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Student Study Guide to accompany Physics, 8th Edition [Paperback]

John D. Cutnell , Kenneth W. Johnson
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April 7, 2009 0470395303 978-0470395301 8th
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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Students Study Guide, Student Solutions Manual, Instructor's Solutions Manual, Instructor's Solutions Disk, Instructor's Resource Guide, Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank, Homework Disk, Four-color Transparency Acetates, CD-ROM, Learning Ware Software, Student's Pocket Companion available. -- The publisher, John Wiley & Sons --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This superlative textbook has been revised and updated, using suggestions from thousands of students and instructors across the country. New features include conceptual examples which give students explicit models to help them learn how to apply physics principles in a conceptual context and as a guide when solving problems. Contains such new topics as Gauss' Law, holography, and medical imaging techniques. Problems and questions have been increased by 22% and a number of authentic applications of physics principles have been added. Six, fresh, high-interest essays discuss mysteries that the application of physics principles has helped to solve. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 8th edition (April 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470395303
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470395301
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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103 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best algebra-based physics text available. May 7, 2001
While struggling with Giancoli's terrible book, I looked for a better textbook online, and found three other candidates. After buying them all and reviewing them, I returned all of them except for this one.
This is a great physics textbook for those preparing for the MCAT on their own, or for those in an algebra-based physics class. Compared to Giancoli's text, it is fantastic. Why?
1. Plenty of example problems while reading, fully explained in an intelligent and careful manner. Not two or three per chapter, but sometimes ten or more. Again, with exhaustive descriptions.
2. Clear, concise text that truly educates you as you read. Not a rehashed summary of familiar concepts, with important "givens" left out. Some text book authors are simply capable of writing text that teaches (Ege is a great example, for Organic Chemistry). Some should not be writing at all. To be good at physics problems, you first have to understand the concepts. Really understand them. This book explains them the way they need to be explained.
3. Excellent diagrams and tables. At first, I thought the ubiquitous graphics were just eye-candy, as they are (as always, refer to the worst example) in Giancoli's book. But every diagram is useful, and clearly explains a concept.
4. Student Solutions Manual. The most frustrating thing about physics seems to be the unavailability of solutions manuals to go with textbooks. Why this is so, for a field of study that relies so heavily on detailed explanations of problems, makes no sense to me. For all of the other sciences I've studied for preparation for medical school (including calculus), I've easily been able to get my hands on manuals detailing all problems and their solutions.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for a particular audience October 24, 2002
By JeffS
This is an excellent book for a high school level physics course or a less than rigorous Physics I course at the college level. It contains no math beyond algebra/trig. For a more rigorous treatment, the book to get is the Serway/Beichner text.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars solid textbook January 17, 2005
By kz
this comment only refers to volume one of the text, as i bought the two separately and just finished physics I. i hated physics in high school and almost failed it too. i got an A this time around, by studying the book. my professor in college wasnt of much help, so the class had to learn from the text.

for the most part, the concepts are very well explained, with sample problems throughout the text. there is also a very helpful website which has concept understanding questions, chapter tests and interactive solutions. there are more than enough review questions at the end of the chapter, with answers to odd problems at the back of the book.

the book is especially good for explaining kinematics in 1 and 2D, if that's a problem for some. conservation of energy, potential, gravitational potential and kinetic, is pretty good too.

if you spend your time with this textbook, use what resources are available to you, you should do fine.

a few complaints though:

- there arent any answers or explanations to even numbered problems, not even in the solutions manual. without a teacher/tutor working them out with you, they're pretty much useless.

- the book is a bit weak in momentum and torque, as sample problems exhibited most basic functions of equations, and concepts were just okay compared to the rest of the text.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacking in Solutions September 13, 2004
By Matt
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There are no answers given to the even-numbered problems at the back of the book. This renders half the problems useless for test preparation. How do you know if you have worked them correctly? So you buy a Solutions Manual, expecting that for another $44 you will be given solutions to the missing problems. Surprise! EVEN FEWER of the problems have solutions provided than in the text itself. How does Mr Cutnell expect us to check our work? WORTHLESS.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, straight forward February 11, 2012
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This book is very useful for studying for tests, exams, and just general homework problems so that you know the material cold.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars As a Student of Text, Not Very Satisfying! January 25, 1997
By A Customer
I am an honors student of this text at a Big Ten Institution. I personally have not felt that I have obtained much knowledge on Physics through studying this book by Cutnell/Johnson. It is too obscure and touches on an assortment of subjects without going in depth on any of them. Extremely thin and lacking in substance, I found myself turning to other supplements in order to gain greater insights and knowledge in the field of general Physics
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Total garbage July 22, 2008
This has got to be one of the most useless textbooks I've ever encountered in any subject. Moreso than any other math or science text I've seen, the authors commit the cardinal sin of solving only the simplest possible problems in in their "explanations", leaving you to fit together the pieces on the other (often rather difficult) problems at the end of the chapters. And if you thought the solutions manual would save you, SURPRISE! It won't - it only solves every 6th problem or so and generally delivers strange and convoluted solutions to simple problems. As far as the text goes, its explanations are so watered down you'd think you were looking through a text intended for junior high school (or younger) students. It constantly touts some bogus web service called "WileyPlus", which seems to exist purely to make the lives of teachers easier at their students' cost (and which you have to pay EVEN MORE to access, even if you bought the book new!). To sum it up, this text is absolute trash and an insult to the subject matter it teaches. If some professor lists this text on his or her syllabus, pitch a fit.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Wow! For that price, I really can't complain much. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in this product. Thank you again!
Published 5 months ago by Jake V White
4.0 out of 5 stars Exactly What It says in the description.
The book is old but not damaged. It has everything that I needed to complete my course for Physics!
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Published 10 months ago by Rosemary
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks!
I got my Student Guide, right on time. And it was a great purchase, especially due to its price value and the easy way it delas with many physics problems.
Published 12 months ago by Jose O. N. Souza
5.0 out of 5 stars just what i needed for class
Much cheaper than going through the bookstore. Item was just what I needed and came right in time for classes.
Published 17 months ago by Krystin maitlen
4.0 out of 5 stars Physics (edition 8) Study Guide
Book arrived on time and is said condition. Competitively priced too. Although a great find, I ended up not needing it or finding it necessary for my introductory physics class in... Read more
Published 18 months ago by ole30
3.0 out of 5 stars Fine book if you are into that kind of thing
This book was fine, just be sure to note that it isn't the actual book, it is the study guide to help supplement the actual book. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sean Daggett
3.0 out of 5 stars Needed extra's for my classroom
The approach taken by Cutnell & Johnson is good, but I question their choice of symbols for several measurements. Read more
Published 20 months ago by bsaeagle1994
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
This is a good book with useful information. I have had other physics bols before and this book is fairly decent.
Published on June 18, 2012 by kaypay
5.0 out of 5 stars Textbooks for College
Correct book for class arrived on time and in condition described. Good Physics book even if you aren't in college.
Published on January 26, 2012 by Leah C.
5.0 out of 5 stars great physic book
very simple and easy to comprehend. Probably one of the most recommended book out there at amazon. 8th edition is still expensive so everyone should get 7th edition is good enough... Read more
Published on October 31, 2011 by Eric Y. Lee
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