Inquiry into Physics
The Sixth Edition of INQUIRY INTO PHYSICS maintains the perfect balance of quantitative and conceptual content by carefully incorporating problem solving into a discernible conceptual framework. This text emphasizes conceptual understanding and inquiry-based style of learning, as evidenced by the Explore It Yourself boxes, Concept Maps integrated throughout each chapter, and periodic Learning Check conceptual quizzes. Throughout the text, Ostdiek and Bord emphasize the relevance of physics in our daily lives by integrating applied examples throughout the text, such as iPods, metal detectors, sundogs, kaleidoscopes, and smoke detectors. The text also periodically reviews the historical development of physics, which is particularly relevant as context for non-science majors. Simple mathematics is integrated into the text so students can see the practicality of physics and have a means of testing scientific validity. The new edition includes a revamped instructor support package, including a new multimedia manager CD for lecture presentation and resources to aid in course reparation. Additionally, this new sixth edition is supported by WebAssign, the most-utilized online homework system in physics.
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