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A small example: the book states that the joule is the SI equivalent of the watt -- completely, inexcuseably fictional -- and then on the very next page it states a legitimate definition of a joule as being one watt-second. What newbie student needs this? The confusion between energy and power (the rate of energy conversion or work being done) rears its head elsewhere, e.g. in questions like "How many watts of heat are produced when... blah blah blah."
The book's descriptions of atomic structure might've passed muster some decades ago, but they're sorely in need of a refresh.
No appreciation is shown for the proper use of significant figures in calculations. The results of many of the calculations (unless they happen to produce a nice integer result) are stated arbitrarily to three decimal places, e.g. 120*0.0667 = 8.004. This precision isn't justified, and the irony is that a properly-rounded result would actually be more accurate. To compound the problem, solutions frequently involve the calculation of unneeded intermediate results, incurring cumulative errors. Why not fully solve the algebraic expressions for the desired unknowns before plugging in numbers?Read more ›
Now, after a bumpy and convoluted career path, I find myself in a trade school learning to be an electrician.
In the first of several classes along this path, we've been working out of this textbook.
I am not favorably impressed with this textbook or the associated materials. I find that many concepts that ought to be simple (and which,fortunately, I already know from my previous background in electronics) are explained in this book in a manner that is often overly complex and confusing, and sometimes unclear and even contradictory. In the course of this class, I have discovered several outright errors in this book.
Just today, we had a quiz, of twenty multiple-choice questions, out of which I found two questions where none of the offered answers were correct. In each case, my instructor, several of my classmates, and myself, all worked the math through several times, from different directions, coming always to the same answer, which matched none of the choices offered; and ultimately were able to discover, in each case, where the author of the questions/answers had gone wrong to come to what was claimed to be the “correct” answer.
At the very least, the next edition of this book and related materials need some serious proofreading and math-checking on all the test/quiz problems.
So apparently the author invented faster than light communication (and a time machine)! Take that Einstein! Obviously his understanding is so egregiously wrong that it's astonishing how it passed any editor review (maybe there wasn't one) and made it into the text book. Current absolutely does not travel faster than speed of light (nothing can). EM wave propagates at the speed of light and the drift velocity of electrons are even much lower than that.
I feel terrible for whoever has to read this book for their curriculum.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Needed this book for an Electrical program I'm enrolled in, came in good condition.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good book. I wish there was a supplemental book of more practice problems.Published 8 months ago by David
So many errors and overly complicated explanations. Seriously, you're better off not reading this as it will, unless you already know otherwise, cause you to believe things that... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Grant S. Overby
My husband used this textbook for several classes he has taken...Published 8 months ago by Andrea Lara