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written by Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood
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This two-volume modern textbook for introductory calculus-based college physics courses emphasizes qualitative as well as quantitative reasoning, and puts heavy emphasis on atomic-level description and analysis. Its goals are to stress the basic principles of physics, engage students in modeling, and include 20th century applications.  The web site provides extensive resources for instructors using the texts, including software, discussion forums, instructional activities, and lecture notes.
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complex systems, demonstrations, introductory texts, microscopic mechanisms, software
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Good approach

Author: Gary
Posted: September 28, 2009 at 5:02PM

I really admire the approach of this text...I actually liked the older edition (of the E&M text) where you filled in the boxes as you went, but the explicit linkage between mechanics, microscopic phenomena, and the stick and ball model of matter really is a satisfying way to learn about physics...

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