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I've secured a spot at university for aerospace and just browsing the course material I see there are loadsss of "essential" books to read let alone "recommended" in the reading lists

Is it worthwhile reading over some of the first semester stuff in a .pdf? I understand that not all of the content within the books needs to be read, but I think I can give a good guess at what does need to be read within them

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I've secured a spot at university for aerospace and just browsing the course material I see there are loadsss of "essential" books to read let alone "recommended" in the reading lists

Is it worthwhile reading over some of the first semester stuff in a .pdf? I understand that not all of the content within the books needs to be read, but I think I can give a good guess at what does need to be read within them

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You don't really need to start yet. As you say you could guess but you won't know for sure .
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You don't really need to start yet. As you say you could guess but you won't know for sure .
Ok thanks
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Not worth it tbh. Courses always seem to have a huge list of textbooks but from my experience they'll just list them if they have any kind of relevance to the course rather than books that closely follow what you'll be learning. University level textbooks are different to A-Level in that they go far more into depth and don't follow a specification. I.e. what's relevant to you in a given textbook might only span a few pages per chapter (out of like 1000+ pages) and you won't know how far into detail you need to read before starting the course.

Don't purposely take time out of your day to do so, but if you're bored then it won't hurt
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