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Can anybody guide me to learn physics?

  1. Sep 24, 2013 #1
    I completed my degree in mechanical engineering. But I've got a passion in studying physics. And I'm thinking to study it at home. But i don't know where to start and how to go on.

    I' not thinking like 'commercial' physics degree. I just need to understand quantum mechanics, relativity etc.. I need a listing of series of best books or resources that provide a good understanding in this.
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  3. Sep 25, 2013 #2


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    Start by reviewing your analytical mechanics: Lagrangians & Hamiltonians. You will need these for QM.
    Then review your linear algebra, especially the later parts about diagonalization, change of basis, and eigenvalues/eigenvectors. You will need these for QM.

    A good place to start with QM is Griffiths' "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics".

    For relativity I suggest Tayor & Wheeler's "Spacetime Physics".
  4. Sep 25, 2013 #3
    How much do you already know? How much do you want to know?
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