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Self Study Help AP Physics C: Mechanics (need a textbook)

trackgod87trackgod87 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited September 2010 in AP Tests Preparation
Hello CC!

A friend of mine and I are going to be self studying AP Physics C: Mechanics this year (his senior, my junior). It will be cool because we'll be the only people at school taking all three AP Science classes. However, we don't know what textbook we should purchase.

What textbooks are good for self studying this course?
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Replies to: Self Study Help AP Physics C: Mechanics (need a textbook)

  • getheniangethenian Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    I recommend "Fundamentals of Physics" by Halliday & Resnick. If you're just doing Mechanics, just get Vol. 1. There's a lot of problems at the end of each chapter, which require original thinking instead of just repeating exercises with different numbers. You should also try "Introduction to Mechanics" by Kleppner-Kolenkow. This book is more rigorous, so get it after you finish Halliday & Resnick. You should have no trouble getting a 5 with this route.

    Good Luck.
  • puggly123puggly123 - Posts: 3,499 Senior Member
    My class uses Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Serway, Jewett) 6th ed.
  • bebehe777bebehe777 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    I heard Fundamentals of Physics is good.
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