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Well u ppl I think that my question is crystal clear =]]]]]. I have this Green Physics Book which i think iz garbage... We end up correcting the results of the book in class -.-! IT IS FULL OF MISTAKES and incorrest answers!! Can some1 tell me which is the best IB physics Book and Give me the name of the author so i can search it and get some pictures of it!!! coz we may order it in school!! TY!!
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Giancoli.

http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Princi.../dp/0130606200
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Tsokos "Physics For the IB Diploma"
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my teacher mentioned something about a purple colored book.. he says its perfect.. any idea bout it and whoz de author??
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thanks for ur support guyz
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(Original post by Nifer)
my teacher mentioned something about a purple colored book.. he says its perfect.. any idea bout it and whoz de author??
Tsokos is purple...
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its blue in the pictures...
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its blue in the pictures...
2nd edition was blue...
3rd edition (Cambridge university press) is lying on my floor, and it IS purple...
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^ditto, I have to say Tsokos is great as well, perhaps a little heavy to carry around though lol. but it's a real life saver
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i have IB stuidy giude physics for the IB diploma by tom kirk. its not hugley in depth so i would suggest another book aswell but for revison it is easy to understand and fantastic!!!!! its purple so may be the same book also
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(Original post by purple_bananas)
i have IB stuidy giude physics for the IB diploma by tom kirk. its not hugley in depth so i would suggest another book aswell but for revison it is easy to understand and fantastic!!!!! its purple so may be the same book also
I hope that no teacher would call that book the best!!! I have a copy and sure, it is OK, but has many mistakes... not as bad as the green IBID book, but still...
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'many mistakes' its not that bad, although tis amusing to find them :p: there's one in waves where he defines transverse and longitudinal waves as the same thing...and that seemed funny in physics
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GIANCOLI is taught at my school.
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GIANCOLI is taught at my school.
That's the prescribed book for first year Physics at my uni!!!
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I have a strong dislike of the green one. The IB2s at my current school get the purple book. It looks a lot better. I'm going to see if I can get a copy and study out of it.
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i like the purple one.. it's very structured, and should probably be best used as a revision GUIDE, complementing your class notes.. as for giancoli, it's very detailed, but in some cases, it's too detailed, and yeah, it's really an undergraduate textbook, but can be used to clarify doubts you have about anything..
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Giancoli is da best but there are some out of portion stuff which have to be avoided.
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i like the purple one.. it's very structured, and should probably be best used as a revision GUIDE, complementing your class notes..
You are talking about Kirk's "Physics For The IB Diploma", right? There is another book with the same title (and colour) written by Tsokos, and that one _is_ a textbook, whilst Kirk's is a revision guide...
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giancoli... as long as you have a teacher who knows what should be done and what can be omitted on SL LEVEL for God's sake :confused:
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I have both Giancoli and Tsokos (the purple book), and I prefer Tsokos as it's less intiminating (bigger letters - yay!) and it's actually written for the IB. So while Giancoli is good, there's loads of subjects in it that you don't really need to know, so it's easy to get confused.

The Study Guide (also purple...) is just a supplement to either Giancoli or Tsokos.
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