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Website for self-learning purpose needed

  1. Feb 7, 2005 #1
    Your guys physic knowledge is so awesome! I am a secondary student, and I wish to learn more about physic. Can anyone suggest a website to me?
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  3. Feb 7, 2005 #2


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    If you actually would want to learn physics in-depth, there really is no alternative from using textbooks.
  4. Feb 7, 2005 #3
    Could you suggest any textbooks then?

  5. Feb 7, 2005 #4
    I highly recommend http://ocw.mit.edu" [Broken]. I believe there are video lectures of MIT's equivalents of Physics 101 and 102, plus there are a lot other useful resources. Check it out!
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  6. Feb 7, 2005 #5
    Hi scilover89,

    I found this website interesting: http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/index.pl [Broken]
    It has some java-applets.

    Also it may be interesting, how application of physics looks like in our daily life:

    As for books: Don't buy them immediately! If possible, first have a look at them in the library. Books are very expensive :frown:
    Have a look at Tipler, Halliday Resnick.

    If you start studying physics, this article gives you some tips:
    http://www.physicstoday.org/vol-57/iss-7/p56.html [Broken]
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  7. Feb 7, 2005 #6
    Giacoli is a good introductory physics textbook author, and his problem sets have a good range of difficulty.
  8. Feb 7, 2005 #7
    ahhhh a secondary student eh? Just like me, I've just graduated though. But if you want to understand at least stuff in physics, calculus is a must ! the 530 section in the library is a good place to start, especially with popular physics books which are non-mathematical. once you've read and understand a fair bit about the content, its good to go on to something more mathematical.

    Then, you can always pursue a field in physics of your interest, preferbly with an introductory text using calc. I won't particularly recommend doing a bulk of your self-study online, only for verifying things and asking questions imo.
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