As the most widely adopted new physics text in more than 50 years, Knight’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers was published to widespread critical acclaim from professors and students.0

In this Edition, Knight builds on the research-proven instructional techniques he introduced in the first and second editions, as well as national data of student performance, to take student learning even further. Knight’s unparalleled insight into student learning difficulties, and his impeccably skillful crafting of text and figures at every level — from macro to micro — to address these difficulties, results in a uniquely effective and accessible book, leading you to a deeper and better-connected understanding of the concepts and more proficient problem-solving skills.

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**Part I. Newton’s Laws**

1. Concepts of Motion

2. Kinematics in One Dimension

3. Vectors and Coordinate Systems

4. Kinematics in Two Dimensions

5. Force and Motion

6. Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line

7. Newton’s Third Law

8. Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane

**Part II. Conservation Laws**

9. Impulse and Momentum

10. Energy

11. Work

**Part III. Applications of Newtonian Mechanics**

12. Rotation of a Rigid Body

13. Newton’s Theory of Gravity

14. Oscillations

15. Fluids and Elasticity

**Part IV. Thermodynamics**

16. A Macroscopic Description of Matter

17. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

18. The Micro/Macro Connection

19. Heat Engines and Refrigerators

**Part V. Waves and Optics**

20. Traveling Waves

21. Superposition

22. Wave Optics

23. Ray Optics

24. Optical Instruments

**Part VI. Electricity and Magnetism**

25. Electric Charges and Forces

26. The Electric Field

27. Gauss’s Law

28. The Electric Potential

29. Potential and Field

30. Current and Resistance

31. Fundamentals of Circuits

32. The Magnetic Field

33. Electromagnetic Induction

34. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

35. AC Circuits

**Part VII. Relativity and Quantum Physics**

36. Relativity

37. The Foundations of Modern Physics

38. Quantization

39. Wave Functions and Uncertainty

40. One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics

41. Atomic Physics

42. Nuclear Physics

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