CDN$ 177.61
  • List Price: CDN$ 199.00
  • You Save: CDN$ 21.39 (11%)
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Physics for Scientists an... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Physics for Scientists and Engineers Plus Modern Physics Plus MasteringPhysics -- Access Card Package (3rd Edition) Hardcover – Jan 5 2012

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
CDN$ 177.61
CDN$ 177.61 CDN$ 145.00

Frequently Bought Together

Physics for Scientists and Engineers Plus Modern Physics Plus MasteringPhysics -- Access Card Package (3rd Edition) + Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics + Human Anatomy & Physiology Plus MasteringA&P with eText -- Access Card Package (9th Edition)
Price For All Three: CDN$ 663.43

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

Product Description

About the Author

Randy Knight has taught introductory physics for nearly 30 years at Ohio State University and California Polytechnic University, where he is currently Professor of Physics and Director of the Minor in Environmental Studies. Randy received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics before joining the faculty at Ohio State University. It was at Ohio State, under the mentorship of Professor Leonard Jossem, that he began to learn about the research in physics education that, many years later, led to Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teachingand this book. Randy’s research interests are in the field of lasers and spectroscopy. When he’s not in the classroom or in front of a computer, you can find Randy hiking, sea kayaking, playing the piano, or spending time with his wife Sally and their seven cats.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 26 reviews
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Inconsistent May 7 2013
By ChicagoRedSox - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I'd say this is a great textbook if you have an easy professor that only asks questions like "A 1m long solenoid with 25 turns carries a current of 3A. What is the magnetic field?". However, if you have a professor that challenges you and asks difficult questions on your problem sets, tests, etc., you may find it lacking. Some areas are explained quite well (I'd say this applies earlier on with the "easier" topics) and others barely at all (most of the later, more complex topics). It got to the point where I wrote in my notes things like, "Ask professor wtf this means".
The book has lots of nice pictures, but if you actually want both a qualitative and quantitative understanding, there are far better resources. Obviously, most looking at this book have to buy it because it's assigned by their professor, but if you're just searching for a good reference on the subject, go with Halliday & Resnick instead.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Im so sorry if this is your required text Dec 2 2013
By R. Young - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book, I have a reserved a special place of hatred in a dark corner of my soul for the memory of this book. First, the author throws around new variables, maybe he will define them, maybe he wont. But rest assured if he does define them, it will be buried in a dense paragraph of material as an aside and never mentioned again. Second, I think Randall actually hates undergrads. Nothing is straight forward in this text, Dr. Knight delights in using subscripts and unique variables and assumes the reader will find their meaning obvious and follow along. Plan on using Khan and lots of hyper-physics to get an understanding of the material. Physics is about figuring out how to apply lots of disconnected formulae, and arrive at the desired data. The author seems to take delight in hiding these formulae and obfuscating the simplicity of them. If you are one of the poor souls that must shell out 200 bucks for this mess, use Khan and find the hyper-physics website, its the only way you will survive first year physics with this text
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Best Physics book I've had for class March 19 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Much easier to read than many other physics books I've read.
Covers a lot of topics
Maybe not as in-depth on some subjects as textbooks specific to that topic.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent! Sept. 10 2013
By Katie Knott - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love that this is an easy textbook to read and understand. So far, there is nothing to dislike. This book has impacted me by being an excellent learning tool and breaking things down in a more easy-to-understand way than many other University Physics textbooks.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Too heavy Nov. 13 2013
By Michelle Pocsik - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It's way too heavy and I'm not sure if thats a reason to knock off stars, but I wish I bought the loose leaf so I could carry a few chapters at a time.