Fundamentals of Physics

ISBN-10: 0471429635
ISBN-13: 9780471429630
Edition: 7th 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Robert J. Shiller is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics at Yale University. Also the author of the award-winning "Macro Markets" as well as "Market Volatility", he lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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