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Need a Great Book as a Help referance for Calculus based physics.

  1. Oct 1, 2006 #1
    So I'm taking a Calculus based physics class in college. We are up to mechanics and I'm having some trouble. The book that we use kinda sucks and is very brief. When I had trouble with Calculus I went out and bought Calculus for dummies and The complete idiots guide to calculus. Both of these books were great and helped me a lot. So I went out and got Physics for dummies. I have read a couple of sections and the way they explain it just does not make sense to me, as its different than what my book says and what they teach in class. Also the book has a ton of grammatical errors.

    I'm going to return this book to amazon and am looking fort something else. I need the book to be the best and use calculus to explain the topics just like in class.
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  3. Oct 2, 2006 #2
    The physics text I used for Physics 1 was pretty good, and you could probably find people practically giving it away because none of the book stores buy it back. It was Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Knight.
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