Higher Education

College Physics, Hybrid, 9th Edition

  • includes WebAssign
  • Raymond A. Serway James Madison University (Emeritus)
  • Chris Vuille Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • ISBN-10: 1111572070  |  ISBN-13: 9781111572075
  • 1120 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.25
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

While physics can seem challenging, its true quality is the sheer simplicity of fundamental physical theories--theories and concepts that can enrich your view of the world around you. COLLEGE PHYSICS, Ninth Edition, provides a clear strategy for connecting those theories to a consistent problem-solving approach, carefully reinforcing this methodology throughout the text and connecting it to real-world examples. For students planning to take the MCAT exam, the text includes exclusive test prep and review tools to help you prepare. 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

  • Worked Examples. For this ninth edition, we have reviewed all the worked examples, made improvements, and added or revised many end-of-Example Questions and Exercises. The questions usually require a conceptual response or determination, but they also include estimates requiring knowledge of the relationships between concepts. The answers for the Example Questions can be found at the back of the book.
  • Conceptual Questions. At the end of each chapter, there are approximately ten to fifteen conceptual questions. The Applying Physics examples presented in the text serve as models for students when conceptual questions are assigned and show how the concepts can be applied to understanding the physical world. The conceptual questions provide the student with a means of self-testing the concepts presented in the chapter. Some conceptual questions are appropriate for initiating classroom discussions. Answers to odd-numbered conceptual questions are included in the answer section at the end of the book and in the Student Solutions Manual/Study Guide, and answers to all questions are found in the Instructor’s Solutions Manual.
  • There are three types of problems we think instructors and students will find interesting as they use the text:
  • "Quantitative/Conceptual" problems encourage the student to think verbally and conceptually about a given physics problem rather than rely solely on computational skills. Research in physics education suggests that standard physics problems requiring calculations may not be entirely adequate in training students to think conceptually. Students learn to substitute numbers for symbols in the equations without fully understanding what they are doing or what the symbols mean. Quantitative/Conceptual problems combat this tendency by asking for answers that require something other than a number or a calculation.
  • Problem-Solving Strategies. A general problem-solving strategy to be followed by the student is outlined at the end of Chapter 1. This strategy provides students with a structured process for solving problems. In most chapters more specific strategies and suggestions (see example below) are included for solving the types of problems featured in both the worked examples and the end-of-chapter problems. This feature helps students identify the essential steps in solving problems and increases their skills as problem solvers.
  • MCAT Skill Builder Study Guide. The ninth edition of COLLEGE PHYSICS contains a special Skill-Building Appendix (Appendix E) to help premed students prepare for the MCAT exam. The appendix contains examples written by the text authors that help students build conceptual and quantitative skills. These skill-building examples are followed by MCAT-style questions written by test prep experts to make sure students are ready to ace the exam.
  • MCAT Test Preparation Guide Located at the front of the book. This guide outlines twelve concept-based study courses for the physics part of the MCAT exam. Students can use the guide to prepare for the MCAT exam, class tests, or homework assignments.
  • COLLEGE PHYSICS, Ninth Edition, is fully supported by Enhanced WebAssign®, the market-leading online homework system developed by physicists for physicists. This enhanced version includes all end-of-chapter problems, Multiple-Choice Questions, Conceptual Questions, Quick Quizzes, animated "Active Figure" tutorials, and most Worked Examples. All questions provide answer-specific feedback, and many provide guided hints to drive students to content mastery. A new Math Review feature allows instructors to assign essential mathematics examples to bring students "up to speed."
  • The latest findings of physics education research have been integrated throughout the text, placing more emphasis on critical and conceptual thinking. Quick Quizzes give students opportunities to test their understanding of the physical concepts just presented in the text. Tips boxes help students avoid common misconceptions. Applying Physics sections discuss key principles without computations so that students can easily draw connections to the real world.
  • Many chapters include sections and problems that are intended to expose the student to various practical and interesting applications of physical principles. Topics and problems dealing with the application of physics to the life sciences are identified by a bio icon to help motivate students to master the content.
  • Your choice of response system technology is fully supported with text-specific content questions designed for users of all experience levels. Quick Quiz questions and end-of-chapter Conceptual Questions provide immediate conceptual benchmarking, animated "Active Figure" questions strengthen visualization skills, and Assessing to Learn in the Classroom questions take response system content to the next level by testing advanced concept acquisition.

