Saturday, May 21, 2005

books and stuff

Saturday, May 21, 2005
so yeah, we're finally gettin a week's hols. i know the pathetic condition we narayanaians are in. well most corporate colleges didnt get any at all. so i am gonna shut up bout that.
one of my favorite timepass activities after my college finishes is to go to the book shop adjacent to the campus nd stare at all the books. often i come out buyin one of them, but not before troubling the ppl there till they are dehydrated and resemble corpses.
i generally start out by browsing all the newer editions of the usual titles( the ones that i already posessbut an older version), ya know like the latest "concepts of Physics", or the TMH for Maths et al.
then i start browsing the Arihanth publications. This particular shop has a wonderful collection of them. they have devoted an entire rack to Arihanth prakashan.
The thing about arihanth books is that they are very JEE oriented. This is good as well as bad.
good because it was all ready made formulas, as in it tells you about each specification, like its prolly one of the very few books that derives for you the formulas for motion on inclined plane for projectile, or conditions for collision of projectiles, or how to solve rotational mech sums using the KE ratiomethod and etc etc etc. i must admit it saves a lot of paperwork
bad because, it gives ya everything on a silver platter and limits u r thinking beacuse u dunt work for anythin on u r own. while this approach may help you in u r AIEEE's and u r CET's, i really am not sure how this would fare in u r mains (JEE).
now we come to the problems bit. by far arihanth problems are the toughest, since most of them are collected from IRODOV, resnick, krotov,zemansky, previous jee etc etc. the last problem of HC verma, is given as the practice problem in arihanth physics ( WPE) by dc pandey. so there ya go.
but it still its worth a buy. but i recommend only physics, not maths
one more arihanth book that i am fond of is their ORGANIC chemistry. now thats a beauty as far as problems are concerned, varieties of examples and problems are given here under every subtopic, besides the main exercise at the end of the chapter. but then again they are a level higer than jee since they assume you already know most of the topics at the beginning of the book.

after browsing through the arihanth books, i start lookin at the foreign publications. here you have all u r pearson education, John Wiley and sons, princeton review, CBS et al
i particularly like the ones on organic chemistry, notably Morrison and boyd, solomon and fryhle, paula bruice and the most important: reaction mechanism by Peter sykes. ofcourse i have them all save bruice, which i've borrowed from me sir. the book is amazing i tell you.
its here that i found the solution key of morrison and boyd and resnick which let me tell you is very hard to get, atleast in hyderabad.

theres one more book that i found here while my regular browsing, which i must say is a great one. its JEE EDUCATIVE MATHEMATICS by K D joshi. now this is a must buy for any IIT aspirant. its just spell binding. its like thyis guy is liteally talkin tya F2F. and it contains only JEE questions and nothin else,save some RMO, IMO, INMO problems. and at the beginning of each chapter, he dicsusses one mains problem and tells us related topicsand all tht. one good this is the book is divided into two parts, one pre calculus, and one involving it.

and ofcourse this shop also has previous years study materials of all the correspondence giants such as careerpoint, FIITJEE, brilliant, apex etc. i go there to have a ook at the YG files, and the GMP which too form a fairly good problems package.

the other day i had go this book reaction rearrangement and reactants, a book by sum dude called SN Sanyal, its by bharati bhawan publishers, the samer guys who publish HC verma, dasgupta et al.
i liked it because of its simplicity and it style. all the reactions are named alphabetically asnd important uses and stuff bout themm has been noted. its a good doubt clearance book, and well its cheaply priced too.

btw yaay hols are from day after!

- rishabh

2 comments:

Akhil

Yeah, Educative JEE Math is good. And did you see that JEE Math Solution Booklet which comes with it? They're the best effin' solutions I've ever read.

abhiram

yo rishabh....
this blog was really good..
really informative..
more on jee books please..
suggest best buys on all three subjects...
thank u

PS i just got myself arihant mechanics vol I - DCP....really useful i shud say!

and write ur next blog on jee books ASAP please...

 
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