- Hardcover: 1152 pages
- Publisher: Brooks Cole; 9th edition (January 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0840062060
- ISBN-13: 978-0840062062
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 199 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Raymond A. Serway is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. He earned his doctorate at Illinois Institute of Technology. Among his accolades, he received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College, the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University (where he taught for 17 years), the 1977 Distinguished Teaching Award at Clarkson University and the 1985 Alumni Achievement Award from Utica College. As a Guest Scientist at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Serway worked with K. Alex Müller, who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics. He also was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. In addition to this text, Dr. Serway is the co-author of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition; PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS; MODERN PHYSICS, Third Edition; and the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt McDougal. He has published more than 40 research papers in the field of condensed matter physics and has given more than 60 presentations at professional meetings.
Chris Vuille (PhD, University of Florida) is associate professor of physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's premier institution for aviation higher education. While he has taught courses at all levels, including postgraduate, his primary interest is the teaching of introductory physics courses. He conducts research in general relativity, astrophysics, cosmology, and quantum theory and was a participant in a special three-year NASA grant program where he studied properties of neutron stars. His work has appeared in many scientific journals and in ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION/SCIENCE FACT magazine. He is the coauthor of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition and ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS.
Top customer reviews
The text itself is fine for what it is. It's trig-based physics, so formula derivations are not as in-depth and likewise for the problems. This text is great if you've had physics before and just need a refresher, a quick reference manual, or if you just need a cursory understanding of mechanics/electromagnetism.
The reason I give this one star is that the Kindle version can't seem to handle special characters like, say, subscripts? Nevermind that word processors have been doing that since the 90's. If your formula has greek letters, absolute values, or anything else that seems unnatural, then don't expect to be able to see it; instead, you'll get random shapes and numbers in their places. Ultimately, that defeats the purpose of even having the book if I can't look up formulae or read what the problems are asking for.
The explanations are a bit confusing as it makes references from previous formulas presented in the book, not by its application, but by "formula 2.26", what slows down and let me lose the focus.
I would rather have a book with more mathematical perspective, but is required by the physics office.
DO NOT BUY IT. I was devasted when I found out it doesn't have practice problems, its all on webassign. If you have webassign for the class then yeah, thats fine.
The authors don't have an adequate understanding of punctuation in the English language.
The examples given at the end of each section don't even walk you through the problem.
It's a joke.
This book doesn't offer the instruction or information that you need in order to answer the questions at the end of the chapter.