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Monterey Institute AP Physics B plus good text?

  1. Sep 1, 2010 #1
    I couldn't post this in the learning materials forums, so I'm posting it here, but please move it if appropriate.

    My son who is entering 8th grade might want to self-study AP Physics B. He has the requisite math--finishing Algebra 2--and works with a math tutor who could help him with the physics.

    I found this online interactive course from the Monterey Institute.

    http://www.hippocampus.org/AP Physics B I

    It looks like it will do the job, but I'm wondering if anyone here has experience with it.

    Also, I'd be interested in any recommendations in textbooks, review books, and problem sets.

    For example, which among these College Board recommendations?


    Cutnell, John D., and Kenneth W. Johnson. 2004. Physics, 6th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

    Giancoli, Douglas C. 2005. Physics: Principles with Applications, 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

    Hecht, Eugene. 2003. Physics: Algebra/Trigonometry, 3rd ed. Pacific Grove, Calif.: Brooks/Cole Publishing.

    Serway, Raymond A., and Jerry S. Faughn. 2003. College Physics, 6th ed. Pacific Grove, Calif.: Brooks/Cole Publishing.

    Wilson, Jerry D., and Anthony J. Buffa. 2003. College Physics, 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

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