College Physics, Global Edition, 4th Edition

Randall D. Knight all

15% Off

College Physics, Global Edition, 4th Edition

By Randall D. Knight, Brian Jones, Stuart Field
We'll ship this to you as soon as it's published.
Add to cart
Randall D. Knight all
Published Date
Intended for algebra-based introductory physics courses.

Building on the research-proven instructional techniques introduced in Knight’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers, College Physics: A Strategic Approach sets a new standard for algebra-based introductory physics—gaining widespread critical acclaim from professors and students alike. The text, supplements, and optional MasteringPhysics® work together to help students see and understand the big picture, gain crucial problem-solving skills and confidence, and better prepare for lecture and their future.

For the 3rd Edition, Randy Knight, Brian Jones and Stuart Field have incorporated student feedback and research to strengthen their focus on student learning, and to apply the best results from educational research and extensive user feedback and metadata.

This program presents an unparalleled teaching and learning experience, uniquely effective and integrated.
  • Prepare for lecture: Prepare students for lecture with innovative and engaging media tools, tailored carefully to reinforce the textbook.
  • Understand the big picture: Enable students to understand the connections between topics, the real-world context, and the overarching themes, skills, and principles of physics using refined and expanded learning tools.
  • Develop problem-solving skills: Equip students with problem-solving tactics and strategies through expanded guidance and practice in the text and online in MasteringPhysics.
  • Foster skills for the MCAT: Gear students up for the new MCAT with enhanced life-science and biomedical applications in the text and problems, and increased emphasis on reasoning with real-world situations and data.
New to this edition
  • NEW! Enhanced Chapter Previews are streamlined, focused on the three most important ideas, and tied to specific learning objectives. In addition, they explicitly mention the one or two most important concepts from past chapters, and finish with a new “Stop to Think” question, giving students a chance to build on their knowledge from previous chapters and integrate it with new content they are about to read.
  • NEW! Synthesis Boxes bring together key concepts, principles, and equations in order to highlight connections and differences. More than a summary, they emphasise deeper relations and point out common or contrasting details.
  • NEW! Concept Check Figures encourage students to actively engage with a key or complex figure by asking them to reason with a related “Stop to Think” question.
  • NEW! Expanded “Stop to Think” Questions provide students with more crucial practice and concept checks as they go through the chapters. Approximately 100 of these popular Stop to Think exercises have been added for this edition.
  • NEW! Looking Back Pointers in the body of the text provide “just-in-time” references that encourage students to refer back to relevant material from earlier chapters.
  • NEW! Problem-Solving Strategy Overviews provide the “big picture” for problem-solving, giving clear statements of what types of problems a strategy is intended for and how to use it. This makes the strategy more self-contained and therefore more useful as a reference.
  • Expanded Reasoning Help assists students as they work through worked examples by ensuring all steps are adequately fleshed out and the final assessment shows students how to take a critical look at the answer to see if it’s reasonable.
  • Expanded Use of Annotations in Equations helps students to further decipher what equations “say” and what the variables and units are.
  • NEW! Jeopardy Problems in the Student Workbook ask students to work backwards from equations to physical situations, enhancing their understanding and critical thinking skills. The acclaimed Student Workbook also provides a rich source of other confidence- and skill-building exercises, mostly qualitative and/or graphical in nature.
  • NEW! Enhanced End-of-Chapter Problem Sets benefit from updates based on Mastering user metadata, student feedback, and blind-solver accuracy checking to ensure optimal clarity, efficacy, and accuracy. Hundreds of new problems are based on real-world situations and problems that expand the range of math skills students will use in their solution.
  • NEW! Increased Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Reasoning. The MCAT is being restructured to test competencies, not knowledge. Students will be required to reason, to do more than simply plug in numbers into equations. Of the hundreds of new end-of-chapter problems, many of these require students to reason using ratios and proportionality, to reason using real world data, and to assess answers to see if they
  • make physical sense. Expanded Life-Science and Biomedical Applications. Building on the book’s acclaimed real-world focus, even more applications from the living world have been added to text, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems, giving students essential practice in applying core physical principles to new real-world situations.
  • An Updated Preface Studying for and Taking the MCAT Exam gives students concrete tips on preparing for this exam, and the MCAT-Style Passage Problems that conclude every chapter allow students to practice this style of question.
Table of contents
  • 1. Representing Motion
  • 2. Motion in One Dimension
  • 3. Vectors and Motion in Two Dimensions
  • 4. Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • 5. Applying Newton’s Laws
  • 6. Circular Motion, Orbits, and Gravity
  • 7. Rotational Motion
  • 8. Equilibrium and Elasticity
  • 9. Momentum
  • 10. Energy and Work
  • 11. Using Energy
  • 12. Thermal Properties of Matter
  • 13. Fluids
  • 14. Oscillations
  • 15. Traveling Waves and Sound
  • 16. Superposition and Standing Waves
  • 17. Wave Optics
  • 18. Ray Optics
  • 19. Optical Instruments
  • 20. Electric Fields and Forces
  • 21. Electrical Potential
  • 22. Current and Resistance
  • 23. Circuits
  • 24. Magnetic Fields and Forces
  • 25. Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves
  • 26. AC Electricity
  • 27. Relativity
  • 28. Quantum Physics
  • 29. Atoms and Molecules
  • 30. Nuclear Physics