Principles of Physics (Saunders golden sunburst series)

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9780030204579: Principles of Physics (Saunders golden sunburst series)

The second edition includes a stronger conceptual approach, offering new conceptual examples and problems, and it presents contemporary physics topics early to gain student interest. This book is intended for the science and engineering physics course. Features: * Topics in 20th-century physics, such as relativity and the Bohr atom, are introduced early in the text. * Worked Examples of varying difficulty reinforce material and serve as models for solving end-of-chapter problems. * Exercises with Answers represent extensions of worked examples and encourage students to utilize their problem-solving skills. * Margin Notes help students locate and review important statements, concepts, and equations. * Problem-Solving Strategies and Hints help students identify important procedures and understand the logic behind solving various types of problems. * End-of-Chapter Questions and Problems focus on conceptual understanding of material and challenge students to apply principles just learned. New to this edition: * Thinking Physics conceptual examples have been added to the text to help students gain a better conceptual understanding of material. * Conceptual Problems allow students to apply the concepts learned in Thinking Physics to problem-solving. Answers are provided at the end of the chapter. * The former chapter on Forces and Fields in Nature has been deleted, moving the topics of the fundamental forces in nature and the gravitational field to other chapters. * New chapter (15) on fluid mechanics provides valuable information, especially to those pursuing a career in mechanical engineering or the life sciences. * The material on oscillatory motion and waves is now covered earlier, following mechanics. * The chapters covering interference and diffraction of light waves have been consolidated into one chapter (27), Wave Optics. * Polarization of light is now treated earlier in Chapter 24, Electromagnetic Waves. * Fission and fusion have been moved to Chapter 30, Nuclear Physics.

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Raymond A. Serway received his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology and is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. In 1990, he received the Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University, where he taught for 17 years. Dr. Serway began his teaching career at Clarkson University, where he conducted research and taught from 1967 to 1980. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University in 1977 and the Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College in 1985. As Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, he worked with K. Alex Müller, 1987 Nobel Prize recipient. Dr. Serway also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, Sam Marshall. Dr. Serway is the coauthor of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, 4e; PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, 7e; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, 3e; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. In addition, Dr. Serway has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings. Dr. Serway and his wife Elizabeth enjoy traveling, playing golf, gardening, singing in the church choir, and spending quality time with their four children and eight grandchildren.

John W. Jewett, Jr. earned his Doctorate at Ohio State University, specializing in optical and magnetic properties of condensed matter. Dr. Jewett began his academic career at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he taught from 1974 to 1984. He is currently Professor of Physics at California State Polytechnic University¿Pomona. Through his teaching career, Dr. Jewett has been active in promoting science education. In addition to receiving four National Science Foundation grants, he helped found and direct the Southern California Area Modern Physics Institute (SCAMPI) and Science IMPACT (Institute for Modern Pedagogy and Creative Teaching), both of which work with teachers and schools to develop effective science curricula. Dr. Jewett's honors include four Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise awards, the Stockton Merit Award at Richard Stockton College in 1980, selection as Outstanding Professor at California State Polytechnic University for 1991¿1992, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 1998. He has given over 80 presentations both domestically and abroad, including multiple presentations at national meetings of the AAPT. Dr. Jewett is the author of THE WORLD OF PHYSICS: MYSTERIES, MAGIC, AND MYTH, which provides many connections between physics and everyday experiences. In addition to his work as the co-author for PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS he is also the co-author on PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS: A CALCULUS-BASED TEXT, Fourth Edition, as well as GLOBAL ISSUES, a four-volume set of instruction manuals in integrated science for high school. Dr. Jewett enjoys playing keyboard with his all-physicist band, traveling, and collecting antique quack medical devices that can be used as demonstration apparatus in physics lectures. Most importantly, he relishes spending time with his wife Lisa and their children and grandchildren.

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