Review of Principles of Physics: A Calculus-Based Text (5th Edition) by Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett
Principles of Physics: A Calculus-Based Text (5th Edition) is a textbook designed for students who are taking a calculus-based physics course for their life science majors. The authors, Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett, have revised the fifth edition to include new features, such as a new worked example format, new biomedical applications, two new Contexts features, and a revised problem set based on an analysis of problem usage data from WebAssign. The textbook also integrates physics education research pedagogies and modern physics topics throughout the chapters.
The textbook covers a wide range of topics in physics, from mechanics to quantum physics, in 40 chapters. Each chapter begins with an overview of the main concepts and learning objectives, followed by worked examples that illustrate how to apply the concepts and solve problems. The examples are accompanied by Concept Checks that test students' understanding of the key ideas. The end-of-chapter problems are organized by sections and difficulty levels, and include multiple-choice, conceptual, and biomedical questions. The textbook also provides online resources, such as an interactive YouBook, book-specific tutorials, and WebAssign assignments.
Principles of Physics: A Calculus-Based Text (5th Edition) is a comprehensive and rigorous textbook that aims to help students develop a deep understanding of physics and its applications to life sciences. The textbook is suitable for instructors who want to adopt a student-centered and inquiry-based approach to teaching physics, and for students who want to master the fundamental principles and problem-solving skills of physics.
One of the distinctive features of Principles of Physics: A Calculus-Based Text (5th Edition) is the integration of modern physics topics throughout the chapters. For example, the textbook introduces special relativity in Chapter 18, and discusses its applications to momentum, energy, and gravity in subsequent chapters. The textbook also incorporates quantum physics in Chapter 24, and explores its implications for atomic, nuclear, and particle physics in later chapters. The textbook aims to show students how modern physics has revolutionized our understanding of nature and how it relates to classical physics.
Another feature of Principles of Physics: A Calculus-Based Text (5th Edition) is the use of physics education research pedagogies to enhance students' learning outcomes. The textbook employs strategies such as active learning, conceptual scaffolding, multiple representations, and feedback to help students develop conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills. The textbook also incorporates Contexts features that connect physics concepts to real-world situations and biomedical applications. For example, the textbook discusses how ultrasound imaging works in Chapter 17, how MRI scanners use magnetic fields in Chapter 29, and how PET scans rely on nuclear physics in Chapter 32.
Principles of Physics: A Calculus-Based Text (5th Edition) is a well-written and well-organized textbook that covers the essential topics of physics in a clear and engaging way. The textbook is supported by a variety of online resources that enhance students' learning experience and instructors' teaching effectiveness. The textbook is ideal for students who want to learn physics from a calculus-based perspective and apply it to their life science majors. 061ffe29dd