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College Year 1 Physics/Chemistry?

  1. May 12, 2010 #1
    Can someone recommend me some good books of those subjects?

    EDIT: Sorry, I meant calculus, not chemistry.
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
  2. jcsd
  3. May 13, 2010 #2
    Well, can't really tell much but I'm guessing you're looking for a Calculus-based introductory Physics book?

    If you're more worried about the physics of it, imo, I found University Physics a really good book, explains everything with tons and tons of detail without much waste surprisingly, and the end of chapter problems are pretty good as well, not easy by any means but not so hard that they frustrate me to no end trying to solve them.

    Only problem for you might be the lack of Calculus in it, there is some when neccesary but I found that it tries to ignore it sometimes and there's not much emphasis on it, like for example, in the motion chapter, they talked about instantaneous velocity/acceleration etc. but only ~3 questions out of 100+ actually made use of it.

    If you want more Calculus, might wanna take a look at Halliday & Resnick, haven't used it so I won't comment but supposedly it's really good and has a ton more calculus.
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