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Cover - Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 5th edition Physics for Scientists and Engineers, by Serway & Beichner

The downloadable files below, in PDF format, contain answers to selected exercises from the 5th edition, chapters 1 - 24.  They were written using Windows Journal and a Windows Tablet PC.  To download an individual chapter PDF file to your computer, click on a chapter heading below, and then save the file when prompted.  Or, to download the entire solution set in one file (20 MB), click on the "Combined Solutions" link below.

Combined Solutions

Part I  Mechanics

Chapter 1 - Physics and Measurement

Chapter 2 - Motion in One Dimension

Chapter 3 - Vectors

Chapter 4 - Motion in Two Dimensions

Chapter 5 - The Laws of Motion

Chapter 6 - Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws

Chapter 7 - Work and Kinetic Energy

Chapter 8 - Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy

Chapter 9 - Linear Momentum and Collisions

Chapter 10 - Rotation of a Rigid Body About a Fixed Axis

Chapter 11 - Rolling Motion and Angular Momentum

Chapter 12 - Static Equilibrium and Elasticity

Chapter 13 - Oscillatory Motion

Chapter 14 - The Law of Gravity

Chapter 15 - Fluid Mechanics

Part II  Mechanical Waves

Chapter 16 - Wave Motion

Chapter 17 - Sound Waves

Chapter 18 - Superposition and Standing Waves

Part III  Thermodynamics

Chapter 19 - Temperature

Chapter 20 - Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter 21 - The Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chapter 22 - Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Part IV  Electricity and Magnetism

Chapter 23 - Electric Fields

Chapter 24 - Gauss's Law