Physics for Scientists and Engineers 5th edition

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Raymond A. Serway and Robert J. Beichner
Publisher: Cengage Learning


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  • 1: Physics and Measurement (42)
  • 2: Motion in One Dimension (55)
  • 3: Vectors (45)
  • 4: Motion in Two Dimensions (58)
  • 5: The Laws of Motion (67)
  • 6: Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws (42)
  • 7: Work and Kinetic Energy (46)
  • 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy (42)
  • 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions (57)
  • 10: Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis (50)
  • 11: Rolling Motion and Angular Momentum (51)
  • 12: Static Equilibrium and Elasticity (48)
  • 13: Oscillatory Motion (44)
  • 14: The Law of Gravity (50)
  • 15: Fluid Mechanics (76)
  • 16: Wave Motion (40)
  • 17: Sound Waves (50)
  • 18: Superposition and Standing Waves (51)
  • 19: Temperature (49)
  • 20: Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics (74)
  • 21: The Kinetic Theory of Gases (43)
  • 22: Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics (51)
  • 23: Electric Fields (63)
  • 24: Gauss's Law (52)
  • 25: Electric Potential (50)
  • 26: Capacitance and Dielectrics (57)
  • 27: Current and Resistance (44)
  • 28: Direct Current Circuits (64)
  • 29: Magnetic Fields (50)
  • 30: Sources of the Magnetic Field (60)
  • 31: Faraday's Law (44)
  • 32: Inductance (48)
  • 33: Alternating Current Circuits (48)
  • 34: Electromagnetic Waves (50)
  • 35: The Nature of Light and the Laws of Geometric Optics (56)
  • 36: Geometric Optics (59)
  • 37: Interference of Light Waves (40)
  • 38: Diffraction and Polarization (44)
  • 39: Relativity (46)
  • 40: Introduction to Quantum Physics (38)
  • 41: Quantum Mechanics (37)
  • 42: Atomic Physics (35)
  • 43: Molecules and Solids (28)
  • 44: Nuclear Structure (44)
  • 45: Nuclear Fission and Fusion (25)
  • 46: Particle Physics and Cosmology (30)

