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Book Review: Thinking Physics

Thinking Physics

Author(s):Lewis Carroll Epstein
Area/Classification:Science
Edition:3
Date Published:2002
Website:http://www.appliedthought.com/InsightPress/ThinkingPhysics.html
Appropriate for Age:Teen
Keywords:Physics, logic, science

Comments:

 Physics students are often tempted to solve physics problems by manipulating algebra without understanding the actual physical situation that gives rise to the problem. Epstein challenges students to properly apply physical principles in analyzing dozens of deceptively simple "everyday" situations. I suggest students of the physical sciences take on a challenge a week and work out a full analysis before attempting an explanation.

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