Physics for Scientists and Engineers – Randall Knight – 1st Edition

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The superior problem-solving pedagogy of Physics for and uses a detailed, methodical that sequentially builds ’ skills and confidence so they are better equipped to tackle more .

Knight combines rigorous quantitative coverage with a descriptive, inductive approach that leads to a deeper student understanding of the core concepts. Pictorial, graphical, algebraic, and descriptive representations for each concept are skillfully combined to provide a that students with different styles can readily grasp.

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Table of Content


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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