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So someone wanna give me a guideline?

  1. Dec 7, 2014 #1
    I've been in to physics for years now but no matter how much a study, i find that i always lack basic knowledge that others seem to have. I was wondering could someone provide me (if possible) with a list of fundamental concepts every physicist should know? i imagine the list might be to long or infinite but any sort of footing would help. This is my first post so please excuse me if it is to general.
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  3. Dec 7, 2014 #2

    Doug Huffman

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    The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics (ISBN 0-465-02811-X) is a 2013 popular science book by Leonard Susskind and https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Hrabovsky&action=edit&redlink=1 [Broken]. The book is a mathematical introduction to various theoretical physics concepts, such as Lagrangian mechanics, principle of least action, Poisson brackets, and electromagnetism. It is the first book in a series called The Theoretical Minimum, the second of which is https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Quantum_Mechanics:_The_Theoretical_Minimum&action=edit&redlink=1 [Broken].

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  4. Dec 7, 2014 #3
    Thank you for the recommendation, I will definitely be checking it out!
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