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High school to grad student textbooks on physics, astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. Note these are not recommendations.
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High school to grad student level textbooks on all topics of mathematics. Note these are not recommendations.
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Hello! I am in my first year in college studying physics. Is there any good book about special & general relativity...
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