College Physics: A Strategic Approach with Mastering Physics, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Randall D. Knight / Brian Jones / Stuart Field  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Pub.-date
December 2014
ISBN13
9781292057583
ISBN
1292057580
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Description

Intended for algebra-based introductory physics courses. 

Built from the ground up for optimal learning; refined to help students 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 optional MasteringPhysics® work together to help students 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 teaching and learning experience, uniquely effective and integrated.

  • Personalize learning with optional MasteringPhysics: MasteringPhysics provides students with engaging experiences that coach them through physics with specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content.
  • Prepare for lecture: Prepare students for lecture with innovative and engaging media tools, tailored carefully to reinforce the textbook.
  • Understand the big picture: Enable students to understand 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 students with problem-solving tactics and strategies through expanded guidance and practice in the text and online in MasteringPhysics.
  • Foster skills for the MCAT: Gear students 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.

 

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringPhysics does not come packaged with this content.  

MasteringPhysics is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required

Features

Personalize learning with MasteringPhysics®

  • MasteringPhysics is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials, featuring specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content to keep them engaged and on track. Robust diagnostics and unrivalled gradebook reporting allow instructors to pinpoint the weaknesses and misconceptions of a student or class to provide timely intervention.
  • Hints and answer-specific Feedback in Mastering offer help similar to what students would experience in an office hour.
  • 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! Learning Catalytics is a “bring your own device” student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system. With Learning Catalytics you can:
    • Assess students in real time, using open-ended tasks to probe student understanding.
    • Understand immediately where students are and adjust your lecture accordingly.
    • Improve your students’ critical-thinking skills.
    • Access rich analytics to understand student performance.
    • Add your own questions to make Learning Catalytics fit your course exactly.
    • Manage student interactions with intelligent grouping and timing.
  • Enhanced End-of-Chapter Problems now offer additional support such as problem-solving strategy hints, relevant math review and practice, links to the eText, and links to related Video Tutor Solutions. These enhanced problems bridge the gap between guided tutorials and traditional homework problems.
  • Video Tutor Demonstrations feature “pause-and-predict” demonstrations of key physics concepts and incorporate assessment as the student progresses to actively engage them in understanding the key conceptual ideas underlying the physics principles.
  • 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.
  • Math Review Tutorials help students review and remediate their math weaknesses with hints and answer specific feedback.
  • Math Remediation found within selected tutorials provides just-in-time math help and allows students to brush up on the most important mathematical skills needed to successfully complete assignments.
  • MasteringPhysics tracks student performance against your Learning Outcomes. Mastering offers a data-supported measure to quantify students’ learning gains and to share those results quickly and easily:
    • Add your own or use the publisher-provided learning outcomes to track student performance and report it to your administration.
    • View class performance against the specified learning outcomes.
    • Export results to a spreadsheet that you can further customize and/or share with your chair, dean, administrator, or accreditation board.

 

Prepare for lecture

  • NEW! Prelecture Videos, presented by co-author Brian Jones, are assignable through MasteringPhysics and expand on the ideas in the textbook’s Chapter Previews, giving context, examples, and a chance for students to practice the concepts they are studying via short multiple-choice questions.
  • Class Videos present the most interactive parts of Brian Jones’ engaging, dynamic lectures, encouraging student participation by asking them questions throughout. These class videos, in addition to problem-solving strategy and relevant demonstration videos, are accessible to students via QR codes in the book or links in the eText.
  • Enhanced Lecture PowerPoint® slides include expanded reading questions, concept-check clicker questions, and a wealth of chapter content and examples in order to provide continuity with the textbook and reinforce the importance of careful reading of the text.

