# Wanting to begin studying physics [duplicate]

I am a 16 year old student who will be learning Physics next year. Before I actually start Physics in school, however, I want to have a basic or intermediate understanding of the subject beforehand. This is because I'm really interested in this type of science and I want to to impress my science teacher. I'm hoping to be borrowing some books relating to Physics in the oncoming weeks to help me learn.

Are there any resources online, Physics books, or exercises you guys can recommend to me? Also, are there certain terms or parts of Physics that I should start off with? (eg: the study of relativity)

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## marked as duplicate by user36790, knzhou, user12029, Bosoneando, WolpertingerSep 6 '16 at 9:16

• Welcome to physics.stackexchange.com! The website is really meant for creating a curated database of questions and answers about physics. It isn't suited for questions which involve discussion or which only apply to the asker. Other websites are much more suited to this. Like this answer on Quora. My advice: Learn basic calculus and Hamiltonian/Lagrangian mechanics from Susskind and Hrabovsky, The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics. Best of luck! – user12029 Sep 6 '16 at 2:49
• @VoltairesWig, I'm teaching physics to high school juniors and seniors, and my best advice is to make REALLY sure that your algebra skills are solid. Concentrate on separating variables in physics equations (getting a specified variable by itself on one side of the equal sign), to the extent that you are comfortable doing so with a variety of different equation types. If you do that, you will definitely impress your teacher at the beginning of the year, and you will have a foundation that the teacher can build upon. – David White Sep 6 '16 at 2:54
• You don't mention what level physics you plan to be learning. College level? Then as mentioned: make sure your basic calculus skills are honed. – marathon Sep 6 '16 at 4:09
• @marathon, hello and thank you for advising me to get basic skills in calculus. I'm only in Year 10, so Year 11 next year is when I start Physics in school so hopefully that gives you insight that it's only Units 1 & 2 of Physics that I'll be learning; definitely not college leveled. – VoltairesWig Sep 6 '16 at 6:40
• @David White, hello and thank you for giving me advice. It's a little strange that you have the first name of my science teacher! – VoltairesWig Sep 6 '16 at 6:41