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A good book that covers everything?

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Hello!

About Me:
I'm an Electrical And Computer Engineer under graded student. The only physics we learn in the University in which I'm enrolled is Electromagnetics and nothing more. Well in high school we learned Classical Physics but i don't remember anything (Except some of Newton's motion equations)! Of course all the work i did by solving exercises weren't in vain. I believe if i read a proper book all of the work that i did in High school will return.

What I'm looking For:
So I'm looking for a book that will cover everything about Classical Physics (forces, motion, newton's laws, oscillations, rotational motions, momentum, collision crashes, waves, etc...) and maybe some electromagnetic stuff. I don't know if waves are part of Classical Physics but i remember learning them in High school. I also remember learning Balances of materials in high school but i can't remember the correct terminology about it in Physics. So is there a good book (not a priority but i would like a Greek copy of it) about all these stuff that will contain both historical background and the mathematical concepts with a very good construction, aimed for people not only for reading but learning how to solve problems of that kind. Also notice that when i say mathematical concepts i don't mean for example what an integrate is but all the formulas and stuff you need to know about a specific topic in physics like newton's laws.

Mathematical Background:
Also please consider that i have a good background in mathematics (algebra, basic linear algebra, calculus, and some really really basic knowledge about 3D space vectors). I'm bad in geometry :(

Thank you and excuse my grammar :p
 

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https://books.google.com.sg/books?id=laKGAgAAQBAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
An Introduction to Mechanics
Daniel Kleppner, Robert Kolenkow

https://books.google.com.sg/books?id=Ni6CD7K2X4MC&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Introduction to Classical Mechanics
David Morin

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486432610/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua
Alexander L. Fetter, John Dirk Walecka


https://www.amazon.com/dp/0750628960/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Mechanics
L D Landau, E.M. Lifshitz


 
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A fairly standard, classic textbook is Halliday & Resnick, "Fundamentals of Physics". It is used in a lot of college freshman physics classes. Early editions have been around since the 1960's and have stood the test of time.
 
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Maybe the Feynman Lectures are a good choice. You can legally look at it for free here:

http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/info/

I don't know, whether there is a Greek translation.
This seems really interesting!!! I read it a little and explored the contents.
I'm a book lover (meaning that i like reading in a physical book and not through a screen)
but this site is really interesting, i will start reading from here until i buy a book.
 
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A fairly standard, classic textbook is Halliday & Resnick, "Fundamentals of Physics". It is used in a lot of college freshman physics classes. Early editions have been around since the 1960's and have stood the test of time.
I don't know if it is a rumor but in my university Halliday & Resnick are rumored to be the best authors for Physic books. For example the Electromagnetic Physics book which they gave us, is this (Physics part ii):


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So, i'm really interesting in buying it. It is also quite expensive 153$ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1118230647/?tag=pfamazon01-20 probably meaning value for money.
I'm opened for more suggestions though. If someone has experiences about these books i would like to hear them.
 

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University Physics, Volumes 1 and 2, Sears and Zemansky: another book that has stood the test of time.
 
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This seems really interesting!!! I read it a little and explored the contents.
I'm a book lover (meaning that i like reading in a physical book and not through a screen)
but this site is really interesting, i will start reading from here until i buy a book.
IMHO, anyone who studies physics MUST look at these books -- especially since they are free. It's a lot to ask to study or even read them completely, but they are delightful for occasional inspiration.
 
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It would be difficult to fit even the basic mechanics of point masses, elastic solids, fluids and electromagnetic fields in a single book, but there are some series of books like the Feynman lectures that cover a wide range of classical mechanics.
 

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