Authors Lea and Burke strive to help students develop the kind of logical thinking needed to understand physics and to successfully apply it to their lives, their future professions, and their mid-term examinations. They do this by first providing a conceptual understanding of each topic, and then introducing the necessary analytical problem-solving techniques. Early in the text, the authors introduce a four-step method for solving problems (model, setup, solve, analyze). This method is then used and labeled in every example in the book. Students can see the method at work with each example and learn which tools they need to solve each type of problem.