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Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, Chapters 1-46 (with CengageNOW 2-Semester, Personal Tutor Printed Access Card) Hardcover – May 4, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0495112457 ISBN-10: 0495112453 Edition: 7th

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  • Hardcover: 1504 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (May 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495112453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495112457
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Raymond A. Serway received his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology and is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. In 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College. He received the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University, where he taught for 17 years. Dr. Serway began his teaching career at Clarkson University, where he conducted research and taught from 1967 to 1980. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University in 1977 and the Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College in 1985. As Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, he worked with K. Alex Müller, 1987 Nobel Prize recipient. Dr. Serway also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. In addition to PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, Dr. Serway is the coauthor of PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition; COLLEGE PHYSICS, Ninth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt McDougal. In addition, Dr. Serway has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings. Dr. Serway and his wife Elizabeth enjoy traveling, playing golf, fishing, gardening, singing in the church choir, and especially spending quality time with their four children, nine grandchildren, and a recent great-grandson.

John W. Jewett, Jr., earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Drexel University and his doctorate at Ohio State University, specializing in optical and magnetic properties of condensed matter. Dr. Jewett began his academic career at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he taught from 1974 to 1984. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Through his teaching career, Dr. Jewett has been active in promoting science education. In addition to receiving four National Science Foundation grants, he helped found and direct the Southern California Area Modern Physics Institute (SCAMPI) and Science IMPACT (Institute for Modern Pedagogy and Creative Teaching). Dr. Jewett's honors include the Stockton Merit Award at Richard Stockton College in 1980, selection as Outstanding Professor at California State Polytechnic University for 1991-1992, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 1998. In 2010, he received an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from Drexel University in recognition of his contributions in physics education. He has given over 100 presentations both domestically and abroad, including multiple presentations at national meetings of the AAPT. Dr. Jewett is the author of THE WORLD OF PHYSICS: MYSTERIES, MAGIC, AND MYTH, which provides many connections between physics and everyday experiences. In addition to his work on PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, he is the coauthor for PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition, as well as GLOBAL ISSUES, a four-volume set of instruction manuals in integrated science for high school. Dr. Jewett enjoys playing keyboard with his all-physicist band, traveling, and collecting antique quack medical devices that can be used as demonstration apparatus in physics lectures. Most importantly, he relishes spending time with his wife Lisa and their children and grandchildren.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Vladimir S. Lolinco on April 16, 2008
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I purchased the Serway/Jewett Physics for Scientists and Engineers Textbook 7th Edition to aide in my understanding of the core concepts in Physics. I have always found the Serway/Jewett series of Physics textbook to offer the greatest material in terms of helping one individual understand the fundamental meanings of the basic concepts of such a complicated subject.

I am a physics major currently enrolled at my local community college taking Physics with Calculus I during this write-up. Our course is using the Halliday/Resnick 8th Edition Textbook.

I have found that the Halliday/Resnick series offers greater homework problems whereas the Serway/Jewett series offer better conceptual understanding of the meanings and formulas. I have occassionally found myself referring back to Serway/Jewett when trying to understand the derivations of certain formulas found in Halliday/Resnick because their explanation or derivation is somewhat lacking. I am sure you would agree if you compare the two textbooks.

Anyhow, I would highly recommend this textbook as a "supplement" textbook in gaining a better understanding of the concepts whereas I would recommend the Halliday/Resnick series for better applications of the concepts.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By C. Harrison on March 11, 2008
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SAVE YOUR MONEY, DON'T BUY THIS EDITION. No, seriously, this book is identical in content to the last edition. If you are going to be a scientist or an engineer and you're buying this book, you have failed your first goal; always find the most affordable solution that is every bit as good as the most expensive.

I'll tell you what you should do -- Buy the last edition, the one with the ship's hull on it, and then ask you professor (or anywhere else the new book is) if you may borrow the book, go to the library and photocopy ONLY THE PROBLEMS FROM EACH CHAPTER. So for 2 maybe 3 semesters of physics the cost is around $30 ($10 dollars for the all-chapter last edition and $20 for around 200 photocopies)!
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By KD on January 22, 2013
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This book is great for a first physics class, and second too. It does a great job of explaining everything. There are plenty of examples in the book to work with. Some also come with the Webassign codes which is great for additional questions online.
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By Bret A Van Hof on April 10, 2013
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Helpful, instructive, informative. Detailed examples of mathematical models of physical systems. I read and did supplied practice problems. Got me through calculus based physics sequence with no problems. Recommended.
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By Crystal on February 13, 2013
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I am curentlly studying to be an Ocean Engineer and this book has helped me out for my class! I got it super fast and it is pretty easy to understand
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By Lennie A. on February 3, 2014
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This was a great purchase!
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