List of Books to use for self-study before AP classes

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I plan on taking a multitude of AP classes next year. I would like some books that I should buy for good study.
 

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Baluncore
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I tried really hard to read your mind, but I am weak and you will have to help me. What do you meant by AP?
 
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I tried really hard to read your mind, but I am weak and you will have to help me. What do you meant by AP?
AP is Advanced Placement Classes.
 
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Baluncore
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I doubt your question can be answered because AP covers such a wide range of possibilities.

Math and Computer Sciences.
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Statistics

Sciences.
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics

There is no simple answer. Maybe search the web, or visit a library.
 
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Then what about the sciences. I plan of taking AP Calc BC, and all the Science APs except Earth and Environmental. I havent found a good recommendation because my searches lead to a list of books for each AP which doesnt really help decision making.
 
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Can you find out which books your school uses for those courses?

At the introductory level in most subjects, there are many textbooks available, and it's largely a matter of instructors' or students' taste which ones are "best."

In this forum, people often discuss introductory college/university physics textbooks, so you might try searching for those threads. Algebra/trig based intro physics books are suitable for AP Physics 1 and 2; calculus-based ones are suitable for AP Physics C.
 

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