Hello, I read a lot of autodidacts/self learners posts on here on good materials to begin with. Right now I am reviewing all of high school math and working through lots of problems to secure my math foundations. Afterwards I'd like to start working through some of the more classical works in maths and physics. I enjoy greatly reading the 'first formulations' as it shows the train of thought of the originator. Here is my tentative plan: Euclid - Elements Newton - Principia Maxwell - A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field Einstein - Special Theory of Relativity (1905) I'd like to have a few more nice works on classical mechanics and electromagnetism. Can anyone recommend books that might be considered 'foundational' or cover the material in a 'from first principles' kind of manner? Also, what kind of maths will I need for SR? Thanks for your suggestions!