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eBook Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Custom Edition for University of California, San Diego, Volume epub
  • ISBN: 0536170266
  • Author: Richard Wolfson
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Physics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pearson Custom Publishing (1999)
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Physics by R. Wolfson and J. Pasachoff is a freshman-level physics textbook. I graduated from physics department and I am preparing my next paper in mathematics. These days, I am studying undergraduate physics again

Physics by R. These days, I am studying undergraduate physics again. I read R. Shankar's Fundamentals of Physics and watched his online lectures of the book. And I also watched the second online lecture course, including electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. After finishing his two semester online lectures, I found that it would be better to have a textbook on electromagnetism (there is no textbook on the second lecture).

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Richard "Rich" Wolfson is the Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College since 1976. He is the author of numerous articles and books. Wolfson has taught several courses at the Teaching Company

Richard "Rich" Wolfson is the Benjamin F. Wolfson has taught several courses at the Teaching Company. Professor Wolfson is the author of several books, including the college textbooks Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Essential University Physics, and Energy, Environment, and Climate

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Professor Wolfson is the author of several books, including the college textbooks Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Essential University Physics, and Energy . Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering. University of Vermont. Retrieved September 17, 2014

Professor Wolfson is the author of several books, including the college textbooks Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Essential University Physics, and Energy, Environment, and Climate (1999). Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 978-0321035752. Retrieved September 17, 2014. a b "Professor Richard Wolfson". The Teaching Company.

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Jediathain
Physics by R. Wolfson and J. Pasachoff is a freshman-level physics textbook. I graduated from physics department and I am preparing my next paper in mathematics. These days, I am studying undergraduate physics again. I read R. Shankar's Fundamentals of Physics and watched his online lectures of the book. And I also watched the second online lecture course, including electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. After finishing his two semester online lectures, I found that it would be better to have a textbook on electromagnetism (there is no textbook on the second lecture). After much consideration, I chose this book and I find that my choice was right. If you like the Shankar's style - concrete with examples, kind and lucid in explaining, reasonable in proving, easy to follow, returning to the first principles whenever possible, you would like the book also for sure.

1. Concrete in examples: A capacitor is an equipment that can store charges and release them. In modern technology, electric circuits are essential and capacitors are essential in electric circuits. The authors hold up a camera flash as an example. On page 671, it reads:

After you snap a picture, you have to wait about 10 seconds before the flash is ready again. Why? Because the power required by the flash is far greater than a small battery could supply. So the battery is used to charge a capacitor at a slow rate. Once the capacitor is charged, its stored energy can be dumped suddenly into the flash tube, producing a short burst of intense light. You can't use the flash again until the capacitor is recharged. The capacitor acts as a reservoir, accumulating energy slowly and then releasing it quickly.

Besides concrete examples, the book features Tip boxes here and there. They are intended to help students understand the basics. I think that they would be truly helpful to students. For example, the Tip box on page 25 reads as the following.

Watch Your Units: Note how, in calculating the average velocity in m/s, we calculated units just as we multiplied and divided numbers. Had our answer not come out with the correct units, we would have had a sure indication of an error.

If you study electromagnetism for the first time, the following question is conceivable. The Tip on page 713 reads:

How Does the Battery Know? How does the battery in Fig. 28-5 "know" how much current to supply? How does it even "know" there are two resistors, and what their values are?

2. Kind and lucid in explaining: At first, I read the chapter on Maxwell equations, and an important question came to my mind. "What's the meaning of that electric and magnetic field have energy?" To find an answer, I decided to read the whole chapters on electromagnetism. With my own thought and internet search, I was able to answer that question. My answer is that energy is something that should be conserved in any physical process and in this respect, we have to say that electric and magnetic field have energy. I think that if I read another textbook, I might not be able to find the answer. This book gives much attention on energy. In particular, on page 662 in the section entitled Energy and the Electric Field, the authors ask and answer the meaning of that an electric field has an energy.

So where is the energy stored? It is stored in the electric field. As we create or alter a charge distribution, we do work and an altered electric field configuration develops. The work done in moving the charges becomes energy stored in the electric field.

I want to give another example of the kindness in explaining. We know that in conductors like a wire, electrons move, so current flows. But we don't know further details. Does every electron moves at the same speed? Does every electron moves really move only in one direction? If not, how can we say about a current that is defined by the velocities of charges? If you read the section entitled as Conducting Mechanisms, you will find that the explanations are quite satisfactory.

