about a Fixed Axis. Angular Position, Velocity, and Acceleration. Rotational Kinematics: Rotational Motion with Constant Angular Acceleration. Angular and Linear Quantities. Rotational Kinetic Energy. Calculation of Moments of Inertia. Torque. Relationship Between Torque and Angular Acceleration. Work, Power, and Energy in Rotational Motion. Rolling Motion of a Rigid Object. 11. Angular Momentum. The Vector Product and Torque. Angular Momentum. Angular Momentum of a Rotating Rigid Object. Conservation of Angular Momentum. The Motion of Gyroscopes and Tops. Angular Momentum as a Fundamental Quantity. 12. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity. The Conditions for Equilibrium. More on the Center of Gravity. Examples of Rigid Objects in Static Equilibrium. Elastic Properties of Solids. 13. Universal Gravitation. Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. Measuring the Gravitational Constant. Free-Fall Acceleration and the Gravitational Force. Kepler's Laws and the Motion of Planets. The Gravitational Field. Gravitational Potential Energy. Energy Considerations in Planetary and Satellite Motion. 14. Fluid Mechanics. Pressure. Variation of Pressure with Depth. Pressure Measurements. Buoyant Forces and Archimedes's Principle. Fluid Dynamics. Bernoulli's Equation. Other Applications of Fluid Dynamics. Part II: OSCILLATIONS AND MECHANICAL WAVES. 15. Oscillatory Motion. Motion of an Object Attached to a Spring. Mathematical Representation of Simple Harmonic Motion. Energy of the Simple Harmonic Oscillator. Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion with Uniform Circular Motion. The Pendulum. Damped Oscillations/ Forced Oscillations. 16. Wave Motion. Propagation of a Disturbance. Sinusoidal Waves. The Speed of Waves on Strings. Reflection and Transmission. Rate of Energy Transfer by Sinusoidal Waves on Strings. The Linear Wave Equation. 17. Sound Waves. Speed of Sound Waves. Periodic Sound Waves. Intensity of Periodic Sound Waves. The Doppler Effect. Digital Sound Recording. Motion Picture Sound. 18. Superposition and Standing Waves. Superposition and Interference. Standing Waves. Standing Waves in a String Fixed at Both Ends. Resonance. Standing Waves in Air Columns. Standing Waves in Rods and Membranes. Beats: Interference in Time. Nonsinusoidal Wave Patterns. Part III: THERMODYNAMICS. 19. Temperature. Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics. Thermometers and the Celsius Temperature Scale. The Constant-Volume Gas Thermometer and the Absolute Temperature Scale. Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids. Macroscopic Description of an Ideal Gas. 20. Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics. Heat and Internal Energy. Specific Heat and Calorimetry. Latent Heat. Work and Heat in Thermodynamic Processes. The First Law of Thermodynamics. Some Applications of the First Law of Thermodynamics. Energy Transfer Mechanisms. 21. The Kinetic Theory of Gases. Molecular Model of an Ideal Gas. Molar Specific Heat of an Ideal Gas. Adiabatic Processes for an Ideal Gas. The Equipartition of Energy. The Boltzmann Distribution Law. Distribution of Molecular Speeds/ Mean Free Path. 22. Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Heat Pumps and Refrigerators. Reversible and Irreversible Processes. The Carnot Engine. Gasoline and Diesel Engines. Entropy. Entropy Changes in Irreversible. Processes. Entropy on a Microscopic Scale. Part IV: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM. 23. Electric Fields. Properties of Electric Charges. Charging Objects by Induction. Coulomb's Law. The Electric Field. Electric Field of a Continuous Charge Distribution. Electric Field Lines. Motion of Charged Particles in a Uniform Electric Field. 24. Gauss's Law. Electric Flux. Gauss's Law. Application of Gauss's Law to Various Charge Distributions. Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium.. Formal Derivation of Gauss's Law. 25. Electric Potential. Potential Difference and Electric Potential. Potential Differences in a Uniform Electric Field. Electric Potential and Potential Energy Due to Point Charges. Obtaining the Value of the Electric Field from the Electric Potential. Electric Potential Due to Continuous Charge Distributions. Electric Potential Due to a Charged Conductor. The Millikan Oil-Drop Experiment. Applications of Electrostatics. 26. Capacitance and Dielectrics. Definition of Capacitance. Calculating Capacitance. Combinations of Capacitors. Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor. Capacitors with Dielectrics. Electric Dipole in an Electric Field. An Atomic Description of Dielectrics. 27. Current and Resistance. Electric Current. Resistance. A Model for Electrical Conduction. Resistance and Temperature. Superconductors. Electrical Power. 28. Direct Current Circuits. Electromotive Force. Resistors in Series and Parallel. Kirchhoff's Rules. RC Circuits. Electrical Meters. Household Wiring and Electrical Safety. 29. Magnetic Fields. Magnetic Field and Forces. Magnetic Force Acting on a Current-Carrying Conductor. Torque on a Current Loop in a Uniform Magnetic Field. Motion of a Charged Particle in a Uniform Magnetic Field. Applications Involving Charged Particles Moving in a Magnetic Field. The Hall Effect. 