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Which Resnick textbook to get for mechanics?

  1. Jun 7, 2009 #1
    Hi! This fall, I'll be taking calculus based physics at U of M. This course covers only mechanics I believe, and from what I've researched, the textbook by Resnick is the best for this.

    Now my question is: Which of his textbooks should I buy? From what I've found on Amazon, there are multiple versions of his text, including a volume 1&2 and a "Fundamentals" book.

    Does anyone have experience with these texts? If so, I'd greatly appreciate your help!
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2009 #2

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    I've used both, and I think the original one divided into 2 volumes is better. There has already been a discussion of this I think, just search the forums.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2009 #3
    Ah thanks for the reply. By volumes 1 and 2, did you mean the Krane version or Walker?

    I assume you mean these two:
    https://www.amazon.com/Physics-4th-...sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244419713&sr=8-3"
    https://www.amazon.com/Physics-2-Da...sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244419713&sr=8-1"


    But there is also this vol 1, which got better reviews.
    https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals...sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244419713&sr=8-4"


    Is there really a difference?
     
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  5. Jun 7, 2009 #4

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    Mine has only two authors, David Halliday and Robert Resnick. It's the third edition of "Physics".
     
  6. Jun 7, 2009 #5

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