- Paperback: 1632 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 12 edition (20 July 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321501314
- ISBN-13: 978-0321501318
- Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 4.9 x 27.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 705,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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University Physics with Modern Physics (Pie) with mastering physics Paperback – 20 Jul 2007
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About the Author
Hugh D. Young is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Carnegie Mellon for both undergraduate and graduate study and earned his Ph.D. in fundamental particle theory under the direction of the late Richard Cutkosky. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon in 1956 and has also spent two years as a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
Prof. Young’s career has centered entirely around undergraduate education. He has written several undergraduate-level textbooks, and in 1973 he became a co-author with Francis Sears and Mark Zemansky for their well-known introductory texts. With their deaths, he assumed full responsibility for new editions of these books until joined by Prof. Freedman for University Physics.
Prof. Young is an enthusiastic skier, climber, and hiker. He also served for several years as Associate Organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh, and has played numerous organ recitals in the Pittsburgh area. Prof. Young and his wife Alice usually travel extensively in the summer, especially in Europe and in the desert canyon country of southern Utah.
Roger A. Freedman is a Lecturer in Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Freedman was an undergraduate at the University of California campuses in San Diego and Los Angeles, and did his doctoral research in nuclear theory at Stanford University under the direction of Professor J. Dirk Walecka. He came to UCSB in 1981 after three years teaching and doing research at the University of Washington.
At UCSB, Dr. Freedman has taught in both the Department of Physics and the College of Creative Studies, a branch of the university intended for highly gifted and motivated undergraduates. He has published research in nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, and laser physics. In recent years, he has helped to develop computer-based tools for learning introductory physics and astronomy. When not in the classroom or slaving over a computer, Dr. Freedman can be found either flying (he holds a commercial pilot’s license) or driving with his wife, Caroline, in their 1960 Nash Metropolitan convertible.
A. Lewis Ford is Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University. He received a B.A. from Rice University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972. After a one-year postdoc at Harvard University, he joined the Texas A&M physics faculty in 1973 and has been there ever since. Professor Ford’s research area is theoretical atomic physics, with a specialization in atomic collisions. At Texas A&M he has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, but primarily introductory physics.
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As such, everything from mechanics to electricity and magnetism to particle and quantum physics is covered in detail. It's written clearly, in a way that students like myself (i'm going into my second year) will understand and contains hundreds of practice questions with answers to the odd question numbers. Some universities also make use of "Mastering Physics" which is an online service which they can use to set work for students in various topic areas (you get an id number with the book that is unique to you).
Personally i thought it was a great textbook. One of the major shortcomings in most books of this sort is the lack of problems. Unlike maths where you're typically flooded with questions, physics tends to be a lot more "here's the equation, get used to it" which makes exams more difficult. Having 100 or so questions of varying difficulty after each chapter made things a lot easier for revision.
The downside is that some things are not included, for instance there is no mention of complex numbers, even for waves or quantum - this is apparently due to US courses being taken by people who aren't necessarily taking Physics as their primary degree. So, some things are omitted as a result and derivations are missed for that reason. And of course with a book of this size, some answers to problems will inevitably be wrong - but it's not a serious issue.
It's well worth getting if you're looking for an all encompassing revision guide for undergraduate physics. Whilst it probably isn't useful past the first year, it will serve as a good reminder if you forget things!
1 thing though - I was not able to find answers on those exercises in the end of all sections. This might be only disadvantage, because, if I have done some exercise - I want to see whether my answer corresponds with answer of creators of the book, thereof I am not sure about - whether I have done it right or I need to look through the task again.
In any other way - BUY IT.
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I bought this book in the first year of my Theoretical Physics degree because I had to, it involved an online "mastering Physics", which was useless by the way, I'm now half way... Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2011 by Bra-ket
Awfully long-winded, but with lots of pictures, diagrams and exercises. Pages and pages of text where a few lines would do. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2010 by James Hamp
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