Physics: Principles with Applications Hardcover – Aug 1997
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This best-selling algebra-based physics book has been widely known for its carefully crafted exposition, strong biological applications, and high degree of accuracy and precision. The Fifth Edition maintains these strengths and brings a conceptual emphasis and real-world flavor to the examples, problems, and art program. In addition, the new edition features an unparalleled suite of media and on-line resources to enhance the physics classroom. For readers with an algebra-based physics background.
About the Author
Joseph Boyle is a professor in the Department of Philosophy, Principal of St. Michael's College, and a member fo the Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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For anyone out there who is not happy with only every second question having an answer in the back of the book, check out the app named Slader.
From limited tutoring in a related area (electrical theory) I've noticed that a major handicap for many students is the lack of strong algebra skills. If, for example, you can't easily rearrange an algebraic equation to solve for any specific unknown, the derivation of various formulae from basic principles, or problem-solving that involves combining and rearranging off-the-shelf equations, are going to seem like dark magic. That's not the fault of a physics text.
If you really need to work a lot of fully-solved problems, I suggest considering REA's Physics Problem Solver as a cheap adjunct to this excellent text. I can't speak for it specifically, but I bought their Electric Circuits and Electronics Problem Solvers when I was at college and they were very useful supplements to our texts, which, though solid, were a lot less student-friendly than Giancoli Physics.
Physics without calculus is like balls without nuts, if you know what I mean. It's a kind of meaningless endeavor. I do think physics can be interesting without the knowledge of calculus, but the way everything is reduced to memorizing and plugging in numbers to a humongous number of formulae, I do not blame students for coming out hating physics after a year of suffering from Physics 101. The part of the difficulty students may face in learning physics out of a book like this arises from awkward explanations inevitably deriving from avoiding calculus. So if you have difficulties dealing with this book, try coming back after you take calculus. Things will be so much easier to understand with more fluent explanations. An excellent calculus-based intro physics text is Fundamental of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker.
It is a shame because I find many students to be intellectually motivated in many ways, but when it comes to physics they only end up seeing it as a yet another stupid standardized exam that is MCAT. I think this kind of physics is indeed just an obstacle for students and should be reconsidered by those responsible for improving college curriculum.
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It gives a specific step by step explanation of concepts that is not given in classes. Reading and doing the practice questions will help.Published on Dec 22 2013 by Zainab
I bought it the first week it came out. It arrived in superb condition and in good quality. Full of excellent knowledge that are fairly easy to understand. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2013 by Daniel Shen
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