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Physics textbook recommendation

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Hello ,I would like to get a physics book that will cover as many topics as possible.
I would prefer a book with a straight forward approach and some applications.

I am currently in high school and I am finishing a college algebra and trigonometry book.
I have only done a bit of newtonian physics at school (very boring!).

Thanks in advance :-)
 

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Hey! Newtonian Mechanics isn't boring!

Anyway, when you start doing some calculus, the Feynman Lectures are never a bad place to start!
 
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Hey! Newtonian Mechanics isn't boring!

Anyway, when you start doing some calculus, the Feynman Lectures are never a bad place to start!
Hey ,didn't mean the subject is boring ,in my country physics course is lame :-(.

BTW I love Newtonian Mechanics.

I got College physics by R.Serway from my local library and it seems good any other recommendations apart from Feymnan??
 
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I got College physics by R.Serway from my local library and it seems good any other recommendations apart from Feymnan??
Ugh. That's one of the worst physics books it's ever been my misfortune to teach from. It's a totally mindless plug-in book. The Feynman lectures are great, but difficult mathematically. Touger is probably the best of a bad lot when it comes to algebra-based books.
 

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