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.