Please read if you uses Physics for Engineers by Ohanian/Markert

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In summary, the author recommends practicing problems and copying the correct answers down without understanding them. If someone has used this textbook in their course and could possibly guide me to a complete solution set, I would be incredibly grateful.
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Please read if you uses Physics for Engineers by Ohanian/Markert!

Hey Everyone,

I hope this is the right place to post this question. I am taking General Physics with Calculus this semester and I have a test coming up in the next few weeks. My professor this semester is using Physics for Engineers and Scientists by Hans Ohanian and John Markert. What has worked well for my upper level chemistry courses/my math courses is to drill practice problems on top of practice problems. I bought the supplementary solutions manual but the problem is that it only contains the odd solutions. I have looked ALL over the internet (i.e. cramster, google... etc.) but can't find any of the remaining solutions! No explanations, no answers, or anything. I'm getting extremely frustrated because I do practice problems but have no idea if I am doing them the correctly because I don't know the final answer. We do not have assigned/graded homework problems in this course so just blindly copying the correct answers down without understanding it serves absolutely no benefit to me... I actually want to attempt to learn the material on my own through practice!

If anyone has used this textbook in their course and could possibly guide me to a complete solution set, I would be incredibly grateful.
 
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I asked my professor and he told me there is no way to get the solutions to the even-numbered questions. I had a mechanics course last semester and an electromagnetism course this time, both of which used the Ohanian/Makert book.
The solutions manual is not available in my country, can you please let me know where I can find it online? There are PDF versions but I am no good in searching for them!

thanks!
 
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amookaks said:
I asked my professor and he told me there is no way to get the solutions to the even-numbered questions. I had a mechanics course last semester and an electromagnetism course this time, both of which used the Ohanian/Makert book.
The solutions manual is not available in my country, can you please let me know where I can find it online? There are PDF versions but I am no good in searching for them!

thanks!

I couldn't come across a free PDF version either but I was able to find the solutions manual to physically buy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0393929809/?tag=pfamazon01-20
I'm not sure what country you are from, but, if possible you can sign up for Amazon Prime and get free shipping (its free for students). I hope that works for you

I browsed through their website and instructors can purchase the entire answer key in pdf form from them but it is not available for students. I really don't understand why it is IMPOSSIBLE to get the full solutions! This really isn't high school.
 
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cupid.callin said:

THANK YOU! That does help a bit. I really appreciate it.

Maybe someone else's university posts pdfs to the practice problems as well? I would really really really really really appreciate it if someone could PM me if they do have access to them. I am stressing out because I feel like I am missing so much by only doing half of the problems in the book!
 
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THANKS A MILLION you guys are great! :)
 
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Come on, the reason only odd solutions are available is to force you to get to know the type of problem well enough to be able to determine for yourself whether you are correct or not. If you know a question well enough, you'll be able to tell whether the answer you get is plausible. You need to be able to say, I trust this answer because I can see that it is plausible. That is the level the author would wish you to reach.
 

1. What is the purpose of using Ohanian/Markert's Physics for Engineers?

The purpose of using Ohanian/Markert's Physics for Engineers is to provide a comprehensive and practical understanding of physics concepts and principles that are relevant to engineering applications. This textbook is designed to bridge the gap between theoretical physics and real-world engineering problems, making it a valuable resource for engineering students and professionals.

2. Is this textbook suitable for beginners in physics?

While this textbook is primarily aimed at engineering students, it can also be used by beginners in physics. The authors provide clear explanations and examples, making it accessible to those with little to no prior knowledge of physics. However, some basic knowledge of mathematics and algebra is recommended for a better understanding of the concepts.

3. Are there any online resources available to supplement the textbook?

Yes, there are online resources available for students using Ohanian/Markert's Physics for Engineers. These resources include practice problems, interactive simulations, and videos that can help reinforce the concepts learned in the textbook. The online resources are usually included with the purchase of the textbook or can be accessed through a subscription.

4. Is this textbook updated to reflect current developments in physics?

Yes, this textbook is regularly updated to reflect the latest developments in physics. The authors strive to keep the content relevant and up-to-date with advancements in the field. This ensures that students are learning the most current and accurate information.

5. How does this textbook compare to other physics textbooks for engineers?

Ohanian/Markert's Physics for Engineers is highly regarded for its clear and concise explanations, practical examples, and relevance to engineering applications. It is often praised for its approachable writing style and its ability to bridge the gap between theory and practice. However, as with any textbook, it is recommended to compare it with other options to find the best fit for your learning style and needs.

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