It balances text and equations, allowing the physics to shine through without compromising the rigour of the math, and includes numerous problems, varying from straightforward to elaborate, so that students can be assigned some problems to build their confidence and others to stretch their minds.

A Solutions Manual is available to instructors teaching from the book; access can be requested from the resources section at www. Please login or register to download! Login Now Sign Up. Many of these solutions are provided by professors for their own courses. I did this for the courses that I taught in my 25 years as a university lecturer. For a field as rich as physics, it shouldn't be too difficult to come up with original problems.

If you're a student seeking to copy solutions, you should realize that you won't learn much unless you make a genuine effort to solve the problem on your own first. I don't think that you might have seen such kind of meticulous explanations about relativistic energy and momentum in other books as follows on page However, a closer inspection of Eqs.

It is just conceivable, therefore, that a massless particle could carry energy and momentum, provided it always travels at the speed of light. Although Eqs. Personally, I would suggest this argument as a joke, were it not for the fact that at least one massless particle is known to exist in nature: the photon.

Photons do travel at the speed of light, and they obey Eq. The title of the first chapter of the book is Vector Analysis.

After the first chapter, readers are bound to begin to study electrostatics, electric potentials, electric fields in matter, and many more. The mathematics of the book is also the author's style, less formal and intuitive. I think if the reader is a very logically rigorous person, he may feel uncomfortable with a few arguments. Among them, I want to comment on the point charge and Dirac delta function. Dirac delta function is a function which has the whole space as its domain, has its value 0 except 0 and infinity at 0, but has the definite value 1 when integrated on its domain.

For example. If we admit that in nature, there is nothing like point charge and there are only charges continuously distributed on strings, then we can avoid the problem of infinity and can accept that the delta function is just an approximation for the real picture. Then we see that the charge density of a point charge is a usual function that looks like the delta function only in the large scales for example, our scale.

Likewise, we can accept that the electric field of a point charge does not have infinite value at the position of the point charge. Instead, it has a finite value everywhere. So when we calculate electric fields of a point charge at points in space using Gauss's law, we can apply the divergence theorem which only deals with usual functions.

I hope this argument can be helpful to people to understand Chapter 1 of the book without discomfort. Quality Content, Subpar binding. By Josh Excellent book, very well written and clear. The examples are very enlightening and the whole thing is very easy to follow. Would have been 5 stars if it were not for the fact that the first three chapters of the book detached from the spine within the first month.

The book seldom left my desk in all that time, and the only stress I put on the binding was opening it to read it. Another textbook I ordered at the same time different publisher and which has received the same treatment is still in mint condition. Not as shabby as I expected, but I can see why everyone complains. I wanted the phi cover, got the Pearson one instead, with an entire chapter missing and a poor table of contents.

As far as other reviews, I can't say the book is terrible, but It is weakly put together, and it seems like something I could've printed at home and then glued.

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