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So I just realized that I can the 2nd and 3rd physics classes my school offers can be taken concurrently (E&M and Waves/Heat/Optics).
I'm sitting at only 12 units right now, with Calc III, E&M, and some fillers.
Would I be doing myself any favors by taking Heat/Waves/Optics this Fall as opposed to just waiting until Spring? I'll be taking Differential Equations, Circuits, and filler during that semester. I'm applying to transfer to 4 year universities this Fall, and want to maximize my chances of getting accepted somewhere decent.
What say you, denizens of /sci/? Good or terrible idea?
Physics textbook and video series recommendations
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>tl;dr pls recommend the best physics textbook and video series
I'm learning physics
I'm in the last year of high school
(18 btw, pls don't ban me)
My textbook is awful
It's full of mistakes
It's explanations are awful
They use poor notation (for example, not once do they use arrows over vector symbols, and they never seem to use subscripts, and sometimes their formulas appear to have errors in printing)
I've been watching Khan Academy videos, and while they sometimes explain things very well, at other times he seems to fumble around and leave out formulas.
I tried watching the first few MIT physics lectures. While I already understood the concepts they were teaching, I found his explanations needlessly convoluted and complicated.
So, can anyone recommend the best physics video series and textbooks?
I've checked the sticky, but there are just so many options that it's hard to decide