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Hi all i'm a new member how can I start study physics?

  1. Feb 1, 2016 #1
    hi all how can i start to study physics ?
    please help me
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  3. Feb 1, 2016 #2
    Get a book and start working through it.
  4. Feb 1, 2016 #3
    what's the name of book ?
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  5. Feb 1, 2016 #4
    Any book you want to study. Pick one that will suit you the best and study it.
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  6. Feb 1, 2016 #5
    thanks very much
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  7. Feb 1, 2016 #6


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    Hi Ahmed,

    You might get more helpful suggestions if you offer a little more information. What level are you at right now? High school? University? A complete beginner who's read some popular science books and wants to learn more?

    One of the most common suggestions on a place to start is to begin by building a strong foundation in mathematics: specifically with linear algebra and calculus. This will give you a sharp set of tools to work with as you start to work your way through an introductory physics class. I'm sure others around here can offer you some specific book recommendations, but they need to know what level you're at and comfortable with right now.
  8. Feb 2, 2016 #7
    Hi Choppy i'm in high school
    but i don't know anything about linear algebra and calculus .
    please guide me how i can start if you can ?
    thank you Choppy
  9. Feb 2, 2016 #8
    This is a very weird post, potentially trolling.

    You start studying physics by starting it. How do you start playing a game? Well, you get the game and you play it.

    In this case, you pick a book, and you read it.
  10. Feb 2, 2016 #9
    thanks sir
  11. Feb 3, 2016 #10


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    A friendly advice: don't assume that everyone who answers you here is a male. Unless you know for sure, do not be gender-specific in your replies.

  12. Feb 3, 2016 #11
    No, this is more like trolling.

    Very common for children from non-western countries(assumption) to discover science or physics, possibly partially through the internet, they feel people around them don't know a lot about it, and ask online.

    They still have to learn how to ask the right questions. Doesn't mean they are trolls. You don't know what a troll is.

    There is no right answer.

    Some answers are:

    Ask your math or physics teacher. If you don't have one, what does it take to get one?

    Get a fun book(like popular science or cosmology, etc) and get a math book suitable to your level (algebra, pre-calc, calc, we can't tell).
    Work on both. Doing only hard math is going to get boring at some point. Reading only fun stuff without math doesn't help you learn anything.

    You can download a lot of books online and learn from them if you can't buy or find any at your local library. Probably illegal in some countries, but not immoral for a teenager who doesn't have access to it through proper channels.
    I am not familiar with the common texts written in English so even if I know your level, I don't know what to recommend. We need the people knowledgeable on that to become a bit more helpful.

    That said, this question has been asked many times before. Below the last post you can find titles of similar threads/questions/similar discussions.
  13. Feb 3, 2016 #12
    i'm sorry if i make a mistake because i use English as a second language and i am not very good in it
  14. Feb 5, 2016 #13
    Try Kahn academy (online). I found their physics playlist very interesting.
  15. Feb 6, 2016 #14
    thank you very much
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