I'm hopefully going to be starting Physics with the Foundation Year at Durham come September 2012, and I wondered if people could give my recommendations on what maths/physics books would come in useful. I've been highly recommended to get 'Engineering Mathematics' & 'Advanced Engineering Mathematics' by K.A. Stroud, which I've heard contain more or less every single bit of math you'd need for a Physics course. I've even heard of some people who have used these 2 books and never attended a maths lecture, lol. But if you have any more recommendations, please let me know. I'll list the other books i'm thinking of getting below, and feel free to comment if you have had any experience with them, or can think of better alternatives.
'Universe 9th Edition' by Roger Freedman, William J. Kaufmann
'Foundations of Modern Cosmology' by John F. Hawley, Katherine A. Holcombe
'Collins Advanced Science - Physics' by Ken Dobson
'The Sciences Good Study Guide' by Andy Northedge
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