This long-awaited and extensive revision preserves Giancoli’s reputation for creating carefully crafted, high-precision and accurate physics texts. Physics for scientists and engineers combine excellent pedagogy with a clear and direct narrative and applications that involve the student in physics. The new edition also offers an unsurpassed selection of media and online resources that enhance understanding of physics.
This book is written for students. It aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting way that is accessible and clear, and to teach students by anticipating their needs and difficulties without over-simplifying them.
Physics is a description of reality, and so each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that students can relate directly to. We then move on to the generalizations and formal treatment of the subject. This not only makes the material more interesting and easier to understand, it is also closer to the way physics is practiced.