# ultimate physics books

my physics is very weak. I need some ultimate physics book which contain sufficient explanatory theory of very good concepts and also contains ultimate problems. please help me.

Note by Shreyansh Chhajer
5 years, 4 months ago

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1. University Physics by Freedman and Young ( Amazing Book)
2. Concepts in Physics by H.C Verma (Two volumes. Do only problems. Do not read the text)
3. Schaum’s 3000 Solved problems is Physics by Alvin Halpern (The best thing about the book is that the problems are in graded manner)
4. Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov (Problems are little tough but it helps developing analytical skills)
Video Lectures (MIT freshman physics classes) by Walter Lewin (They are amazing):

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-01Physics-IFall1999/VideoLectures/ http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-02Electricity-and-MagnetismSpring2002/CourseHome/

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Better than Walter Lewin is Professor Shankar of Yale university...He teaches slow but he would explain every detail.........I would prefer him over Lewin...though both are amazing.........

- 5 years, 4 months ago

No way

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Hell yeah!!! Irodov is the best!! I strongly recommend that book.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

How can I get the good books, Vishwajeet?

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I guess Book No. 1, 3, 4 are available globally, you may not find book no. 2 in Indonesia. You can buy the other three from Amazon.com or some near by book shop.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

thanks for your info. Vishwajeet, maybe do you have a link for a book number 2? I also lack in physics and need more practice to master it. Maybe you can send to my email if you have it: leonardochandra@hotmail.com. But, if you don't have it, it's okay. :)

- 5 years, 4 months ago

No brother, the book is written by an Indian author so it is hard to find a PDF of the book. But if you read and practice the other three you can easily master Freshman Physics.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Okay, I feel unlucky. If only I were Indian, maybe I can read this books. :( But, maybe you have a good books for freshman physics for free? You can share it via my email. Thanks. Someday, I'll inform you when I've enough skill by reading your shared books. :)

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I enjoyed this: The Feynman Lectures on Physics

- 5 years, 4 months ago

This might be relevant to you. 'edx.org' has introduced Classical Mechanics course just few days ago. You might find it interesting. Take a look.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Serway and Jewett's Physics for Scientists and Engineers knows all.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I also loved Sears and Zemensky.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I really think the best is Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett. It basically talks about every single thing their is in physics. Every major aspect of Mechanics, Waves/Oscillations, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetics, Optics and Modern Physics. They assume you know nothing so they will teach you everything from the basics so ur concepts will be excellent. They supply all the relevant formulas and worked examples. There is also a math appendix in the back which may help you. I really recommend you get it

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Halliday,resnick,walker or halliday,resnick,krane will be useful ...! also try H.C.Verma

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I think it's easier if you begin with conceptual physics rather than calculus based physics such as the Halliday Resnick. Johnson and Cutnell Physics is good with conceptual physics although I myself haven't studied physics enough to be able to give you advice on material. This site http://www.lightandmatter.com/ also has some good overview on physics as well.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Irodov and krotov

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Giancoli Physics 6th edition. This book seriously well help you understand so many physical concepts.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Berkeley Physics Course Volumes 1 - 5

Not the average physics compendium as the Resnick series, or Serway, or Schaumms. This will teach you college physics, but will not take you by the hand. Nonetheless, they're sufficient to burn through most courses.

trust me, I'm a physicist :p

The Feynman Lectures are awesome and entertaining, but contains NO problems. XD

- 5 years, 4 months ago

H.C VERMA is the best and you could use S.Chand for rekindling interest in physics

- 5 years, 4 months ago

you should take Pradeep publication's books.(divided into 2 parts)

- 5 years, 4 months ago