30. Sources of Magnetic Field. The Biot-Savart Law. The Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors. Ampre's Law. The Magnetic Field of a Solenoid. Magnetic Flux. Gauss's Law in Magnetism. Displacement Current and the General Form of Ampre's Law. Magnetism in Matter. The Magnetic Field of the Earth. 31. Faraday's Law. Faraday's Law of Induction. Motional emf. Lenz's Law. Induced emf and Electric Fields. Generators and Motors/ Eddy Currents. Maxwell's Equations. 32. Inductance. Self-Inductance. RL Circuits. Energy in a Magnetic Field. Mutual Inductance. Oscillations in an LC Circuit. The RLC Circuit. 33. Alternating Current Circuits. AC Sources. Resistors in an AC Circuit. Inductors in an AC Circuit. Capacitors in an AC Circuit. The RLC Series Circuit. Power in an AC Circuit. Resonance in a Series RLC Circuit. The Transformer and Power Transmission. Rectifiers and Filters. 34. Electromagnetic Waves. Maxwell's Equations and Hertz's Discoveries. Plane Electromagnetic Waves. Energy Carried by Electromagnetic Waves. Momentum and Radiation Pressure. Production of Electromagnetic Waves by an Antenna. Part V: LIGHT AND OPTICS. 35. The Nature of Light and the Laws of Geometric Optics. The Nature of Light. Measurements of the Speed of Light. The Ray Approximation in Geometric Optics. Reflection. Refraction. Huygens's Principle. Dispersion and Prisms. Total Internal Reflection. Fermat's Principle. 36. Image Formation. Images Formed by Flat Mirrors. Images Formed by Spherical Mirrors. Images Formed by Refraction. Thin Lenses. Lens Aberrations. The Camera. The Eye. The Simple Magnifier. The Compound Microscope. The Telescope. 37. Interference of Light Waves. Conditions for Interference. Young's Double-Slit Experiment. Intensity Distribution of the Double-Slit Interference Pattern. Phasor Addition of Waves. Change of Phase Due to Reflection. Interference in Thin Films. The Michelson Interferometer. 38. Diffraction Patterns and Polarization. Introduction to Diffraction Patterns. Diffraction Patterns from Narrow Slits. Resolution of Single-Slit and Circular Apertures. The Diffraction Grating. Diffraction of X-rays by Crystals. Polarization of Light Waves. Part VI: MODERN PHYSICS. 39. Relativity. The Principle of Galilean Relativity. The Michelson-Morley Experiment. Einstein's Principle of Relativity. Consequences of the Special Theory of Relativity. The Lorentz Transformation Equations. The Lorentz Velocity Transformation Equations/ Relativistic Linear Momentum and the Relativistic Form of Newton's Laws. Relativistic Energy. Mass and Energy. The General Theory of Relativity. 40. Introduction to Quantum Physics. Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Hypothesis. The Photoelectric Effect. The Compton Effect. Photons and Electromagnetic Waves. The Wave Properties of Particles. The Quantum Particle. The Double-Slit Experiment Revisited. The Uncertainty Principle. 41. Quantum Mechanics. An Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. A Particle in a Box. The Particle Under Boundary Conditions. The Schrödinger Equation. A Particle in a Well of Finite Height. Tunneling Through a Potential Energy Barrier. The Scanning Tunneling Microscope. The Simple Harmonic Oscillator. 42. Atomic Physics. Atomic Spectra of Gases. Early Models of the Atom. Bohr's Model of the Hydrogen Atom. The Quantum Model of the Hydrogen Atom. The Wave Functions for Hydrogen. Physical Interpretation of the Quantum Numbers. The Exclusion Principle and the Periodic Table. More on Atomic Spectra: Visible and X-Ray. Spontaneous and Stimulated Transitions. Lasers. 43. Molecules and Solids. Molecular Bonds. Energy States and Spectra of Molecules. Bonding in Solids. Free-Electron Theory of Metals. Band Theory of Solids. Electrical Conduction in Metals, Insulators and Semiconductors. Semiconductor Devices. Superconductivity. 44. Nuclear Structure. Some Properties of Nuclei. Nuclear Binding Energy. Nuclear Models. Radioactivity. The Decay Processes. Natural Radioactivity. Nuclear Reactions. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 45. Applications of Nuclear Physics. Interactions Involving Neutrons. Nuclear Fission. Nuclear Reactors. Nuclear Fusion. Radiation Damage. Radiation Detectors. Uses of Radiation. 46. Particle Physics and Cosmology. The Fundamental Forces in Nature. Positrons and Other Antiparticles. Mesons and the Beginning of Particle Physics. Classification of Particles. Conservation Laws. Strange Particles and Strangeness. Making Particles and Measuring Their Properties. Finding Patterns in the Particles. Quarks. Multicolored Quarks. The Standard Model. The Cosmic Connection. Problems and Perspectives. APPENDIXES: A. Tables. Conversion Factors. Symbols, Dimensions, and Units of Physical Quantities. Table of Atomic Masses. B. Mathematics Review. Scientific Notation. Algebra. Geometry. Trigonometry. Series Expansions. Differential Calculus. Integral Calculus. Propagation of Uncertainty. C. Periodic Table of the Elements. D. SI Units. E. Nobel Prize Winners. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems. Index.