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    Is the heinemann books the best or other types better

    i used the heinemann books for all my maths and further maths modules

    for edexcel? the new M2 books from heinemann/pearson the orange one that is endorsed by edexcel


    For AQA the best book, by far, is http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...199149896.html

    For edexcel the heinnemann books are ok. There are just 2 issues that I have with them:
    M2: the way restitution is approached is very slack, the book uses a weak formula i.e. e= speed of separation/ speed of approach ; my issue with this is that you end up with some formulae in vectors and some in scalars.. using -e = v2-v1 / u2 - u1 is a much better approach.

    M3: They claim that with a bead threaded on a horizontal wire that the reaction is towards the centre of the hoop; well it isn't, it is at angle of theta to the horizontal with a component towards the centre ( and of course a vertical component too)

    For pure, hmmm, well again they are ok but have some horrific errors (some have been corrected in later issues).

    For Further maths, well they do cover the material, but they really lack depth, I usually issue the yellow Bostock and Chandler and cover certain sections from here too.

    There are a further series of very good books , big red books ( i think by a pair of brothers called Gaultier, but I will have to check) these are also good reference.

    The one + point of the new edexcel books is that they do have full worked solutions, so you can check your own ideas against these.

    Sadler & Thorning - Understanding Mechanics is pretty good, and it has all the theory up to M2 with some M3 and M4 principles, I think.
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