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Math and physics textbooks/syllabus

  1. Sep 6, 2014 #1
    Hi,

    I'm from Europe and my country has a quite different school system than in the US, therefore I need some advice on which mathematics and physics textbooks to use for this test and hopefully course: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/study...ations/physics-aptitude-test-pat/pat-syllabus

    It doesn't have to be specific textbooks, just which courses to learn and in what order (for example algebra I, geometry etc.). I already have some courses under my belt, but I want to make sure I have absolutely everything I need to do well, including the very basics.

    I'm also taking SAT subject tests in physics, and mathematics level I and II, so if anyone has an idea what I should know to ace this, let me know.

    Thanks a lot in advance, this forum is excellent!
    Madeleine
     
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  4. Sep 6, 2014 #3
    And then, after going through these papers, see if you can find faster or more simple solutions to all the problems. Either computationally simpler, or using rules of thumb, dimensional analysis and Fermi estimation.
    Show these to the forum, and others may give their faster solutions if they are interested.
     
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