Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics – Randall D. Knight – 4th Edition


A research-driven approach, fine-tuned for even greater ease-of-use and success

For the Fourth Edition of Physics for Scientists and , continues to build on strong research-based with fine-tuned and streamlined content, hallmark features, and even more robust MasteringPhysics program, taking student to a new level. By extending problem-solving guidance to include a greater emphasis on and significantly revised and more challenging problem sets, gain confidence and skills in . A modified Table of Contents and the addition of advanced topics now accommodate different teaching preferences and course .

Table of Contents

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
II. Conservation Laws
9. Work and Kinetic Energy
10. Interactions and Potential Energy
11. Impulse and Momentum
III. Applications of Newtonian Mechanics
12. Rotation of a Rigid Body
13. Newton's Theory of Gravity
14. Fluids and Elasticity
IV. Oscillations and Waves
15. Oscillations
16. Traveling Waves
17. Superposition
V. Thermodynamics
18. A Macroscopic Description of Matter
19. Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
20. The Micro/Macro Connection
21. Heat Engines and Refrigerators VI. Electricity and Magnetism
22. Electric Charges and Forces
23. The Electric Field
24. Gauss's Law
25. The Electric Potential
26. Potential and Field
27. Current and Resistance
28. Fundamentals of Circuits
29. The Magnetic Field
30. Electromagnetic Induction
31. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
32. AC Circuits
VII. Optics
33. Wave Optics
34. Ray Optics
35. Optical Instruments VIII. Relativity and Quantum Physics
36. Relativity
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