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.