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Physics: Principles with Applications by Douglas C. Giancoli
Physics: Principles with Applications by Douglas C. Giancoli
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding text, June 21 2004
I used Giancoli as my primary text in high school, and found it to be a superb text. I think those complaining of a lack of worked problems are missing the entire point of this text and the essence of studying physics. This book is about understanding physics principles and the equations you use to solve physics problems. You will find that with this understanding (certainly provided by this excellent text), the need for mindless ploughing through physics problems is lost. You will be able to solve physics problems on the basis of your conceptual understanding of the problems. So many students rely on rote learning and repetition by doing hundreds of questions. Sure, you might be able to… Read more
Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient by Fred F. Ferri
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare find, June 11 2004
Bottom line is that this pocketbook will give you practical, useable information on how to manage patients with certain diseases. It's only weakness, if any, is that it does focus mainly on disease entities rather than presentations (eg it won't give you the workup for hematuria). However it compensates for this by giving you a list of differentials for such presentations. I haven't found a pocketbook of comparable quality and value for use on the wards.
Clinical Medicine: with STUDENT CONSULT Access by Parveen Kumar
I don't think i'm alone when i state that there are very few good single volume books on clinical medicine. As a student i took the approach of buying Kumar, Souhami, and Harrison's. I did this as an optimistic means of covering all bases in case one book was weaker than another on a certain topic. Having finished med school and commenced work as a doctor, i'd have to say that Kumar (and the rest) are simply not very useful texts. By the time you need to buy a book on clinical medicine, your focus should be on patient management; you want a book that will help explain how you will manage certain presentations and conditions (including diagnosis, therapy, and monitoring). Try picking a… Read more