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این کتاب مشتمل بر 15 فصل است و نوشته پروفسور John W. Norbury بوده که در November 20, 2000 به رشته تحریر درآمده .
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MECHANICS & THERMODYNAMICS
Professor John W. Norbury
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
November 20, 2000
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The reason for writing this book was due to the fact that modern intro- ductory textbooks (not only in physics, but also mathematics, psychology, chemistry) are simply not useful to either students or instructors. The typ- ical freshman textbook in physics, and other fields, is over 1000 pages long, with maybe 40 chapters and over 100 problems per chapter. This is overkill!
A typical semester is 15 weeks long, giving 30 weeks at best for a year long course. At the fastest possible rate, we can ”cover” only one chapter per week. For a year long course that is 30 chapters at best. Thus ten chapters
of the typical book are left out! 1500 pages divided by 30 weeks is about 50 pages per week. The typical text is quite densed mathematics and physics and it’s simply impossible for a student to read all of this in the detail re- quired. Also with 100 problems per chapter, it’s not possible for a student to do 100 problems each week. Thus it is impossible for a student to fully read and do all the problems in the standard introductory books. Thus these books are not useful to students or instructors teaching the typical course!
In defense of the typical introductory textbook, I will say that their content is usually excellent and very well writtten. They are certainly very fine reference books, but I believe they are poor text books. Now I know what publishers and authors say of these books. Students and instructors are supposed to only cover a selection of the material. The books are written
so that an instructor can pick and choose the topics that are deemed best for the course, and the same goes for the problems. However I object to this. At the end of the typical course, students and instructors are left with a feeling of incompleteness, having usually covered only about half of the book and only about ten percent of the problems. I want a textbook that is self contained. As an instructor, I want to be able to comfortably cover one short chapter each week, and to have each student read the entire chapter and do every problem. I want to say to the students at the beginning of the course that they should read the entire book from cover to cover and do every problem. If they have done that, they will have a good knowledge of introductory physics.
This is why I have written this book. Actually it is based on the in- troductory physics textbook by Halliday, Resnick and Walker [Fundamental of Physics, 5th ed., by Halliday, Resnick and Walker, (Wiley, New York,
1997)], which is an outstanding introductory physics reference book. I had been using that book in my course, but could not cover it all due to the reasons listed above.