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Force and Motion: An Illustrated Guide to Newton's Laws

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Zimba (physics and mathematics, Bennington College) uses a novel visual approach to demonstrate Newton's three laws of motion so that students can comprehend the general concepts before attempting the mathematic and qualitative solutions. The author provides 17 distinct lessons for describing, explaining and predicting motion that combines equations, graphs and drawings to break each law into relatively simple terms. Each lesson concludes with a set of original problems that have been revised and refined by the author's students over the years. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Isaac Newton developed three laws of motion that govern the everyday world. These laws are usually presented in purely mathematical forms, but Jason Zimba breaks with tradition and treats them visually. This unique approach allows students to appreciate the conceptual underpinnings of each law before moving on to qualitative descriptions of motion and, finally, to the equations and their solutions.

Zimba has organized the book into seventeen brief and well-sequenced lessons, which focus on simple, manageable topics and delve into areas that often cause students to stumble. Each lesson is followed by a set of original problems that have been student-tested and refined over twenty years.

Zimba illustrates the laws with more than 350 diagrams, an innovative presentation that offers a fresh way to teach the fundamentals in introductory physics, mechanics, and kinematics courses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801891601
Author:
Zimba, Jason
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
Motion
Subject:
Dynamics
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Science & Technology
Subject:
Mechanics - Dynamics - General
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Education-Teaching Science
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9.80x6.90x1.20 in. 1.70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Isaac Newton developed three laws of motion that govern the everyday world. These laws are usually presented in purely mathematical forms, but Jason Zimba breaks with tradition and treats them visually. This unique approach allows students to appreciate the conceptual underpinnings of each law before moving on to qualitative descriptions of motion and, finally, to the equations and their solutions.

Zimba has organized the book into seventeen brief and well-sequenced lessons, which focus on simple, manageable topics and delve into areas that often cause students to stumble. Each lesson is followed by a set of original problems that have been student-tested and refined over twenty years.

Zimba illustrates the laws with more than 350 diagrams, an innovative presentation that offers a fresh way to teach the fundamentals in introductory physics, mechanics, and kinematics courses.

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