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Best Answer: Each volume contains a different range of chapters, but put together they form the whole book. For example in my Electrical Engineering course we're only using Vol. 4, which is chs. 25-36. I think they split it up this way because not every topic is required for every course.

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for scientists and engineers a str ategic approach. 4/e. with modern physics randall d. knight California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. A01 KNIG2651 04 SE FM. About the Author Randy Knight taught introductory physics for 32 years at Ohio State University and California Polytechnic State University, where he is Professor Emeritus of Physics. Professor Knight received a P. 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.

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Magnetism and Electricity have been these weird thing going on that I could not quite get for the longest time. This book has worked great for me because it goes back to behaviors in chemical solutions and electrons when explaining electricity which makes it very intuitive for me as a chemical engineering student. It also goes very slow over conventions and tiny things like these, and makes sure to state very clear what is possible and what is not, leaving not much room to wonder too much and understand poorly. I bought this old edition for self-study and it has worked great, and I am extremely bad at physics. Plus the summary page not only has equations, but it explains them very well in short and points out important concepts that Halliday just does not do. Comparing Halliday to Randall, I would say that Halliday goes way too fast, gets too confusing, explains too little, summarizes poorly, and then throws you to do problems; however many people enjoy Halliday better. I just wish Randall had more practice problems in the chapter per se.
This book is the "required" text in my General Physics II course in college, but we have yet to do anything out of it. My professor mainly assigns homework via an online system, and this book is mostly used as an additional resource.

I think that this book and other books by the some author have some merit, but truthfully these texts give sometimes are difficult to comprehend. The material is fairly dense and I strongly encourage students to not solely rely on this book for learning the subject. For example, I used resources like Khan academy, clutch etc. in addition to this text and found success in my physics course.

Overall, it's a good product but does not always offer the simplest explanations for concepts.
I am an electrical engineer with 20 years of experience. I have encountered physics in one form or another since 1984 as an undergraduate. As a practicing engineer (and I have taught review courses for the FE and PE exams in electrical engineering), I wanted to learn more about electricity and magnetism and I felt it was better to look at introductory texts instead of using an engineering electromagnetics book (as e-mag books assume some competence that I do not have yet).

I used Halliday and Resnick in college and now also own Young's University Physics. Of the 3 I own, I refer back to Knight's book for concepts.

My take on this book is that it is very conceptually strong.From the student's perspective this is very good if you are willing to put in the work.Knight puts plenty of little problems in the book to keep you on the straight and narrow BEFORE you dive into homework. This will mean that you need to probably read each chapter AT LEAST 2X before you can feel comfortable with the problems. You will also HAVE to do a great deal of ground work in basic problem solving drills BEFORE you can attempt the homework. All of these materials are available as supplements to his text. You can also use a Schaum's Outline or other book of worked problems should you need to do so.

All of this sounds like a lot of work and to be truthful, it is considering the daunting workload of an undergraduate engineering student. This text provides the best conceptual frame work that allows you to develop good habits because the author gives you a strategy to help you work through problems.

In essence, the book drives home the idea that if you learn the concepts, the problems will be easier to solve. If you're looking to read the book and do "plug and chug" type of study, this book will NOT work for you. I also note that most college level exams have very MINIMAL numbers of problems that are simply placing numbers in equations to find a single unknown variable. Most professors will place several basic concepts inside 1 problem since they cannot write questions on every single equation you may need for a test since exams may be confined to the space of 1 hour for a regular exam and 3-4 hours for a final or mid-term.This statement applies not only for a physics but for most engineering courses you take.

As an example, Knight's coverage of Electricity and Magnetism is excellent. He uses examples that relate to concepts in classical mechanics to give you a feel for the material. While some people may complain that he takes a lot of words to explain a little, his emphasis is exactly right for a person who needs their hand held (as I do). Personally, I do not like the author cop-out that a certain concept is "intuitive" and then the author leaves the reader without the frame work to see how an equation may work.

I should also note that "real world" problems do not fall into some neat equation. Many times, you will have to sort through multiple pieces of information and sometimes it is not even easy to recognize what problem you are solving at first.

In conclusion: This text provides you a good starting point for learning concepts. This is one of the few text books that stays true to its promise to the student. However, you have to be willing to put in the work.
I am a student who is currently using this textbook.

It suffers from the common pitfall of talking down to the reader. It's insulting, it's boring, and it's terrible at explaining things.

However, if you have (or are) a teacher capable of explaining things and demonstrating problems, this book does offer an extensive selection of really satisfying and challenging problems. The book itself does not even come close to preparing the student to tackle those problems, but in combination with a good teacher, it's good.

All in all, I suspect that you could do a hell of a lot better, but you could do worse. This book and a bad or text-reliant teacher would be awful, but if you know you've a good teacher, it's fine.
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The book came in good quality. I needed it for class. It served its purpose.
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This book is slim, clear, entertaining, and concise. Since I bought an outdated edition, it was simultaneously easy on my pocketbook and my back. Always a risk buying an older edition, but in my case it worked out fine. Only issues: too few problems IMHO and the explanations involving calculus derivations were not fleshed out fully enough.
I have a hard time understanding some text books, but this one is easier than most (although it is still hard to understand sometimes). I like that it comes in a 5 volume set, much easier to tote around one of the 5 books to class than it would be otherwise. The homework problems are practical and creative (like superman racing a falling watermelon). There are some good end-of-chapter summaries if you are looking for a formula or quick review. Definitely one I'll keep on my shelves long after the class is over.