Best AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Books

Cracking the AP Physics C Exam, 2017 Edition

Good resource!

"This book is helpful if you just need the basics, such as the formulas. The explanations and examples are very simplistic and does not have enough depth to prepare you fully for the exam. I would only suggest only using this for review; make sure you have an in-depth textbook on hand to refer back to and compare with this review book. Overall, it covered all topics rather concisely, although arguably not enough if you do not already have a stable understanding in the concepts already.

That said, almost all of my classmates used this book for review, and have gotten good scores(predominantly 4's and 5's). Buy this book as a supplement; do not depend on it fully for review."

By ariadine

Princeton Review good value for money.

I like to have more than one source for my class so I bought both the 2017 5 steps to a 5 Physics C and the Princeton Review AP Physics C 2017 and I find the Princeton Review to be more comprehensive and a much better value for money.

By John

Pretty good

As far as Princeton Review books go, I thought this one was poorer in quality than the other subjects (i.e. Biology (in my opinion the best one), calculus, economics, etc.). However, it was a very good, detailed study guide on the year's topics. I wish it was as detailed as other princeton review books, and had more examples of math problems, since I feel like most people have problems with that aspect of chemistry. Otherwise, I would recommend this as one of your study tools for the class and AP exams.

By Julia


Barron's AP Physics C, 4th Edition

Great book

I got a 5 on both Exams studying from this book. All practice problems and exams are harder than the real test, going through and doing all the examples left me on the AP exam with extra time, when my peers who did not study this book did not finish.

If you have the time and motivation to go through this book, like many other books published by the Best in AP prep, you do not even need to take the class, and you will find the exam to be a formality. The explanations are very good quality as well.

By User

This book is great for both content review and contains better questions than the often easier Princeton Review.

This book is great for both content review and contains better questions than the often easier Princeton Review or 5 Steps to a 5. Wish its math examples were more thorough in terms of the calculus. The Multiple Choice is excellent. I feel that the free response is not as long or as involved as the College Board's. Overall a good review book.

By Bella Swan

But it's a really good book with specific and completed content

The book is bigger than I thought. But it's a really good book with specific and completed content.

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