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Physics Textbook

  1. Aug 3, 2011 #1
    I've been looking around for a AP Physics B textbook (highschool), but haven't found any yet.

    Any suggestions?:tongue2:

    It should include all of the topics in this syllabus (can be in more than one Vol.)

    http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap06_physicsb_syllabus1.pdf

    P.S. Should I get one of these? If so, which one should I get? First one has no Calculus involved, second one does.., but the one with Calculus is not under the official AP textbooks list. Will the second still be as good?

    #1
    https://www.amazon.com/Physics-Prin...6200/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312414365&sr=8-1

    #2
    https://www.amazon.com/Physics-Scie...5089/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1312414594&sr=8-2
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2011 #2

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    Physics B doesn't have calculus.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2011 #3
    Exactly what I thought, but somewhere I saw that some do have it(uncommon) though
     
  5. Aug 4, 2011 #4
    The syllabus you linked to clearly states that it is algebra based.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2011 #5
    my ap physics class uses the Giancoli 6th edition textbook
     
  7. Aug 6, 2011 #6
    Is it any good?
     
  8. Aug 8, 2011 #7
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