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Physics for Scientists and Engineers (3rd Edition)

Physics for Scientists and Engineers (3rd Edition)
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN 13: 9780132431064
ISBN 10: 132431068
Edition: 3
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2000-01-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 976
List Price: $174.47

Physics for Scientists and Engineers combines outstanding pedagogy with a clear and direct narrative and applications that draw the reader into the physics. The new edition features an unrivaled suite of media and on-line resources that enhance the understanding of physics. Many new topics have been incorporated such as: the Otto cycle, lens combinations, three-phase alternating current, and many more. New developments and discoveries in physics have been added including the Hubble space telescope, age and inflation of the universe, and distant planets. Modern physics topics are often discussed within the framework of classical physics where appropriate. For scientists and engineers who are interested in learning physics.


An calculus-based introductory textbook that begins with examples and phenomena then proceeds to the formal explanations and equations. The third edition (first in 1984) has been substantially revised not only to update the physics since the 1988 second, such as planets rotating distant stars, the Hubble space telescope, and the age of the universe, but also to reflect radical changes in how science in general and physics in particular is taught. It comes in two versions; this one covers all of classical physics and adds a chapter each on special relativity and early quantum theory; the extended version also contains a total of nine detailed chapters on modern physics, ending with astrophysics and cosmology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)