I will be an undergraduate this fall as a Math and Physics major, and I wanted to get a little bit ahead in physics this summer so that I can take some more advanced classes this fall. I took a calculus-based physics course at my high school, and did very well in the class as well as the AP exam(s), so I was thinking of learning some Classical and Quantum mechanics. What would be some good books to read?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

For classical mechanics, I'm debating between Taylor and Goldstein. I think Goldstein's may be too advanced for me since it's used in a graduate level Dynamics courses here. Are there any other books that I should look at?

For Quantum, I am thinking of ordering the Griffiths textbook. I read a bit of the Shankar book and I didn't really like it that much, though I guess I'd enjoy it better if I knew more. Will this be appropriate for me to study?

Additionally, I am working at the fluids laboratory this summer at the same university, and it would probably be useful for me to learn some fundamentals of fluid mechanics/dynamics, but I have no idea which book(s) to order. Any suggestions?

Finally, just wanted to point out that I think I have the right mathematical background for most of these courses--I've taken Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, and two semesters in Linear Algebra (one undergrad, one grad), so I don't think math will be a problem. Actually I think, the more math in a book, the better--I could relate to it better.

Thank you in advance!

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# Books for Classical/Quantum/Fluid Mechanics

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