I'm currently working on Mary L Boas "Mathematical methods for the physical sciences", which I've been told cover almost all of the mathematics needed to follow undergrad physics books. I'm about halfway done, and I'd like to start looking for physics books. The only reason why I started working on Mary L Boas' book was to eventually be able to work through physics books. I'm looking for books that would be the most complete for a self-learner without a teacher/class. The book should respect the following criterias: Have good example, have good exercises, explains the material in an intuitive way. It would also be nice to have books with easily found solution manuals, or at least some solutions found in the book. I plan to start with a classical mechanics books, then move on to E&M. Currently, my two choices are: Classical Mechanics by Taylor Griffith's introduction to electromagnetism. Are these good choices? I was also wondering what the next logical step would be after these 2 books. I think a book on quantum mechanics would be the best choice. Would it be best to work through another "course" first? If so, which one(s)?