Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume 5, Chapters 40-46

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Cengage Learning, Jan 12, 2010 - Education - 368 pages
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User Review  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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I cannot believe how badly this book has been written.
The use of units is almost non-existent in the later chapters -
There is zero introduction to the electronic structure -
Introduction to some concepts is almost non-existent -
The use of language is emotive and very annoying -
Almost any other Physics book is better - fortunately my school has discontinued this as a recommended text - thank goodness.
Overall - more time should have been spent on the content being more scientific, and less time on the lovely pictures and colourful charts -
The study guide contains information not included in the book, and the book contains material not in the study guide - who would have thought.


About the Authors
To The Student
Introduction to Quantum Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Atomic Physics
Molecules and Solids
Nuclear Structure
Particle Physics and Cosmology
Mathematics Review
Periodic Table of the Elements
SI Units
Answers to Quick Quizzes and OddNumbered Problems

Applications of Nuclear Physics

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Raymond A. Serway is Physics Professor Emeritus at James Madison University, Virginia.

John W. Jewett, Jr., earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Drexel University and his doctorate at Ohio State University, specializing in optical and magnetic properties of condensed matter. Dr. Jewett began his academic career at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he taught from 1974 to 1984. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Through his teaching career, Dr. Jewett has been active in promoting science education. In addition to receiving four National Science Foundation grants, he helped found and direct the Southern California Area Modern Physics Institute (SCAMPI) and Science IMPACT (Institute for Modern Pedagogy and Creative Teaching). Dr. Jewett's honors include the Stockton Merit Award at Richard Stockton College in 1980, selection as Outstanding Professor at California State Polytechnic University for 1991-1992, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 1998. In 2010, he received an Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from Drexel University in recognition of his contributions in physics education. He has given over 100 presentations both domestically and abroad, including multiple presentations at national meetings of the AAPT. Dr. Jewett is the author of THE WORLD OF PHYSICS: MYSTERIES, MAGIC, AND MYTH, which provides many connections between physics and everyday experiences. In addition to his work on PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS, he is the coauthor for PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, Fifth Edition, as well as GLOBAL ISSUES, a four-volume set of instruction manuals in integrated science for high school. Dr. Jewett enjoys playing keyboard with his all-physicist band, traveling, and collecting antique quack medical devices that can be used as demonstration apparatus in physics lectures. Most importantly, he relishes spending time with his wife Lisa and their children and grandchildren.

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