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9780135157336: Applied Physics

For any introductory physics course with an applied approach, such as in career programs in community and technical colleges, vocational-technical programs in secondary schools, and for general education physics courses at colleges and universities where an applied approach is desirable.

 

Applied Physics, Ninth Edition (formerly Physics for Career Education) provides comprehensive and practical coverage of physics for students needing an applied physics approach or considering a vocational-technical career. It emphasizes physical concepts as applied to industrial-technical fields and uses common applications to improve the physics and mathematics competence of students. The text is divided into five major areas: mechanics, matter and heat, wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, and light and modern physics.

 

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This highly successful textbook presents clear, to-the-point topical coverage of basic physics applied to industrial and technical fields. A wealth of real-world applications are presented, motivating students by teaching physics concepts in context.

 

KEY FEATURES:

  • Detailed, well-illustrated examples support student understanding of skills and concepts.
  • Extensive problem sets assist student learning by providing ample opportunity for practice.
  • Physics Connections relate the text material to everyday life experiences. 
  • Applied Concepts problems foster critical thinking.
  • Biographical sketches of important scientists connect ideas with real people.

Unique Problem Solving Method

This textbook teaches students to use a proven effective problem-solving methodology.

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The consistent use of this special problem-solving method trains students to make a sketch, identify the data elements, select the appropriate equation, solve for the unknown quantity, and substitute the data in the working equation. An icon that outlines the method is placed in the margin of most problem sets as a reminder to students.

 

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • A new chapter devoted to Problem Solving
  • More than 120 new problems added–many metric and including new problems for automotive/diesel and construction students
  • The Vector Chapter has been reorganized and revised to better facilitate topic flow and application.
  • 14  new Try This Activity features
  • 8 new Physics Connections features 
  • The topic of Collisions in Two-Dimensions has been added to Chapter 6. 

 A companion Laboratory Manual contains laboratory exercises that reinforce and illustrate the physics principles.

For Additional online resources go to: www. Prenhall.com/ewen

 

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