• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products via PF Here!

Starting Again from Scratch

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
 

Integral

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,185
55
If you really wish to learn Physics the best place to start is in a Calculus text.
 
754
2
Last edited by a moderator:
19
0
That second link is unbelieveable.
 
113
1
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!
 

Related Threads for: Starting Again from Scratch

  • Posted
Replies
4
Views
907
  • Posted
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
5
Views
782
Replies
3
Views
6K
  • Posted
Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
5
Views
1K
Replies
0
Views
1K
  • Posted
Replies
6
Views
9K

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving
Top