# Essentials of College Physics by Raymond A. Serway, Chris Vuille

By Raymond A. Serway, Chris Vuille

Necessities of faculty PHYSICS is a streamlined model of Serway's market-leading collage Physics textual content, utilizing an analogous transparent and logical presentation of the strategies and ideas yet delivering a slimmer and cheaper replacement for teachers trying to specialise in the middle innovations. by way of integrating the guiding ideas of physics schooling examine and together with specific just-in-time quantitative problem-solving positive factors, the textual content moves a stability among problem-solving aid and conceptual figuring out. "Math concentration" bins and a distinct "Math Appendix" offer your scholars with a chance to grasp their numerical problem-solving talents after which attach these abilities to concrete physics purposes. "Quick Quiz" and "Checkpoint" questions supply scholars with abundant chance to check their conceptual figuring out, whereas "Tips" bins support scholars keep away from universal misconceptions. And all "Worked Examples" function a two-column layout, explaining each one step of the answer either conceptually and quantitatively. The leading edge expertise software is completely adapted to help any path layout. All end-of-chapter difficulties, labored examples, checkpoints and speedy quizzes come in WebAssign (enhanced with tricks and feedback), permitting teachers to safely create and administer homework assignments in an interactive on-line surroundings. For teachers using school room reaction know-how, a whole suite of questions, pre-formatted in PowerPoint, is obtainable to help the JoinIn™ on TurningPoint interactive lecture resolution, or the "clicker" software program of your picking out. The text's versatile, obtainable, and concentrated presentation, coupled with a unprecedented expertise application, provides scholars and teachers the instruments they should be triumphant.

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1 cm. 4 cm. 7? ures. 6 cm. This measured value has only two significant figures. 1 cm. In general, a significant figure is a reliably known digit (other than a zero used to locate a decimal point). Suppose we would like to find the area of the plate by multiplying the two measured values together. 44 cm2. Claiming to know anything about the hundredths place, or even the tenths place, doesn’t make any sense, because it’s clear we can’t even be certain of the units place, whether it’s the 1 in 71, the 5 in 75, or somewhere in between.

3 DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS In physics, the word dimension denotes the physical nature of a quantity. The distance between two points, for example, can be measured in feet, meters, or furlongs, which are different ways of expressing the dimension of length. The symbols that we use in this section to specify the dimensions of length, mass, and time are L, M, and T, respectively. Brackets [ ] will often be used to denote the dimensions of a physical quantity. For example, in this notation the dimensions of velocity v are written [v] ϭ L/T, and the dimensions of area A are [A] ϭ L2.

One of its primary purposes is to act as a “glue” to hold the nucleus together. If neutrons were not present, the repulsive electrical force between the positively charged protons would cause the nucleus to fly apart. The division doesn’t stop here; it turns out that protons, neutrons, and a zoo of other exotic particles are now thought to be composed of six particles called quarks (rhymes with “forks,” though some rhyme it with “sharks”). These particles have been given the names up, down, strange, charm, bottom, and top.