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Best calculus-based general physics textbook?

  1. Oct 3, 2014 #1
    I just finished taking first semester of calc-based general physics. My professor decided to use Serway's Physics for Engineers and Scientists, which at the end of the semester, even he agreed was a bad idea. The text itself was pretty good and filled with colorful pictures, but most of the exercises didn't match the text and were much too difficult for us to solve. I was generously given a C in the class due to the curve, and am now looking for a better textbook to brush up on what I didn't pick up or master what I failed to do with Serway's book before attempting the next semester of general physics.

    From reading reviews, I'm debating between University Physics by Young and Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Giancoli (not to be confused with Serway's book of the same title).

    Which of the two do you think is better? Or, if there is yet a better one, please tell me. Thanks
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  3. Oct 4, 2014 #2
    Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker is pretty good.
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