AS Physics books

Watch this thread
This discussion is closed.
Datura
Badges: 1
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 18 years ago
#1
Can anyone recommend a good physics book for me to teach myself from?

Unfortunately my physics teachers are rubbish; last year they didn't even finish the gcse course with us, so once again I have taken it upon myself to learn it.

I bought 'Physics' by A.F.Abbott yesterday but I don't actually know if it's that good or not. I'm looking for a very detailed book that actually goes into the A level standard questions.

Please bear in mind that I already have 'Physics For You' and I'm not very impressed with it.
0
GH
Badges: 13
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 18 years ago
#2
(Original post by Bebop)
Can anyone recommend a good physics book for me to teach myself from?

Unfortunately my physics teachers are rubbish; last year they didn't even finish the gcse course with us, so once again I have taken it upon myself to learn it.

I bought 'Physics' by A.F.Abbott yesterday but I don't actually know if it's that good or not. I'm looking for a very detailed book that actually goes into the A level standard questions.

Please bear in mind that I already have 'Physics For You' and I'm not very impressed with it.
For OCR B board?
0
Datura
Badges: 1
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report Thread starter 18 years ago
#3
Sorry, I meant to add that it's for an EdExcel course
0
GH
Badges: 13
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report 18 years ago
#4
(Original post by Bebop)
Sorry, I meant to add that it's for an EdExcel course
Try textbooks listed on ebay. They're cheap so buy some and use only the bits you need.
0
crana
Badges:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#5
Report 18 years ago
#5
(Original post by Bebop)
Sorry, I meant to add that it's for an EdExcel course
Hi Bebop
I do the Edexcel physics course. Do you have the thin, modular textbooks? That's what we had from school - I'm not amazingly impressed by them but they do cover the course quite tightly.

Our school has also given us "Physics" by Fullick but i have to admit i almost never ever use this..

I also have a couple of revision guides courtesy of ebay: Letts, WHSmith, and the Edexcel one "Make the Grade".

Oh, we also use Practice in Physics which has lots of questions but is also riddled with mistakes..

Rosie
0
chrisbphd
Badges: 2
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#6
Report 18 years ago
#6
I would recommend Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker. I use it for the first year of my Natural Sciences Physics course so it might have some things a bit too advanced in it but it should cover everything in an AS. It would be good used in conjuction with a copy of the syllabus so you don't learn unneccessary things.
0
hornblower
Badges: 6
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#7
Report 18 years ago
#7
(Original post by Bebop)
Can anyone recommend a good physics book for me to teach myself from?

Unfortunately my physics teachers are rubbish; last year they didn't even finish the gcse course with us, so once again I have taken it upon myself to learn it.

I bought 'Physics' by A.F.Abbott yesterday but I don't actually know if it's that good or not. I'm looking for a very detailed book that actually goes into the A level standard questions.

Please bear in mind that I already have 'Physics For You' and I'm not very impressed with it.
The Daddy of A-level physics books is Understanding Physics at Advanced Level by Jim Breithaupt, published by Nelson Thornes nowadays. Satisfies all A-level needs and more!

J.
0
What's Chico Time Precious?
Badges: 12
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#8
Report 18 years ago
#8
Nelson Advanced Science physics books are quite good, a little on the thin side but they give you most of what is needed.
0
sumi2000
Badges: 0
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#9
Report 18 years ago
#9
how bout physics by tom duncan...sorry cant remember the publisher...
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest

How are you feeling about your results?

They're better than I expected (175)
40.79%
They're exactly what I expected (112)
26.11%
They're lower than I expected (142)
33.1%

Watched Threads

View All