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Paperback Theoretical Physics Book

ISBN: 0486652270

ISBN13: 9780486652276

Theoretical Physics

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Among the finest, most comprehensive treatments of theoretical physics ever written, this classic volume comprises a superb introduction to the main branches of the discipline and offers solid... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Excellent deal

It's an excellent book, with the quality of all Dover books in physics. It's clear and concise, ideal for people who want to review or clarify some points in general physics.

comprehensive introduction, excellent for self-study

This is an excellent book, at least for people with a mathematical background. The book covers the classical topics thoroughly, and contains a large number of carefully worked out problems. The chapters on "atomic theory" are a little dated, but given how cheap the book is, even if you only work your way through the first 150 pages, it's a real bargain. Perhaps there are better books around now, but I learned physics out of this while a graduate student in mathematics in the mid 70's, and at the time it was the best introductory overview I could find. It isn't as slick as The Feynman Lectures, which I think make a better first course, but if you need to learn the classical stuff in more depth, this is an excellent book.

From the great tradition of German Lehrbucher

Georg Joos was an experimental physicist, yet wrote this outstanding compendium of classical theoretical physics, a model of clarity and simplicity, not to mention soundness. Perfect for learning something when the time is short! I recalled having learned AC circuits from it, using complex numbers, one day before the exams, and learned it thoroughly (and passed!). Freeman Dyson lists this book as the one from which he learned most of Theoretical Physics. What more could be said?

Excellent summary for undergraduate/graduate student

I am a Physicist, and in the event of preparing my general post-graduate exam I have not found a better summary for review my knowledge in Physics. From Vectors to Modern Physics, I found a great quantity of material and problems adequately inserted in text which can help every Physicist, no mater his (her) personal interest, to expand his (her) ideas. I recommend it widely. I used this book as sel-study and I am completely satisfied
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