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written by Frederick Reif
This text is designed for an introductory calculus-based physics course for science or engineering students.  Combined with its workbook, it forms a coherent introduction to basic mechanics.  

The text presents the basic subject matter, facilitating reference and review, while the workbook actively engages students in their learning to ensure that they have understood the reading, can interpret it appropriately, and can apply it to diverse situations.
Pages 288
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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© 1995 John Wiley & Sons Inc.
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acceleration, angular momentum, circular motion, conservation of energy, conservation of momentum, force, instructional strategy, momentum, motion, problem solving, projectile motion, rotational motion, vectors, velocity
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Reif, F. (1995). Understanding Basic Mechanics (pp. 288). Retrieved September 23, 2020, from
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Understanding Basic Mechanics:

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The text is designed to present basic subject matter as well as facilitate reference and review; the workbook ensures that students have understood what they have read, can interpret it, and can apply the concepts to diverse situations.

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Is Referenced By Instructor's Manual for Understanding Basic Mechanics

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