A master teacher presents the ultimate introduction to classical mechanics for people who are serious about learning physics

"Beautifully clear explanations of famously 'difficult' things," — Wall Street Journal

If you ever regretted not taking physics in college — or simply want to know how to think like a physicist — this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction to classical mechanics, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, lucid, and concise, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

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"Beautifully clear explanations of famously 'difficult things.'"—John Gribbin, Wall Street Journal
"What a wonderful and unique resource. For anyone who is determined to learn physics for real, looking beyond conventional popularizations, this is the ideal place to start."—Sean Carroll, New York Times-bestselling author of Something Deeply Hidden
"A spectacular effort to make the real stuff of theoretical physics accessible to amateurs."—Tom Siegfried, Science News
"Very readable. Abstract concepts are well explained.... [The Theoretical Minimum] does provide a clear description of advanced classical physics concepts, and gives readers who want a challenge the opportunity to exercise their brain in new ways."—Lowry Kirkby, Physics World
"Readers ready to embrace their inner applied mathematics will enjoy this brisk, bare-bares introduction to classical mechanics."—Publishers Weekly
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The Theoretical Minimum