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Intro Physics book?

  1. Dec 21, 2006 #1
    Howdy all! I'm really interested in physics and i'm looking for a really good introductory phyics book. Since it might be asked i've only had a algebra one and a semester of geometry. I pretty certain that I can teach myself algebra two and pre-calc. So any suggestions?
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  5. Dec 26, 2006 #4
    If you don't want to spend any money, lightandmatter (Benjamin Crowell) has some good intro books for free, at least in their digital form.


    I'd start off with Newtonian physics.
  6. Dec 27, 2006 #5
    I really liked "The Mechanical Universe", which is pretty cheap, used.
    It teaches the calculus you will need for the physics. Good book.
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    Halliday and Resnick's Fundamentals of Physics.

    - Warren
  8. Dec 27, 2006 #7
    I second this recommendation. You can teach yourself the bits of calculus you need as you progress through this book.
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