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Overview

ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS is a streamlined version of Serway's market-leading College Physics text, using the same clear and logical presentation of the concepts and principles but providing a slimmer and more affordable alternative for instructors looking to focus on the core concepts. By integrating the guiding principles of physics education research and including unique just-in-time quantitative problem-solving features, the text strikes a balance between problem-solving support and conceptual understanding. "Math Focus" boxes and a unique "Math Appendix" provide your students with an opportunity to master their numerical problem-solving skills and then connect those skills to concrete physics applications. "Quick Quiz" and "Checkpoint" questions provide students with ample opportunity to test their conceptual understanding, while "Tips" boxes help students avoid common misconceptions. And all "Worked Examples" feature a two-column format, explaining each step of the solution both conceptually and quantitatively. The innovative technology program is perfectly tailored to support any course design. All end-of-chapter problems, worked examples, checkpoints and quick quizzes are available in WebAssign (enhanced with hints and feedback), allowing instructors to securely create and administer homework assignments in an interactive online environment. For instructors utilizing classroom response technology, a complete suite of questions, pre-formatted in PowerPoint®, is available to support the JoinIn™ on TurningPoint® interactive lecture solution, or the "clicker" software of your choosing. The text's flexible, accessible, and focused presentation, coupled with an extraordinary technology program, gives students and instructors the tools they need to succeed.

Raymond A. Serway, James Madison University (Emeritus)

Raymond A. Serway is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. He earned his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology. Among his accolades, he received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College, the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University (where he taught for 17 years), the 1977 Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University and the 1985 Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College. As a Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Serway worked with K. Alex Müller, who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics. He also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. In addition to this text, Dr. Serway is the co-author of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh 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, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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.
  • ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS is a streamlined version of Serway's market-leading College Physics text, using the same clear and logical presentation of the concepts and principles but providing a slimmer and more affordable alternative for instructors looking to focus on the core concepts.
  • Designed by physicists for physicists, WebAssign is the most widely used homework service in physics. An enhanced version of WebAssign is available for ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS and can be provided optionally at no additional cost with new copies of the text. This enhanced version includes all end-of-chapter problems, conceptual questions, quick quizzes, worked examples and active figure simulations. All questions provide answer-specific feedback and provide hints to guide student content mastery. Take a look at this new innovation from the most trusted name in physics homework by visiting http://physics.brookscole.com/ecp.
  • Response System technology is fully supported with hardware, software, and content. "JoinIn® on TurningPoint�" software allows response system technology to be fully integrated with PowerPoint� presentations. Pre-formatted content slides feature all of the "Quick Quizzes", "Checkpoints" and "Active Figures" from the text, as well as multiple-choice questions from the test bank. New "Assessing to Learn in the Classroom" questions, developed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, take response system content to the next level. And the text can be bundled with ResponseCard "clickers", using either an infrared or radio frequency solution, depending on your unique lecture hall needs.
  • PhysicsNow�, the ultimate assessment-centered student-learning tool for physics is fully integrated with ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS. This powerful and interactive resource uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostics to gauge students' unique study needs, then provides a Personalized Learning Plan that focuses their study time on the concepts they need to review most. For students needing additional guidance, access to vMentor�, an online live-tutoring service is included.
  • A general problem solving methodology is introduced early and reinforced throughout the text. This feature helps students identify the essential steps in solving problems and increases their skills as problem solvers.
  • An "MCAT Test Preparation Guide" in the text preface serves as a valuable study tool for students taking the course to prepare for this exam. The "Guide" outlines key concepts and directed review activities from the text and PhysicsNow� program to help get students up to speed.
  • New to Serway ESSENTIALS, "Math Focus" boxes and an enhanced "Math Appendix" provide students with an opportunity to practice the essential math topics before applying them to a concrete physics example, strengthening critical quantitative problem-solving skills.
  • The latest findings of physics education research have been integrated throughout the text, placing more emphasis on critical and conceptual thinking. "Checkpoint" multiple choice questions give your students plenty of opportunities to systematically review key concepts while studying. "Quick Quizzes" give students a chance to synthesize concepts from each key section of the text. "Tips" boxes help students avoid common misconceptions. "Applying Physics" sections discuss key principles without computation, so students can easily draw connections to the real world.
  • All in-text "Worked Examples" are presented in a two-column format, which aids student learning and helps to separate mathematics from physical concepts, enhancing both problem-solving skills and conceptual understanding. The Worked Examples provide a range of difficulty levels within each chapter, so students are better prepared to solve the end-of-chapter problems.
  • The authors include a broad range of contemporary applications to motivate students' understanding of how physics works in the real world. Life science oriented applications and end-of-chapter problems have been denoted with a DNA icon, to ease in identification and to help motivate students to master the content.
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.
Part 5: LIGHT AND OPTICS.
22. Reflection and Refraction of Light.
23. Mirrors and Lenses.
24. Wave Optics.
25. Optical Instruments.
Part 6: MODERN PHYSICS.
26. Relativity.
27. Quantum Physics.
28. Atomic Physics.
29. Nuclear Physics.
30. Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles.
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Test Bank, Volume 2

