# Doing Physics with Scientific Notebook: A Problem-Solving Approach

Copyright © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Author(s): Gallant Joseph

Published Online: 16 OCT 2012 03:38AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470665978

Online ISBN: 9781119941576

DOI: 10.1002/9781119941576

## About this Book

The goal of this book is to teach undergraduate students how to use *Scientific Notebook* (*SNB*) to solve physics problems. *SNB* software combines word processing and mathematics in standard notation with the power of symbolic computation. As its name implies, *SNB* can be used as a notebook in which students set up a math or science problem, write and solve equations, and analyze and discuss their results.

Written by a physics teacher with over 20 years experience, this text includes topics that have educational value, fit within the typical physics curriculum, and show the benefits of using *SNB*.

This easy-to-read text:

- Provides step-by-step instructions for using Scientific Notebook (
*SNB*) to solve physics problems - Features examples in almost every section to enhance the reader's understanding of the relevant physics and to provide detailed instructions on using
*SNB* - Follows the traditional physics curriculum, so it can be used to supplement teaching at all levels of undergraduate physics
- Includes many problems taken from the author's class notes and research

Aimed at undergraduate physics and engineering students, this text teaches readers how to use *SNB* to solve some everyday physics problems.