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Self-teaching physics with calculus.

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I have an old text book titled: The fundamentals of Physics-3rd edition(Authors:Halliday and Resnick). It was published in 1988 and I want to know if an old outdated book can still be useful. I looked at the pages and some are bent or folded. Still, all the pages are there. I want to use this time to self study and "Buff-up" my physics. I finished community college and already turned in one application to university at Buffalo as a transfer for the fall semester 2011.
All I can do now is study and look for jobs to save up.
 

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Have the fundamentals of physics changed in the past 23 years?
 
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Have the fundamentals of physics changed in the past 23 years?
I don't think so. I guess you answered my question.
 
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That text is probably the most standard intro text used. It's age doesn't matter. It will be fine to use.
 
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agreed. It is a good introduction to intro physics. All the best on your studies
 
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With all the calculus involved in this book, I've never taken a Calc 3 course. Does it matter to study calc 3 while studying this physics book with calc involved?
 
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Remember you are not "self-teaching" physics to yourself. You are not rediscovering physics principles.

The author is teaching you through a book or video.
 

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