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Classical Chapters from Morin's book that help with F=ma exam prep?

  1. Nov 19, 2017 #1
    What chapters from Morin's Introduction to Classical Mechanics Textbook will help me prepare for the F=ma exam? I also have the Feynman Lectures and the Halliday Resnick textbook. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2017 #2

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    What level? HS? College? Grad school? It's a bit late in the conventional school year to be asking for such assistance.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2017 #3
    I'm a high schooler in AP Physics Mechanics, and AP Calculus AB. I've gotten through the practice exams for the f=ma exam, and four chapters of Morin, but I feel as though he is overcomplicating some problems, and my teacher feels the same. I don't want to go through the entire book from cover to cover, rather I'd learn the topics that I'll really need.
     
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    "Ready is ready." "O-C" is for pre-meds.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2017 #5

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    You picked a wrong book. If you don't know calculus of variation and lagrangian mechanics, there is no hope with that book. It is not a basic high school book.

    Use Morin's other book, Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2017 #8
    Thank you so much! I was pushing through the first four chapters of Intro to Mechanics, and I was astounded by how much calculus there was. It was understandable but I looked at Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics, and I feel as though it'll help me understand both books much better.
     
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