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Physics textbook recommendations

AwflapjackzAwflapjackz Registered User Posts: 936 Member
edited November 2012 in High School Life
This summer I hope to teach myself physics and test out. Is this a good idea? I want to have more space in my schedule to take another AP science.

If this seems doable, then suggestions on what textbook I should use would be extremely helpful. I hope I posted this in the right section...
Post edited by Awflapjackz on

Replies to: Physics textbook recommendations

  • cc123sbcc123sb Registered User Posts: 455 Member
    It depends what physics you're testing out of. Are you testing out of regular high school physics, honors physics, AP physics B or AP physics C?

    I recommend you take the physics AP exam (b or c depending on your studies) to demonstrate your knowledge in physics. IMO, "testing out" based on loose high school criteria doesn't say much about your aptitude in the area.
  • AwflapjackzAwflapjackz Registered User Posts: 936 Member
    Regular high school physics. My school has prerequisites for taking science classes. I took regular biology freshman year and I'm in general chemistry as a sophomore. I wanted to test out of regular physics so I could get out of the prerequisite for a future AP Physics class.
  • TeaspoonsTeaspoons Registered User Posts: 470 Member
    Idk if it's a good or bad idea honesty (in relation to college apps) but just go to a used book store or Barnes and nobles and find a book you like and buy it for cheaper on eBay or amazon. Beginning concepts are pretty easy to understand (movement-air pressure so far), but I'm sure heat and water and electricity get tricky so I might seek some help with those subjects.
  • AwflapjackzAwflapjackz Registered User Posts: 936 Member
    Okay, thanks.

    I'm just not sure if doing this by myself will be too difficult...
  • enfieldacademyenfieldacademy - Posts: 2,321 Senior Member
    did you like flapjack?
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