|By Marko_4454 (Marko_4454) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 10:15 pm: Edit|
Hi, I am currently self studying AP Physics C and AP Calculus BC. For both of these classes I have teachers that are willing to help but have no time. I have Fundamentals of Physics from Halliday's and Resnick 6th Edition for Physics C
For Calculus BC I have "Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic" from Finney, Demana, Waits and Kennedy ( I dont know what edition ).
And I need help. For both of these courses, I dont know what problems to do, or what exercises. Can someone tell me what to put emphasis throughout the course or give me some problems to do (from these book)?? (any teacher, or student)
And I passed AP Calculus AB with a 4 and AP Physics with a 3 so I know some stuff...
Thanks for any output
|By Marko_4454 (Marko_4454) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 11:26 pm: Edit|
|By Ck61188 (Ck61188) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 12:09 am: Edit|
try getting some AP study guides. they'll give you a summary of what you need to know, then you can get into the specifics with your textbook.
|By Marko_4454 (Marko_4454) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 08:50 am: Edit|
Yeah...I have some prep books, I have PR for Physics B/C (Cracking...) but for AP Calculus...none. But i dont think I need it as much but thanks CK...anyone else?
|By Marko_4454 (Marko_4454) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 07:40 pm: Edit|
|By Marko_4454 (Marko_4454) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 08:40 am: Edit|
|By Fabrizio (Fabrizio) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 05:33 pm: Edit|
1. I can't comment on the physics text, but avoid that calculus text at all costs. Poor presentation and lack of problems to do. Ugh. Stewart's text is much better, but if you can, get a copy of the ninth edition of "Calculus and Analytic Geometry" by Finney and Thomas. It's out of print, so good luck.
2. Use your prep books to get a general idea of what you're expected to know. Keep up to date by going to the collegeboard and downloading the *.PDF files on the subjects there. You never know. Last year, the long-time BC-only topic of "slope fields" was moved to the AB test.
3. If you've taken Calculus AB, and the knowledge hasn't rotted away too badly, you can reinforce the concepts you weren't familiar with last year in a short amount of time and devote most of your time to the true BC material (ie. interdeterminate forms of limits, improper integrals, and sequences and series).
4. If you've taken Physics B, then you should have an idea of what's going on in Physics C. Physics C just goes into far more depth than Physics B does and explains physics more clearly.
5. Good luck.
|By Texas137 (Texas137) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 07:42 pm: Edit|
Haliday & Resnick is great. Very clear. Get the student guide, which has solutions for all of the odd problems (or maybe it's evens). Do all the problems you have solutions for, so you can check yourself, and none of the rest.
|By Marko_4454 (Marko_4454) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 07:42 pm: Edit|
|By Marko_4454 (Marko_4454) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 10:12 pm: Edit|
I have a friend that has Stewart...the cover is all black and has an integral...its name is CALCULUS (no CALCULUS Early Transcendentals or CALCULUS Concepts & Contexts or Early vectors ...just CALCULUS) what chapters am i suppose to do??
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