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Geometry and physics

  1. Jan 27, 2009 #1
    I'm trying to leanr physics but i obviously need to know math. I already know algebra and I thought that I should learn geometry( it is my next year math class but i dont want to wait that long)and I want to know if there are any good books online that I could learn it and be able to do more advanced physics.
     
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  3. Jan 27, 2009 #2

    berkeman

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    IMO, trigonometry is more important to learn for physics than geometry. Maybe read tutorials on both if you can -- that will give you a better background for learning non-calculus-based physics.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometry

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigonometry

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  4. Jan 27, 2009 #3
    Learning trig (which you'll need some geometry to understand) is probably most important for basic physics and calculus after that (if you havn't taken a second-year algebra couse, that too). It seems like you are trying to move a bit too fast into undergrad-level physics, because you say "advanced physics". Don't be discouraged from learning math on your own but you'll have to start at the bottom like everyone else.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2009 #4
    So are there any online books I could download for geometry?
     
  6. Jan 28, 2009 #5

    berkeman

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    Did you follow the links at the bottom of the wikipedia pages I linked above?
     
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