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I am kind of studying physics on my own now. I choose University Physics (13th Edition) for myself,is it fine? I am also studying Calculus using Thomas' textbook.

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Feynman lectures is highly recommended. I cannot comment on the book that you link to. – Prathyush Nov 7 '12 at 8:06
@Prathyush University Physics (13th Edition) By Hugh D. Young and Roger A. Freedman – Ave Maleficum Nov 7 '12 at 15:15
If you are content with University Physics, then, Jewett' and Serway. "Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics" – centralcharge Jun 22 '13 at 10:33

It depends on your background.

For really starters, I'd suggest Paul Hewitt's book Conceptual Physics.

For A to B high school students, I'd say Resnick and Halliday's book is great.

For A+ high school students, I'd recommend Feynman's Lectures. These lectures serve as complement for the other books, but personally it's not for beginners


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I am no way a A+,but since almost everyone recommend Feynman,maybe I will read it after mastering textbooks. – Ave Maleficum Nov 7 '12 at 15:10
+1 for your last statement. – user29727 Jan 29 '14 at 17:19

You can study "Modern physics" by Arthur Beiser. It is a very good book for undergraduate students. And also you can study the Feynmann Lecture series.

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Resnick/Halliday/Walker is a great book for undergraduates for self learning

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