I am a grade 12 student with a very basic knowledge of calculus. Which is a better book - fundamentals of physics by resnick halliday or university physics by young and freedman? For understanding the concepts well and also for the quality of problems and proper tips to solve them
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For Calculus "Basic Concepts for High School" by L.V. Tarasov is the best.
you can also enjoy little bit mathematical rigour by reading "Calculus: An Introductory Approach by Ivan Niven "
I think in 11th you might have finished Newtonian mechanics, waves, fluid mechanics etc with little knowledge in calculus. You should have a review with solid understanding of calculus. For review halliday resnick's is better. On the other hand Sears zemansky's University physics is very illustrative and has very good examples.
In my time i used to refer multiple books but if you relies on only one then Sears Zemansky's book is OK.