Physics: A Conceptual World View

Physics: A Conceptual World View

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Designed specifically for non-majors, PHYSICS: A CONCEPTUAL WORLD VIEW provides an engaging and effective introduction to physics using a flexible, fully modular presentation ideal for a wide variety of instructors and courses. Incorporating highly effective Physics Education Research pedagogy, the text features an ongoing storyline describing the development of the current physics world view, which provides students with an understanding of the laws of nature and the context to better appreciate the importance of physics. The texta€™s appealing style and minimal use of math also help to make complex material interesting and easier to master, even for students intimidated by physics or math.For instructors who want to incorporate more problem-solving skills and quantitative reasoning, the optional, more detailed, Problem Solving to Accompany PHYSICS: A CONCEPTUAL WORLD VIEW student supplement reveals more of the beauty and power of mathematics in physics. The text can also be customized to fit any syllabus through Cengage Learninga€™s TextChoice custom solution program. In addition, the new Seventh Edition includes a thoroughly revised art program featuring elements such as balloon captions and numerous illustrations to help students better visualize and understand key concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Everyday Physics Stopping Distances for Cars The data for stopping distances given in drivera#39;s manuals do not seem to ... The reaction force of the highway on the car does work on the car, reducing its kinetic energy to zero. ... So how far the car travels after the brakes are applied depends almost entirely on its initial speed.

Title:Physics: A Conceptual World View
Author:Larry Kirkpatrick, Gregory Francis
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2009-02-18


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