Physics Volume 1

Physics Volume 1 - James S. Walker - 9780134031248 - Physics / Astronomy - Algebra-Based Physics (96)
Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
James S. Walker  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
733
Pub.-date
January 2016
ISBN13
9780134031248
ISBN
0134031245
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Description

 

Intended for algebra-based introductory physics courses.

 

An accessible, problem-solving approach to physics, grounded in real-world applications

James Walker’s Physics provides students with a solid conceptual understanding of physics that can be expressed quantitatively and applied to the world around them. Instructors and students praise Walker’s Physics for its friendly voice, the author’s talent for making complex concepts understandable, an inviting art program, and the range of excellent homework problems and example-types that provide guidance with problem solving. The Fifth Edition, Volume 1 (Chapters 1-18) includes new “just-in-time” learning aids such as “Big Ideas” to quickly orient students to the overarching principles of each chapter, new Real-World Physics and Biological applications, and a wealth of problem-solving support features to coach students through the process of applying logic and reasoning to problem solving.  

 

Also available with MasteringPhysics

MasteringPhysics from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.

 

Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever–before, during, and after class.

 

Features

Ample “just-in-time” learning aids to help students where they need it, when they need it.

  • NEW! Big Ideas appear on each chapter-opening page to quickly orient students to the overarching principles of each chapter. The Big Ideas are extrapolated in more detail in the chapter margins where they are introduced for the first time in the body of the text.  
  • NEW! Physics in Context calls attention to a related or supporting concept covered in a previous chapter (“Physics in Context: Looking Back”); or alerts a student to a concept to be covered in a future chapter that relates to what they’re reading (“Physics in Context: Looking Ahead”).
  • NEW! Section Reviews briefly synthesize the key ideas covered in the preceding section for a quick at-a-glance summary.
  • NEW! “Enhance Your Understanding” qualitative multiple-choice and ranking questions fall at the end of each Section Review to give students an opportunity to practice what they’ve just learned. Answers are listed at the end of the chapter.
  • NEW! Real-World Physics and Biological applications woven into the text have been updated with fresh, modern, topics relevant to today’s student. These applications bring abstract physics principles to life with real-life examples from the world around us.
  • Problem-Solving Notes highlight useful problem-solving methods while also pointing out common pitfalls and misconceptions.
  • QR codes appear throughout the textbook, enabling students to use a smartphone or tablet to instantly watch interactive videos about relevant demonstrations.

 

Thorough problem-solving instruction and multiple opportunities for practice

  • NEW! Knowns and Unknowns have been added to worked examples to model how scientists think about setting up a problem before they solve it.
  • NEW! Reasoning and Strategy sections within worked examples offer deeper insight behind the logic used to work through a problem.
  • NEW! Five-step, fully worked Examples have been added to the 5th edition and new scenarios and numbers have replaced ~50% of the existing content. The Examples provide a systematic process for solving problems:
    • Picture the Problem reminds students to visualize the situation, identify and label important quantities, and set up a coordinate system. This step is always accompanied by a figure and free-body diagram when appropriate.
    • Reasoning and Strategy helps students learn to analyze the problem, identify the key physical concepts, and map a plan for the solution, including the addition of Known and Unknown quantities.
    • Solution is presented in a two-column format to help students translate the words of the problem on the left to the equations they will use to solve it on the right.
    • Insight points out interesting or significant features of the problem, solution process, or the result.
    • Practice Problems give students the opportunity to test their understanding and skills on similar problems to the one just worked.
  • NEW! End-of-chapter homework questions include10 new problems per chapter and 15% revised problem sets.
  • NEW! Bio Passage Problems have been thoroughly rewritten or modified to better reflect the new MCAT exam, released in 2015. With a focus on skills and core competencies, rather than rote knowledge, each Bio Passage Problem offers pre-meds opportunities for practicing the types of questions they’ll encounter on the exam.  
  • Conceptual Examples, Exercises, and Quick Examples bridge the fully worked Examples and end-of-chapter homework problems, providing students an opportunity to practice problem solving with some guidance.
  • Interactive Figures, marked with an icon in the text, are designed to be flexible in their application—they can be used in lecture, as a “virtual lab,” or as a component of a homework assignment. By giving direct visual feedback to the student, they help to reinforce what is being learned and to provide an additional pathway of understanding. They are available in the self-study area of MasteringPhysics and on the Instructor Resource DVD.
  • QR codes appear throughout the textbook, enabling students to use their smartphone or tablet to instantly watch interactive videos about relevant demonstrations.

The text and the technology assets of MasteringPhysics are designed to work in tandem, creating a seamless learning suite to supporting student learning before, during, and after class.

 

Also Available with MasteringPhysics

MasteringPhysics from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.

Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever–before, during, and after class.

 

Before Class:

  • NEW! Interactive Prelecture Videos address the rapidly growing movement toward prelecture teaching and flipped classrooms. These videos provide an introduction to key topics with embedded assessment to help students prepare before lecture and to help professors identify student misconceptions.
  • NEW! Dynamic Study Modules (DSMs) help students study on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept for each correct and incorrect answer. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. The content of DSMs focuses on definitions, units, and the key relationships for topics across all of mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Additional early modules cover basic math, algebra, scientific notation, and other background topics, which are available as graded assignments.
  • NEW! Pearson eText 2.0 features include:
    • Now available on smartphones and tablets.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search.
  • Prelecture Reading Questions check students’ familiarity with key concepts, prompting them to do their assigned reading before class. Additional open-ended questions that help students identify the topics they found most difficult assist instructors with “just-in-time” teaching.

During Class:

  • NEW! Learning Catalytics is an interactive classroom tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with Mastering with eText, Learning Catalytics enables instructors to generate classroom discussion, guide lectures, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors can:
    • Pose questions in a variety of question types to help students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust instructional strategy
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.

After Class:

  • NEW! Enhanced End-of-Chapter Questions offer students instructional support such as links to the eText, math remediation, and wrong answer feedback when completing homework assignments.
  • NEW! Prep questions aligned with the new 2015 MCAT exam arebased onthe Foundational Concepts and Content Categories outlined by the Association of American Medical Colleges. This blend of 140 new passage problems and physics problems in a biology context are assignable in MasteringPhysics.
  • UPDATED! Video Tutor Demonstrations feature "pause-and-predict" demonstrations of key physics concepts and incorporate assessment with answer-specific feedback on select videos to actively engage students in understanding key conceptual ideas.
  • NEW! Alternate problem set not found in the textbook is included in MasteringPhysics for the Fifth Edition of Walker's Physics. This extra set of questions allows instructors to confidently assign problems knowing that the students do not have prior access to the problems or solutions.

  • Tutorials, featuring specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content, guide your students through the toughest topics in physics. The hallmark Hints and Feedback offer instruction similar to what students would experience in an office hour, allowing them to learn from their mistakes without being given the answer.
  • NEW! Adaptive Follow-Up Assignments are based on each student's past performance on their course work to date, including homework, tests, and quizzes. These provide additional coaching and targeted practice as needed, so students can master the material.
  • PhET Tutorials prompt students to engage with the renowned PhET simulations and test students’ conceptual understanding. PhET Simulations are interactive tools that help students make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying physics.
  • Gradebook Diagnostics: With a single click, charts summarize the most difficult problems, vulnerable students, and grade distribution allowing for “just-in-time” teaching to address student misconceptions.

New to this Edition

Ample “just-in-time” learning aids to help students where they need it, when they need it.

  • Big Ideas appear on each chapter-opening page to quickly orient students to the overarching principles of each chapter. The Big Ideas are extrapolated in more detail in the chapter margins where they are introduced for the first time in the body of the text. 
  • Physics in Context calls attention to a related or supporting concept covered in a previous chapter (“Physics in Context: Looking Back”); or alerts a student to a concept to be covered in a future chapter that relates to what they’re reading (“Physics in Context: Looking Ahead”).
  • Section Reviews briefly synthesize the key ideas covered in the preceding section for a quick at-a-glance summary.
  • “Enhance Your Understanding” qualitative multiple-choice and ranking questions fall at the end of each Section Review to give students an opportunity to practice what they’ve just learned. Answers are listed at the end of the chapter.
  • Real-World Physics and Biological applications woven into the text have been updated with fresh, modern, topics relevant to today’s student. These applications bring abstract physics principles to life with real-life examples from the world around us.

 

Thorough problem-solving instruction and multiple opportunities for practice

  • Knowns and Unknowns have been added to worked examples to model how scientists think about setting up a problem before they solve it.
  • Reasoning and Strategy sections within worked examples offer deeper insight behind the logic used to work through a problem.
  • Five-step, fully worked Examples have been added to the 5th edition and new scenarios and numbers have replaced ~50% of the existing content. The Examples provide a systematic process for solving problems:
    • Picture the Problem reminds students to visualize the situation, identify and label important quantities, and set up a coordinate system. This step is always accompanied by a figure and free-body diagram when appropriate.
    • Reasoning and Strategy helps students learn to analyze the problem, identify the key physical concepts, and map a plan for the solution, including the addition of Known and Unknown quantities.
    • Solution is presented in a two-column format to help students translate the words of the problem on the left to the equations they will use to solve it on the right.
    • Insight points out interesting or significant features of the problem, solution process, or the result.
    • Practice Problems give students the opportunity to test their understanding and skills on similar problems to the one just worked.
  • End-of-chapter homework questions include10 new problems per chapter and 15% revised problem sets.
  • Bio Passage Problems have been thoroughly rewritten or modified to better reflect the new MCAT exam, released in 2015. With a focus on skills and core competencies, rather than rote knowledge, each Bio Passage Problem offers pre-meds opportunities for practicing the types of questions they’ll encounter on the exam. 

