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Classical Physics book with explanations instead of definitions?

  1. Apr 20, 2017 #1
    Hello everyone, I am taking my third term of physics right now, and we are talking about flux at the moment. This terms is supposed to be a lot about E&M.

    Though I find that our textbook (Physics for scientists and engineers a strategic approach 4/e) is very textbooky. I was wondering if there is such thing as a physics book that is written less formally and would be written more like a friend was explaining the concepts to me instead of a dictionary. But it would of course also have to do into the depth I need in order to do well in a college class.

    Does such a thing exist? The closes thing I have found is khan academy, but they don't have videos on everything we are talking about.

    Let me know if you have any suggestions!
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  3. Apr 20, 2017 #2


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    Tip: most people refer to physics and math textbooks by the name(s) of their author(s) because the titles are so similar. You're using Knight's book, right? (a fairly well known calculus-based first-year university intro physics book)

    You might look at the Feynman lectures, which are (legally) available online:


    Click on "Read" in the menu at the left side of the page.
  4. Apr 20, 2017 #3
    Wow thank you this looks really helpful!
  5. Apr 20, 2017 #4
    And yes you're right this is Knight's book.
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