College Physics 4th International Edition
College Physics, Fourth Edition, presents a unique “forces first” approach to physics that builds a conceptual framework as motivation for the physical principles. That intuitive approach, combined with a consistent problem solving strategies, stunning art, extensive end-of-chapter material, and superior media support make Giambattista, Richardson, and Richardson a product that addresses the needs of TODAY’s students.
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An engaging writing style and a strong focus on the physics make this comprehensive, graduate-level textbook unique among existing classical electromagnetism textbooks. Charged particles in vacuum and the electrodynamics of continuous media are given equal attention in discussions of electrostatics, magnetostatics, quasistatics, conservation laws, wave propagation, radiation, scattering, special relativity and field theory. Extensive use of qualitative arguments similar to those used by working physicists makes Modern Electrodynamics a must-have for every student of this subject. In 24 chapters, the textbook covers many more topics than can be presented in a typical two-semester course, making it easy for instructors to tailor courses to their specific needs. Close to 120 worked examples and 80 applications boxes help the reader build physical intuition and develop technical skill. Nearly 600 end-of-chapter homework problems encourage students to engage actively with the material. A solutions manual is available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/Zangwill.
About the Author
Andrew Zangwill is a Professor of Physics at Georgia Institute of Technology, with research interests in theoretical condensed matter physics. He is the author of the popular textbook Physics at Surfaces (Cambridge University Press, 1988) and has taught classical electromagnetism at the graduate and undergraduate levels for twenty years.
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University Physics is known for its uniquely broad, deep, and thoughtful set of worked examples–key tools for developing both physical understanding and problem-solving skills. The Thirteenth Edition revises all the Examples and Problem-solving Strategies to be more concise and direct while maintaining the Twelfth Edition’s consistent, structured approach and strong focus on modeling as well as math. To help students tackle challenging as well as routine problems, the Thirteenth Edition adds Bridging Problems to each chapter, which pose a difficult, multiconcept problem and provide a skeleton solution guide in the form of questions and hints.
The text’s rich problem sets—developed and refined over six decades—are upgraded to include larger numbers of problems that are biomedically oriented or require calculus. The problem-set revision is driven by detailed student-performance data gathered nationally through MasteringPhysics®, making it possible to fine-tune the reliability, effectiveness, and difficulty of individual problems.
Complementing the clear and accessible text, the figures use a simple graphic style that focuses on the physics. They also incorporate explanatory annotations—a technique demonstrated to enhance learning.
Building upon Serway and Jewett’s solid foundation in the modern classic text, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, this first Australian and New Zealand edition of Physics is a practical and engaging introduction to Physics. Using international and local case studies and worked examples to add to the concise language and high quality artwork, this new regional edition further engages students and highlights the relevance of this discipline to their learning and lives. This adaptation retains the balanced approach of the strong foundation of physics with the modern standards of physics education of the original text and is further enhanced by the applied focus of real world case studies and examples, from the region and from the international community.
Table of Contents
Volume 2 Part V: Electricity and magnetism 23. Electric fields 24. Gauss law 25. Electric potential 26. Energy and capacitance 27. Current and resistance 28. Direct-current circuits 29. Magnetic fields 30. Magnetic forces 31. Faradays law 32. Inductance 33. Alternating-current circuits 34. Electromagnetic waves Part VI: Light and optics 35. The nature of light and the principles of ray optics 36. Image formation 37. Wave optics 38. Diffraction patterns and polarization Part VII: Quantum physics 39. Quantisation and wave-particle duality 40. Introduction to quantum mechanics 41. Atomic physics 42. Quantum physics of molecules and solids 43. Nuclei and radioactivity 44. Particle physics Appendices: A. SI units B. Mathematics review C. Tables of data