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Problem book to accompany Feynman Lectures?

  1. Mar 14, 2016 #1
    I am not quite taking Engineering Physics yet, but in preperation for a future degree I would like to jump in with both feet and take a journey through physics using the master's lectures.

    I know i will be in over my head with the problems, but i am extremely passionate about the subject, determined, and do have a introductory background in calculus. I love math, I love physics and this challenge is very appealing to me.

    I would like suggestions for textbooks/problem books, hopefully with a few pointers and tips that would be helpful throughout my journey.

    Thank you kindly
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  3. Mar 14, 2016 #2
    After doing a bit of research I have found a few books:

    1. TIPS
    2. Mechanics: Kleppner and Kolenkow - An introduction to Mechanics
    3. Electromagnetism: Purcell - Electricity and Magnetism
    4. Waves: Crawford - Waves Volume 3

    Any comments or suggestions on these?

  4. Mar 14, 2016 #3


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    Using the masters lectures? Dramatic much?

    There is a problem book to accompany FL that is on sale now. I don't know about the quality, I've never gone through it. Your other post list all good texts, but not what I'd recommend if you've never taken physics before. I would start with H&R&K Physics, 4th/5th edition, volume 1 at a minimum before then going through K&K and Purcell after you've supplemented with some SR before hand.
  5. Mar 15, 2016 #4
    Thank you, I will check out HRK Physics.
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  7. Mar 15, 2016 #6
    That's perfect, I'll order that. Thank you
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