The text and the technology assets of MasteringPhysics are designed to work in tandem, creating a seamless learning suite to supporting student learning before, during, and after class.

 

Also Available with MasteringPhysics

MasteringPhysics from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.

 

Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class.

 

Before Class:

  • Interactive Prelecture Videos address the rapidly growing movement toward prelecture teaching and flipped classrooms. These videos provide an introduction to key topics with embedded assessment to help students prepare before lecture and to help professors identify student misconceptions.
  • Dynamic Study Modules (DSMs) help students study on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept for each correct and incorrect answer. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. The content of DSMs focuses on definitions, units, and the key relationships for topics across all of mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Additional early modules cover basic math, algebra, scientific notation, and other background topics, which are available as graded assignments.
  • Pearson eText 2.0 features include:
    • Now available on smartphones and tablets.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search.

During Class:

  • Learning Catalytics is an interactive classroom tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with Mastering with eText, Learning Catalytics enables instructors to generate classroom discussion, guide lectures, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors can:
    • Pose questions in a variety of question types to help students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust instructional strategy
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.

After Class:

  • Enhanced End-of-Chapter Questions offer students instructional support such as links to the eText, math remediation, and wrong answer feedback when completing homework assignments.
  • Prep questions aligned with the new 2015 MCAT exam arebased onthe Foundational Concepts and Content Categories outlined by the Association of American Medical Colleges. This blend of 140 new passage problems and physics problems in a biology context are assignable in MasteringPhysics.
  • UPDATED! Video Tutor Demonstrations feature "pause-and-predict" demonstrations of key physics concepts and incorporate assessment with answer-specific feedback on select videos to actively engage students in understanding key conceptual ideas.
  • Alternate problem set not found in the textbook is included in MasteringPhysics for the Fifth Edition of Walker's Physics. This extra set of questions allows instructors to confidently assign problems knowing that the students do not have prior access to the problems or solutions.

  • Adaptive Follow-Up Assignments are based on each student's past performance on their course work to date, including homework, tests, and quizzes. These provide additional coaching and targeted practice as needed, so students can master the material.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to Physics

Part I: Mechanics

2: One-Dimensional Kinematics

3: Vectors in Physics

4: Two-Dimensional Kinematics

5: Newton’s Laws of Motion

6: Applications of Newton’s Laws

7: Work and Kinetic Energy

8: Potential Energy and Conservation Energy

9: Linear Momentum and Collisions

10: Rotational Kinematics and Energy

11: Rotational Dynamics and Static Equilibrium

12: Gravity

13: Oscillations About Equilibrium

14: Waves and Sound

15: Fluids

Part II: Thermal Physics

16: Temperature and Heat

17: Phases and Phase Changes

18: The Laws of Thermodynamics

Author

James Walker obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Washington in 1978. He subsequently served as a post-doc at the University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California at San Diego before joining the physics faculty at Western Washington University. Professor Walker’s research interests include statistical mechanics, critical phenomena, and chaos. His many publications on the application of renormalization-group theory to systems ranging from absorbed monolayers to binary-fluid mixtures have appeared in Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, Physica, and a host of other publications. He has also participated in observations on the summit of Mauna Kea, looking for evidence of extra-solar planets.

 

Jim Walker likes to work with students at all levels, from judging elementary school science fairs to writing research papers with graduate students, and has taught introductory physics for many years. His enjoyment of this course and his empathy for students have earned him a reputation as an innovative, enthusiastic, and effective teacher. Jim’s educational publications include “Reappearing Phases” (Scientific American, May 1987) as well as articles in the American Journal of Physics and The Physics Teacher. In recognition of his contributions to the teaching of physics at Western Washington University, Jim was named the Boeing Distinguished Professor of Science and Mathematics Education for 2001–2003.

 

When he is not writing, conducting research, teaching, or developing new classroom demonstrations and pedagogical materials, Jim enjoys amateur astronomy, eclipse chasing, bird and dragonfly watching, photography, juggling, unicycling, boogie boarding, and kayaking. Jim is also an avid jazz pianist and organist. He has served as ballpark organist for a number of Class A minor league baseball teams, including the Bellingham Mariners, an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.  He can play Take Me Out To The Ball Game in his sleep.