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Physics [Hardcover]

John D. Cutnell , Kenneth W. Johnson
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January 1, 2009 0470223553 978-0470223550 8
Designed for medical professionals who may struggle with making the leap to conceptual understanding and applying physics, the eighth edition continues to build transferable problem-solving skills. It includes a set of features such as Analyzing-Multiple-Concept Problems, Check Your Understanding, Concepts & Calculations, and Concepts at a Glance. This helps the reader to first identify the physics concepts, then associate the appropriate mathematical equations, and finally to work out an algebraic solution.

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Cutnell and Johnson has been the #1 text in the algebra-based physics market for over 15 years.

Like an elite athlete, students need superior support to reach the top of their game and be successful. Cutnell and Johnson puts students in motion and supports them every step of the way. Acting as essential equipment, PHYSICS 8e aids in the development of conceptual understanding, and shows students the relevance of physics to their lives and future careers.

Thousands of students have used Cutnell and Johnson as the equipment they need to build their problem-solving confidence, push their limits, and be successful.

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  • Hardcover: 1088 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 8 edition (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470223553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470223550
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid book for pre-med students August 18, 2011
I'm a professor who has used this book for 3 years. Overall, it is a very good algebra-based book specially made for pre-med students. They have gone to great lengths to include medical applications, and the content of the book is based on what the MCAT requires. For the most part, the chapters are about the right length and the explanations are clear. The number of homework problems has been accumulating over the last 8 editions, so there are now almost a ridiculous number of problems to choose from (>200 in some chapters!) ranging from trivial to challenging. This book covers a huge amount of material, more than you could possibly cover in a year, and is in danger of bloating. I have found very few errors and only a few points which I would disagree with, which is pretty good considering the size of the book. There is an attempt to introduce some current research areas like cosmology and particle physics in the last chapter, but otherwise they stick very closely to MCAT topics. Also, the WileyPLUS system offers solid online homework grading and some nice study materials.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good building block April 3, 2011
By Gabel
Format:Kindle Edition
As a high school physics teacher, I think this book is fantastic. I would not recommend it for an introductory HS class (but maybe for college) but it is a great for AP physics. The explanations are very clear and there are a lot of sample problems. There are also a lot of ties to medical applications. The problems at the back also have a great range from real easy to killer hard.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for any algebra-based physics class! May 17, 2011
By Dr. D
This book totally rocks if you're taking an algebra-based physics course at the community college or four-year university level. It's also great if you're studying for the MCAT. The problems at the end of each chapter are decent, but that's where this review gets a four star rating rather than five: Some of the problems are too convoluted and long. Why should physics problems have to be huge paragraphs in length, especially when it becomes very difficult to draw a diagram from the wording? I actually had to write to the author about a few of the problems, and he was courteous enough to write me back. The end result of our little exchange was that the problems under discussion will be revised in time for the next edition! Gotta love it!

Overall though, I had the absolute worst professor ever for General Physics I, but I still pulled through with an A by constantly referring to this book. Physics II begins in only a few days, so I'm expecting another A (and hopefully, a better professor!).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars kindle version not very readable December 17, 2013
By ct
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The textbook is good as a reference. The kindle version is not very well formatted. The equations and the in-text equations are incredibly hard to read. I wish they had put some effort into formatting this textbook more. Buy Halliday and Resnick on the kindle instead.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing physics textbook! December 23, 2009
Used this for a non-calculus based physics course and even though I missed a ton of class I ended up acing the course because I just studied from the textbook. You are lucky if your professor picks this book!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars defective book September 28, 2011
By student
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The book arrived promptly and was in great condition except I later learned that it is missing the answers to odd problems and the index, which are listed in the table of contents and supposed to be at the end of the book. These sections are present in other hard copy books of the same edition and everything. The pages don't appear to have been ripped out so I think the book was defective. Be careful.
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2.0 out of 5 stars book is ok April 18, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I gave this book two stars because its not easy to read. It shows a lot of problems which is a plus but sometimes the basic concept is forgotten and the problems get complex. It looks nice and presents images well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, easy to understand textbook. March 8, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book gives extremely helpful and clear examples.

My physics instructor was kind but rambled on and continually mixed up terms and variables. Thank God for this book. It easily clarified everything my instructor couldn't.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Received in a good amount of time. The book was as described. It was listed at a great price so a win for me.
Published 13 months ago by Marie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value.
Very pleased with the condition of this book. In addition the book is written in a way that captures your attention and connects you with key concepts. Great book.
Published 14 months ago by Gofyourself
4.0 out of 5 stars Physics
The book was on time. In good shape as advertised. Just what I needed and belongs to an updated course outline which will help also.
Published 14 months ago by William S. Lacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth It
Even though this class is very hard for my husband he says that the book is very helpful. I would get this before buying the books separate you save a lot more money.
Published 16 months ago by Nicole
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the hard copy if you are taking the physics sequence.
The text is what you would expect. The main point to iterate is that the full hard copy edition should be purchased. It can be used for both physical science courses. Enjoy!
Published 16 months ago by physics student
1.0 out of 5 stars umm, confused? didnt receive my product!
the confirmation email was sent saying it was shipped. then 2 days later they canceled my order but still deducted the $$from my account? frustrated
Published 17 months ago by Haley Yates
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
The book came in great condition. I haven't really needed it yet, so I can't speak for the content, but it seems nice.
Published on September 26, 2011 by A Catshovel
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when i bought mine no it did not
Aug 28, 2011 by N. Hartman |  See all 2 posts
Physics Book ISBN: 9780470223550
Yes, but this one is only volume one whereas the other paperback contains both volume 1 and 2
Aug 20, 2010 by JV22 |  See all 2 posts
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