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Essential calculus- based text for physics and engineering students

Principles of Physics 9th Edition

David Halliday (deceased), University of Pittsburgh, Robert Resnick, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jearl Walker, Cleveland State University Extended Version Includes 7 extra chapters on Modern Physics ISBN 9780470561584 1328pp Pbk (Ch 1-44) June 2010 £49.99/i60.00 Regular Version ISBN 9780470524633 1136pp Pbk (Ch 1-37) June 2010 £48.99/i58.80

The new Ninth Edition of Halliday, Resnick and Walker’s Principles of Physics has been strategically revised to focus on engaging students, supporting critical thinking and moving students to the next level of physics understanding. Key to the Ninth Edition’s support for critical thinking and development of understanding physics concepts is Jearl Walker’s modern voice. Jearl Walker is both an active teacher, who understands the challenges faced in today’s classroom, and a world renowned communicator of science to the general public. His Flying Circus of Physics is a cult classic among physics students and instructors and material from this book is integrated throughout the Ninth Edition to catch students’ attention, engage them, and encourage them to solve the underlying real world physics phenomenon and concepts, before they begin the more quantitative portion of the content or problem.

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Brief Contents Part 1: Measurement; Motion Along a Straight Line; Vectors; Motion in Two and Three Dimensions; Force and Motion — I; Force and Motion — II; Kinetic Energy and Work; Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy; Center of Mass and Linear Momentum; Rotation; Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum. Part 2: Equilibrium and Elasticity; Gravitation; Fluids; Oscillations; Waves — I; Waves — II; Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of; Thermodynamics; The Kinetic Theory of Gases; Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Part 3: Electric Charge; Electric Fields; Gauss’ Law; Electric Potential; Capacitance; Current and Resistance; Circuits; Magnetic Fields; Magnetic Fields Due to Currents; Induction and Inductance; Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating; Current; Maxwell’s Equations; Magnetism of Matter. Part 4: Electromagnetic Waves; Images; Interference; Diffraction; Relativity. Part 5: Photons and Matter Waves; More About Matter Waves; All About Atoms; Conduction of Electricity in Solids; Nuclear Physics; Energy from the Nucleus; Quarks, Leptons, and the Big Bang; Appendices; Answers to Checkpoints and Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems; Index.

WileyPLUS combines the complete, dynamic online text with a valuable suite of teaching and learning resources in one easy-to-use system. It provides a very robust collection of high-quality problem sets, offering immediate and meaningful feedback to students, along with varying levels of question assistance. In addition to offering the end-of-chapter problem sets, WileyPLUS provides the support instructors need to efficiently and effectively manage their classroom and improve student performance. • A Math Skills Module – essentially a Chapter Zero – gets students up to speed with a comprehensive review of the algebra and calculus required in the course. • Guided Online (GO) Tutorials – these step-by-step tutorials, written by Jearl Walker, start with the key idea then break the problem down into steps, providing hints along the way. As he wrote these, Jearl imagined what he would say to a student in his office who was stuck on a problem. The result is a friendly, clear explanation that helps students along the way. The ninth edition features over 500 GO Tutorials! • Additional interactive simulations, animations and video mini-lectures accommodate a variety of learning styles. Through the videos, Jearl Walker teaches students how to read technical content. Extra help material (not in the printed text) is available through hypertext links for those students who need or want it.


Matter & Interactions 3rd Edition

RUTH W. CHABAY and BRUCE A. SHERWOOD both of North Carolina State University, USA 9780470503478 • 1128pp • March 2010 • Hbk • £59.99/€72.00

Matter & Interactions offers a modern curriculum for introductory physics (calculus-based). It is modern in that it presents physics the way practicing physicists think about their discipline and integrates 20th Century physics and computational physics. The text emphasizes that there are only a small number of fundamental principles that underlie the behavior of matter, and that by using these powerful principles, it is possible to construct models that can explain and predict a wide variety of physical phenomena. Features: • Modeling: The text places a major emphasis on constructing and using physical models . A central aspect of science is the modeling of complex real-world phenomena. A physical model is based on fundamental principles; its intent is to predict or explain the most important aspects of an actual situation. • Computer Modeling: Computer modeling is now as important as theory and experiment in contemporary science and engineering. Computer modeling is introduced right away to help build a strong foundation in the use of this important tool. • Experiments Using Simple Equipment: Some end-of-chapter problems involve experiments using simple equipment such as weights, string, coffee filters, scotch tape, etc. By experimenting with very simple equipment, students can gain insight into rather deep scientific issues. • Active Learning: Stop and Think questions are interspersed throughout the reading to encourage students to engage the material more deeply. • Lab Activities: There is a complete set of lab activities that were written specifically for a Matter & Interactions-style course. Contents Modern Mechanics; Interactions and Motion; The Momentum Principle; The Fundamental Interactions; Contact Interactions; Rate of Change of Momentum; The Energy Principle; Internal Energy; Energy Quantization; Multiparticle Systems; Collisions; Angular Momentum; Entropy: Limits on the Possible; Gases and Engines; Electric Field; Electric Fields and Matter; Electric Field of Distributed Charges; Electric Potential; Magnetic Field; Electric Field and Circuits; Circuit Elements; Magnetic Force; Patterns of Field in Space; Faraday’s Law; Electromagnetic Radiation; Waves and Particles.



