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Homework Help: 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.

    http://www.lightandmatter.com/

    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.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2006 #6

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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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