- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning; 8 edition (January 7, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0495556114
- ISBN-13: 978-0495556114
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 332 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #453,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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College Physics Student Solutions Manual & Study Guide Vol 1 (Chap 1-14) 8th Edition
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"I find Serway and Faughn reads the best for students and looks (no kidding, it's important) the best. I like the Quick Quizzes. When I taught this course with previous editions, I almost never used any Conceptual questions because of the difficulty for the students to get much feedback. This was mainly because of the large class size, the wide variation of student ability, and the lack of answers for the students. With the answers to these questions in the back, that changes my position on this."
"Overall, I like the book. It is colorful, rich, mature, and reliable. There are a wide variety of resources available to the students."
"I was very happy to find both Newton's Law of Gravitation, and the formula for the period of a simple pendulum, both appearing in this chapter. By and large, I think the presentation in this book of the notions of velocity and acceleration to be quite successful."
"Your book gives great examples. Would offer no changes to that! The organization of SandF reflects the fact that the authors are (of necessity) physicists; what I mean by this is that the order in which mechanics is presented reflects the way a physicist would think. My opinion remains the same; it is one of the best textbooks at this level."
"The treatment of friction is excellent." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Raymond A. Serway (PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology) is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University. His honors and awards include an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Utica College, the 1990 Madison Scholar Award at James Madison University, 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. He was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborated with his mentor and friend, the late Sam Marshall. Dr. Serway is the coauthor of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition; PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, Ninth 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.
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My "stuck in time" book list: "Physics for Scientists and Engineers," "John Seymour's New Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency," "Edible Wild Plants" by Steven Kallas.