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Book recommendations?

  1. Aug 18, 2011 #1

    I want to start reading and learning from Landau and Lifgarbagez but my physics isn't quite up to that level. Now, I'm fully self taught at the moment so what I do know of physics is pretty scattered - I know bits and pieces about Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics but the material presented in Landau and Lifgarbagez is still too advanced I feel, so what I'm looking for is a book or set of books that will lead me into Landau and Lifgarbagez.
    Right now, my mathematical knowledge is roughlt the contents of Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences by Boas and Mathematics of Classical and Quantum mechanics by Byron along with some other stuff buts and pieces I've picked up along the way.

    Thanks in advance
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  3. Aug 19, 2011 #2


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    I had your urge to read Landau and Lifgarbagez in my 20's and got a few of their books with the intention of mastering them. It never happened.

    I did find a lot of enlightenment in The Feynman Lectures on Physics.
    Feynman had a talent for explaining things and the crucial different viewpoint that makes the lectures very different from textbooks.

    Are 1960's books still relevant? Well, do you understand Quantum Mechanics from reading the current books?
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