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    Recommened a good book?

    Hey guys, I know this is mostly a math forum but I'm thinking about getting into the basics of physics too while learning trig and was just wondering if there are any books which are recommended for people looking to get an insight into the world of physics.

    I don't really know what I'm interested in at the moment, I guess I just want to learn the basic laws that apply to most physics categories. I think ultimately I'l like to focus on electromagnetism or relativity. I know I'm a long way off this but no harm in learning to very basic concepts which apply to most if not all fields of physics.

    I don't tend to do well with books that are just pages and pages of text, I like to be able to pair the text with diagrams and equations.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Recommened a good book?

    I am sure there are thousands of good physics textbooks and I am completely unprepared to give a review of the better ones because this is not my field. Still, in high school, I enjoyed a Russian translation of the "Phenomenal Physics" by C. E. Swartz. I remember it being very accessible, engaging and comprehensive. It may be a little too easy for some students, but it's hard for me to judge after all this time. It may also be out of print, but the upside is that you can get a used copy for around $10.
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    Re: Recommened a good book?

    Any other ideas?
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