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College Physics: A Strategic Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Randall D. Knight, Brian Jones, Stuart Field

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: Dec 16, 2009

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Building on the research-proven instructional techniques introduced in Knight’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers, the most widely adopted new physics text in more than 30 years, College Physics: A Strategic Approach set a new standard for algebra-based introductory physics—gaining widespread critical acclaim from professors and students alike.


For the Second Edition, Randy Knight, Brian Jones, and Stuart Field continue to apply the best results from educational research, and refine and tailor them for this course and the particular needs of its students. New pedagogical features (Chapter Previews, Integrated Examples, and Part Summary problems) and fine-tuned and streamlined content take the hallmarks of the First Edition–exceptionally effective conceptual explanation and problem-solving instruction–to a new level. More than any other book, College Physics leads students to proficient and long-lasting problem-solving skills, a deeper and better-connected understanding of the concepts, and a broader picture of the relevance of physics to their chosen career and the world around them. 


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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                                                          

II. CONSERVATION LAWS                              

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 Fields and Forces                                                                 

21. Electrical Potential                   

22. Current and Resistance                        

23. Circuits

24. Magnetic Fields and Forces     

25. Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves 

26. AC Electricity  

VII. MODERN PHYSICS                     

27. Relativity                                 

28. Quantum Physics                                             

29. Atoms and Molecules                                                  

30. Nuclear Physics                 

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$103.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-59619-2