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Hi, I am going to attend A level exams as a private student by january 2018 in the subjects of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. I have planned to study 2 hours per subject in a day. By evening I would go to coaching classes in all subjects except biology, that would be 3 hours of training. I am returning to education after a gap, so I have to start from basics.

I will be starting to study by Jan2017 and I have allocated duration to grasp the basic grounding as three months. So by April I will begin to study A level syllabus.

On the books part, I have gone through threads here and found lots of suggestions, but still I am confused a bit. Below are the list of books I have found.

Physics

Shankar's fundamentals of physics,

concepts of physics 1 and 2 hc verma

University Physics with modern physics

Fundamentals of physics by halliday and resnick.

Newtonion Mechanics

Understanding Physics

Serwey Physics for Scientist and Engineers

So You Want To Be A Physicist

http://lightandmatter.com/

Six easy pieces...Richard Feynman.

Understanding Physics...Asimov

Physics of the superheroes...James Kakalios.

Maths

Khanacademy.

Algebra by Gelfand, shen

Geometry by Kiselev 1 and 2

Geometry by lang, murrow

Basic mathematics by Lang

Precalculus: Mathematics for calculus (Stewart)

What is mathematics - richard courant.

Read Simmons and Lang's basic math concurrently, also start reading Moise

Stage 4: Read Lang's calculus and Keisler calculus concurrently

"A Mathematician's Apology" by G.H. Hardy

Mathematics for non mathematicians

How to solve it

Mathematical Handbook Elementary Mathematics by M. Vygodsky

Higher Mathematics for Beginners and its application to physics by Ya. B. Zeldovich

Velleman's "how to prove it"

Chemistry

Intro to chemistry. Book: Chemical Principles (Atkins) - Chemical Principles - The quest for insight

Organic chemistry as a second language

Chemistry the central science - good book..

Introductory chemistry a foundation steven s zumadahl

Introductory Chemistry Essentials - Tro

Chemistry zumadahl susal zumadahl

The periodic kingdom

Matter and Interactions by Sherwood/Chabay.

Linus Pauling: General Chemistry.

The Joy of Chemistry

Chemistry: A molecular approach - Nivaldo Tro

Biology

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0495391840/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Biology 9th Edition

by https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Peter+Raven&search-alias=books&field-author=Peter+Raven&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_2?ie=UTF8&text=George+Johnson&search-alias=books&field-author=George+Johnson&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_3?ie=UTF8&text=Kenneth+Mason&search-alias=books&field-author=Kenneth+Mason&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_4?ie=UTF8&text=Jonathan+Losos&search-alias=books&field-author=Jonathan+Losos&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_5?ie=UTF8&text=Susan+Singer&search-alias=books&field-author=Susan+Singer&sort=relevancerank (Author)

Starr, Taggart, Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life

Audesirk, Biology: Life on Earth

From these lists I have picked down the books for basics are listed below,

Maths- basic mathematics by serge lang & What is mathematics - richard courant.

Physics - H&r fundamentals & conceptual physics ( one of my friend gifted me 6th edition of H&R and I went through few pages in it. I find it hard to follow as I dont have firm basics).

Chemistry- Intro to chemistry. Book: Chemical Principles (Atkins) - Chemical Principles - The quest for insight & The periodical kingdom.

Biology - Cambpells' biology basics.

I have narrowed down the books as both text books and as supplementary books. Please suggest whether I have picked right books from the list which are convenient to self study the basics. A few more suggestion on Biology books would be helpful. Indian author's books for all subjects is much preferred.

What is the effective way to self study? I would have some help in the subjects, but still I dont know where to start or how to start?

Thank you.

I will be starting to study by Jan2017 and I have allocated duration to grasp the basic grounding as three months. So by April I will begin to study A level syllabus.

So kindly suggest if this plan is okay to proceed.So kindly suggest if this plan is okay to proceed.

On the books part, I have gone through threads here and found lots of suggestions, but still I am confused a bit. Below are the list of books I have found.

Physics

Shankar's fundamentals of physics,

concepts of physics 1 and 2 hc verma

University Physics with modern physics

Fundamentals of physics by halliday and resnick.

Newtonion Mechanics

Understanding Physics

Serwey Physics for Scientist and Engineers

So You Want To Be A Physicist

http://lightandmatter.com/

Six easy pieces...Richard Feynman.

Understanding Physics...Asimov

Physics of the superheroes...James Kakalios.

Maths

Khanacademy.

Algebra by Gelfand, shen

Geometry by Kiselev 1 and 2

Geometry by lang, murrow

Basic mathematics by Lang

Precalculus: Mathematics for calculus (Stewart)

What is mathematics - richard courant.

Read Simmons and Lang's basic math concurrently, also start reading Moise

Stage 4: Read Lang's calculus and Keisler calculus concurrently

"A Mathematician's Apology" by G.H. Hardy

Mathematics for non mathematicians

How to solve it

Mathematical Handbook Elementary Mathematics by M. Vygodsky

Higher Mathematics for Beginners and its application to physics by Ya. B. Zeldovich

Velleman's "how to prove it"

Chemistry

Intro to chemistry. Book: Chemical Principles (Atkins) - Chemical Principles - The quest for insight

Organic chemistry as a second language

Chemistry the central science - good book..

Introductory chemistry a foundation steven s zumadahl

Introductory Chemistry Essentials - Tro

Chemistry zumadahl susal zumadahl

The periodic kingdom

Matter and Interactions by Sherwood/Chabay.

Linus Pauling: General Chemistry.

The Joy of Chemistry

Chemistry: A molecular approach - Nivaldo Tro

Biology

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0495391840/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Biology 9th Edition

by https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Peter+Raven&search-alias=books&field-author=Peter+Raven&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_2?ie=UTF8&text=George+Johnson&search-alias=books&field-author=George+Johnson&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_3?ie=UTF8&text=Kenneth+Mason&search-alias=books&field-author=Kenneth+Mason&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_4?ie=UTF8&text=Jonathan+Losos&search-alias=books&field-author=Jonathan+Losos&sort=relevancerank (Author), https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_5?ie=UTF8&text=Susan+Singer&search-alias=books&field-author=Susan+Singer&sort=relevancerank (Author)

Starr, Taggart, Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life

Audesirk, Biology: Life on Earth

From these lists I have picked down the books for basics are listed below,

Maths- basic mathematics by serge lang & What is mathematics - richard courant.

Physics - H&r fundamentals & conceptual physics ( one of my friend gifted me 6th edition of H&R and I went through few pages in it. I find it hard to follow as I dont have firm basics).

Chemistry- Intro to chemistry. Book: Chemical Principles (Atkins) - Chemical Principles - The quest for insight & The periodical kingdom.

Biology - Cambpells' biology basics.

I have narrowed down the books as both text books and as supplementary books. Please suggest whether I have picked right books from the list which are convenient to self study the basics. A few more suggestion on Biology books would be helpful. Indian author's books for all subjects is much preferred.

What is the effective way to self study? I would have some help in the subjects, but still I dont know where to start or how to start?

Thank you.

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