1. PF Contest - Win "Conquering the Physics GRE" book! Click Here to Enter
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Intro Physics What are some introduction level all around physics books?

  1. Mar 6, 2016 #1
    Hello! I really like physics but I've been reading pop science books up until now. I feel like it's time for real math based physics. I'm a first year ME student so I have calculus and phys 1&2 covered. I was planning on reading Feynman's yet I've heard it might aswell be supported by some other textbooks. Would appreciate any advice you can give. Thanks in advance.
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 6, 2016 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    If you want a book at the level of the Feynman Lectures but that's more practical as an introduction, the classic choices would be Kleppner and Kolenkow for mechanics and Purcell for E&M.

    If you want something that's easier than the Feynman lectures, there are quite a few possibilities out there. There are some free possibilities catalogued here: http://www.theassayer.org/cgi-bin/asbrowsesubject.cgi?class=Q#freeclassQC
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted

Similar Threads - introduction level around Date
Introduction to Conformal Field Jun 24, 2017
Prob/Stats Textbook of "introduction to mathematical thinking" Apr 29, 2017
Quantum Introduction to scattering Dec 30, 2016
Topology Introduction to Topological Manifolds by John Lee (prereqs) Dec 25, 2016
Good Textbooks for Introduction to Degree-Level Physics Jun 21, 2012