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Undergrad books for physics and math

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I was wondering if you people knew any good book for undergrad physics(mechanics,gravitation,Heat and thermo all topics covered in halliday resnick) I already have Irodov. Do you know any other book of its level.

I am alos searching for a a tough undergrad books for trigo,calculus and algebra
 

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Where can I buy the cheapest "Fundamentals of Physics" (Older ones [not water down] if it is possible to get it new and cheap) and "Spivak's calculus" on the Internet (or not) that's new?

I'm in Canada by the way. This is because I never really brought anything on the Internet before.
 
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You can get the older edition of Physics from 1966 pretty cheap:
That's the edition I used as undergrad. Classic.
 
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You can get the older edition of Physics from 1966 pretty cheap:

http://www.amazon.ca/Physics-Robert-Resnick/dp/0471345237
Hi,

I never brought old books on the internet before, which one should I get? I want something that's clean, I don't want to feel like its a pain to learn physics.

How about Spivak's calculus 4th edition??? I can't find it anywhere.

I'm going to UofToronto book store next weekend, maybe there? (But might cost too much)
 
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Hi,
I never brought old books on the internet before, which one should I get? I want something that's clean, I don't want to feel like its a pain to learn physics.
I usually reject anything that mentions highlighting in the description. I've gotten very few books that weren't in good shape. You could also try alibris and abebooks, but I think Amazon gives you better protection in the case of a bad purchase.

Here are couple more listings for the 1966 edition of "Physics":

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J4K37W/?tag=pfamazon01-20
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E0ACHQ/?tag=pfamazon01-20

How about Spivak's calculus 4th edition??? I can't find it anywhere.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0914098918/?tag=pfamazon01-20

You're probably not going to find much of a price break on recent editions.

I'm going to UofToronto book store next weekend, maybe there? (But might cost too much)
You might try used bookstores in the city.
 
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