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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2009
I was highly disappointed. When I've purchased other guides with selected solutions they contained all the odd or even problems from the book showing how they got the answer provided in the back of the book step by step. The "selected solutions" it contains are a very small selection, for example, chapter two contained 6 out of the 85 problems presented in the book. Not all the problems are ones the book has answers for which is a small benefit. It is step by step. It gives key terms and a concept summary but there isn't much more here than is already in the book's chapter summaries. There are no additional problems or sample tests like other study guides I have had. It only covers the first 15 chapters of the 33 in the book. It is the most expensive guide with the least amount of information I've ever purchased. It is very small (nearly 1/2 the thickness of other guides I've purchased) and in my opinion extremely over priced. It is not much help unless you don't take very good notes. It does provide reasonable notes for review.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2011
I ordered this answer key/solutions manual to go along with my textbook, right? Well this is the worst excuse of a student's aid/solutions manual I have ever seen. It is only about 1 inch thick while the actual Giancolli textbook is 4x this size. Definitely disappointing. There are only about 5 to 10 solutions from the back of each chapter when given like 50 - 100 per chapter in the text book. How do you solve the other problems like it listed in the text book? You're on your own to figure that one out. Because the answer key is very limited on their choice of problems to show. Now, the ones they decided to show were helpful, they did not make it confusing, which is a plus, but that's the only thing I find helpful from buying it. To sum it up, don't buy this manual, you will waste your money. You're better off searching online for a posted manual with similar problems online for free!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2011
I didn't use it as much. It didn't help tremendously but it does have the process of resolving some of the study problems. I don't regret having bought it though because I feel like anything helps with this course. However, don't expect a whole lot of information on how to solve problems beyond the strategies (which aren't that great) already given by the companion text book.
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21 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2005
When I bought this item I thought I would get both the first and second volume of the study guide. However, amazon shipped to me only the first volume...

I pretty much suspect that "Physics: Principles and Applications" by Boyle is the second volume because Boyle is NOT really the author of Physics: Principles and Applications; it is Giancoli who is the real author.

Overall, this book is very good; it helps you understand more about the concepts and problems of physics presented in the actual textbook. Highly recommended for students who are taking IBS/IBH Physics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2013
It did not meet my expectations, and it did not most of the solutions that i needed for my homworks. I wish it has more solutions to the problems.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2008
A very decent workbook for the Giancoli trig based Physics Book. This book is quite helpful especially if you have never had physics before and need extra help understanding key concepts. Would recommend to others taking a college General Physics class. Note this is just Volume 1 and it ends with Thermodynamics.
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on October 12, 2014
It doesn't really give a whole lot of explanation of problems and only has a few selected problems. Your money would be much better spent signing up for chegg.com that has step by step answers to all the book problems
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on December 28, 2013
The information is there and the problems with answers are an excellent way to study. It is not as clear as some materials I have studied from.
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on November 14, 2013
Great text book that covers the basics thoroughly. My daughter used this and loved the book because it made the subject come alive.
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on February 18, 2015
Sucked only gave the solutions for a very few problems
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