Higher Education

College Physics, Hybrid, 2nd Edition

  • includes Enhanced WebAssign Homework and eBook LOE Printed Access Card for Multi Term Math and Science
  • Nicholas Giordano Purdue University
  • ISBN-10: 1111571376  |  ISBN-13: 9781111571375
  • 1056 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.25
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

COLLEGE PHYSICS: REASONING AND RELATIONSHIPS motivates student understanding by emphasizing the relationship between major physics principles, and how to apply the reasoning of physics to real-world examples. Such examples come naturally from the life sciences, and this text ensures that students develop a strong understanding of how the concepts relate to each other and to the real world. COLLEGE PHYSICS: REASONING AND RELATIONSHIPS motivates student learning with its use of these original applications drawn from the life sciences and familiar everyday scenarios, and prepares students for the rigors of the course with a consistent five-step problem-solving approach. Available with this Second Edition, the new Enhanced WebAssign program features ALL the quantitative end-of-chapter problems and a rich collection of Reasoning and Relationships tutorials, personally adapted for WebAssign by Nick Giordano. This provides exceptional continuity for your students whether they choose to study with the printed text or by completing online homework. This briefer, paperbound version does not contain the end-of-chapter problems, which can be assigned in Enhanced WebAssign, the online homework and learning system for this book. Access to Enhanced WebAssign and an eBook version is included with this Hybrid version. The eBook is the full version of the text, with all end-of-chapter questions and problem sets.

Features and Benefits

  • Addresses Student Misconceptions – Chapter 2 offers a qualitative and conceptual discussion of Newton’s laws of motion and what they tell us about the relationship between forces and motion. The goal is to arm students with an understanding of this relationship to address many of their pre-Newtonian misconceptions and prepare for the discussion of the application of those laws in Chapter 3 and beyond. Armed with an understanding of the proper relationship between kinematics and forces, students can then reason about a variety of problems in mechanics. This approach also provides instructors with the flexibility to introduce a wider variety of problems much sooner in the course, and models for students the process of successful study in physics.
  • Emphasis on Developing Strong Problem Solving Skills—A consistent five-step approach to problem solving is featured in every example, helping students move beyond narrow applications of formulas to recognize the big picture in a given situation. Students are asked to recognize the physical principles involved, draw a sketch of the problem, identify the relationships between known and unknown quantities, solve for the unknown quantity, and ask what the answer means and whether it makes sense.
  • Numerous innovative Reasoning and Relationships problems in both the problem sets and in-chapter examples encourage students to use estimations and careful assumptions to gain an intuitive understanding of real-world situations. By applying fundamental principles to solve problems creatively and effectively, students deepen their understanding of physics. Explicit problem-solving strategies are also given for major classes of quantitative problems, such as applying the conservation of mechanical energy.
  • Relationships Between Physics and the Life Sciences—A unique range of applications emphasizes the relationships between physics and other areas of science, particularly the life sciences. For example, molecular motors are discussed as an application of work and energy (Chapter 6), and photosynthesis is covered as a thermodynamic process (Chapter 16). Applications such as these are interwoven throughout the text to motivate student understanding.
  • Comprehensive Online Learning Resources—The text is fully supported by Enhanced WebAssign®, the market-leading online homework system developed by physicists for physicists. This enhanced version includes all quantitative end-of-chapter problems; Reasoning and Relationships problems; author-written and -coded tutorials; Concept Checks; animations; PHET simulations; and a customizable, interactive eBook. All questions provide answer-specific feedback, and many provide guided hints to drive students to content mastery.
  • Examples and concepts build on previous knowledge throughout the text, revisiting key ideas and topics to build a stronger understanding of the relationships between various physical principles and how they can be applied to the students’ experience. The theme of amplifying forces, for example, is revisited during later discussions of work and energy and is further applied to discuss the mechanics of the ear.
  • Concept Checks occur throughout each chapter as a tool to aid student reflection on key principles and fundamental issues. Many Concept Checks have been cast in an objective format to facilitate use with audience response system technology.
  • Marginal Insights draw attention to specific ideas in the text, adding greater depth to a topic or reinforcing important key messages.
  • A selection of end-of-chapter questions measure student understanding of key concepts. End-of-chapter Problems provide students with the ability to practice their skills with straightforward, intermediate, and challenging problems. Additional Problems synthesize ideas across sections and chapters.
  • Summaries at the end of each chapter organize information and facilitate student study. Concepts have been classified as "Key Concepts and Principles" or "Applications," many including explanatory diagrams.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Motion, Forces, and Newton’s Laws.
3. Forces and Motion in One Dimension.
4. Forces and Motion in Two and Three Dimensions.
5. Circular Motion and Gravitation.
6. Work and Energy.
7. Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions.
8. Rotational Motion.
9. Energy and Momentum of Rotational Motion.
10. Fluids.
11. Harmonic Motion and Elasticity.
12. Waves.
13. Sound.
14. Temperature and Heat.
15. Gases and Kinetic Theory.
16. Thermodynamics.
17. Electric Forces and Fields.
18. Electric Potential.
19. Electric Currents and Circuits.
20. Magnetic Fields and Forces.
21. Magnetic Induction.
22. Alternating-Current Circuits and Machines.
23. Electromagnetic Waves.
24. Geometrical Optics.
25. Wave Optics.
26. Applications of Optics.
27. Relativity.
28. Quantum Theory.
29. Atomic Theory.
30. Nuclear Physics.
31. Physics in the 21st Century.

