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Debora Katz's ground-breaking calculus-based physics program, PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS: FOUNDATIONS AND CONNECTIONS, features a one-of-a-kind approach that enables students to connect mathematical formalism and physics concepts in a modern, interactive way. By leveraging physics education research (PER) best practices and her extensive classroom experience, Dr. Katz addresses the areas students struggle with most: linking physics to the real world, overcoming common preconceptions, and connecting the concept being taught to the mathematical steps to follow. Case studies, student dialogues, and detailed two-column examples distinguish this text from any other on the market and will assist you in taking your students "beyond the quantitative."

- Case-study approach motivates students and makes abstract concepts concrete. Case studies, many based on real-world experiences such as news items and historical events, draw readers into the story of physics and make concepts understandable. The case studies are introduced and revisited throughout the chapters in interactive concept exercises, examples, and end-of-chapter problems. This unique case study approach makes abstract physics concepts concrete and bridges the formal language and mathematics of physics with key concepts.
- Student dialogues address preconceptions. Dr. Katz uses student preconceptions (or misconceptions) as building blocks toward proper understanding, showing students the connection between their notions and the true physical principles. Preconceptions are primarily addressed by dialogues between fictional students that allow readers to discover their preconceptions without a sense of failure.
- Two-column format for examples and derivations connects mathematical formalism and physics concepts. Two-column examples and derivations use graphics to clearly frame the qualitative reasoning and quantitative steps behind a problem, helping students make connections between the concept being taught and the mathematical steps to follow. It's like having an instructor in the text: in one column he or she explains the concept, and in the other he or she shows the formal mathematical steps that might be written on a classroom board.
- Readability. Many textbooks were originally written for previous generations of students. Although these textbooks have been updated for content, today's students don't find them readable. This book was written to be readable without compromising content, because students are willing and able to read a book they find engaging.
- Integration with Enhanced WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign combines exceptional physics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with simulation-based PreLecture Exploration exercises, case-study tutorials, and a fully customizable eBook. This robust suite of assets will help students develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter.
- Instructor Resources include Reading Prep Questions designed for use in the classroom to check students’ comprehension of their textbook reading, and Discussion Questions that have been created to foster Think-Pair-Share and facilitate in-class discussions.

1. Getting Started.

2. One-Dimensional Motion.

3. Vectors.

4. Two- and Three-Dimensional Motion.

5. Newton's Laws of Motion.

6. Applications of Newton's Laws of Motion.

7. Gravity.

8. Conservation of Energy.

9. Energy in Nonisolated Systems.

10. Systems of Particles and Conservation of Momentum.

11. Collisions.

12. Rotation I: Kinematics and Dynamics.

13. Rotation II: A Conservation Approach.

PART II: MECHANICS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS.

14. Static Equilibrium, Elasticity, and Fracture.

15. Fluids.

16. Oscillations.

17. Traveling Waves.

18. Superposition and Standing Waves.

19. Temperature, Thermal Expansion, and Gas Laws.

20. Kinetic Theory of Gases.

21. Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics.

22. Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

PART III: ELECTRICITY.

23. Electric Forces.

24. Electric Fields.

25. Gauss's Law.

26. Electric Potential.

27. Capacitors and Batteries.

28. Current and Resistance.

29. Direct Current (DC) Circuits.

PART IV: MAGNETISM.

30. Magnetic Fields and Forces.

31. Gauss's Law for Magnetism and Ampere's Law.

32. Faraday's Law of Induction.

33. Inductors and AC Circuits.

34. Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves.

PART V: LIGHT.

35. Diffraction and Interference.

36. Applications of the Wave Model.

37. Reflection and Images Formed by Reflection.

38. Refraction and Images Formed by Refraction.

PART VI: 20TH CENTURY PHYSICS.

39. Relativity.

Appendix A. Mathematics.

Appendix B. Reference Tables.

Answers to Concept Exercises and Odd-Numbered Problems and Questions.

## Efficacy & Outcomes

{{collapseContainerClosed['outcomes'] ? 'Show More' : 'Show Less'}}### Debora Katz’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Passion for Teaching

Debora Katz is a Physics professor and author of Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Foundations and Connections.

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The perfect way to prepare for exams, build problem-solving skills, and get the grade you want! For Chapters 23-43, this manual contains detailed solutions to selected Problems and Questions that represent important concepts from the chapter.