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Useful but quite complex.
on 24 June 2011
As a radiography student I have found this useful when covering any technology topics, however, it's not that useful if you don't already have a little bit of a physics background. For those people who did A level physics or an access course with physics modules then you should be fine with this. If you don't have any knowledge of physics at all it's quite difficult to read. A number of people on my course really struggle with this book because it glosses over the basics and jumps straight into the more complex topics.
I personally found that "Principles of Radiological Physics" was a bit better because I didn't have a very in-depth physics knowledge. "Essential Physics" is still a useful book and I have found the diagrams to be a real help - especially as lecturers use these images. I would recommend this book to anyone who prefers learning from diagrams and to anyone with a basic understanding of physics. For those people new to physics however, I would probably try the previously mentioned book as it's much easier to understand in my opinion.