How to Solve
For Success in Freshman Physics,
and Beyond



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Dosoris Press


Dosoris Press

Dosoris Press publishes How to Solve Problems: For Success in Freshman Physics, Engineering, and Beyond, which has been used by thousands of students in introductory science and engineering courses. 

How to Solve Problems shows how to describe, analyze, solve, and present word problems in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. 

It motivates beginning science and engineering students to describe and solve problems in a way that they can use throughout their careers. Teachers and students alike have used it as a guide to stating problems completely and solving them accurately. 

Students who are assigned How to Solve Problems in the early weeks of their introductory science or engineering course improve the appearance and accuracy of their homework and exams. Their confidence and self esteem increase as they begin to think and work like scientists. 

How to Solve Problems explains how to describe problems exactly, draw diagrams, define variables, standardize units, calculate clearly, and state answers accurately. It uses typical introductory physics and engineering problems as examples. The problem-solving style learned by working these simple examples can be used for all problems, including those that are complex, open-ended, or design oriented. 

How to Solve Problems shows students who are taking an introductory college science, engineering, or mathematics course how to develop a professional problem-solving style. 

Donald Scarl,  an experimental physicist working in laser physics and quantum optics, taught introductory physics courses for thirty years.  He is a member of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the American Society for Engineering Education.