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Physics, Vol. 1 Paperback – October 15, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0470379240 ISBN-10: 0470379243
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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (October 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470379243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470379240
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 31 people found the following review helpful By M. Schooley on October 26, 2009
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I'm giving this a good score, for bio majors, future-technician-level chem majors, science-education majors, and ag-science majors, who don't really want to master calculus and its first science, physics.

I was helping an 11th grade student on a test in an AP Physics B class (not college-creditable for physics or engineering majors), and the information needed to solve the problems is to be found in Cutnell and Johnson. In a plug-and-chug way. To clarify, even though it's been 35 years since I took calculus-based physics, I could still recognize "what the teacher wanted", so it was perhaps easier for me to connect the problems with the textbook material. I could see it being really hard for the young student.

This isn't physics for physics-interested students, starting with frictionless particles and basic forces, applying the calculus to derive answers, based on conceptual grasping. But if you just need to memorize formulaicc**p, get through your two semesters and leave physics behind, this text is as good as anything out there.

I wouldn't want to use this approach in hs physics; for a totaly elective class attracting gifted math-and-science students, I'd much rather my students get some calculus down, and then show its wonderful fit with physics. It's a tragedy that very few schools are able to get/interested in getting their best students to calculus in 11th grade, or for the most-gifted 10th, but that's the way life is. It's really sad that a physics requirement is imposed on college students who aren't interested in physics, making them complete aalgebra-trig based courses that aren't really physics, but that's the way life is.
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By rAWR on February 25, 2012
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Using this book for a college physics course and I find that the book is overall poor. It does not describe concepts well for students. The example problems are few and far in between and do not cover the end of the chapter problems very well.

I also found a huge error in the book where it did not give the value of a constant that it expected the students to use, at the end of the chapter problems. They had to look it up in the lecture notes or online.

The worst part about it is it has a nifty formula sheet at the end of the chapters which comes in handy, but it doesn't out weight the problems with this book. Not worth it. I hope the next edition is drastically different.
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By Bob S on May 18, 2011
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When was physics ever easy, well it's not. This book has some helpful examples. Look near the end of the examples to make sense of the formulas. The book has enough problem solutions to help get on the right track and lots of problems to try in each chapter. This Hardback edition covers 32 chapters, wow, lots of information and many chances to beat that stupid head of yours against the wall trying to understand the subject. Hint: better to try the problems than to read and hope to understand, because I learned more by "doing."
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By Kayla Marie on July 3, 2012
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This product arrived in near new condition with just some shelf wear, however the wileyplus code that id supposed to come with a new book was not there. The only reason I bought this book instead of borrowing a friends to use was so that I wouldn't have to purchase the wileyplus code for another $95 dollars. I am very unsatisfied with this purchase and would advise you to buy your "new" book elsewhere.
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I bought this book for my High Schooler in AP Physics - algebra-based class.
This book is fantastic - loads of examples and solutions - very easy to read.
clear path from start to finish. The picture on front is honoring the olympic athlete
and the company that designed the prosthetic.

I coudn't suggest any better book for intro to physics.
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I love the illustrations and the way the concepts are written out. Especially the end of the chapter review. I think the problems get a bit more complex for their purpose. The book should show how one manipulates and combines equations together to solve for other variables. Not just expect students to figure it out. Not everyone is a math and physics majors.
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By sarai on June 23, 2014
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I took a summer physics 1 course and wanted to buy a cheaper version of the recommended book. This book was perfect! It didn't have any writings inside and it look like it was new.
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This book really help me with the class. I have no issues with class at all.I will encourage all to used this book when taking this class. It contained all the materials necessary
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