Intended for non-science majors Physics Courses Since defining this course 30 years ago, Paul Hewitt's best-selling text continues as the benchmark by which all others are judged. In Conceptual Physics Twelfth Edition Paul Hewitt makes physics interesting, understandable, and relevant for non-science majors. The Twelfth Edition will delight ...Read MoreIntended for non-science majors Physics Courses Since defining this course 30 years ago, Paul Hewitt's best-selling text continues as the benchmark by which all others are judged. In Conceptual Physics Twelfth Edition Paul Hewitt makes physics interesting, understandable, and relevant for non-science majors. The Twelfth Edition will delight students with informative and fun Hewitt-Drew-It screencasts, updated content and applications. Hewitt's text is guided by the principle of "concepts before calculations" and is famous for engaging students with analogies and imagery from the real-world that build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. *Prepare for lecture: NEW! 100 Hewitt-Drew-It screencasts, authored and narrated by Paul Hewitt, explain physics concepts through animation and narration. The exciting new Screencasts, accessed through QR codes in the textbook, will enable students to engage with the physics concepts more actively outside of class. *Make physics delightful: Relevant and accessible narrative, analogies from real-world situations, and simple representations of the underlying mathematical relationships make physics more appealing to students. *Build a strong conceptual understanding of physics: Students gain a solid understanding of physics through practice and problem solving in the book.Read Less
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This is a comprehensive physics book that makes learning a joyful experience at any age. Using examples from everyday life it shows why physics matters. The drawings made things clear, pleasant, and highly understandable. The text is fantastically easy to follow.
Congratulations Professor Hewitt!
May 26, 2009
This book frequently oversimplifies concepts to the point that it encourages misunderstanding and misconception. It would be appropriate for a Physics First type science program, where kids take physics in either 8th or 9th grade, but I would definitely not recommend it for traditional physics courses which are taught to 11th or 12th graders.
Jul 20, 2008
My order came exactly as described and in a very timely manner. I couldn't have asked for better!
Jun 21, 2007
Physics...in everyday language. Great book. I found/got and old edition here CHEAP, and they delivered it very fast. Very happy and will be back.
Apr 26, 2007
If you ever wanted to know
what physics is good for, this book will tell you. It avoids long theoretical discussions that fill so many books in favor of explaining why people study physics.
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