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Advise for a physics novice.

  1. Dec 5, 2011 #1
    The field of physics has always interested and amazed me, but due to an unfortunate lapse in my education I was not properly introduced to physics until later in life. Being exposed sporadically, without any kind of initial structure, has been confusing to say the least. While I try to absorb as much as I can, most of the time I find myself missing the point.

    Can someone be kind enough to point me in the right direction? Books, sites, articles any beginner should read in order to get a better understanding of the essentials? I feel like I'm trying to build a house without laying the foundation down first. It can be futile and frustrating.


    Thanks in advance for any and all replies.
     
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  3. Dec 5, 2011 #2
    you didn't specify what level of physics knowledge you currently have.

    i think the best way to get yourself familar with modern physics is to enroll introductory level courses at your local community college, then gradually head towards more advanced level once you gain the basic knowledge.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2011 #3
    Hard to gauge, really. I'd say partially none. That's good advice, though, I might make some time to do so in the next few months.
     
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