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What to study next?

  1. Dec 22, 2007 #1
    Hi all,

    This upcoming spring semester I am beginning my first work semester as a co-op. In comparison to this past semester where I took 6 classes, I know there will be plenty of free time to devote to activities I am interested in. Therefore, I would like ask for some suggestions for a good textbook to read in my spare time. My major is in EE and I have completed all my basic math courses (Calc I-III, Diff EQ, Linear Algebra), Introductory Physics, and Introduction to Computer Engineering (where we learned about logic gates, basic state machines, ALU's, etc.).

    Additionally, I would like some suggestions for a good second semester intro physics book. It has been 3 years since I learned the basics for electricity and magnetism and about all I remember is the right hand rule. Since I am going into EE, I know I will need to know this information in the very near future and would like to have a good knowledge of this info before I get into a class that needs it.
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  3. Dec 23, 2007 #2


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    I recommend Halliday Resnik and Walker for a Good Intro Physics book with a good calculus based E&M section.

    If you are looking for something more advanced, on the level of a 300-400 level E&M course, I suggest Griffith's Intro. to Electrodynamics. It is a very good book, written well,and has good problems. You have the math background needed for it. I suggest maybe reviewing your intro E&M and then giving Griffith's a shot.
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