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Intro Physics College Physics with Calculus help book suggestions

  1. Aug 3, 2016 #1
    Hello everyone,

    Im currently taking my first semester of College Physics with Calculus and i need a good book to help me study concepts and maybe have example problems that have step by step analysis.

    Any Suggestions?
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2016 #2
    I like the explanations in Shankar's recently released Fundamentals of Physics. I've been a fan of Halliday and Resnick for decades, and you can get older used copies of that for very little money. Susskind's Theoretical Minimum makes an enlightening companion book for any good physics text, too.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2016 #3
    I would recommend the following books (not in any specific order)

    1. Verma - Concept of Physics vol 1 and vol 2 (not very well known but is fantastic.)
    http://www.abebooks.com/products/isbn/9788177091878
    http://www.abebooks.com/products/isbn/9788177092325

    2. Shankar Volume 1- and Volume 2
    https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Physics-Mechanics-Relativity-Thermodynamics/dp/0300192207
    https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Physics-II-Electromagnetism-Mechanics/dp/0300212364/
    Here are the corresponding course pages with links to video lectures and course material
    http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-200
    http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-201

    5. Haliday Resnick Krane Volume 1 and Volume 2
    https://www.amazon.com/Physics-1-Robert-Resnick/dp/0471320579/
    https://www.amazon.com/Physics-2-David-Halliday/dp/0471401943
    The third edition (the one I have) of Haliday Resnick is also very good
    https://www.amazon.com/Physics-Parts-II-David-Halliday/dp/047134530X

    7. Savov (I really like this one but it just has calculus and mechanics)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0992001005/

    8. You should also look at the Feynman Lectures available for free here.

    9. For problems in Mechanics with solution strategies and steps, look no further than Morin
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NA8QPEY
     
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  5. Aug 4, 2016 #4
    I also know the book by Verma and I feel that it is straight to the point and really good, so why is it not used more in universities and not that well known compared to the standard books?
     
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  6. Aug 4, 2016 #5
    Not sure really - probably because it is published only in India? Lack of marketing? Who knows? I am just glad that I found it.
     
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