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Best-selling algebra - based physics textbook

Introduction to Physics 8th Edition

JOHN D. CUTNELL and KENNETH W. JOHNSON, both of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA 9780470409428 • 1088pp • April 2009 • Pbk • £48.99/€58.80

Designed for those who may struggle with making the leap to conceptual understanding and applying physics. The eight edition continues to build transferable problem-solving skills and helps the reader to first identify the physics concepts, then associate the appropriate mathematical equations, and finally to work out an algebraic solution Contents: Introduction and Mathematical; Concepts; Kinematics in One Dimension; Kinematics in Two Dimension. 4 Forces and Newtons Laws Of Motion; Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion; Work And Energy; Impulse and Momentum; Rotational Kinematics; Rotational Dynamics; Simple Harmonic Motion and Elasticity; Fluids; Temperature and Heat; The Transfer of Heat; The Ideal Gas Law and Kinetic Theory; Thermodynamics; Waves and Sound; The Principle of Linear Superposition And Interference Phenomena; Electric Forces and Electric Fields; Electric Potential Energy and the Electric Potential; Electric Circuits; Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields; Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating Current Circuits; Electromagnetic Waves. The Reflection of Light: Mirrors; The Refraction of Light: Lenses and Optical Instruments; Interference and the Wave Nature of Light; Special Relativity; Particles and Waves; The Nature of The Atom; Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity; Ionizing Radiation, Nuclear Energy, and Elementary Particles; Appendixes; Answers: to Check your Understanding. Answers: To Odd-Numbered Problems. Index; Introduction and Mathematical Concepts; The Nature of Physics; Units; The Role of Units in Problem Solving; Trigonometry; Scalars and Vectors; Vector Addition and Subtraction; The Components of A Vector.

WileyPLUS for Introduction to Physics combines the online text as well as offering problem types and resources designed to enable and support transferable problem-solving skills and conceptual understanding.

Features: • Extensive problem banks include conceptual problems, algorithmic end-of-chapter problems, symbolic notation problems, simulation problems, and tutorial problems. • Instructor-controlled problem-solving assistance within each problem links students to hints, additional examples, videos, and specific sections of the online text. • Mathskills is a self-study module within WileyPLUS for students who need a quick review of the algebra and trigonometry topics that are prerequisite for introductory physics. • Data Tables have been added to many problems providing anorganized starting point from which students can begin the problem solving process.



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Understanding Physics

New Edition

2nd Edition

MICHAEL MANSFIELD and COLM O’SULLIVAN University College Cork, Ireland

9780470746370 • 696pp • November 2010 • Pbk • £42.50/€51.00

Written with today’s students in mind, this new edition covers the core material required by an introductory course in a clear and refreshing way. Each topic is introduced from first principles so that the text is suitable for students without a prior background in physics. At the same time the book is designed to enable students to proceed easily to subsequent courses in physics and may be used to support such courses. New to this edition • Completely revised and simplified. • The importance of the role of mathematical modeling in physics has been stressed more strongly. • New sections have been included on dissipative forces, forced oscillations, non-linear dynamics and on electromagnetic waves at interfaces between media. • A completely new chapter on optics has been added, including novel derivations of the equations for mirrors, lenses and Bragg scattering. • The emphasis on integration of the various topics into a view of physics as a unified whole has been increased; for example, the concept of flux (and Gauss’ law) has been introduced at an earlier stage to enable it to be applied to gravitation. Brief Contents: Understanding the Physical Universe; Using Mathematical Tools in Physics; The Causes of Motion: Dynamics; Motion in Two and Three Dimensions; Force Fields; Many-body Interactions; Rigid Body Dynamics; Relative Motion; Special Relativity; Continuum Mechanics: Mechanical Properties of Materials; Thermal Physics; Wave Motion; Introduction to Quantum Mechanics; Electric Currents Electric fields; Magnetic fields; Electromagnetic Induction: Time-Varying Emfs; Maxwell’s Equations: Electromagnetic Radiation; Optics; Atomic Physics; Electrons in Solids: Quantum Statistics Nuclear physics, Particle Physics and Astrophysics

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Introduction to Biological Physics

For the Health and Life Sciences KIRSTEN FRANKLIN, PAUL MUIR, TERRY SCOTT, LARA WILCOCKS and PAUL YATES, all of University of Otago, New Zealand 9780470665930 • 696pp • September 2010 • Pbk • £39.95/€48.00

This book aims to demystify fundamental biophysics for students in the health and biosciences required to study physics and to understand the mechanistic behaviour of biosystems. The text is well supplemented by worked conceptual examples that will constitute the main source for the students, whilst combining conceptual examples and practice problems with more quantitative examples and recent technological advances. Features: • Covers classical physics for a very specific audience – health science majors with no serious background in mathematics and in many cases a limited interest in physics. • Follows standard well-established physics curricula but with an unusual combination of relatively low level and huge breadth, combined with a clear focus on health related examples. • All of the physics presented is motivated by its use in the health sciences, thus explicit, and frequent, reference to health science applications are included. • All explanations are short and easily understood, with no unnecessary complexity. • Lots of detailed worked examples and lots of problems for the students to solve. • Examples designed to aid the development of problem solving skills, linked directly to end-of-chapter problems. Contents: I Mechanics; II Bulk Materials; III Thermodynamics; V Optics; VI Radiation and Health; VII Appendices

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Physics Cluster Leaflet- November 2010  

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