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Great intro to physics,
This review is from: One, Two, Three...Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)
Seems that this book inspired many young people (of the not so young past) to find out more about science or become scientists and I can see why, it's well written, well organised and very informative.
Science books get old fast, yet I read this sixty years after its first publication and I find it better than other more modern books in similar topics.
The style may be a bit dated, and some theories have been proven wrong (i.e. the shape of the universe) but topics on relativity, quantum physics, non-euclidean geometry, apparatuses and major physics experiments are explained in a simple manner yet without insulting the intelligence of the reader.
The basic mathematics/calculus/statistics/geometry in the book always tie with issues in physics and how the universe works. Some parts may need a bit of concentration and re-reading but no previous knowledge is assumed.