Understand the big picture
  • NEW! Enhanced Chapter Previews are streamlined, focused on the three most important ideas, and tied to specific learning objectives. In addition, they explicitly mention the one or two most important concepts from past chapters, and finish with a new “Stop to Think” question, giving students a chance to build on their knowledge from previous chapters and integrate it with new content they are about to read.
  • NEW! Synthesis Boxes bring together key concepts, principles, and equations in order to highlight connections and differences. More than a summary, they emphasize deeper relations and point out common or contrasting details.
  • NEW! Concept Check Figures encourage students to actively engage with a key or complex figure by asking them to reason with a related “Stop to Think” question.
  • NEW! Expanded “Stop to Think” Questions provide students with more crucial practice and concept checks as they go through the chapters. Approximately 100 of these popular Stop to Think exercises have been added for this edition.
  • NEW! Looking Back Pointers in the body of the text provide “just-in-time” references that encourage students to refer back to relevant material from earlier chapters.
  • New concepts are introduced through observations about the real world and theories grounded by making sense of observations. This inductive approach illustrates how science operates, and has been shown to improve student learning.
  • Unique visual chapter summaries help students organize their knowledge in a coherent hierarchy, rather than a jumbled set of disconnected facts, figures, and equations.

Develop problem-solving skills

  • A consistent three-step approach provides a problem-solving framework throughout the book: Students learn to analyze a problem from several qualitative perspectives and plan the solution (in the PREPARE step) before treating it mathematically (SOLVE) and then analyzing their result (ASSESS).
  • NEW! Problem-Solving Strategy Overviews provide the “big picture” for problem-solving, giving clear statements of what types of problems a strategy is intended for and how to use it. This makes the strategy more self-contained and therefore more useful as a reference.
  • Tactics Boxes give explicit procedures for developing specific skills (drawing free-body diagrams, using ray tracing, etc.).
  • Expanded Reasoning Help assists students as they work through worked examples by ensuring all steps are adequately fleshed out and the final assessment shows students how to take a critical look at the answer to see if it’s reasonable.
  • Expanded Use of Annotations in Equations helps students to further decipher what equations “say” and what the variables and units are.
  • Integrated Examplesat the end of each chapter demonstrate problem solving in the context of a capstone, multi-concept real-world scenario. They are designed to help students to bridge the gap from section-based worked examples in the chapter to general homework problems spanning the whole chapter, or many chapters.
  • Video Tutor Solutions, created by co-author Brian Jones, gives students an engaging and helpful walkthrough of how to go about solving problems for each main topic. Starting with a qualitative overview in the context of a lab or real-world demo, Brian then carefully explains the steps needed to solve a typical problem, using whiteboard animations and questions to actively engage the student.
  • NEW! Jeopardy Problems in the Student Workbook ask students to work backwards from equations to physical situations, enhancing their understanding and critical thinking skills. The acclaimed Student Workbook also provides a rich source of other confidence- and skill-building exercises, mostly qualitative and/or graphical in nature.
  • NEW! Enhanced End-of-Chapter Problem Sets benefit from updates based on Mastering user metadata, student feedback, and blind-solver accuracy checking to ensure optimal clarity, efficacy, and accuracy. Hundreds of new problems are based on real-world situations and problems that expand the range of math skills students will use in their solution.
 
Foster skills for the MCAT
  • NEW! Increased Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Reasoning. The MCAT is being restructured to test competencies, not knowledge. Students will be required to reason, to do more than simply plug in numbers into equations. Of the hundreds of new end-of-chapter problems, many of these require students to reason using ratios and proportionality, to reason using real world data, and to assess answers to see if they make physical sense.
  • Expanded Life-Science and Biomedical Applications. Building on the book’s acclaimed real-world focus, even more applications from the living world have been added to text, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems, giving students essential practice in applying core physical principles to new real-world situations.
  • An Updated Preface Studying for and Taking the MCAT Exam gives students concrete tips on preparing for this exam, and the MCAT-Style Passage Problems that conclude every chapter allow students to practice this style of question.
  • Part Summary integrated problems close each of the seven parts of the book. These take student problem-solving one step further by covering topics that span several chapters–—something the MCAT routinely does.

 

This program presents an unparalleled teaching and learning experience, uniquely effective and integrated.

  • Personalize learning with MasteringPhysics: MasteringPhysics provides students with engaging experiences that coach them through physics with specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content.
  • Prepare for lecture: Prepare students for lecture with innovative and engaging media tools, tailored carefully to reinforce the textbook.
  • Understand the big picture: Enable students to understand 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 students with problem-solving tactics and strategies through expanded guidance and practice in the text and online in MasteringPhysics.
  • Foster skills for the MCAT: Gear students 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.

