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    Re: Best Physics Textbook?

    University Physcs 11th ed. by Young and Freedman. Very complete textbook with a lot of physics problems to solve in. the explanations are detailed as well.. i could highly recommend this one.

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    Re: Best Physics Textbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by inhinyero View Post
    University Physcs 11th ed. by Young and Freedman. Very complete textbook with a lot of physics problems to solve in. the explanations are detailed as well.. i could highly recommend this one.
    Cheers. I'll add it to the list for polling, once I bloody well know how. For some reason after I'd made my poll it said: You cannot make a poll more than 2 minutes after your thread? Must've been umming and aahing too much...
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    Re: Best Physics Textbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guage View Post
    Cheers. I'll add it to the list for polling, once I bloody well know how. For some reason after I'd made my poll it said: You cannot make a poll more than 2 minutes after your thread? Must've been umming and aahing too much...

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    Re: Best Physics Textbook?

    Jacaranda is fine
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    Re: Best Physics Textbook?

    i dont think young&freedman would be good. its a university textbook

    i presume the guy was asking for a hsc textbook


    i recommend the excel physics

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    Re: Best Physics Textbook?

    Jacaranda has more than enough info and Physics in Focus is very, very nicely set out with concise information.


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    Re: Best Physics Textbook?

    Thanks 4 suggestions...a poll should be comin' soon.
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    Re: Which Physics HSC study guide, textbooks etc?

    HSC Excel isn't a textbook but actually a very good study guide indeed.
    Physics in Contexts isn't that good of a textbook due to the excess content and lack of colour schemes.
    I hear Jacaranda is good.

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    Re: Which Physics HSC study guide, textbooks etc?

    Jacaranda Physics
    Physics in Context
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    Re: Best physics textbook...

    Jarcanda is fine, provided you follow the syllabus and intepret some wholly detail and sometimes too much information, which becomes redudant and doesn't even answer the syllabus question properly but ends up giving you an essay about it!!!
    My experience with the Physics in context, preliminary course, was s*** it was crap. It does not tell you what you really need in the end. - my advice though.
    But i am proud to have something that answers the syllabus, Physics in focus.
    Excel is ovveerratted-- id just buy it if i'd like to have some kind of prep test// great revision, it explains why its this or that, but doesnt make a simple account on the course, sometimes it lacks information :/ (well, that was the preliminary course)[soggy]
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    Re: Physics HSC Study Guides & Textbooks

    Don't know what everyone in this thread is going on about. Physics in Focus in amazing, definitely the best textbook. Nice layout, concise and relevant information that can be easily remembered and reproduced in exams for full marks. Jacaranda comes in a close 2nd, but since it sometimes goes overboard with info not relevant to the syllabus it can be quite overwhelming to sift through what's necessary.

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    Re: Physics HSC Study Guides & Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by emilios View Post
    Don't know what everyone in this thread is going on about. Physics in Focus in amazing, definitely the best textbook. Nice layout, concise and relevant information that can be easily remembered and reproduced in exams for full marks. Jacaranda comes in a close 2nd, but since it sometimes goes overboard with info not relevant to the syllabus it can be quite overwhelming to sift through what's necessary.
    The thread is over two years old and the books are different now.

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    Re: Physics HSC Study Guides & Textbooks

    Jacaranda is overrated.
    Physics In Focus master race.

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    Re: Physics HSC Study Guides & Textbooks

    Physics in Focus is way too brief.

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    Re: Physics HSC Study Guides & Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by dan964 View Post
    Physics in Focus is way too brief.
    Nah. I found it quite good. For concepts that require more reading you can do more research.

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    Re: Physics HSC Study Guides & Textbooks

    Jacaranda all the way

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    Re: Physics HSC Study Guides & Textbooks

    And Excel in second because of the great dot point stucture

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