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Struggling physics major

  1. Nov 15, 2009 #1

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    Hi. I am a physics major although I am having a hard time getting good marks in teh first semester of my first year. I just wanted any suggestions from peers and any senior students if there are any books out there which I can use as a physics major to understand concepts thoroughly and has a set of difficult exercises which, after practicing, would help me become better at physics. I would like to put it out there that physics at my university involves very few numbered calculations.. Are there any books which I can use to understand the concepts (I am not a beginner) and enhance my variable physics, if I may say?

    Thank you in advance.
    -vpv
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2009 #2

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    46views not a single reply?! c'mon someone.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2009 #3
    For basic physics, I really like University Physics textbook for problems, and Fundamentals of Physics for explanations.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2009 #4
    yeap "University Physics" textbook is a good one for problems. Get a hold of teachers solution manual (not student guide), it has detailed solutions to all the problems....do as many as you can!
     
  6. Nov 16, 2009 #5
    Halliday Resnick Krane - Physics I and II and the Feynman lectures
     
  7. Nov 16, 2009 #6
    Oh first year? Get an AP Physics C prep book.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2009 #7

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    Would Barrons College Review in AP Physics work? Also would 3000 solved problems in Physics be a good book to use as practice or are they elementary problems?
     
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