Physics for Scientists and Engineers – Randall Knight – 1st Edition


The superior problem-solving pedagogy of Physics for Scientists and Engineers uses a detailed, methodical approach that sequentially builds students’ skills and confidence so they are better equipped to tackle more complex problems.

Knight combines rigorous quantitative coverage with a descriptive, inductive approach that leads to a deeper student understanding of the core concepts. Pictorial, graphical, algebraic, and descriptive representations for each concept are skillfully combined to provide a resource that students with different learning styles can readily grasp.

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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
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