ISBN: 9780495107842
Contains approximately 1750 problems and questions in multiple-choice format, representing all chapters of the text. Problems are organized according to chapter sections that appear in the text, and answers are provided in a separate key. An electronic version of the complete Test Bank is also included on the Multimedia Manager Instructor's Resource CD, in both .pdf and editable Word® formats.

ExamView® (Windows/Macintosh)

ISBN: 9780495107897
Create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes with this easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system. ExamView offers both a Quick Test Wizard and an Online Test Wizard that guide you step-by-step through the process of creating tests, while the unique "WYSIWYG" capability allows you to see the test you are creating on the screen exactly as it will print or display online. You can build tests of up to 250 questions using up to 12 question types. Using ExamView's complete word processing capabilities, you can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit the existing questions from the pre-loaded printed test bank.

Test Bank, Volume 1

ISBN: 9780495107835
Contains approximately 1750 problems and questions in multiple-choice format, representing all chapters of the text. Problems are organized according to chapter sections that appear in the text, and answers are provided in a separate key. An electronic version of the complete Test Bank is also included on the Multimedia Manager Instructor's Resource CD, in both .pdf and editable Word® formats.

Student Solutions Manual/Study Guide, Volume 2

ISBN: 9780495107828
For Chapters 15-30, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately 12 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.

Student Solutions Manual/Study Guide, Volume 1

ISBN: 9780495107811
For Chapters 1-14, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately 12 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.

Multimedia Manager, Volume 1

ISBN: 9780495111085
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 for each chapter, a complete collection of digital art (in both .jpg and PowerPoint® formats), every Active Figure simulation, and a library of animations and video clips, as well as complete electronic files of the Instructor's Solutions Manual and Test Bank in both .pdf and editable Word® formats.

Instructor's Solutions Manual, Volume 2

ISBN: 9780495107873
Complete solutions to all the problems in the text, plus answers to the even-numbered conceptual questions (answers to the odd-numbered conceptual questions are provided in the back of the textbook). Also provided are full answers, (with explanations), to the Quick Quizzes in the text. An electronic version of the complete Instructor's Solutions Manual is also included on the Multimedia Manager Instructor's Resource CD, in both .pdf and editable Word® formats.

Instructor's Solutions Manual, Volume 1

ISBN: 9780495107859
Complete solutions to all the problems in the text, plus answers to the even-numbered conceptual questions (answers to the odd-numbered conceptual questions are provided in the back of the textbook). Also provided are full answers, (with explanations), to the Quick Quizzes in the text. An electronic version of the complete Instructor's Solutions Manual is also included on the Multimedia Manager Instructor's Resource CD, in both .pdf and editable Word® formats.

CengageNOW™, Personal Tutor Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495171645

FOR STUDENTS

Student Solutions Manual/Study Guide, Volume 2

ISBN: 9780495107828
For Chapters 15-30, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately 12 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.

Student Solutions Manual/Study Guide, Volume 1

ISBN: 9780495107811
For Chapters 1-14, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately 12 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.

CengageNOW™, Personal Tutor Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495171645
CengageNOW is an easy-to-use online resource that helps you study in less time to get the grade you want.