I'm currently in 11th grade and will be taking "Honors Physics" next year and I want to study up before I take the course. The course description is as follows: This first year course provides a systematic introduction to the main principles of physics and emphasizesproblem-solving skills. Major topics to be explored include: kinematics (rectilinear, circular, projectile motions), dynamics of motion, energy, space physics, wave theory (sound, light). The course aims to develop the student’s abilities to: (1) read, understand, and interpret physical information, (2) describe and explain the sequence of steps in the analysis of a particular physical phenomenon or problem, (3) use extensive mathematical reasoning, (4) perform experiments and interpret the results of observations. Problem analysis using computers and graphic calculators is incorporated into course activities as a means of achieving the above objectives. Students should enroll in Honors Physics with the intention of completing both years of the Honors/A.P. Physics Program. The class meets seven (7) periods per week. It is all calculus based physics (Odd, I know, for a first year physics course) and apparently you should be able to take the AP Physics B test after completion. I am currently taking AP Calc AB, so I have some basis in calculus already. I was wondering what books you would recommend that would help me out before I take the class (the class is apparently one of the most difficult classes in our school). Also, there is an AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism course that I am interested in taking as well, and that would have me take 2 or perhaps 3 sciences in the same year (Honors Anatomy & Physiology + these two physics courses). Is it worth taking this class? Can I take this AP class without having taken the Honors? This is the only AP physics class we have in our school.. so idk. I've talked to the instructor and he said that it is possible to take it, but I wanted to get some other opinions as well. I plan on studying extensively in the summer, so any recommendations based upon that? Thanks!