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Laboratory Manual for Liberal Arts Physics - 2nd edition

Laboratory Manual for Liberal Arts Physics (ISBN10: 0131011073; ISBN13: 9780131011076)
ISBN13: 978-0131011076
ISBN10: 0131011073

Summary: For one-semester liberal arts Physics courses.

Designed to accompany most liberal arts physics texts, this manual includes a total of 31 labs--some traditional, some conceptual, and some computer-based. It provides the labs needed for a one-semester liberal arts physics course under a wide variety of instructional conditions.


  • NEW--Revised instructions and questions. more
  • Improves students' understanding and increases clarity.
  • NEW--Revised labs with graphing calculator or computer spreadsheet options.
  • Allows students to take advantage of technology in the laboratory.
  • NEW--Improved annotated instructor's edition.
  • Gives the instructor expanded explanations of each lab's special features and requirements.
  • Conceptual emphasis.
  • Emphasizes for students ideas, concepts and relationships, not algebra.
  • Experiential emphasis.
  • Encourages students to build understanding through direct experience.
  • Predictions.
  • Asks students to predict the outcomes of experiments beforehand.
  • Estimation labs.
  • Exposes students to labs that deal with verifiable "physical" estimation.
  • Errors.
  • Shows students labs that bring out the nature and role of experimental uncertainties.
  • Econo-labs.
  • Requires students to work only with readily available, inexpensive items.
  • Group Work labs.
  • Encourages students to work in groups.
  • Models.
  • Shows students simple models as a source of scientific understanding.
  • Active learning.
  • Asks students to respond to questions throughout the lab. less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Cover: Spiral
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 10/28/2002
International: No

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