Applied Physics (10th Edition)
Book Preface
New to This Edition
Appendix C on Problem-Solving Strategy: Dimensional and Unit Analysis has been added.
Changes to Chapters 0, 4 through 8, and 10 have been made based on recommendations of reviewers.
A new section 8.5 Alternative Energy Sources has been added.
More than 80 new color photos have been included to enhance student learning.
More than 30 art illustrations have been enhanced, added, or significantly improved.
New Physics Connections have been added.
Applied Physics, tenth edition, provides comprehensive and practical coverage of physics for students needing an applied physics approach or considering a vocationalâ€“technical career. It emphasizes physical concepts as applied to industrialâ€“technical fields and uses common applications to improve the physics and mathematics competence of the student. This edition has been carefully reviewed, and special efforts have been taken to emphasize clarity and accuracy of presentation.
This text is divided into five major areas: mechanics, matter and heat, wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, and light and modern physics.
Key Features
Real-world applications are used to motivate students.
Topic coverage is clear and to the point.
A unique problem-solving format is consistently used throughout the text.
Detailed, well-illustrated examples in the problem-solving format support student understanding of skills and concepts.
Problems and questions assist student learning, with extensive problem sets at the end of most sections that provide students with ample opportunity for practice.
A four-color format with numerous drawings, diagrams, and photographs is used to illustrate the application of physics in the real world and improve student interest and comprehension.
Try This Activity features provide students with opportunities to experiment with physics concepts. Activities involve a demonstration or mini-activity that can be performed by students on their own to experience a physics concept, allowing for more active versus passive learning.
Physics Connections features apply physics to familiar real-world situations and events. These brief readings help students bridge the gap between what is taught in the chapter and real-world technical applications.
Applied Concepts features provide application-based questions at the end of chapters that develop problem-solving skills in real-life physics applications.
There is comprehensive discussion and consistent use of the results of working with measurements and significant digits.
Biographical sketches of important scientists appear in most chapters.
Answers to odd-numbered problems within the chapters and all chapter review questions and problems are given in Appendix F.
A comprehensive glossary is given as a one-stop reference in Appendix E.
Basic scientific calculator instructions are presented in Appendix B.
A basic math review provides students with a refresher of the math needed for the course in Appendix A.
Examples of Key Features
nique Problem-Solving Method
This textbook teaches students to use a proven effective problem-solving methodology. The consistent use of this method trains students to make a sketch, identify the data elements, select the appropriate equation, solve for the unknown quantity, and substitute the data in the working equation. An icon that outlines the method is placed in the margin of most problem sets as a reminder to students.
Figures P.1 and P.2 show examples illustrating how the problem-solving method is used in the text. See Section 2.3 for the detailed presentation of the problem-solving method.
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