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Does Understanding Physics cover Introductory Physics course completely?

  1. Nov 24, 2012 #1
    There's a textbook called Understanding Physics by Michael Mansfield, and it is is used at Cambridge University.


    Although the book is less than 700 pages, the author says that his book is "comprehensive" and is intended to physics freshmen. So is it possible to a book with just about 700 pages to cover all the introductory physics curriculum?

    By the way, the book includes many modern physics topics as well.

    Has any one of you used the book? how did you see it? was it good?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012
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  3. Nov 25, 2012 #2


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    In this sense, the term "introductory physics" means the first two courses that people generally will take in a physics major. So in that sense, yes this book is comprehensive and you will probably learn the same topics that you'll take in your first two physic courses.
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