Physics for Scientists and Engineers – Randall Knight – 2nd Edition


As the most widely adopted new physics text in more than 50 years, Knight’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers was published to widespread critical acclaim from professors and students.0

In this Edition, Knight builds on the research-proven instructional techniques he introduced in the first and second editions, as well as national data of student performance, to take student learning even further. Knight’s unparalleled insight into student learning difficulties, and his impeccably skillful crafting of text and figures at every level — from macro to micro — to address these difficulties, results in a uniquely effective and accessible book, leading you to a deeper and better-connected understanding of the concepts and more proficient problem-solving skills.

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  • Part I. Newton's Laws
    1. Concepts of Motion
    2. Kinematics in One Dimension
    3. Vectors and Coordinate Systems
    4. Kinematics in Two Dimensions
    5. Force and Motion
    6. Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line
    7. Newton's Third Law
    8. Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane

    Part II. Conservation Laws
    9. Impulse and Momentum
    10. Energy
    11. Work

    Part III. Applications of Newtonian Mechanics
    12. Rotation of a Rigid Body
    13. Newton’s Theory of Gravity
    14. Oscillations
    15. Fluids and Elasticity

    Part IV. Thermodynamics
    16. A Macroscopic Description of Matter
    17. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
    18. The Micro/Macro Connection
    19. Heat Engines and Refrigerators

    Part V. Waves and Optics
    20. Traveling Waves
    21. Superposition
    22. Wave Optics
    23. Ray Optics
    24. Optical Instruments

    Part VI. Electricity and Magnetism
    25. Electric Charges and Forces
    26. The Electric Field
    27. Gauss’s Law
    28. The Electric Potential
    29. Potential and Field
    30. Current and Resistance
    31. Fundamentals of Circuits
    32. The Magnetic Field
    33. Electromagnetic Induction
    34. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
    35. AC Circuits

    Part VII. Relativity and Quantum Physics
    36. Relativity
    37. The Foundations of Modern Physics
    38. Quantization
    39. Wave Functions and Uncertainty
    40. One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics
    41. Atomic Physics
    42. Nuclear Physics
  • Citation
    • Full Title: Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 0321740904
    • ISBN-13: 9780321740908
    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Topic: Physics
    • Subtopic: Calculus Based Physics
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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