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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.
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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.
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Sorry, I meant to add that it's for an EdExcel course
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!

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Nelson Advanced Science physics books are quite good, a little on the thin side but they give you most of what is needed.
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how bout physics by tom duncan...sorry cant remember the publisher...
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