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Best physics basics ebook with problems?

Hi,

Im looking for ebooks/pdfs about phyics basics that are set up more like traditional student books with theory and problems to solve to practice the theory.

Thanks in advance.

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2023/06/26
19:26 UTC

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Help for problems from - Introduction to Classical Mechanics by David Morin -

I'm currently reading Introduction to Classical Mechanics - David Morin and I'm finding that I can't do most of the problems, but I understand the text. I'm wondering if there is a book that will solidify my knowledge of mechanics so I am able to do those types of problems.

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2023/06/18
05:38 UTC

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Tensor Calculus for Physics: a concise guide by Dwight E. Neuenschwander

I've been looking for this textbook, does anyone have it?

3 Comments
2023/05/28
15:48 UTC

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"Calculus: Early Transcendentals" by James Stewart

thoughts about this book?

Thinking about self learn from it for my upcoming physics bachleor

3 Comments
2023/05/11
15:29 UTC

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Request: Nouredine Zettili Quantum Mechanics 3rd edition

Does anyone have the PDF of this book? I'm looking for the 3rd edition

7 Comments
2023/04/11
00:14 UTC

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Which book to use, Griffiths or Purcell & Morin ?

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2023/03/06
06:23 UTC

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Looking for Suggestions Similar to "Perfect Symmetry" by Heinz R Pagels (bachelor level)

Hey all, I completed a bachelor in "engineering physics" which is basically like any engineering program but with the core courses being quantum I and II, math courses like Fourier transforms, and E & M courses.

Although i struggled through my degree i still loved what i was learning want want to absorb more of the same content.

I'm not looking for textbooks to practice problems but more so books similar to the one i listed in my title. I also read a brief history of time which was similar to that as well.

Are there any recommended books from that ballpark?

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2022/11/08
17:24 UTC

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(Simple) Books on Fusion Energy and Nanotech

For someone who may have studied Fusion energy and Nanotech, is there a book you recommend I could read to completely understand these concepts?

I am looking for something with limited mathematics; it would, for instance, have all the conclusions of proofs and experiments and applications of the technologies in the real world.

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2022/10/28
01:49 UTC

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Rigorous Physics Textbooks at a Beginner Level

I'm looking for a physics textbook to self-study over the summer holidays. I'm in year 8, but all the physics books I can find at my level are obvious approximations, use little to no math (I'm around 1 or 2 years ahead in math), and don't go into any depth about anything.

Are there any good textbooks that are both rigorous, and appropriate for my age?

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2022/10/12
02:49 UTC

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Are there any books like "The Art of problem solving" series, but for physics instead of maths? From basics and up.

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2022/09/26
22:05 UTC

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How to tackle problems where various forces act at a point

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2022/09/11
11:21 UTC

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I understood Kirchhoff's law but find it difficult to apply. Is there any way it can become easier?

Kirchhoff’s law is very easy to use but you need to remember the following two rules and also do some practice problems. Basically you need to know what is the potential gain or loss across each element when you move in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction. (I assume you know what Kirchhoff’s law is and you wish to understand how to apply it. Kirchhoff’s law states that if you start at any point in a circuit and come back to the same point and on the way you add all the gains or losses in potential, this net gain/ loss should be zero).

So now the question is what sign should you assign to the voltage gain/loss as you move in the circuit

  1. Resistance Rule: It says that if you are moving through a resistance in the direction of the current, the change in potential is –iR. However if you are moving in the opposite direction it will be +iR

In the diagram below - Current and your direction of movement is the same: There will be a drop in potential so take a negative sign (-IR)

In the diagram below- Current and your direction of movement are opposite: There will be a gain in potential so take a positive sign (+IR)

Remember, current always moves from a place of high potential to a place of low potential. This is the basis of above Resistance Rule. See Diagram below

2. EMF Rule: If you are moving from the negative terminal of a battery to the positive, the change in potential is positive. And this actually is quite obvious since moving from negative to positive means a gain or a positive sign. But, If you are moving from positive to negative terminal of the battery, the potential will drop and therefore we take a minus e

In the diagram below- if you are moving from negative to positive terminal, there is a gain of potential so take +e. Pink arrow is the direction of emf and green is the direction in which you are moving

In the diagram below - if you are moving from positive to negative terminal, there is a loss of potential so take -e

If you remember the above 2 rules, once you do some practice questions, you will be able to answer most questions. In case you need more clarity, you can watch this video in the link below from The Science Cube

How to use Kirchhoff's loop rule to solve problems: https://youtu.be/7ye3Mfbz6R8

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2022/09/07
04:32 UTC

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The Beautiful Mathematics and Physics of Clocks. How Clocks Work?

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2022/09/04
07:42 UTC

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[HELP] does anyone have a PDF of (physics for scientists and engineers 9th edition)

I need a PDF of physics for scientists and engineers 9th edition student edition and I can not find it anywhere. Can anyone please post a pdf. That would really help me out.

Thanks in advance

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2022/08/26
15:09 UTC

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Physics by halliday resnick and krane 5th edition volume 1 pdf

Title

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2021/08/05
00:48 UTC

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geometry, physics and systems

hello the book by Robert Hermann titled " geometry,physics and systems " published in 1973 seems nowhere to be found, and i am in need of some information. so if anyone has the book and is willing to share pdf scans or send links or share pages it would be highly appreciated. i hate having information lost. so if anyone can send me any pdfs or scans or resources regarding the book i would highly appreciate it. the book is out of print, very few libraries have it, and you cannot buy it anywhere. any help is highly appreciated. any pdf scans is highly appreciated. thank you

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2021/07/27
07:31 UTC

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Who has this book in PDF? ("Electromagnetic fields, energy, and waves" by Leonard M Magid ).

2 Comments
2021/06/10
20:13 UTC

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Kirchhoff's Current Law - An easier way to understand

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2021/06/05
07:21 UTC

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How to find the Potential difference between two points?

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2021/05/28
03:55 UTC

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(REQUEST) Mechanics of Materials, 4th edition, Craig, Taleff, John Wiley & Sons, 2020

Does anyone have this book?

11 Comments
2021/05/14
18:19 UTC

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