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Classical Challenging Algebra based physics

  1. Feb 8, 2016 #1

    I'm looking for an algebra based physics book with challenging problems. The reasons is because I'm preparing for an exam (in two weeks time) which will have algebra based physics. Here are the topics:

    1. Kinematics
    2. Dynamics (Newton's laws, Momentum , Work & Energy)
    3. Gravitation
    4. Sound (Sound wave , echo)
    5. Electricity {Electrostatics (basic) , Circuits (Equivalent resistance)}
    6. Electromagnetism {Right hand rule , motors , generators}
    7. Light , Optics

    Any help is appreciated.
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  3. Feb 9, 2016 #2
    Never mind. I think I'll use Randy Knight's Physics for scientists and engineers , which seems to use very little calculus (which I'll skip)

    Any suggestions are still welcome.
  4. Feb 17, 2016 #3
    I would get an older edition of Serway Physics for scientist and engineers. Little calculus needed (only for a select problems). The calculus starts appearing more in chapter 23. So you can through a full semester of mechanics and thermo/fluid mechanics and get a lot out of the book. The textbook is well written. I dislike Knight's book.
  5. Feb 17, 2016 #4


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