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Get a better grade in Physics
Solving physics problems can be challenging at times. But withhard work and the right study tools, you can learn the language ofphysics and get the grade you want. With Tom Barrett’sUniversity Physics as a Second Language™: MasteringProblem Solving, you’ll be able to better understandfundamental physics concepts, solve a variety of problems, andfocus on what you need to know to succeed.
Here’s how you can get a better grade inphysics:
Understand the basic concepts
University Physics as a Second Language™ focuseson selected topics in calculus-based physics to give you a solidfoundation. Tom Barrett explains these topics in clear,easy-to-understand language.
Break problems down into simple steps
University Physics as a Second Language™ teachesyou to approach problems more efficiently and effectively.You’ll learn how to recognize common patterns in physicsproblems, break problems down into manageable steps, and applyappropriate techniques.
The book takes you step-by-step through the solutions to numerousexamples.
Improve your problem-solving skills
University Physics as a Second Language™ will help youdevelop the skills you need to solve a variety of problem types.You’ll learn timesaving problem-solving strategies that willhelp you focus your efforts, as well as how to avoid potentialpitfalls.
About the Author
is a lecturer at Ohio State University where he teaches calculus-based introductory physics.