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Note, I would also like to learn physics so my next year ap physics class is more understandable.

Thank you for your time.

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Note, I would also like to learn physics so my next year ap physics class is more understandable.

Thank you for your time.

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Or

try Richard Feynman (PERSONAL CHOICE)

links are : https://www.amazon.com/dp/0070206503/?tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201360756/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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I want tolearn physicswithout learning trig first. I am starting to learn pre calc(self taught) and have started reading a book on the history of quantum mechanics. I am determined to learn and understandwhat quantum mechanics and electrodynamics arebefore I graduate.

The things in bold above are two different things. You can learn what electrodynamics is (it is the science of changing electrical fields) and why it's important, and you can even take our word for it that electromagnetic radiation traveling at speed c is predicted by this science, all without any math at all.

But you cannot learn electrodynamics without first learning trig and then basic calculus. You'll also need multi-variable and vector calculus, but you can pick these up in parallel with learning electrodynamics.

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Feynman's "QED" you can handle with the mathematical background you already have - it's a classic of the "I can't teach you the science, but at least I can tell you what the science does" style of science writing, and I highly recommend it.

To actually understand quantum mechanics, you need multi-variable calculus, some differential equations, and some linear algebra. There aren't any shortcuts here.

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My advice is be patient, and work hard/ask lots of questions once you take the course.

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Maybe start with a non-textbook like

But you'll find plenty of other recommendations if you search through this subforum.

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