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Classical High School physics textbook

  1. Sep 17, 2016 #1
    I have read that Feynman Lectures on Physics is pretty good; however, I also read it isn't a replacement for a good textbook. So I wanted a good physics(high school level) textbook that I could read Feynman Lectures on Physics along beside it. Regarding mathematics, I have completed Calculus I and II. Are there any other courses I should take before getting started?
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  3. Sep 17, 2016 #2


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    I'd recommend not to waste your time with high-school textbook. If you have completed Calculus I and II (I guess that means you are familiar with real calculus of functions with one and multiple independent variables), you can as well read a calculus based introductory standard textbook like Tipler or Halliday&Resnick&Walker. The Feynman lectures are special. They are an introductory theoretical-physics book. I think it's is helpful to have first read an experimental-physics textbook like the mentioned ones first.
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    I agree that is the type of book that you should use together with Feynman. Young & Freedman has also been mentioned favorably here many times, although I've never used it myself.
  5. Sep 17, 2016 #4
    Thank you very much for the response. I do really appreciate it. I have read multiple amazing reviews on Halliday's book, so I downloaded Halliday - Fundamentals of Physics book. Can't wait to begin!
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