Summary: This best-selling algebra-based physics text has been widely known for its carefully crafted exposition, strong biological applications, and high degree of accuracy and precision. The Fifth Edition maintains these strengths and brings a conceptual emphasis and real-world flavor to the examples, problems, and art program. In addition, the new edition features an unparalleled suite of media and on-line resources to enhance the physics classroom.
NEW--CON ...show moreCEPTUAL EMPHASIS New Conceptual Examples foster development of students' reasoning skills. They go beyond numerical problem solving and the application of formulas, challenging students to explore the basic concepts that are fundamental to understanding physics. Estimation Examples give students insight into how to quickly make approximations and order-of-magnitude estimates. CONCRETE, RELEVANT APPLICATIONS Giancoli makes physics more interesting and relevant for students by applying it to their everyday activities and interests. New Physics Applied side notes highlight in-text applications to such areas as medicine, physiology, sports, and technology. The fifth edition continues the Giancoli tradition of strong biological applications. PROBLEM-SOLVING GUIDANCE The accessible presentation and pedagogical tools in the Fifth Edition continue to reinforce students' basic problem-solving skills.