Weidner/Sells Elemenary Classical Physics

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I'm looking for full solutions to the Weidner/Sells series, published in the 1960's. I am not a student (in the usual sense) now, but had the W/S series as the text when I took freshman physics in 1965-66.

I doubt that any school is using W/S now (so there's no trying to cheat on problem sets), given the multitude of freshman/soph physics texts now available with full color diagrams. I think the W/S book(s) have some interesting gutsy problems and would like to solve these. These problems might be a subset of the problems in the more recent textbooks, but it's time consuming to search other texts for (almost) identical problems.

I wonder if someone knows someone who knows someone who either has an official SM (if there was one -- I couldn't find out -- publisher was Allyn & Bacon) or has some legibly written correct solutions, written out for a class. In the interest of saving trees, I am willing to avoid simply photocopying the solutions, by reading more of the solutions and writing down fewer. (Though this will require me to hold on to them longer, with the loaner's permission.).

W/S is a three-text set (mechanics, E&M, modern), and I have a slight preference for Volume 1 (mechanics), but will gladly accept any contributions. Thanks.
 
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There’s this reference

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007825004

you may have to track it down to a library or get it transferred to a local library so you can check it out.

and it appears half price books may have the modern one

https://www.alibris.com/Elementary-Modern-Physics-Solutions-Manual-Richard-T-Weidner/book/1998007

another idea would be to get Schaums outlines like the 3000 physics problems with answers

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071763465/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20
 
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