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Physics For Scientists And Engineers

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This best-selling, calculus-based text is recognized for its carefully crafted, logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of physics. Raymond Serway, Robert Beichner, and contributing author John W. Jewett present a strong problem-solving approach that is further enhanced through increased realism in worked examples. Problem-solving strategies and hints all ...more
Hardcover, 1408 pages
Published by Brooks/Cole Pub Co (first published January 1st 1982)
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Sanjay Gautam
It was this book that kindled the fire in me - to learn physics passionately. It's a very beautifully written book. It deals with all the basic and elementary theories of physics, which one needs to know, if one wants to move towards more advanced theories. Its actually a basic text, and uses only basic calculus to formulate and convey the theories. The approach taken by the author is really admirable. He starts with the qualitative discussions and then come to the use of mathematics, to convey ...more
Daniel Cunningham
This was a decent book, but not great. My main issues with it were:

1.) I prefer more concise, math-first presentations for physics. This book had too many pictures; it had many small diagrams and "active figures" surrounded by description, but few large diagrams with e.g. concise descriptions, math in the text, etc.) Wasted space, and distracting!

2.) I wished that e.g. Maxwell's equations had both the integral AND vector/differential forms were given; this book doesn't go over the differential f
I've used this text for two semesters of physics and will be using it again for a third. It's basically just very well written and has great examples and homework problems. I also like how it explains common misconceptions and I like that it doesn't separate the explanation of the topic from the derivation of the actual formula. The only thing I don't like is what my instructor mentioned at the beginning of the first physics course which is that the authors seem to update it every couple years s ...more
I think this is a great text book.
As a physicist I had to buy this book in my first year at uni and this book was like my personal tutor.
I guess my lecturers were lazy enough to copy the text book examples and just change the numbers a little bit, but well, that was a bonus.
Other than that, great examples and great explanations.
I can't really say much about text books since they were made to be helpful but I just love this book :)
Ahmed Qamesh
I didn't Finished it but it is one of the most beautiful books in general physics for scientists and engineers , very easy , intensive , practical and attractive .....Serway makes me love physics, Serway my bible....Proud to be a physicist
One of the most influential books I read before. It's very huge and comprehensive, has a lot of challenging problems which you can keep days trying solve it (and you can't finally).

Serway is the first reference in our University for all faculties which study physics, and all practical faculties study. Its way in simplifying compound and difficult real life problems is amazing, and its solution manual is one of the best which I worked out before.

The most powerful merit of this book is it's compr
By far the best introductory physics texts I've seen. I still reference my copy from time to time.
This is my physics textbook. It's very long. It's about moving things.
Damir Delic
Wish I would have purchased the teachers edition.. El oh el
Get an A in the class? Don't mind if I do. Although my teacher deserves way more credit than the book. I also had the study guide from the publisher and I found myself referencing that more than the book itself.
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Very helpful for a deeper understanding of college physics! But somehow needs more elaboration on some points that weren't clear enough!
but his need Good Doctor to see you how we can think ans solve the problems.
Mahmoud EL Agamey
جميل جدا
وينصح به للمبتدئين يعطيهم نظره شامله عن الفيزياء
Carlos Alberto
esta es la portada del completo pero igual... es excelente.
Moataz Mekki
best physics reference book for engineers (Y)
My college physics 201/2 text.
Sheri Fresonke Harper
Older edition without the Infotrac.
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