Plans for a 6th Edition of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology
Thank you for your interest in the 5th edition of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology. We’re considering a 6th edition and we would like to get your opinions and input. Some of you may have heard that about a year ago the senior author Russ Hobbie passed away. He was a joy to work with and will be missed. The 6th edition will have three authors: Hobbie, me, and a new coauthor Gene Surdutovich.
Gene and I would appreciate any feedback you have about our plans for the 6th edition. If you have time, please answer the questions below and email your responses to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would help us a lot to hear from you. I know that I listed many questions. Don’t worry if you have answers to only a few (or even just one).
- Was there any topic in the textbook that you think could be removed?
- Was there any topic NOT in the textbook that you would like to see added in the 6th edition?
- Regarding the homework problems, were they too easy? Too difficult? Too many? Too few?
- How useful was the list of symbols at the end of each chapter?
- Regarding the references, were there too many? Too few?
- Were the figures useful? Not useful? Easy to understand? Difficult to understand?
- A few chapters had computer code. Was it useful? Was it unnecessary?
- Are the Appendices useful? Unnecessary? Too many? Too few?
- Do you have any general input or advice?
- Do you have any specific issues with the 5th edition that you would like us to address?