Lab Equipment


  • Pasco low-friction cart tracks with 2 carts and all the accessories.

  • electric field mapping kits with carbonized paper, and big air core solenoids (with small compasses) for magnetic field mapping

  • good (and cheap) digital multi-meters, and something to build circuits with.

My own:


Textbook :
"Halliday & Resnick is probably not a good choice for physics B, since it has a lot more math than is required, and you would have to cover more chapters. I've heard good things about Serway for non-calculus based physics, but have no personal knowledge, sorry."

Massive list:

Physics B

Giancoli, Physics: Principles and Applications, isbn: 0131846612

Serway & Faughn, College Physics, isbn: 0534997236

Cutnell & Johnson, Physics, isbn: 047132146X

Physics C

Typler & Mosca, Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Extended Version, isbn: 0-716743892

Serway, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, isbn: 0534408427

Halliday, Resnick & Walker, Fundamentals of Physics,Vol 1, isbn: 0471429597

  • Supplemental *

Kleppner & Ramsey, Quick Calculus: A Self-Teaching Guide, isbn: 0471827223

Ruth W. Chabay, Bruce A. Sherwood, Electric and Magnetic Interactions, isbn: 0471078476

Topics covered

Physics C covers selected Topics from Physics B, but in more depth and with calculus.

Sources of MC questions:

  • Google search for "Regent's exam", "physics bowl questions".