Principles of Physics: A Calculus-Based Text, Volume 1

Front Cover
Cengage Learning, 2006 - Science - 1088 pages
12 Reviews
This successful text was the first to address the latest teaching and learning trends as suggested by the Introductory University Physics Project (IUPP) guidelines. PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS features a concise approach to traditional topics, an early introduction to modern physics, integration of physics education research pedagogies, as well as the integration of contemporary topics throughout the text. This revision of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS also contains text/media integration unlike no other through the PhysicsNow online assessment, tutorial, and course management system.
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

“The interior surfaces of the heart and blood vessels are covered with endothelial cells, which reduce friction. When the
blood becomes turbulent, endothelial cells divide much faster than normal. The division creates gaps in the coating of the vessel, allowing platelets and cholesterol to attach and form rough patches, and plaque begins to form.” [”Principles of Physics: A Calculus-Based Text, Volume 1” by Raymond A Serway, John W Jewett - Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc, 2011, p.499]
This degeneration is arteriosclerosis, with the rough patches causing blood clots. With increasing age, the liver produces more and more cholesterol in an effort to keep the cells lining the blood vessels in an elastic state* (culminating in excessive, and potentially dangerous, levels of cholesterol that could block arteries).
* A textbook employed worldwide [“Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology" (Tenth Edition) by Elaine N. Marieb - Pearson Education Limited 2014, p.80] says, "The cholesterol helps keep the cell membrane fluid."
Lowering cholesterol reduces attachment of this lipid to the vessel. But it doesn’t affect other arteriosclerotic causative factors like platelets, endothelial cells and blood flow. Also - reduction of cholesterol, and fluidity, in cell membranes would increase friction between vessel walls and passing blood plasma/cells, eventually leading to rough patches and degeneration of vessels. Therefore; cholesterol-lowering drugs alter the pathway to, but do not cure or prevent, arteriosclerosis.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

How much charge passes in 2 minutes through a junction through which a steady current of 5A exists?

All 6 reviews »

Other editions - View all

References to this book

About the author (2006)

Raymond A. Serway is Physics Professor Emeritus at James Madison University, Virginia.

John W. Jewett, Jr., earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Drexel University and 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 Emeritus 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). Dr. Jewett's honors include 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. In 2010, he received an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from Drexel University in recognition of his contributions in physics education. He has given over 100 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 on PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, he is the coauthor for PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth 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.

Bibliographic information