Decent Physics books?

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Offline InfraDead

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« on: 07/01/2008 16:37:48 »
Could you reccomend a book about physics, space in particular, that is suitable for a beginner? Because I'm interested in physics but don't know where to start.
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« Reply #1 on: 07/01/2008 16:45:59 »
what is your level of knowledge at the moment?

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« Reply #2 on: 07/01/2008 17:36:20 »
I'm just about to do a GCSE level science exam. So quite basic at the moment.
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« Reply #3 on: 07/01/2008 22:34:49 »
Anyone think "Motion Mountain" Would be good for starters? It is free and comprehensive.
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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« Reply #4 on: 07/01/2008 23:04:37 »
Yes - it's entertaining and not full of mistakes; ideal.
But read every page of your GCSE revision guide too!
« Last Edit: 07/01/2008 23:06:42 by sophiecentaur »

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« Reply #5 on: 08/01/2008 22:47:58 »
No great help for space-physics, but for physics and/or electronics you could do far worse than the textbooks by Tom Duncan. He has a very down-to-earth practical approach, which suited me well.
"It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists." - Schmidt-Nielsen "Memoirs of a curious scientist"

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« Reply #6 on: 09/01/2008 21:42:39 »
In many ways, the best Physics textbook to go for is the one which catches your eye in the book shop and which you feel that you could read.
There are so many available and, for GCSE and A level, none of them has many errors.

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« Reply #7 on: 10/01/2008 16:20:58 »
My GCSE science module is in 4 days, so I'm reading my revision guide a lot at the moment.
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