Starting Again from Scratch

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I am a new member on these forums and my first post here concerns resources for reaccquainting myself with the wonderful world of physics. After an extended absence from this field, I am looking to re-immerse myself in all the subjects it has to offer, starting from the beginning. I am currently working at a Grade 11 Tertiary level and although much of what I study will be merely revision and/or irrelevant, I would like the opportunity to jump right in and ensure that I have re-covered all the basics and, later, the more intermediary and advanced concepts.

Would any of the other forum members have any suggestions as to the resources I could use to facilitate this progress? Here are the topics I am looking at studying, based on the curriculum provided by my high school:

Forces and Energy:
Forces and motion
Momentum
Newton's Laws
Conservation of momentum
Work, energy and power

Statics:
Equilibrium of forces
Moments
Centre of gravity
Friction

Rotational dynamics:
Uniform circular motion
Angular acceleration
Torque
Moment of inertia
Angular momentum

Gravitational fields:
Force and potential
Newton's Theory of gravitation
Satellite motion

Cheers,

Kristopher
 

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If you really wish to learn Physics the best place to start is in a Calculus text.
 
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That second link is unbelieveable.
 
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That second link is fabulous beyond anything I can express. I have been watching Walter Lewin lectures recently, even on topics I already know about. He is amazing!
 

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