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Get Ready for Physics

Get Ready for Physics - Edward Adelson It's difficult to rate this book. It's well-written and accurate; the real question is whether it's what a particular reader needs. It reviews some study habits, learning strategies useful for beginning freshman (especially those who managed to get through high school without really buckling down and working). It also introduces the concepts of introductory physics (both semesters) so that they'll feel a little familiar when you see them in class for real. That's usually very helpful.

I'd recommend this book for first- or second-year college students (or the summer or year before) who haven't taken physics but need to. Especially if it's been a while since they've dealt with trig and other math skills necessary in physics.

If a student has good study habits already, has taken some physics, and is strong in math, this book really won't do them any good. But for those who need it, it's a good resource.