Physics: An Algebra-Based Approach, 2nd Edition
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Class-tested by over 10,000 students, Physics: An Algebra-Based Approach promotes problem-solving skills development while helping students better understand physics. The addition to the second edition of two new authors has brought fresh ideas and approaches to the material while maintaining the core values of clarity, consistency, and attention to detail. Based on the latest findings from physics education research (PER), this title focuses on student understanding through the use of engaging real-life applications, unique Fermi problems, conceptual examples, free-body diagrams in mechanics, and concept fixes based on research into common student misconceptions.
- *NEW* Each sample problem now ends with a Making Sense of the Result section in order to model the practice of thinking critically about the solution and putting it in context as a means of self-evaluation.
- *NEW* Each chapter section now ends with a Conceptual Checkpoint, a multiple-choice or ranking-style question, to allow students to reflect on the content in that section before continuing.
- *NEW* Figures have been added and modified throughout the text in order to help students better understand the concepts, both in the case of existing sample problems but also for the additional end-of-chapter problems and the Conceptual Checkpoints.
- *NEW* Making Sense of the Result is a new feature that is added at the end of every Sample Problem.
- *NEW* More end-of-chapter problems have been added.
- *NEW* More challenging problems have been added that require the integration of several concepts.
- Thirty "Tackling Misconceptions" boxes ensure that the most common misconceptions students experience are addressed.
- Helpful hints are provided in marginal boxes with titles such as Math Tip, Units Tip, Problem-Solving Tip, Terminology Tip, and Learning Tip. There are 80 Tip boxes throughout the text.
- Examples of physics applications from countries around the world are included to emphasize the international nature of the discipline.
- Problem-Solving Strategies boxes are provided in several chapters to discuss particular approaches to solving problems in a given context.
- Ninety Fermi questions, named after the famous physicist Enrico Fermi, give students practise in making real-life assumptions and calculations involving physics principles and applications.
- Try This! boxes in every chapter suggest hands-on activities that give practical, concrete experience of physics concepts using simple, easily found materials.
Table of Contents
- Preface for Instructors
- About the Authors
- Chapter 1: Measurement and Types of Quantities
- Chapter 2: One-Dimensional Kinematics
- Chapter 3: Vectors and Trigonometry
- Chapter 4: Two-Dimensional Kinematics
- Chapter 5: Newton?s Laws of Motion
- Chapter 6: Applying Newton?s Laws
- Chapter 7: Work, Energy, and Power
- Chapter 8: Momentum and Collisions
- Chapter 9: Gravitation
- Chapter 10: Rotational Motion
- Chapter 11: Statics, Stability, and Elasticity
- Chapter 12: Fluid Statics and Dynamics
- Chapter 13: Oscillations and Waves
- Chapter 14: Sound and Music
- Chapter 15: Reflection, Refraction, and Dispersion of Light
- Chapter 16: Wave Optics
- Chapter 17: Optical Instruments
- Chapter 18: Heat and Thermodynamics
- Chapter 19: Electric Charge and Electric Field
- Chapter 20: Electric Potential Energy, Electric Potential, and Current
- Chapter 21: Electrical Resistance and Circuits
- Chapter 22: Magnetism
- Chapter 23: Electromagnetic Induction
- Chapter 24: Nuclear Physics: Theory and Medical Applications
- Appendix A: Answers to Exercises and End-of-Chapter Questions