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Good Books

  1. Aug 23, 2005 #1
    Interesting Physics Books

    I'm still new to physics in general and I was wondering if any of you could tell me some good books to read about physics for someone with little formal training. I have already read both of brian greene's books, hyperspace, and Einstiens cosmos. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2005
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  3. Aug 23, 2005 #2
    Brian Greene is a terrible introduction to physics; most pop science books are.

    I'd recommend starting with a calculus book then picking up a book on classical mechanics so that you see what physics is actually like.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2005 #3
    There is a forum for books on here:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21

    From what I have read on there, it seems as if the "Feynman's Lectures on Physics" books are recommended for people looking for a solid explanation of physical principles without being bogged down by the mathematics.
     
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