This calculus-based introduction to physics, presents physics not as "classical" or "modern", but as macroscopic or microscopic, presenting them as they relate to specific technical and scientific issues. Principles of modern physics are integrated throughout and, when appropriate, modern physics topics are intertwined with classic principles to allow students to develop intuition for and appreciation of this material as early as possible. Calculus and other mathematical tools are self-contained and become progressively more difficult; students learn the maths as they need to know it. Optional, stand alone sections provide detailed coverage of more subtle points; offer real-world models to explain technical concepts; and set off particularly detailed derivations of important equations. Student-oriented pedagogy helps put theory into practice, with worked examples, end-of-chapter problems, problem-solving boxes, together with hints and strategies in margin notes.
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Fishbane/Gasiorowicz/Thornton is a comprehensive introduction to calculus- based physics. The most successful first-edition physics text of the last decade, it is the only book written specifically to address the main issue in this course--namely, balancing the needs and wants of the students with those of the instructor. The authors, experienced researchers and teachers, represent both theoretical and experimental physicists. This text presents balance between theory and applications, between concepts and problem-solving, between mathematics and physics, and finally, between technology and traditional pedagogical methods. Appropriate for both scientists and engineers with increased applications for engineering students.From the Back Cover:
Designed to give readers a solid foundation in the core science of all science and technology, this book clearly explains and illustrates the principles of physics, their relations, and their applications. The book covers the modern notions of physics from the beginning, including the essential aspects of classical physics; explores spatial relativity and quantum mechanics; provides problem-solving techniques that offer new ways of looking at various problems in physics; helps readers develop the ability to effectively estimate; and more. The Interactive Physics Player, Macintosh/Windows-based software that recreates selected problems from the book, is available for an additional fee. Suitable for prospective engineers, scientists, doctors, and others who use technology in their careers.
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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110136632122