 

 

New to this Edition

Prepare for lecture

  • NEW! Prelecture Videos, presented by co-author Brian Jones, are assignable through MasteringPhysics and expand on the ideas in the textbook’s Chapter Previews, giving context, examples, and a chance for students to practice the concepts they are studying via short multiple-choice questions.

Understand the big picture
  • NEW! Enhanced Chapter Previews are streamlined, focused on the three most important ideas, and tied to specific learning objectives. In addition, they explicitly mention the one or two most important concepts from past chapters, and finish with a new “Stop to Think” question, giving students a chance to build on their knowledge from previous chapters and integrate it with new content they are about to read.
  • NEW! Synthesis Boxes bring together key concepts, principles, and equations in order to highlight connections and differences. More than a summary, they emphasize deeper relations and point out common or contrasting details.
  • NEW! Concept Check Figures encourage students to actively engage with a key or complex figure by asking them to reason with a related “Stop to Think” question.
  • NEW! Expanded “Stop to Think” Questions provide students with more crucial practice and concept checks as they go through the chapters. Approximately 100 of these popular Stop to Think exercises have been added for this edition.
  • NEW! Looking Back Pointers in the body of the text provide “just-in-time” references that encourage students to refer back to relevant material from earlier chapters.

Develop problem-solving skills

  • NEW! Problem-Solving Strategy Overviews provide the “big picture” for problem-solving, giving clear statements of what types of problems a strategy is intended for and how to use it. This makes the strategy more self-contained and therefore more useful as a reference.
  • Expanded Reasoning Help assists students as they work through worked examples by ensuring all steps are adequately fleshed out and the final assessment shows students how to take a critical look at the answer to see if it’s reasonable.
  • Expanded Use of Annotations in Equations helps students to further decipher what equations “say” and what the variables and units are.
  • NEW! Jeopardy Problems in the Student Workbook ask students to work backwards from equations to physical situations, enhancing their understanding and critical thinking skills. The acclaimed Student Workbook also provides a rich source of other confidence- and skill-building exercises, mostly qualitative and/or graphical in nature.
  • NEW! Enhanced End-of-Chapter Problem Sets benefit from updates based on Mastering user metadata, student feedback, and blind-solver accuracy checking to ensure optimal clarity, efficacy, and accuracy. Hundreds of new problems are based on real-world situations and problems that expand the range of math skills students will use in their solution.
 
Foster skills for the MCAT
  • NEW! Increased Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Reasoning. The MCAT is being restructured to test competencies, not knowledge. Students will be required to reason, to do more than simply plug in numbers into equations. Of the hundreds of new end-of-chapter problems, many of these require students to reason using ratios and proportionality, to reason using real world data, and to assess answers to see if they make physical sense.
  • Expanded Life-Science and Biomedical Applications. Building on the book’s acclaimed real-world focus, even more applications from the living world have been added to text, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems, giving students essential practice in applying core physical principles to new real-world situations.
  • An Updated Preface Studying for and Taking the MCAT Exam gives students concrete tips on preparing for this exam, and the MCAT-Style Passage Problems that conclude every chapter allow students to practice this style of question.

 

Personalize learning with MasteringPhysics®

  • Learning Catalytics is a “bring your own device” student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system. With Learning Catalytics you can:
    • Assess students in real time, using open-ended tasks to probe student understanding.
    • Understand immediately where students are and adjust your lecture accordingly.
    • Improve your students’ critical-thinking skills.
    • Access rich analytics to understand student performance.
    • Add your own questions to make Learning Catalytics fit your course exactly.
    • Manage student interactions with intelligent grouping and timing.

Table of Contents

I.  FORCE AND MOTION
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
III. PROPERTIES OF MATTER 
12. Thermal Properties of Matter
13. Fluids
IV. OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES
14. Oscillations  
15. Traveling Waves and Sound
16. Superposition and Standing Waves  
V. OPTICS
17. Wave Optics  
18. Ray Optics  
19. Optical Instruments  
VI. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
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