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Question on Formulas and how they came to be?

  1. Dec 13, 2009 #1
    The question I have is if anyone knows of any book, website or thread already in the physics forums that gives a detailed but stupidly simple explanation of physics formulae and also goes into how they came to be thought up and even derived while still explaining it in basic terms.

    A good example of this that I can think of is the explination of Newton's law of universal gravitation in the book https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Stephen-Hawking-Beginners-McEvoy/dp/1874166250".

    Im asking this because, at least for me personaly, I find it easier to to understand and remember a formula once I know the backgroung of it.

    Right I hope this makes sense.
     
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