Table of Contents

Part 1: MECHANICS.
1. Introduction.
2. Motion in One Dimension.
3. Vectors and Two-Dimensional Motion.
4. The Laws of Motion.
5. Energy.
6. Momentum and Collisions.
7. Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity.
8. Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics.
9. Solids and Fluids.
Part 2: THERMODYNAMICS.
10. Thermal Physics.
11. Energy in Thermal Processes.
12. The Laws of Thermodynamics.
Part 3: VIBRATIONS AND WAVES.
13. Vibrations and Waves.
14. Sound.
Part 4: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.
15. Electric Forces and Electric Fields.
16. Electrical Energy and Capacitance.
17. Current and Resistance.
18. Direct Current Circuits.
19. Magnetism.
20. Induced Voltages and Inductance.
21. Alternating Current Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves.
22. Reflection and Refraction of Light.
23. Mirrors and Lenses.
24. Wave Optics.
25. Optical Instruments.
26. Relativity.
27. Quantum Physics.
28. Atomic Physics.
29. Nuclear Physics.
30. Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles.

What's New

  • Analytics from Enhanced WebAssign Used to Revise Questions and Problems. As part of the revision of the questions and problems sets, the authors utilized extensive user analytics gathered by WebAssign, from both instructors who assigned and students who worked on problems from previous editions of COLLEGE PHYSICS. These analytics helped tremendously, indicating when the phrasing in problems could be clearer, thus providing guidance on how to revise problems so that they were more easily understandable for students and more easily assignable in Enhanced WebAssign. Finally, the analytics were used to ensure that the problems most often assigned by professors were retained for this new edition. In each chapter’s problems set, the top quartile of problems that were assigned in WebAssign have blue-shaded problem numbers for easy identification, allowing professors to quickly and easily find the most popular problems that were assigned in Enhanced WebAssign.
  • Thorough Revision of Artwork. Every piece of artwork in the ninth edition was revised in a new and modern style that helps express the physics principles at work in a clearer and more precise fashion. Every piece of art was also revised to make certain that the physical situations presented corresponded exactly to the text discussion at hand.
  • Focus Pointers, a new feature for many pieces of art. These either point out important aspects of a figure or guide students through a process illustrated by the artwork or photo. This new art style also helps those students who are visual learners.
  • Integration with Enhanced WebAssign. The textbook’s tight integration with Enhanced WebAssign content facilitates an online learning environment that helps students improve their problem-solving skills and gives them a variety of tools to meet their individual learning styles.
  • Master It tutorials in Enhanced WebAssign help students solve problems by having them work through a stepped-out solution. Problems with Master It tutorials are indicated in each chapter’s problem set with an M icon.
  • Watch It solution videos (available with selected problems in Enhanced WebAssign) explain fundamental problem-solving strategies to help students step through the problem.
  • Problems most often assigned in Enhanced WebAssign have problem numbers shaded in blue in each chapter's problem set; these problems in Enhanced WebAssign have feedback to address student misconceptions, helping students avoid common pitfalls.

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

Instructor's Solution Manual, Volume 1  (ISBN-10: 0840068700 | ISBN-13: 9780840068705)

The Instructor's Solutions Manual contains complete solutions to all problems in the text in addition to answers to the multiple-choice and conceptual questions. Also provided are full answers with explanations to the text's Quick Quizzes. (Answers to the odd-numbered problems, multiple-choice, and conceptual questions are provided in the back of the textbook, as are brief answers to the Quick Quizzes, without full explanations.) An editable electronic version of the Instructor's Solutions Manual also is available on the Instructor's PowerLecture CD.

Instructor's Solution Manual, Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 0840068719 | ISBN-13: 9780840068712)

The Instructor's Solutions Manual contains complete solutions to all problems in the text in addition to answers to the multiple-choice and conceptual questions. Also provided are full answers with explanations to the text's Quick Quizzes. (Answers to the odd-numbered problems, multiple-choice, and conceptual questions are provided in the back of the textbook, as are brief answers to the Quick Quizzes, without full explanations.) An editable electronic version of the Instructor's Solutions Manual also is available on the Instructor's PowerLecture CD.

