Difficulty of Physics C: E+M

<p>Want to self study Physics C: Mechanics and E+M. Is is easy since I have a solid background in Calculus and currently taking Physics B?</p>

<p>Mathematically speaking I think I'm prepared (derivatives and integrals) but is the concepts behind Physics C much harder than Physics B?</p>

<p>Also I have been using Giancoli's Physics for Scientists and Engineers, is that a good book to go with?</p>

<p>mechanics won't be very hard to do. em not so much.</p>

<p>how much harder is E+M?</p>

<p>bumpety bump bump</p>

<p>bumping again..</p>

<p>I'm doing E/M right now. it's..difficult. much harder than mechanics.</p>

<p>but still doable right?</p>

<p>e/m's not much harder than the stuff you'd learn in physics b, i think the only completely new stuff is gauss's law. and the rest is the same material but with harder problems. if i'm thinking of the same giancoli textbook you are (blue cover, no calculus) it won't be sufficient, try something like university physics or halliday/resnick. or serway for that matter.</p>

<p>edit: and inductance and some other stuff but that isn't so hard</p>

<p>no i have the calculus based physics textbook. my teacher said the mechanics won't be that bad, but told me I wasn't ready for E+M. In terms of the math, is it lots of integration? Is it conceptually hard?</p>

<p>in the end I am going to have to study for Physics B.. so I don't know.</p>

<p>Any comments?</p>

<p>The Giancoli text he mentioned is calculus based, so for Physics C, it would be sufficient.</p>