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Physics books beyond gr 12 physics

  1. Dec 5, 2014 #1
    Hi everyone!

    I really like physics from what I've seen so far, and I'd love to try some on my own to see if it's something I'm interested in possibly pursuing. I am planning on going into computer science, but this is something that I feel I should try.

    Are there any books that would be good representations of more "real" physics, in my attempt to see if this is something I truly like, for someone who has done grade 12 university physics (In Canada)?

    Thank you!

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  3. Dec 5, 2014 #2


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  4. Dec 5, 2014 #3
    Thank you!! Looks great!
  5. Dec 5, 2014 #4
    Should I be getting the "Extended Edition" or the "Chapters 1-20" version of the above book by Halliday and Resnick?
  6. Dec 5, 2014 #5


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    Well the next level of physics would be something like Quantum Mechanics or Classical Mechanics. You could watch some online courses from MIT to get an idea or you could read Prof Susskind's recent books from the Theoretical Minimum series on Quantum Mechanics and Classical Mechanics. They would require you to be familiar with Calculus at least but would introduce you to the least action principle and other cool things.
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