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College Physics: A Strategic Approach Plus Mastering Physics with eText -- Access Card Package, 3rd Edition

By Randall D. Knight, Brian Jones, Stuart Field

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 15, 2014


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Intended for algebra-based introductory physics courses.

Built from the ground up for effective learning; refined to help you focus on the big picture.

Building on the research-proven instructional techniques introduced in Knight’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers, College Physics: A Strategic Approach sets a new standard for algebra-based introductory physics–gaining widespread critical acclaim from professors and students alike. The text, supplements, and MasteringPhysics® work together to help you see and understand the big picture, gain crucial problem-solving skills and confidence, and better prepare for lecture and their future.

For the Third Edition, Randy Knight, Brian Jones, and Stuart Field have incorporated student feedback and research to strengthen their focus on student learning, and to apply the best results from educational research and extensive user feedback and metadata.

This program presents an unparalleled learning experience, uniquely effective and integrated.
  • Personalize learning with MasteringPhysics: MasteringPhysics provides you with engaging experiences that coach you through physics with specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content.
  • Prepare for lecture: Prepare yourself for lecture with innovative and engaging media tools, tailored carefully to reinforce the textbook.
  • Understand the big picture: Learn the connections between topics, the real-world context, and the overarching themes, skills, and principles of physics using refined and expanded learning tools.
  • Develop problem-solving skills: Equip yourself with problem-solving tactics and strategies through expanded guidance and practice in the text and online in MasteringPhysics.
  • Foster skills for the MCAT: Gear up for the new MCAT with enhanced life-science and biomedical applications in the text and problems, and increased emphasis on reasoning with real-world situations and data.

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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