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Physics advices for a mathematics student

  1. Feb 12, 2012 #1
    Hi, i'm Mexican and i study at IPN (Instituto Politécnico Nacional,National Polytechnic Institute), more specifically at ESFM (Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas, Superior School of Physics and Mathematics). I'd like you to recommend me a book in physics that assumes i know calculus, i already took differential, integral and multivariable calculus, besides I'm taking mathematical analysis. I don't want this to be the reason i get bored, 'cause it happened to me when i took a subject in economics, i just got too bored, they don't even assumed i knew derivatives!!

    Thanks in advance for your recommendations :smile:

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    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
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  3. Feb 12, 2012 #2
    Taylor, Classical Mechanics; Morin, Intro to Classical Mechanics; Griffiths, Intro to Electrodynamics, etc, etc, etc....
  4. Feb 12, 2012 #3
    Good old classical mechanics is pretty interesting to learn before you get fancy about quantum mechanics etc., also it is a place you can get used to the way people do physics [i.e. hand-wave as necessary] while still be able to fill in the rigor yourself. I recommend a typical textbook for classical mechanics [perhaps Taylor's as mentioned above, or even Goldstein's] but complement it with Spivak's.
  5. Feb 13, 2012 #4
    Thanks for the responses, i'll check out Taylor and Spivak.
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