From the Back Cover
Solving physics problems can be challenging at times. But with hard work and the right study tools, you can learn the language of physics and get the grade you want. With Tom Barrett’s University Physics as a Second Language™: Mastering Problem Solving, you’ll be able to better understand fundamental physics concepts, solve a variety of problems, and focus on what you need to know to succeed.
Here’s how you can get a better grade in physics:
Understand the basic concepts
University Physics as a Second Language™ focuses on selected topics in calculus-based physics to give you a solid foundation. Tom Barrett explains these topics in clear, easy-to-understand language.
Break problems down into simple steps
University Physics as a Second Language™ teaches you to approach problems more efficiently and effectively. You’ll learn how to recognize common patterns in physics problems, break problems down into manageable steps, and apply appropriate techniques.
The book takes you step-by-step through the solutions to numerous examples.
Improve your problem-solving skills
University Physics as a Second Language™ will help you develop the skills you need to solve a variety of problem types. You’ll learn timesaving problem-solving strategies that will help you focus your efforts, as well as how to avoid potential pitfalls.