Ok, I'm sure similar questions have been posted, and I know that a lot of people suggest Halliday Resnick as a book to study. But I feel my case is a little different.
I took the April exam after about a month of studying the old tests and I pulled out a 590 which is 29th percentile. Not too good, I know, but I have not taken a Quantum Mechanics courses and will not be able to until next spring. I am planning on taking the test again in Nov. I just recently got a hold of a copy of The Fundamentals of Physics - Halliday,Resnick 8th edition and will work through that, but is that enough to have the background in Quantum that is required? I also have a book by Robinett and a book by Griffith's on Quantum. Should I study these instead?
The first time studying, I simply skipped everything that I didn't think I could learn before the test and instead focused on what I recognized. Now, I have more time. I really need to go over a lot of things: Thermo/Statistical Mech, Special Relativity, and then all of the Quantum things. What would be the best way to approach my preparation for quantum, as well as nuclear, atomic, etc?
Thank you for the help!