As one more example, I'd like to point the explanation for the relationship between spherical and plane waves. Many physics textbooks, including Shankar's book don't deal with it. But, in my opinion, that's very important to understand the waves in the real world. On page 888,

A plane wave is an approximation to the more realistic case of a spherical wave expanding from a localized source, but it's a good approximation at distances from the wave source that are large compared with the wave length. Light waves reaching Earth from the Sun are essentially plane waves.

3. Unreasonable in explaining: The book is excellent, but not perfect as any other excellent books. In Section 23-4 entitled The Electric Field, the authors define the electric field of a charge. Consider a charge Q in space. Let's call it a source charge. If we put any other charge, called a test charge, in space, then the charge experience a force. The electric field at a point is defined as the force per unit test charge. As a precaution, on page 579, the authors say that if the test charge is large, it may disturb the electric field of the source charge, so we must use a very small test charge. But in my opinion, the Coulomb's law determining the force shows that no test charge disturbs the electric field created by the source charge.

4. Unreasonable in proving: In the section on Maxwell equations, the authors prove that there are indeed an electromagnetic wave that satisfies the four Maxwell equations, that is, two Gauss's laws, Faraday's law, and Maxwell-Ampere's law. Visible lights, x-rays are examples of electromagnetic waves. The book starts with a particular wave in space and time and proves that it satisfies the Maxwell equations. To prove that, we have to show that for 'any' loop, Faraday's law and Maxwell-Ampere's law hold, respectively. But the book considers only some 'particular' loops. So I think the proof is unreasonable.

If you are buying the book, I want to recommend you to buy the extended version of it. As for me, I come to know that there is an extended version while reading the book. According to the authors, the extended version contains much more contents on modern physics. Actually, the chapters on modern physics are simple and short comparing with chapters on other subjects.
Iriar
I bought this text to use along with Wolfson's DVD course from the Great Courses ("Physics and Our Universe"); the two cover the same basic material in the same order. Together, they not only have re-introduced me to a subject I still can't figure out how I passed in college, but have actually made it interesting and relevant. This isn't "Physics Light" for an easy read, however, it is a college text and there is plenty of math.

One important lesson I learned from shopping for this book, however: I strongly recommend you buy a copy of the hardcover. The softcover version is actually in 3 volumes, and they aren't well labeled (not to mention the fact that buying all 3 can cost as much or more than a good used copy of the hardcover.)
Cordantrius
Excellent book
Shadowredeemer
Great companion to Great Courese Physics DVD. Purchased as a followup to the Great Courses Physics DVD. I recommend the book and the course.
Ochach
This book I purchased for my physics class was in great condition. The seller's description matched the book and overall I am satisfied with the product. Definitely worth the price.
Kirizius
Bought this to review on my own college physics that I took decades ago (think sliderules). Much more readable than texts of my generation. The physics is well explained and the the diagrams are well done. I've even had some "Aha!" moments when I realized that I hadn't quite grasped a concept correctly when I first studied physics. I have two minor complaints. Some of the exercises are poorly thought out which leave room for multiple answers (e.g, example 2.8 - the answer depends on when the first picture is taken), and some of the example solutions are wrong. Oh, well. I bought the used 3rd edition for a latte price and am happy. I'd recommend this book for an intro college physics class or independent study. Also, given the cost of new books, I'd recommend instructors go with prior edition texts whenever possible! The amount of revised material is rarely worth the cost of the latest edition.
Dianantrius
Wolfson and Pasachoff's "Physics" is a great book, either for a class (in which case you really don't have much choice of which book you buy) or for self-study. I found the book to be a very good way to learn the basics of calculus-based physics, even without much outside instruction. It is clear and self-contained, with enough examples and problems to work on. It covers a broad range of topic in limited depth, making it great for an independent enthusiast or a student, including not only simple mechanics and electormagnetism, but also introductions to thermodynamics, waves and optics, and moden physics and relativity. Also, there are plenty of examples of real-world applications, showing industrial and everyday uses of the content covered and effectivly relating abstract material to real life. All in all an effective text and an interesting read.
I found this book to be a wonderful guide to freshmen physics. I have only the second volume on E&M and modern physics. I particularly like the little things such as the reminder that phenomena like reflection and refraction can be explained using Maxwell's equations. I believe that this gives the student a preview of things to come in later classes. Perhaps there are not as many examples as in Halliday & Resnick, but there are plenty of applications to the real world. It gives just a taste of quantum mechanics but that may be enough for freshmen. The color layout is an optical feast. I like the "Got it" sections which periodically test the reader's physical knowledge at the completion of each concept. I do think that the questions should have an answer key though. All in all a great book!
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