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Essential University Physics Volume 1 1st Edition

3.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0805338294
ISBN-10: 0805338292
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 457 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley; 1 edition (July 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805338292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805338294
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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some odd 25 years ago i took an undergraduate course in physics based on the 3 volumes of Alonso-Finn "Fundamental university physics".

Keen to brush up on my rusty knowledge of classical physics i've been browsing the market searching for a present-day introductory university course on physics. This book more than fulfilled my expectations.

It's comprehensive, concise, well-structured, a joy to read, and above all, from an educational point of view, the best book on physics i've ever read. It's so easy as a student to get the wrong conceptions in your head, and once they're there, they usually stay there for a very long time. Richard Wolfson brilliantly avoids this pitfall - he knows exactly where students are likely to misinterpret certain equations or ideas in physics, and he does a splendid job making sure the students get all "the big ideas" right from the start.

I would not only recommend this book to students of physics, but to everyone interested in the most beautiful of all sciences. If only there were more educators the likes of R. Wolfson.
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Essential University Physics (2nd Edition)
Essential University Physics (2nd Edition)

First of all, let me mention that I am a tutor for physics at my college with a major pertaining somewhat to physics. Too often, this textbook does not give proper background for students to actually learn the material. It's fine if you already have a good background in physics, but this textbook is highly inappropriate to use to teach it to students for the first time. While the formulas are normally presented alright, there's rarely an actual explanation of what it actually means. In math-based sciences, each formula is a form of mathematically-based sentence with something important to say. Too often, I've had the students I've been tutoring be completely lost as to how to interpret an equation, or even stuff as basic as which number corresponds to which variable.

Volume 1 begins by introducing Newtonian physics - force and motion basically. It starts off easy enough to understand but begins to lose the essential conceptual information a few chapters into it. One thing that's of paramount importance in teaching a math-based science course such as physics is a proper correlation of what the different variables describe (such as how to distinguish which of 5 measurements of distance goes in the place of which variable). Not even halfway through the book, the provided information is insufficient to properly understand what a situation is describing much less to be able to solve a problem.
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By JD on October 24, 2013
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Physics is hard no matter what textbook you use, but this textbook is not cohesive. The examples are not helpful and do not help to solidify the concepts taught in each chapter. I would recommend that students who are required to purchase this textbook to also purchase a supplementary text because, from experience, I know that this text was not enough to teach me physics in an easy and efficient manner.
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By Charles on November 16, 2011
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This would be a good book for a high-school introductory physics class. However, if you are using this book for a more in depth, college class, than you are royally screwed. The book is very elementary and does not go over concepts very well. In addition, physics is heavily math based, and there is very little explanation of the math involved in this book. Not recommended for physics majors.
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I was totally excited when it arrived since it was my favorite class and it made me remember my college days. Totally excited to read and try the problems again.
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Its a physic book use in universities. Provides great example on problems that professor may assign homework on
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Great book to help me study Physics and learn all I need to help my daughter pass her physics exams.
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