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Teaching myself introductory physics

  1. Jul 20, 2008 #1
    I actually just posted this in the physics subforum but realized that it is much more appropriate here.

    So I've got a good deal of the summer in front of me, and I've realized that I've wasted all of my time doing nothing. As a result, I've decided to do something productive and teach myself introductory physics using the extended third edition of Physics for Engineers and Scientists.

    Since I would like to attain a sound grasp of the material, I will attempt to solve the most challenging of the book's problems. I would like to know where I can find help when I will inevitably need it. Is there a site with answers and the work required to reach them? I looked on Cramster.com but discovered that the book isn't supported. I realize that I can post questions here, but I also realize that I won't receive answers immediately. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
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  3. Jul 20, 2008 #2
    Welcome, you will often get answers much faster than you might imagine.
  4. Jul 20, 2008 #3


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    I would think that posting here would suffice. Most problems posted in the introductory physics subforum are solved within an hour I would guess, and the PF community provides much more insight than any solutions manual.
  5. Jul 20, 2008 #4
    And why do you want the answer anyway? PF users provide you the method to solve the problem, without telling you the answer, which is much more important.
  6. Jul 20, 2008 #5
    What good are the methods if I never know if I am executing them properly?
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