I think first and second years of engineering are same for all branches worldwide. Is the syllabus different in other countries or same for 1st and 2nd years? Well I haven't gone to a university yet but do the university people tell us which book to buy or we have to decide on our own? It will be helpful if you can suggest me a book. I guess for engineering mathematics and physics etc. there are different books. So which are the good one from your experience?