- Textbook is comprised of 38 Chapters, 1200 pages, and over 1000 photographs and illustrations.
- Contains a wealth of end-of-chapter questions and problems ranging in difficulty from very simple to very challenging. Problem sets are grouped according to the section where the topic is covered.
- Every worked example in the textbook is linked to an Interactive Example. Each chapter also contains Interactive Tutorials (see description below).
- A series of essays entitled Have you ever wondered? appear throughout the text discussing the application of physics to interesting areas such as meteorology, astronomy, aviation, space travel, health sciences, the environment, philosophy, and sports.
- A section called The Language of Physics, found at the end of each chapter, summarizes the most important ideas and definitions discussed in that chapter.
- Instructor’s Solution Manual containing worked-out solutions for all chapter-end problems provided in PDF format on separate CD (provided to instructors upon textbook adoption).
About the Book:
Physics for Science and Engineering Students by Peter Nolan provides a strong foundation in the principles of physics for students of science and engineering who are concurrently taking an introductory calculus course. The emphasis throughout the book is on clarity. The book starts out at a simple level, and gradually advances as students’ understanding and ability with calculus grows.
The book contains many of the intermediate steps that are often left out of derivations and example problems in many traditional textbooks. Students new to physics often find it difficult to follow derivations when the intermediate steps are left out. Dr. Nolan carefully and completely shows students each step, from start to finish.
Every worked example in the textbook is linked to an Interactive Example. The Interactive Examples allow the student to make variations to the example problem and immediately be provided with a detailed solution which includes all the in-between steps and calculations. This permits the student to solve the example problem many times over with different initial values allowing “what if” scenarios to be quickly performed; i.e., what if the angle, mass, or force were changed? In addition to getting more practice in problem solving, this helps students to develop a qualitative understanding for how various physical quantities are related. This unique feature makes the book a truly interactive physics textbook. (Microsoft Excel must be installed on computer.) Each chapter also contains Interactive Tutorials — a series of physics problems much like the Interactive Examples, but are more detailed and more generalized.
About the Author:
Dr. Peter Nolan is a Professor of Physics at the State University of New York, Farmingdale, where he has taught college physics for the past forty years. He has received numerous awards and national recognition including the Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching, and being named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers. In addition to this book, he has also written the following textbooks: The Fundamentals of College Physics, Experiments in College Physics, and Electromagnetic Theory for Electrical Technology Students.