While physics can seem challenging, its true quality is the sheer simplicity of fundamental physical theories--theories and concepts that can enrich your view of the world around you. COLLEGE PHYSICS, 8e, provides you with a clear strategy for connecting those theories to a consistent problem-solving approach, carefully reinforcing this methodology throughout the text and connecting it to real-world examples. For students planning to take the MCAT exam, the text includes exclusive test prep and review tools to help you prepare.
The average speed of learning with this book is 0 m/s.
By Christopher T. Mower - September 30, 2005
This book is not at all helpful when trying to learn physics. By the time you get done trying to figure out this book and it's examples, you'll have pulled out all your hair. So my advice to if you're going to use this book is shave your head now to save yourself from the pain later. In all reality, I haven't learned anything from this book. It is very disorganized and the chapter problems are rediculous...what makes it better is the examples in the chapter don't correlated but with only a couple of chapter problems.
Not in my worst nightmares...
By Michael Sprengeler - March 29, 2001
I have hated textbooks before, but this one takes the cake. It is quite possibly the worst one that my professor could have chosen. The authors use such a wild mixture of mind-numbingly simple content and obscure, abstract concepts that the picture that they paint is, to put it bluntly, incoherent. They dance around the definition of vocabulary words, always coming close to defining stuff (but never actually coming out and *saying it*), contradict themselves repeatedly, and assume that the reader understands half the concepts before they are even introduced. Perhaps the most irritating thing about this text is the fact that there is *no* glossary to speak of--if the reader doesn't understand the sketchy definition in the chapter or chapter summary, too bad, because that's all you get! Steer clear of this book, if at all possible.
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By JRDRGZ@hotmail.com "JR" - October 4, 2005
This is the most poorly written text I have ever used. I bought the student solutions manual also which I thought might help me understand the concepts, but to no avail, the solutions manual jumps from Problem #5 to #21 in one chapter?? Forget about the examples on the text they are totally confusing and don't show you how they arrived with the solution. I am no dummy. This book will make you have low self esteem, thats the way I felt. I have a physics tutor who also said this book makes physics even harder to understand. I trully feel sorry for the student that has to buy this book because the school requires it. I had to buy a bootleg CD with the teacher's solutions on it to fully understand this text! We shouldn't have to do that.