A group of students at Columbia University reviewed the calculus-based textbook Physics for Scientists and Engineers, written by Dr. Debora Katz. The students were part of a physics class led by instructor Dr. Jeremy Dodd. Of the sixteen students who submitted survey responses, six are majoring in a type of physics and seven are engineering majors.
When asked what they liked most about the text, the problem examples were the most popular answer; the second-most noted favorite thing were the real-world case studies.
The students’ overall impression of the Physics for Scientists and Engineers textbook was an average rating of 4 out of 5. This shows that students who would use the textbook in a class found it to be extremely engaging.