4 years, 4 months ago
well, there have been a lot of suggestions here. Let me weigh in.
The openstax text referenced below is not bad for a free book. It's not great, but it's okay.
Halliday and Resnick, Young, Serway, Bauer, etc. are all standard high school/entry level college text books that are pretty good. However, they require a bit of calculus, which is problematic. After all, you don't necessarily want to have to learn calculus while you are learning physics. The Conceptual Physics style books are often not geared to a person who wants to do physics but is just young, but rather people who have to take physics to fulfill a requirement for what they really want to do.
For a young person who is starting out and interested in physics I'd recommend a high school level text or a college text that is specifically geared toward an algebra based approach. One that comes to mind for a bright young person is Knight's College Physics. It's written to avoid calculus so may be more approachable. Plus, it's really wordy and explains things in multiple ways. if you're really bright this can get frustrating - but to me it's safer to get a book that is too wordy than one that does not explain enough.
Feynman's lecture are wonderful, I still have on my shelf the commemorative edition my parents bought me when I was 15, dog-eared and beaten up as they are. However, I would not recommend learning from scratch from them. Rather, read a more standard text, get familiar with the concepts, then read the lectures to see how a physicist really thinks about these concepts.
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Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday is the ultimate book.
If you want to learn Physics at a level which will prepare you for the International Physics Olympiad, I recommend reading Introduction to Electrodynamics by David Griffiths. Be warned though : it is an incredibly tough book.
I know this may not be entirely relevant on this thread, but what would be a good Olympiad mechanics book?
Morin's Introduction to Classical Mechanics is very good. MIT OCW for some classes (I think it was 8.01 and 8.03? I can't remember) were also really good.
8.01 is mechanics. 8.03 is Optics, Vibrations, and Waves.
In between is 8.02, Electricity and Magnetism, which is also available at OCW.
You can go with Kleppner too for Mechanics!
ya .......Please inform for me too........... I am in level 3 but theres no 100% chance that I get 3 correct out of 4..
if there is a Question from Electricity (abt charges) ...I cant answer that Question for sure
can the physics challenge master here suggest some free ebooks or books
plz tell about free books or ebooks i need a lot help to solve problem
This one's a free Physics textbook: OpenStax College Physics
Try Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by John W. Jewett Jr. and Raymond A. Serway. If the math is too hard, try conceptual physics to get the basics done. Conceptual Physics has really clear explanations :)
Concepts of Physics by H.C.verma
Yes, u r right, goutam N, but still H.C. verma's concepts of physics is mostly available in India, or just some neighbouring countries, not in USA.
in my opinion "university physics by young and freedman" is the best book ever. because there is so much illustration and less calculus
How is less calculus good?? Physics without calculus is like a book without words.
Obviously, calculus is the tool of physics. I cannot imagine solving most of mechanics and some of magnetics without the aid of calculus. In my opinion, Concepts of Physics by H.C.Verma is a perfect starter. Once you understand the theme of the chapter you can move on to Problems in General Physics by I.E.Irodov( A superb collection of thought provoking problems, much like those on this site).
ya calculus is the best tool ...i have just started and learned to use it.. for physics in std 11 and it is very good for understanding things
In this era of internet, books are not so needed, according to me. You can search the very topics on the net, and explore! :)
pray to God Jesus Christ bro, he die for us as Son of God! and you must preparing urself with balancing combined your intelectuallity and with your body with healthy life. mathemathic is simple for me. lol.
level 1 in everything, only a few questions answered... gosh, wouldn't expect an internet preacher in here of all places.
5 months ago
I don't really understand either ... But if you are looking for a start in Physics, the Feynman lectures in Physics are one of my favourite resources, you may wish to check them out. Any decent sized bookstore will have them along with amazon.com