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Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol. 1: Ch. 1-20 (3rd Edition)

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol. 1: Ch. 1-20 (3rd Edition)
Author: Paul Fishbane - Stephen Gasiorowicz - Steve Thornt
ISBN 13: 9780131418837
ISBN 10: 131418831
Edition: 3
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Publication Date: 2004-01-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 688
List Price: $153.00

Appropriate for both scientists and engineers. Acomprehensive introduction to calculus-based physics which presents balance between theory andapplications, between concepts and problem-solving, between mathematics and physics, andfinally, between technology and traditional pedagogical methods. Maintainstheoretical coverage, but supplements it with applications boxes, on topics such as:timed traffic lights, jet engines, simple machines, drag racing, flight navigator, cranes,quartz watches, smoke detectors, capacitors as power sources for laptop computers, televisionantennas, and fiber optics. Places emphasis on concepts, showing the motivation for thephysics. This conceptual emphasis has been maintained, but supporting problem-solvingapparatus has been dramatically revised. All mathematics in the book is self-contained, andmajor mathematical tools are introduced as needed. Vectors, a topic that requires a lot ofpractice, are covered in depth.


A text for a calculus-based physics course for freshman and sophomore students in engineering and science, emphasizing problem solving. Contains conceptual questions and problems keyed to text sections, as well as cumulative problems, presented in order of difficulty; worked examples; problem-solving margin notes; application boxes; and coverage of both classical physics and modern physics centered on relativity and quantum mechanics. Other study aids include chapter and interim summaries, boxed key equations, and color diagrams and photos. Includes reference appendices and a chronology of the field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)