PowerLecture with JoinIn™ Student Response System and ExamView®, Volume 1  (ISBN-10: 0840068328 | ISBN-13: 9780840068323)

This easy-to-use multimedia lecture tool allows instructors to quickly assemble art, photos, and multimedia with notes to create fluid lectures. The CD-ROM set (Volume 1: Chapters 1-14; Volume 2: Chapters 15-30) includes prepared PowerPoint® lectures, a library of animations, video clips, "Active Figure" simulations, and digital art from the text, as well as editable electronic files of the Instructor's Solutions Manual and Test Bank. The CD also includes the ExamView® Computerized Test Bank, giving you the ability to build tests featuring an unlimited number of new questions or any of the 1,750 existing questions from the preloaded Test Bank. For users of response system technology, a complete set of questions is available for all levels of experience. Quick Quiz questions provide immediate conceptual benchmarking, animated Active Figure questions strengthen visualization skills, and Assessing to Learn in the Classroom questions developed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst take response system content to the next level by testing advanced concept acquisition.

PowerLecture with JoinIn™ Student Response System and ExamView®, Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 084006831X | ISBN-13: 9780840068316)

This easy-to-use multimedia lecture tool allows instructors to quickly assemble art, photos, and multimedia with notes to create fluid lectures. The CD-ROM set (Volume 1: Chapters 1-14; Volume 2: Chapters 15-30) includes prepared PowerPoint® lectures, a library of animations, video clips, "Active Figure" simulations, and digital art from the text, as well as editable electronic files of the Instructor's Solutions Manual and Test Bank. The CD also includes the ExamView® Computerized Test Bank, giving you the ability to build tests featuring an unlimited number of new questions or any of the 1,750 existing questions from the preloaded Test Bank. For users of response system technology, a complete set of questions is available for all levels of experience. Quick Quiz questions provide immediate conceptual benchmarking, animated Active Figure questions strengthen visualization skills, and Assessing to Learn in the Classroom questions developed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst take response system content to the next level by testing advanced concept acquisition.

Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide, Volume 1  (ISBN-10: 0840068492 | ISBN-13: 9780840068491)

For Chapters 1-14, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately twelve problems per chapter. These problems are indicated in the textbook with boxed problem numbers. The manual also features a skills section, important notes from key sections of the text, and a list of important equations and concepts.

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide, Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 0840068670 | ISBN-13: 9780840068675)

For Chapters 15-30, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately twelve problems per chapter. These problems are indicated in the textbook with boxed problem numbers. The manual also features a skills section, important notes from key sections of the text, and a list of important equations and concepts.

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

Enhanced WebAssign, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card for Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Single-Term Courses  (ISBN-10: 1285858506 | ISBN-13: 9781285858500)

IMPORTANT: This printed access card includes access to Enhanced WebAssign for only one term. When purchasing, please ensure that you are using it for ONLY ONE TERM of the following course areas: Calculus, Physics, or Chemistry. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. This code will NOT allow access beyond one semester. Enhanced WebAssign is more robust than ever to enhance your teaching experience and help you elevate student thinking. Enhanced WebAssign for Physics offers superior content that helps students learn problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Through richly randomized problem sets and consistent pedagogy with a text, Enhanced WebAssign engages students and helps them develop a deeper understanding of course concepts in Physics. If you are not sure that this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your Cengage Learning Consultant.

List Price = $94.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.50

Enhanced WebAssign, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Single-Term only  (ISBN-10: 1285858492 | ISBN-13: 9781285858494)

IMPORTANT: This printed access card includes access to Enhanced WebAssign for only one term. When purchasing please ensure that you are using it for ONLY ONE TERM of the following course areas: Calculus, Physics, or Chemistry. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. This code will NOT allow access beyond one semester. Enhanced WebAssign is more robust than ever to enhance your teaching experience and help you elevate student thinking. Enhanced WebAssign for Physics offers superior content that helps students learn problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Through richly randomized problem sets and consistent pedagogy with a text, Enhanced WebAssign engages students and helps them develop a deeper understanding of course concepts in Physics. If you are not sure that this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your Cengage Learning Consultant.

