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Physics for the non-physicist?

  1. Apr 16, 2012 #1
    I've always meant to take some physics courses and never had the time. I'm graduating this spring and going to grad school, so I won't really be able to squeeze them into my schedule, and I doubt I'll have the free time to teach myself. I would like to read up on it, though. Can you recommend any good physics books? I'm leaning towards pop sci rather than a textbook, although I've taken a fair bit of math (multivariable calc, linear algebra, etc., currently in diff eq) and can handle books with some rigor.
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  3. Apr 16, 2012 #2
    What if you grab a book like "Fundamentals of Physics" by Halliday, pick out the chapters that interest you and read through them, it's a text book but it has pretty long explanations and the math involved is straight forward.

    Or maybe if you just just want a general idea of concepts you could watch some youtube lectures or documentaries.
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