on April 13, 2010
I can only speak to those using the textbook that this solutions manual was made for. I didn't always understand when my instructor explained something in class, but usually grasped the fundamental concepts when the instructor filled in the blanks after I tried to work out problems myself with the aid of this manual. I actually tried the problems first and looked at the solution manuals answers second. If you are like what I have described you will like this manual. Unfortunately this solutions manual contains only odd numbered solutions (which is typical of solutions manuals, and does not expand all of the steps of all those solutions for you to see, which is why I give it only 4 stars.
on January 14, 2011
I was somehow convinced I ordered the 3rd edition. I assume that was my mistake, but disappointing none the less.
Most of the problems/solutions from the 2nd to 3rd edition are the same. There are a few typos and editing problems that caused me to stop and do research to find/confirm the right answer.
It was helpful to have, but not perfect.