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The Physics Toolbox: A Survival Guide for Introductory Physics  (ISBN-10: 0030346525 | ISBN-13: 9780030346521)

THE PHYSICS TOOLBOX is a "paperback mentor" specifically created to supplement other materials in an introductory physics course. It provides the material critical for success in this course, including an introduction to the nature of physics and science, a look at "what to expect" and "how to succeed," a verbal overview of the concepts students will learn in the course, and an extensive review of the math they will need to solve the problems in the course.

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Student Supplements

Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide, Volume 1  (ISBN-10: 0840068492 | ISBN-13: 9780840068491)

For Chapters 1-14, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately twelve problems per chapter. These problems are indicated in the textbook with boxed problem numbers. The manual also features a skills section, important notes from key sections of the text, and a list of important equations and concepts.

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide, Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 0840068670 | ISBN-13: 9780840068675)

For Chapters 15-30, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately twelve problems per chapter. These problems are indicated in the textbook with boxed problem numbers. The manual also features a skills section, important notes from key sections of the text, and a list of important equations and concepts.

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

Enhanced WebAssign, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card for Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Single-Term Courses  (ISBN-10: 1285858506 | ISBN-13: 9781285858500)

IMPORTANT: This printed access card includes access to Enhanced WebAssign for only one term. When purchasing please ensure that you are using it for ONLY ONE TERM of the following course areas: Calculus, Physics, or Chemistry. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. This code will NOT allow access beyond one semester. Enhanced WebAssign is more robust than ever to enhance your learning experience and elevate your thinking. Enhanced WebAssign for Physics offers superior content that helps you learn problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Through richly randomized problem sets and consistent pedagogy with a text, Enhanced WebAssign engages you and helps you develop a deeper understanding of course concepts in Physics.

List Price = $94.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.50

Enhanced WebAssign, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Single-Term only  (ISBN-10: 1285858492 | ISBN-13: 9781285858494)

IMPORTANT: This printed access card includes access to Enhanced WebAssign for only one term. When purchasing please ensure that you are using it for ONLY ONE TERM of the following course areas: Calculus, Physics, or Chemistry. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. This code will NOT allow access beyond one semester. Enhanced WebAssign is more robust than ever to enhance your learning experience and elevate your thinking. Enhanced WebAssign for Physics offers superior content that helps you learn problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Through richly randomized problem sets and consistent pedagogy with a text, Enhanced WebAssign engages you and helps you develop a deeper understanding of course concepts in Physics. If you are not sure that this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your instructor.

List Price = $94.00  | CengageBrain Price = $94.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.00

The Physics Toolbox: A Survival Guide for Introductory Physics  (ISBN-10: 0030346525 | ISBN-13: 9780030346521)

THE PHYSICS TOOLBOX is a "paperback mentor" specifically created to help you succeed in your introductory physics course. It provides the material critical for success in this course, including an introduction to the nature of physics and science, a look at "what to expect" and "how to succeed," a verbal overview of the concepts you will learn in this course, and an extensive review of the math you will need to solve the problems in this course.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.00

Physics Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 0495114529 | ISBN-13: 9780495114529)

Designed to help you develop your intuitive abilities in physics, the PHYSICS LAB MANUAL emphasizes conceptual understanding and includes a thorough discussion of physical theory to help you see the connection between the lab and the lecture. Each lab includes a set of pre-lab exercises, and many labs give you hands-on experience with statistical analysis.

List Price = $203.95  | CengageBrain Price = $203.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Raymond A. Serway

Raymond A. Serway (PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology) is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. His honors and awards include an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College, the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University, 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. He was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. Dr. Serway is the coauthor of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition; PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, Ninth Edition; PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt McDougal. He has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings.

Chris Vuille

Chris Vuille (PhD, University of Florida) is associate professor of physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's premier institution for aviation higher education. While he has taught courses at all levels, including postgraduate, his primary interest is the teaching of introductory physics courses. He conducts research in general relativity, astrophysics, cosmology, and quantum theory and was a participant in a special three-year NASA grant program where he studied properties of neutron stars. His work has appeared in many scientific journals and in ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION/SCIENCE FACT magazine. He is the coauthor of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition and ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS.