Register to reply

Books to help understand Physics?

by aec2003
Tags: books, physics
Share this thread:
Oct14-04, 09:35 PM
P: 3
I'm in college taking a basic level Physics course and I can't seem to fully understand it by reading my book & my professor confuses me even more. Has anyone used any books or cd-roms to help you understand Physics better? If so, would you mind sharing? Thanks,
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
Mysterious source of ozone-depleting chemical baffles NASA
Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production
How lizards regenerate their tails: Researchers discover genetic 'recipe'
Oct14-04, 09:41 PM
P: 3
By the way, I'm thinking of like a book that I can check out from the library that has maybe practice problems to help or something?? I'm getting a D in my class & I have to get a B in it. Anyone read Schaum's Outline of theory & problems of college physics, The complete idiot's guide to physics, or Ace your midterms & Finals: Physics??
Oct14-04, 10:05 PM
P: 115
I have got quite a few books, REA, Schaums, outline series, etc. and none of them cover the material I need them to for my college class, although it is honors so it may be different. They seem to do alot worse than the text book and are more of a reference, although I don't find them of much use overall.

Oct14-04, 10:17 PM
HW Helper
Pyrrhus's Avatar
P: 2,277
Books to help understand Physics?

Get Resnick and Halliday.
Oct14-04, 10:53 PM
P: 3
I'm guessing those are the authors...what are the titles of the books? Thanks
Oct14-04, 11:15 PM
P: 161
"Fundamentals of Physics" by Halliday, Resnick and Walker is quite good,

"Physics" by Giancoli is also quite good.
Oct15-04, 02:28 AM
P: 376
Physics (Volume 1 & 2) by D Halliday, R Resnick and K Krane. Publisher : John Wiley & Sons. You really have to get this book.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Any Decent Books to Understand Mathematics of Physics? Academic Guidance 0
Books to help understand physics? Introductory Physics Homework 0
Books to understand waves Science & Math Textbooks 0
I can't understand technical books/papers. General Physics 20
I don't understand the physics of Ohm's law. Please help... Electrical Engineering 24