Physics for Scientists and Engineers – Raymond A. Serway – 7th Edition


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Key Feature

  1. End-of-chapter and have been substantially revised
  2. Worked Examples. “Worked Example” has been recast in a two-column format, providing conceptual explanations next to the math for every step
  3. Audience Response Solutions. Consisting of text-specific “Quick Quizzes”, animated “Active Figure” questions, and “Assessing to Learn in the Classroom” questions.
  4. Summaries. Each chapter contains a “Summary” that reviews the important concepts and equations discussed in that chapter
  5. Math Appendix. This valuable tool for has been updated to show essential math concepts in a physics context.
  6. Problem Solving Strategy. A General Problem Solving Strategy is outlined early in the text
  7. Modeling. Certain chapters include “ Models,” which are physical situations that occur so often that an understanding of them can be used as a model for solving an unfamiliar problem.
  8. Hallmark Problem Sets. An extensive set of problems is included at the end of each chapter.
  9. Questions. “Questions” at the end of each chapter include multiple-choice, ranking, and true-false. Over 800 questions are included in this edition.
  10. Pitfall Preventions. The text includes over 200 “Pitfall Preventions” to help students avoid common mistakes and misunderstandings.

Table of Content

1. Physics and Measurement.
2. Motion in One Dimension.
3. Vectors.
4. Motion in Two Dimensions.
5. The Laws of Motion.
6. Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws.
7. Energy of a System.
8. Conservation of Energy.
9. Linear Momentum and Collisions.
10. Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis.
11. Angular Momentum.
12. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity.
13. Universal Gravitation.
14. Fluid Mechanics.

15. Oscillatory Motion.
16. Wave Motion.
17. Sound Waves.
18. Superposition and Standing Waves.

19. Temperature.
20 The First Law of Thermodynamics.
21 The Kinetic Theory of Gases.
22. Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

23. Electric Fields.
24. Gauss's Law.
25. Electric Potential.
26. Capacitance and Dielectrics.
27. Current and Resistance.
28. Direct-Current Circuits.
29. Magnetic Fields.
30. Sources of the Magnetic Field.
31. Faraday's Law.
32. Inductance.
33. Alternating-Current Circuits.
34. Electromagnetic Waves.

35. The Nature of Light and the Principles of Ray Optics
36. Image Formation.
37. Wave Optics.
38. Diffraction Patterns and Polarization.

39. Relativity.

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