I'm currently finishing my grade 11 year of high school and I have hopes of attending one of the prestigious schools in the US such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, etc. I would love to be able to study physics in university and, since my school's physics courses are lacking any significant difficulty, I've been taking it upon myself to learn physics. I have a very strong ability to do the necessary math and have taken university calculus courses to prepare. However, the field is brimming with a wealth of resources and I'm just not sure what to choose and was hoping you would be able to help me out a little. I currently own Stephen Hawking's books: The Grand Design, The Universe in a Nutshell, and A Brief History of Time. Now I know these are written without the technical aspects involved and more for the general public, but I'm sure they'd make great reads when I find time. However, I'm more looking into resources which actually teach the math and techniques behind the ideas. I've found countless courses on MIT OpenCourseware and other online course resources including Leonard Susskind's The Theoretical Minimum courses. As far as books go, I've been interested in Leonard Susskind's two Theoretical Minimum books. I've also taken a great interest in Richard Feynman's work and so I'm interested in purchasing the Feynman Lecture on Physics boxed set with the accompanying exercise book being published this summer. What I'm thinking of is reading through a university physics textbook I own called "Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics" written by Randall D. Knight and working through the exercises. Additionally, I could watch lectures from both MIT OCW courses and Susskind's courses. I would love to read the Feynman lectures as well as I go, but I'm still not sure about that. I would like to listen to any recommendations any of you may have as to which resources I should use to gain a good understanding of physics. Any advice would be very much appreciated!!