May I ask what is the best introductory physics book in the market? Usually Halliday is taught, but I am looking a book like your “Mathematical Methods” illuminating and extremely readable.

Bertrand,
I’m glad you have found my “Mathematical Methods” helpful. The books on mathematical methods are what you read after you have mastered the introductory physics books like Halliday, which BTW is my favorite. “Introductory” books at the level of “Mathematical Methods” are devoted to specialized topics like electromagnetism (I recommend Griffiths, out of which I have taught the subject) and classical and quantum mechanics. Unfortunately I am not familiar with the latest books on the latter two topics.

Dear Prof. Hassani,

May I ask what is the best introductory physics book in the market? Usually Halliday is taught, but I am looking a book like your “Mathematical Methods” illuminating and extremely readable.

Thanks for your attention,

Bertrand

Bertrand,

I’m glad you have found my “Mathematical Methods” helpful. The books on mathematical methods are what you read after you have mastered the introductory physics books like Halliday, which BTW is my favorite. “Introductory” books at the level of “Mathematical Methods” are devoted to specialized topics like electromagnetism (I recommend Griffiths, out of which I have taught the subject) and classical and quantum mechanics. Unfortunately I am not familiar with the latest books on the latter two topics.