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    Physics HSC Study Guides & Textbooks

    Hi, I know this is an open ended question but what is the best physics textbook? I'm going to be doing physics by distance ed. so one with good explanations would be good. Than you in advance.

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    physics contexts
    and the jacaranda are good

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordo
    physics contexts
    and the jacaranda are good
    Thanks, I'll probabley get Jacaranda. Just out of interest, what are you doing in your avatar?

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    Physics by distant ed., that's gotta suck.

    I did economics by distant ed. last year and hated it. Were there not enough people to get a normal class going?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian.
    Thanks, I'll probabley get Jacaranda. Just out of interest, what are you doing in your avatar?

    it was a mates 18th, dressed in black tie and we had just watched the footy show last night

    a group of us were utterly pissed and just swaying around all night telling everyone they were 'goooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnn' (if u hav seen the footy show u will understand that)

    thats a snap of me right in the middle of a "goooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnnn"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyMak
    Physics by distant ed., that's gotta suck.

    I did economics by distant ed. last year and hated it. Were there not enough people to get a normal class going?
    Well, I havn't started yet so I don't know ;) I'm doing year 12 at TAFE though and I'm the only person at Gosford doing Physics... So obviously there's not enough for a class. I have a friend who did economics by distant ed this year, he never said anything bad about it but he's the kind of person who can sit and work for 3 hours straight in the middle of a riot :)

    I'm also doing 2 unit maths by distent ed. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordo
    it was a mates 18th, dressed in black tie and we had just watched the footy show last night

    a group of us were utterly pissed and just swaying around all night telling everyone they were 'goooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnn' (if u hav seen the footy show u will understand that)

    thats a snap of me right in the middle of a "goooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnnn"
    OK, good shot. Because of the quality I thought it was taken from a webcam. I was wondering why your face would be like that when you were by yourself.

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    I would say to get two because its always good to compare. Helped me so much
    The jacaranda textbook is what we use at school, and it's pretty good.
    Excel (not really a textbook) i would say is the best because it is concise and helped a lot.
    Macmillan would be the worst.

    If you can get two, definately the excel, and the jacaranda.
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    If your doing distance ed you'll probably need a study guide as well.
    Sorry to hijack your thread i'm kinda in your position as well.

    Whats the best physics study guide out there?

    Macquarie or Excel?

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    Has anyone had any experiences with Macquarie study guide?

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    jacaranda for sure or maybe macmillan!
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    yeh I meant for a study guide

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    textbook

    how about spotlight......I think itz ez to understand. They have some typical questions in the book and too many questions to test yourself..........hehe
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    Textbooks are poor, and are always overly verbose.

    Get a textbook that provides concise information and isn't dumbed down like the Excel books - make sure you can use it make decent course summaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo_o
    Textbooks are poor, and are always overly verbose.

    Get a textbook that provides concise information and isn't dumbed down like the Excel books - make sure you can use it make decent course summaries.
    I find the excel books to be dumbed down more then most. And often aren't suitable for a decent course summary.

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    Excel is summarised over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again! The definition for wiegth goes for three lines, and if you wrote all that down in HSc, expect 1 1/2 marks out of 3.

    Jacaranda is a must, provided that you do all the questions and attempt the experiments.

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    acording to my physics teacher...physics in context is really good..apparantly better than jacaranda...does anyone use it?
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    Physics in context is no longer relevant...half of it is in the old syllabus.

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    but didn't they have a new edition recently??
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    Ok people, thanks for the help. I ended up getting Jacaranda, Excel and Success One Past Papers. I think this (plus my distance ed. material) should be sufficient.

    Thank you.

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    Jacaranda Physics

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    :)

    I use the spotlight............I found the questions are useful....
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    get macqaury or excel the csu hsc website and a text book if not 2
    i have Jacaranda and spotlight (dont like em bullshit 2 much)
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    we used contexts, which has a CRAP layout but the content is generally pretty good.


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    Looking for a really good Physics Textbook

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me the best HSC textbook for Physics?

    Thanks

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