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Chapter 1: Physics and Measurement
1.CQ 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
1.P 34 02 03 06 08 09 10 11 14 16 20 21 22 25 27 28 29 31 32 37 39 41 42 44 52 53 54 55 56 58 59 61 63 65 66
Chapter 2: Motion in One Dimension
2.CQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
2.P 40 02 03 04 05 11 12 12.E 13 14 17 18 19 22 23 24 27 28 29 31 32 34 34.Alt1 38 39 40 44 47 48 49 50 51 52 56 57 58 59 65 66 67 68 69
Chapter 3: Vectors
3.CQ 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
3.P 36 01 02 03 04 05 07 09 13 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 35 38 41 42 44 45 47 50 52 53 55 57 58 59
Chapter 4: Motion in Two Dimensions
4.CQ 23 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
4.P 36 02 03 05 06 07 09 11 12 13 14 16 20 22 24 25 27 29 30 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 41 43 46 52 55 57 58 59 60 61 66
Chapter 5: The Laws of Motion
5.CQ 20 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
5.P 47 01 03 04 05 06 09 10 11 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 41 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 53 56 60 67 68 71 75
Chapter 6: Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws
6.CQ 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
6.P 31 01 02 06 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 17 19 20 21 23 24 25 27 29 31 33 34 36 46 49 54 59 60 61 67 69
Chapter 7: Work and Kinetic Energy
7.CQ 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
7.P 32 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 11 12 14 15 17 18 19 20 23 27 28 29 30 32 35 36 37 39 43 45 46 52 55
Chapter 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
8.CQ 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
8.P 29 02 03 06 08 11 13 14 15 17 19 23 24 26 27 28 30 32 33 35 37 52 54 56 57 58 59 62 71 73
Chapter 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions
9.CQ 26 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
9.P 31 01 03 04 06 08 10 12 13 15 17 19 21 22 24 26 29 33 35 36 38 40 41 48 49 50 55 56 59 60 62 67
Chapter 10: Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis
10.CQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
10.P 33 01 03 05 06 07 09 12 14 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 28 32 34 35 37 38 40 41 43 46 48 50 53 59 65 69 71
Chapter 11: Rolling Motion and Angular Momentum
11.CQ 22 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
11.P 29 01 02 06 07 08 09 11 13 16 19 20 22 24 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 51 52 59
Chapter 12: Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
12.CQ 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
12.P 34 01 04 05 07 08 09 11 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 25 28 29 30 34 36 37 41 42 43 48 49 51 53 59 65 66 67 71
Chapter 13: Oscillatory Motion
13.CQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
13.P 27 01 02 03 04 07 08 09 10 11 12 15 18 19 21 23 28 30 33 36 37 41 43 44 46 49 60 63
Chapter 14: The Law of Gravity
14.CQ 19 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
14.P 31 02 03 04 05 06 07 09 10 12 15 18 22 24 27 28 30 31 32 33 35 37 38 42 47 54 55 56 57 64 65 70
Chapter 15: Fluid Mechanics
15.CQ 26 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
15.P 50 01 03 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 23 25 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 47 48 49 50 52 54 55 59 61 62 63 65 67 68 69
Chapter 16: Wave Motion
16.CQ 18 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
16.P 22 03 05 06 08 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 21 22 25 27 29 30 32 35 38 42
Chapter 17: Sound Waves
17.CQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
17.P 33 01 02 03 04 06 07 08 09 10 14 15 16 18 19 24 25 26 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 45 49 51 56 59
Chapter 18: Superposition and Standing Waves
18.CQ 18 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
18.P 33 03 04 05 07 08 09 10 11 13 14 16 18 21 22 23 25 27 28 29 32 33 34 36 38 41 42 46 48 50 58 59 62 66
Chapter 19: Temperature
19.CQ 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
19.P 35 01 02 04 07 09 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 34 35 39 40 42 44 50 60 65 66 69
Chapter 20: Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics
20.CQ 33 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
20.P 41 02 03 04 05 07 08 09 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 28 29 30 32 33 34 36 37 38 40 41 42 43 44 48 50 51 57 61 66 68
Chapter 21: The Kinetic Theory of Gases
21.CQ 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
21.P 27 02 03 05 06 07 09 11 13 14 15 16 21 24 25 26 27 28 30 35 37 39 40 42 44 45 48 49
Chapter 22: Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
22.CQ 21 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22.P 30 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 23 24 27 29 31 33 34 35 37 40 54
Chapter 23: Electric Fields
23.CQ 29 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
23.P 34 01 02 04 05 06 07 08 09 12 13 15 16 18 19 24 25 27 29 32 36 38 40 41 42 43 44 46 48 49 52 55 61 62 67
Chapter 24: Gauss's Law
24.CQ 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
24.P 37 01 02 03 05 07 09 10 11 12 14 16 17 19 22 23 24 27 28 30 31 34 36 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 48 49 55 56 58 59
Chapter 25: Electric Potential
25.CQ 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
25.P 34 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 10 11 15 16 17 18 20 22 27 29 32 36 37 38 41 42 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 54 57 60
Chapter 26: Capacitance and Dielectrics
26.CQ 19 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
26.P 38 01 02 03 05 06 07 08 09 14 17 18 21 22 23 24 26 28 30 31 32 34 37 40 41 42 43 45 49 50 52 54 57 58 65 67 68 73 76
Chapter 27: Current and Resistance
27.CQ 19 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
27.P 25 01 05 07 08 12 13 14 16 17 19 20 22 26 28 37 42 43 44 45 49 50 54 58 62 63
Chapter 28: Direct Current Circuits
28.CQ 25 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
28.P 39 01 02 03 04 05 06 08 09 10 11 14 15 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 35 37 38 40 41 42 45 47 48 49 54 71 72
Chapter 29: Magnetic Fields
29.CQ 20 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
29.P 30 01 02 03 04 06 07 10 12 14 15 16 17 19 23 24 27 29 30 31 32 33 36 39 41 42 44 45 48 49 59
Chapter 30: Sources of the Magnetic Field
30.CQ 33 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
30.P 27 01 02 03 04 06 09 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 29 30 31 33 34 36 37 40 43 50 54
Chapter 31: Faraday's Law
31.CQ 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
31.P 30 01 02 03 05 06 09 10 11 12 15 19 20 21 22 24 26 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 43 44 47 48 60
Chapter 32: Inductance
32.CQ 16 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
32.P 32 01 04 05 09 11 13 16 17 19 20 22 24 28 31 33 36 37 38 39 42 43 44 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 56 57
Chapter 33: Alternating Current Circuits
33.CQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
33.P 31 01 02 06 07 09 10 11 12 15 16 18 20 21 22 24 25 30 31 32 36 37 38 39 42 43 44 45 48 49 50 53
Chapter 34: Electromagnetic Waves
34.CQ 22 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
34.P 28 03 04 07 09 11 13 14 15 19 21 23 25 28 29 30 31 32 36 37 41 42 43 44 47 53 57 66 68
Chapter 35: The Nature of Light and the Laws of Geometric Optics
35.CQ 20 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
35.P 36 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 21 25 27 28 31 32 33 35 37 38 39 40 41 45 51 52 53 60 69
Chapter 36: Geometric Optics
36.CQ 22 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
36.P 37 02 03 05 06 07 08 09 10 12 15 16 18 19 21 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 32 33 34 36 37 44 46 49 50 54 58 60 63 69 71 73
Chapter 37: Interference of Light Waves
37.CQ 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
37.P 28 01 02 03 04 05 07 08 09 13 14 16 17 21 23 24 28 29 30 31 32 35 37 38 40 41 50 52 55
Chapter 38: Diffraction and Polarization
38.CQ 13 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
38.P 31 01 02 04 06 07 08 12 13 14 16 17 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 35 36 40 41 42 43 44 47 56 62
Chapter 39: Relativity
39.CQ 14 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
39.P 32 02 03 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 13 15 17 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 31 33 35 36 37 40 41 45 46 47 54 61 65
Chapter 40: Introduction to Quantum Physics
40.CQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
40.P 21 09 15 16 17 18 20 31 32 38 42 44 48 49 50 53 55 56 57 60 63 66
Chapter 41: Quantum Mechanics
41.CQ 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
41.P 22 01 03 08 09 11 14 15 17 18 20 21 22 23 26 29 38 47 50 52 53 54 61
Chapter 42: Atomic Physics
42.CQ 17 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
42.P 18 01 03 04 05 06 07 09 11 12 14 19 27 29 31 32 39 40 40alt
Chapter 43: Molecules and Solids
43.CQ 18 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
43.P 10 02 03 06 07 09 15 23 24 27 31
Chapter 44: Nuclear Structure
44.CQ 31 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
44.P 13 03 05 15 21 25 28 32 33 38 39 41 44 48
Chapter 45: Nuclear Fission and Fusion
45.CQ 15 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
45.P 10 02 05 06 12 15 16 19 20 25 31
Chapter 46: Particle Physics and Cosmology
46.CQ 20 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
46.P 10 02 03 06 10 12 14 16 18 22 24
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