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Are you taking both physics B and C?

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I passed Phy C-mechanic and Phy B this year without any helps from teacher

i used Introduction to Classical Mechanics (Hardcover) by Atam P. Arya for Physics C- mechanic, but it uses vector operator, reqiured Cal 3 (luck i understood the math)

for B and C, uses physics for sciecnce and engineering (or physics for scienctist and engineer, i forgot which one i used.....)

even though phy b isnt calculus based, but you better understand the calculus behind that...

good luck with AP phy!

(i look for it for an hour!)

i used Introduction to Classical Mechanics (Hardcover) by Atam P. Arya for Physics C- mechanic, but it uses vector operator, reqiured Cal 3 (luck i understood the math)

for B and C, uses physics for sciecnce and engineering (or physics for scienctist and engineer, i forgot which one i used.....)

even though phy b isnt calculus based, but you better understand the calculus behind that...

good luck with AP phy!

(i look for it for an hour!)

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Also....Any good prep books for AP Calc BC (I want to self-study and I will be in AB this year as a junior)?

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dude, i self-study phy B&C, and cal BC last year.... I would know what you need.

Those princeton reviews are USEFUL when you dont understand the text book. But rememeber only use it as refence

for calculus, uses calculus by Larson Hostetler Edward. this books covers upto cal 3. Except it doesnt cover euler method and field. (my edition is old tho)

for physics, i already suggested. i dont know lucky or not, but on the phy-c last test this year, 2 out of 3 free respones already discussed in The Introduction of Classical Mechanic. i havent seen any book with such mathematical explaination! (no word explaination tho)

Those princeton reviews are USEFUL when you dont understand the text book. But rememeber only use it as refence

for calculus, uses calculus by Larson Hostetler Edward. this books covers upto cal 3. Except it doesnt cover euler method and field. (my edition is old tho)

for physics, i already suggested. i dont know lucky or not, but on the phy-c last test this year, 2 out of 3 free respones already discussed in The Introduction of Classical Mechanic. i havent seen any book with such mathematical explaination! (no word explaination tho)

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sr6622 said:

Also....Any good prep books for AP Calc BC (I want to self-study and I will be in AB this year as a junior)?

yeah, physics for scientists and engineers by serway (and the second other is faughn, i think) is really good.

the material in both classes is the same, except C uses calc whereas B does not, and B goes into thermal and modern physics, whereas C has two separate subject tests, one each for mechanics and electricity and magnetism.

i also recommend "physics" by halliday, resnick, and krane. "fundamentals of physics" by halliday, resnick, and walker is usable, but i prefer krane to walker.

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sr6622 said:

Also....Any good prep books for AP Calc BC (I want to self-study and I will be in AB this year as a junior)?

the textbook used at my school, university of florida, is called "calculus: early transcendentals." it's really good, i think.

there's another book out there that i used for high school that was more or less the same textbook. think it was just called "calculus." don't know who the author was. i do remember it had a strange looking mobius-strip looking twisty dealy on the cover that was blue and had ripples like water.

what that had to do with calculus... i am still at a loss. :tongue:

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Thanks again for the help.

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However, my suggestion is not to buy just any book. For the SAT, I bought two books from Sparknotes, one for verbal and one for math. I was looking through the math one, grading a practice test and one answer it showed B as the answer and proceeded to explain why A was the correct answer. This combined with some other problems on which I swore I was right and could not come up with the same answer as them made me not trust the quality of the books. From then on, as much as possible I try to use collegeboard materials when preparing for any of the SAT or AP tests. You get real questions from previous actual tests and you don't have to worry about quality. I would highly recommend getting a book about AP rather than SAT II because AP is a different (and much larger) monster than the SAT II.

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However, my suggestion is not to buy just any book. For the SAT, I bought two books from Sparknotes, one for verbal and one for math. I was looking through the math one, grading a practice test and one answer it showed B as the answer and proceeded to explain why A was the correct answer. This combined with some other problems on which I swore I was right and could not come up with the same answer as them made me not trust the quality of the books. From then on, as much as possible I try to use collegeboard materials when preparing for any of the SAT or AP tests. You get real questions from previous actual tests and you don't have to worry about quality. I would highly recommend getting a book about AP rather than SAT II because AP is a different (and much larger) monster than the SAT II.

AP is really pain in butt.... i didnt study for SAT2 and i made 790 on that subject (the name of that subject is sercet, lol). For SAT2... all you need to know is the structure and behavior of the problems in order to do good on it, its like solving a series. But for AP, you have to understand the meaning behind every topic. Doing AP cal BC exam was pain in my @$$ even though i understood most cal 3 stuff......... the reason part was the hardest one, SAT2 cant be use to compare since it has only MC partion.

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