College Physics: Reasoning and Relationships

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Cengage Learning, Feb 13, 2009 - Science - 1184 pages
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COLLEGE PHYSICS: REASONING & RELATIONSHIPS is an innovative new text that uses the hallmark theme of reasoning and relationships to help students master the fundamental concepts of the course. By understanding the reasoning behind problem solving, students learn to recognize the concepts involved, think critically about them, and move beyond merely memorizing facts and equations. By recognizing the relationships between physics and their experiences, students will develop a stronger understanding of how the concepts relate to each other. COLLEGE PHYSICS: REASONING & RELATIONSHIPS uses original applications drawn from the life sciences and familiar everyday scenarios to motivate student learning and a consistent problem-solving approach to prepare students for the rigors of the course.
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I've never felt so lost in any college course I've ever taken as I have in physics. I could blame it on my own inability to understand the material, but when you take into consideration the lack of examples, and the simplicity of those provided compared to the immense difficulty of the questions that you're expected to answer in the back of the chapters and on the test, I can justifiably place all the blame on the poor instructional quality of the text. In this case is does a remarkably ineffective job of even vaguely directing a student to use the techniques required to solve physics problems. I've never seen so many emails generated for a single class from students begging for help from anyone able to additional instruction! 

Contents

Introduction
1
Motion Forces and Newtons Laws
26
Forces and Motion in One Dimension
54
Forces and Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
91
Circular Motion and Gravitation
130
Work and Energy
165
Momentum Impulse and Collisions
205
Rotational Motion
240
Electric Currents and Circuits
601
Magnetic Fields and Forces
644
Magnetic Induction
687
AlternatingCurrent Circuits and Machines
723
Electromagnetic Waves
761
Geometrical Optics
795
Wave Optics
840
Applications of Optics
880

Energy and Momentum of Rotational Motion
279
Fluids
309
Harmonic Motion and Elasticity
348
Waves
378
Sound
406
Temperature and Heat
433
Gases and Kinetic Theory
468
Thermodynamics
492
Electric Forces and Fields
529
Electric Potential
564
Relativity
917
Quantum Theory
954
Atomic Theory
986
Nuclear Physics
1021
Physics in the 21st Century
1059
Reference Tables
1
Mathematical Review
9
Answers To Concept Checks And OddNumbered Problems
15
Index
41
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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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