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Physics Books

  1. Jan 21, 2011 #1
    Hi everyone , can you find some books for classical physics for begginers pls ? thnx
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 21, 2011 #2
    We'll need more info on your educational background. Do you have calculus?
  4. Jan 21, 2011 #3
    Im in first year on high school , i understand math well , so what can you suggest me ?
  5. Jan 22, 2011 #4
  6. Jan 22, 2011 #5
    Could you actually say what mathematics you know please.
  7. Jan 22, 2011 #6
    How about Conceptual Physics by Hewitt?
  8. Jan 23, 2011 #7
    thnx you :)
  9. Jan 23, 2011 #8
    thank you Darverz
  10. Jan 23, 2011 #9
    well arithmetics ,geometry , algebra , thats all :(
  11. Jan 23, 2011 #10
    That should be all you need to get something out of the Conceptual Physics book (probably the Asimov book as well). This is fine, I actually think you will absorb harder books better later on if you get yourself a good basic understanding of how physics works, without having to worry to much about the math.

    Once you learn some trigonometry, then "College Physics" by Serway would do you well. The Feynman Lectures also work very well, but I do believe that requires some elementary calculus.
  12. Jan 24, 2011 #11
  13. Jan 24, 2011 #12
    Generally you need all the basics of calculus for some intro physics course in university..
    Usually those calculus-based physics textbooks will give some explanations on math needed..

    For calculus-bases physics, I have used 2 text:

    -Physics for Scientist and Engineers by Serway/Jewett: it got nice problems. but personally I do not like the explanations

    -Fundamentals of Physics by HRW: better explanations, sometimes can be a bit wordy

    My advice, if you are still in High School, try to get your fundamentals correct, especially math
  14. Jan 26, 2011 #13
    Thank you , i will try :))
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