|Physics for Scientists & Engineers (Chs 1-37 Pearson New International Edition, plus MasteringPhysics without eText||
Physics for Scientists & Engineers (Chs 1-37 Pearson New International Edition, plus MasteringPhysics without eText
For the calculus-based General Physics course primarily taken by engineers and science majors (including physics majors).
This long-awaited and extensive revision maintains Giancoli's reputation for creating carefully crafted, highly accurate and precise physics texts. Physics for Scientists and Engineers combines outstanding pedagogy with a clear and direct narrative and applications that draw the student into the physics. The new edition also features an unrivaled suite of media and on-line resources that enhance the understanding of physics.
This book is written for students. It aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach students by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying.
Physics is a description of reality, and thus each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that students can directly relate to. We then move on to the generalizations and more formal treatment of the topic. Not only does this make the material more interesting and easier to understand, but it is closer to the way physics is actually practiced.
• Page Layout
Great effort has been made to keep important derivations and arguments on facing pages. Students then don’t have to turn back and forth. [Throughout the book readers see before them, on two facing pages, an important slice of physics.]
• Revised Vector Notation
Arrows over boldface symbols (such as ) are now used to denote vectors in text and in art. Provides consistency with the way students write vectors in homework and the way professors write vectors on the board.
• New “Chapter Opening Questions” (COQs)
These multiple-choice questions at the beginning of each Chapter immediately engage students with key Chapter concepts, presenting common student misconceptions. Students revisit the COQs later in the Chapter, as an Exercise, to see if their answers have changed. Answers to all Exercises are given at the end of the Chapter.
•New Chapter Contents listing on the Chapter-Opening Page
Gives students an overview of Chapter topics without forcing them to turn back to the TOC.
• New “Approach” Steps in worked-out Examples
Added to each worked-out Example, the Approach steps help students understand the reasoning behind the method used to solve the problem and answer their questions of 'how/where do I start?'
• New “Note” Sections in worked-out Examples
Added to many worked-out Examples after the Solution, these Notes sometimes remark on the solution itself, mention an application, or give an alternate approach to solving the problem.
• New Exercises
Integrated throughout the Chapters, Exercises give students a chance to check their understanding through practice before they proceed to other topics. [Answers are given at the end of the Chapter.]
• New Caution marginal notes
These notes in the margin of the text warn students of common mistakes / misconceptions about the topic at hand.
• New Computer / Numerical Problems
In most Chapters, with an optional introduction in Section 2-9, these are optional and often level III Problems grouped together at the end of most Chapters. These problems require a numerical solution, often requiring a computer, spreadsheet, or programmable calculator to do the sums.
New Examples and Applications