What's New

  • NEW Enhanced WebAssign Reasoning and Relationships tutorials, adapted for WebAssign by Nick Giordano, coach students through the process of making reasonable estimates of key parameters when exact information is not supplied—and include feedback specific to students’ common misconceptions. Such creative problem solving is a valuable skill for students in all endeavors.
  • NEW worked examples and new Concept Checks added to nearly every chapter give students additional problem-solving examples. All end-of-chapter questions and problems were systematically reviewed and edited for clarity, and new Reasoning and Relationships problems (typically three per chapter) were added.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

College Physics: Reasoning and Relationships, 2nd: Instructor’s Solutions Manual Volume 1  (ISBN-10: 1111571007 | ISBN-13: 9781111571009)

Complete solutions to all the problems in the text.

College Physics: Reasoning and Relationships, 2nd: instructor’s Solutions Manual Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 111157099X | ISBN-13: 9781111570996)

Complete solutions to all the problems in the text.

Student Companion with Problem Solve, Vol. 1  (ISBN-10: 1111571023 | ISBN-13: 9781111571023)

The Student Companion and Problem-Solving Guide is written with the same emphasis on reasoning and relationships as the main text, with some additional content to help students prepare for the MCAT exam. Key Features include Summary of Key Concepts and Problem Solving Strategies, Frequently Asked Questions, Selection of End-of-Chapter Answers and Solutions, Additional Worked Examples and Capstone Problems, and MCAT Review Problems and Solutions.

List Price = $85.95  | CengageBrain Price = $85.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $64.50

Student Companion with Problem Solve, Vol. 2  (ISBN-10: 1111571031 | ISBN-13: 9781111571030)

The Student Companion and Problem-Solving Guide is written with the same emphasis on reasoning and relationships as the main text, with some additional content to help students prepare for the MCAT exam. Key Features include Summary of Key Concepts and Problem Solving Strategies, Frequently Asked Questions, Selection of End-of-Chapter Answers and Solutions, Additional Worked Examples and Capstone Problems, and MCAT Review Problems and Solutions.

List Price = $78.95  | CengageBrain Price = $78.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.25

Student Supplements

Student Companion with Problem Solve, Vol. 1  (ISBN-10: 1111571023 | ISBN-13: 9781111571023)

Prepare for the MCAT exam with the Student Companion and Problem-Solving Guide. Key Features include Summary of Key Concepts and Problem Solving Strategies, Frequently Asked Questions, Selection of End-of-Chapter Answers and Solutions, Additional Worked Examples and Capstone Problems, and MCAT Review Problems and Solutions.

List Price = $85.95  | CengageBrain Price = $85.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $64.50

Student Companion with Problem Solve, Vol. 2  (ISBN-10: 1111571031 | ISBN-13: 9781111571030)

Prepare for the MCAT exam with the Student Companion and Problem-Solving Guide. Key Features include Summary of Key Concepts and Problem Solving Strategies, Frequently Asked Questions, Selection of End-of-Chapter Answers and Solutions, Additional Worked Examples and Capstone Problems, and MCAT Review Problems and Solutions.

List Price = $78.95  | CengageBrain Price = $78.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Nicholas Giordano

Nicholas J. Giordano is the James Huber Distinguished Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Physics at Purdue University. In 2003, he was named Teacher of the Year for the state of Indiana and was also awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching at Purdue. Giordano earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and is a respected researcher in the field of nanoscience.

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