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TSR Physicists, I have a quite simple question for those who are using this book. Is this book basically for high school or undergrad-level physics?

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I have downloaded a copy and from the contents, it's very much UK high-school A-level standard - years 12 and 13 (11 and 12 grade US).

The mathematics required is AS level.

It's not an undergrad course text although it could form part of Physics revision on some engineering courses at the very beginning of 1st year undergrad to get students up to speed.
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I have downloaded a copy and from the contents, it's very much UK high-school A-level standard - years 12 and 13 (11 and 12 grade US).

The mathematics required is AS level.

It's not an undergrad course text although it could form part of Physics revision on some engineering courses at the very beginning of 1st year undergrad to get students up to speed.
Any book recommendations for undergrad to advanced-level physics? (other than Halliday/Resnick) :charm: :charm: :charm:
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TSR Physicists, I have a quite simple question for those who are using this book. Is this book basically for high school or undergrad-level physics?

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Fundamentals of physics Halliday & Resnick by Jearl Walker is an undergraduate level physics text NOT for high school physics. It is suitable for 1st year undergraduate course in physics.
The book expects the reader to have knowledge of calculus including solving differential equations and vector.

Unless you are doing Pre-U physics, this book will not suit you. However, you can read the book to deepen your understanding of the physics contents that you encounter during your course of study.
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Any book recommendations for undergrad to advanced-level physics? (other than Halliday/Resnick) :charm: :charm: :charm:
I am a bit confused by your question. Do you mean books that are suitable for higher level than undergraduate level which is graduate-level or lower than undergraduate level which GCE A-level?
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I am a bit confused by your question. Do you mean books that are suitable for higher level than undergraduate level which is graduate-level or lower than undergraduate level which GCE A-level?
Undergrad level :charm:
anyway, thanks for your helpful response!
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Undergrad level :charm:
anyway, thanks for your helpful response!
There are many undergraduate physics texts depending on your "taste".

Traditional physics texts are:

Physics For Scientists and Engineers by Serway and Jewett.
https://www.amazon.com/Physics-Scien.../dp/1133947271

Physics For Scientists and Engineers by Tipler & Mosca
https://www.amazon.com/Physics-Scien...VHZ3FH84E2N7BY

University Physics with Modern Physics by Young and Freedman
https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-ed...321973610.html

The free physics textbooks are

Feynman Lectures on physics
http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu
(In my opinion, the best with the least conceptual errors)

Openstax physics
https://openstax.org/details/books/u...ysics-volume-1
https://openstax.org/details/books/u...ysics-volume-2
https://openstax.org/details/books/u...ysics-volume-3

Non-traditional introductory physics texts
https://www.amazon.com/Matter-Intera.../dp/B00UGE1KC2
Expects the reader to write VPython codes or use glowscripts.
This book is good in a lot of ways as it tends to cover a lot of stuffs that traditional text did not cover.
It introduces physics in a more unified manner. It is not an easy text to read at the first reading. And you need to be used to the notations introduced by the authors.

Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach by Knight
https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-ed...133942651.html
It is one of the more easy to read physics text. The writing of physics content is also more unified and coherent as compared to other traditional physics texts.

If you want slightly more advanced undergraduate physics text, let me know.
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Any book recommendations for undergrad to advanced-level physics? (other than Halliday/Resnick) :charm: :charm: :charm:
(Original post by Çharizard)
Undergrad level :charm:
anyway, thanks for your helpful response!
For advanced undergraduate physics level, there is no single book that can contain all the contents and it depends on the area of physics that you want to study.

For mechanics, you can look into the following books:

An introduction to Mechanics
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...GHERQ296RR52PR

Newtonian Mechanics by A.P. French
https://www.amazon.com/Newtonian-Mec...sap_bc?ie=UTF8

Special Relativity by A.P. French
https://www.amazon.com/Special-Relat...3KY2H3A3F96RGN

Introduction to Special Relativity by Resnick
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...8GCH37C9SEXK0Z

Spacetime Physics by Taylor
https://www.amazon.com/Edwin-F-Taylo...JMY75KJVGG2XPN

This is really a gem and I would say a must read book to understand special relativity.


For Waves

Vibrations and waves by A.P/ French
https://www.amazon.com/Vibrations-Wa...4MG3S7Y80SVMWA


For thermodynamics or statistical mechanics

An introduction to Thermal Physics by Schroeder
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...8H1JEK8W83VBN3

Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics by Reif
https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-.../dp/1577666127
A classic book to read.


For Electricity & Magnetism

Electricity and Magnetism by Purcell and Morion
https://www.amazon.com/Electricity-M...1BB5SA231077KM

Introduction to Electrodynamics by Griffiths
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...5YPNJAJDJ3GS75
Typical advanced electromagnetism undergraduate text.

Electromagnetics with Applications by Kraus and Fleisch
https://www.amazon.com/Electromagnet.../dp/0072899697
If you can read this with the Introduction to electrodynamics by Griffiths, you would have a solid understanding of electromagnetics in terms of applications and theory.


For Quantum mechanics, I would only introduce only some introductory books.

Introduction to Quantum Physics by A.P. French
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...sap_bc?ie=UTF8

Introductory Quantum Mechanics by Liboff
https://www.amazon.com/Introductory-.../dp/0805387145
A simple but thick book to read for Quantum Mechanics. It does cover advanced quantum mechanics stuff.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Griffiths
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...0Q2P956WRSQNDJ


For Relativity

Introducing Einstein's Relativity by D'Inverno
https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-E.../dp/0198596863

A First Course in General Relativity by Schutz
https://www.amazon.com/First-Course-...ZMNS2V235Q1YES


Particle Physics

Introduction to Elementary Particles by Griffiths
https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...PVY50SPFN072EZ

I think this is more than enough. Because after learning the fundamental of elementary particles, you will have to decide which area of high energy physics that you want to study. They are usually the graduate level physics course.



If you want a book that have covered almost all the physics not in layman fashion, you can have a look at the book known as "The road to reality" by Roger Penrose, not an easy book to read.
https://www.amazon.com/Road-Reality-.../dp/0679776311
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This is just wow. Thanks a lot m8!
I do really appreciate it.
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This is just wow. Thanks a lot m8!
I do really appreciate it.
No problem. There are still a number of areas of physics that I have covered. So don't take it to be comprehensive.
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Any book recommendations for undergrad to advanced-level physics? (other than Halliday/Resnick) :charm: :charm: :charm:
Young and Freedman is a brilliant transition book from a level to university - it's the primary first term text book at York. Also 'The Feynman Lectures Part I' is always a good reference text to have.
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