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Introduction

Two recent trends in physics texbooks are disturbing: (1) their revision cycles have become short—they are being revised every 3 or 4 years; (2) the books are getting larger, some over 1500 pages. I don’t see how either trend can be of benefit to students. My response: (1) It has been 8 years since the previous edition of this book. (2) This book makes use of physics education research, although it avoids the detail a Professor may need to say in class but in a book shuts down the reader. And this book still remains among the shortest. This new edition introduces some important new pedagogic tools. It contains new physics (such as in cosmology) and many new appealing applications (list on previous page). Pages and page breaks have been carefully formatted to make the physics easier to follow: no turning a page in the middle of a derivation or Example. Great efforts were made to make the book attractive so students will want to read it.

Table Of Contents

Chapter No1: Introduction, Measurement, Estimating
Chapter No2: Describing Motion: Kinematics In One Dimension
Chapter No3: Kinematics In Two Or Three Dimensions; Vectors
Chapter No4: Dynamics: Newton’s Laws Of Motion
Chapter No5: Using Newton’s Laws: Friction, Circular Motion, Drag Forces
Chapter No6: Gravitation And Newton’s6 Synthesis
Chapter No7: Work And Energy
Chapter No8: Conservation Of Energy
Chapter No9: Linear Momentum
Chapter No10: Rotational Motion
Chapter No11: Angular Momentum; General Rotation
Chapter No12: Static Equilibrium; Elasticity And Fracture
Chapter No13: Fluids
Chapter No14: Oscillations
Chapter No15: Wave Motion
Chapter No16: Sound
Chapter No17: Temperature, Thermal Expansion, And The Ideal Gas Law
Chapter No18: Kinetic Theory Of Gases
Chapter No19: Heat And The First Law Of Thermodynamics
Chapter No 20: Second Law Of Thermodynamics

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Physics For Scientists & Engineers
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Two recent trends in physics texbooks are disturbing: (1) their revision cycles have become short—they are being revised every 3 or 4 years; (2) the books are getting larger, some over 1500 pages. I don’t see how either trend can be of benefit to students. My response: (1) It has been 8 years since the previous edition of this book. (2) This book makes use of physics education research, although it avoids the detail a Professor may need to say in class but in a book shuts down the reader. And this book still remains among the shortest. This new edition introduces some important new pedagogic tools.
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