Clifford Swartz, Phenomenal Physics

12:08 am family

That was the book I learned the physics with, back in … well, long ago:). Quality Russian translation. Good hardcover edition. Big thanks to both the author and translators. But … it seems it is not available online (I looked for any English edition). Not published/updated since 80s. So the big question for me now is what would be equally good for my kids. Well written, easy for understanding (but not too easy – without cutting too many corners)… Swartz had a good sense of style, I think…

5 Responses

  1. Johan Says:

    I don’t really like these American 1000-page books that try to cover everything, but “University Physics” by Young and someone else isn’t too bad.

    – Johan (physicist)

  2. t Says:

    The book has not been published since 1981, but you can still buy it used on amazon.(com|co.uk), click on “used & new”… It does not matter that it’s so old, the advances in physics research in the past 25 years are important only for graduate students.

  3. Sergey Udaltsov Says:

    Johan: thanks, I’ll have a look
    t: Well, I might be snobbish – but I prefer brand new stuff:)

  4. Sergey Says:

    In Russian or in English? Если на русском, то безусловно Ландсберг.

  5. Sergey Udaltsov Says:

    Sergey: I’d prefer English. Well, that’s what my kid would prefer too:)