Students often think of physics as a collection of equations that can be used to systematically solve problems without much thought. However, a solid problem-solving technique starts with a firm grasp of physics concepts and how they fit together to provide a coherent description of natural phenomena. This textbook helps students build that foundation of conceptual knowledge first.
NEW Chalkboard Videos authored by David Young and Shane Stadler consist of short (2-3 minute) videos demonstrating step-by-step practical solutions to typical problems.
The ability to reason in an organized and mathematically correct manner is essential to solving problems. The authors understand that introducing students to new concepts in the context of everyday life actually helps them improve their reasoning skills. To this end, features like GO Tutorials as well as videos and Interactive Solutions in WileyPLUS help students see how physics principles come into play in their lives.
Learning improves when students can study at their own pace while receiving continual feedback on their progress. The following self-study features are integral to Cutnell: