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How to prepare for AP Physics before class starts?

MayonaiseMayonaise Posts: 69Registered User Junior Member
edited June 2011 in AP Tests Preparation
Never took physics. Should I just get a AP physics C book and read that during the summer?
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Replies to: How to prepare for AP Physics before class starts?

  • ScottykidScottykid Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    If I were you get your hands on a Halliday and Resnick Fundamentals of Physics book. A lot of teachers including my own used that as it teaches college level calculus-based physics. The problems in that book are often a lot harder and more conceptual than ones you'll find on the AP test. I have also heard a few teachers say and even seen that CB gets questions right from that book for the AP test.
  • hobbithillhobbithill Posts: 984Registered User Member
    Can we get any tips for Physics B?
  • EquilibriumEquilibrium Posts: 1,213Registered User Senior Member
    * Make sure you completely have mastered trigonometry / algebra / calculus
    * Get a review book, and flip through it - I highly recommend Princeton Review (any old edition is fine). Just get the big idea behind all the topics you will be covering. Don't spend too much time, though. Summer is for having fun + you'll probably forget a LOT before the class starts.

    Same approach for Phys B as Phys C.
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