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Physics For Scientists And Engineers

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  343 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
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
Jul 24, 2015 Sanjay Gautam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Genna
Mar 29, 2009 Genna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 01, 2013 Ahmed Qamesh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Laura
Sep 21, 2007 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
By far the best introductory physics texts I've seen. I still reference my copy from time to time.
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
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Moataz
Dec 04, 2014 Moataz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scientific
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
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Granthays
Mar 13, 2011 Granthays rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my physics textbook. It's very long. It's about moving things.
Damir Delic
Sep 21, 2012 Damir Delic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wish I would have purchased the teachers edition.. El oh el
Moataz Mekki
Mar 05, 2012 Moataz Mekki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
best physics reference book for engineers (Y)
Sedki Abdelhakim
a must have book to begin with .it takes you in an interesting journey starting with the main concepts of classical physics till the main gate of the realm of modern physics.
Michelle
I would have given it 4 stars, but I just couldn't get past chapter 14...
Salman
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Martel
Apr 29, 2012 Martel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Reem Sleem
Dec 24, 2012 Reem Sleem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scientific-s, cont


الكتاب ده بيتدرس أساسا و ما بيخلص ، و هذه هي متعة الفيزياء ....
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استمتع بدراسته و بقراءته بين الحين و الحين و الرجوع اليه ف أي مشكلة فيزيائية أو علمية ....
هاجر
Jan 23, 2014 هاجر rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful for a deeper understanding of college physics! But somehow needs more elaboration on some points that weren't clear enough!
Tawfeeq
Oct 28, 2013 Tawfeeq rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
but his need Good Doctor to see you how we can think ans solve the problems.
Mahmoud EL Agamey
Oct 13, 2012 Mahmoud EL Agamey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
جميل جدا
وينصح به للمبتدئين يعطيهم نظره شامله عن الفيزياء
Carlos Alberto
Mar 25, 2008 Carlos Alberto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
esta es la portada del completo pero igual... es excelente.
Mike
Sep 29, 2008 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
My college physics 201/2 text.
Sheri Fresonke Harper
Sep 29, 2012 Sheri Fresonke Harper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
Older edition without the Infotrac.
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