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Books for entry level physics (with mathematics)

  1. Nov 29, 2007 #1

    Could you recommend some good entry level physics textbooks, preferably with mathematics included (so not pure conceptual), although if there are some pure conceptural books around, I would not mind reading them.

    Thanks a lot!
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  3. Nov 30, 2007 #2
    Asimov, Understanding Physics. Only requires algebra. No exercises.

    Sherwin, Basic Concepts of Physics. Requires some calculus.

    http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Inquiring-Mind-Philosophy-Physical/dp/069108016X, but don't really know much about this one.

    And a standard undergraduate text (Resnick & Halliday 3rd ed.):


    French, Newtonian Mechanics. The original paperback was a beautiful book.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2007
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  5. Nov 30, 2007 #4
    yes absolutely do not get the new edition it's terrible, make sure to get one by halliday resnick and crane and not halliday resnick & walker.
  6. Nov 30, 2007 #5
    Why is it that the newer editions of the textbooks are not that great? Also, I have the 5th edition of Halliday, Resnick and Walker, should I return it and instead invest in the 3rd edition?
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