# I want to learn pure physics on my own. Can you suggest me order of books I should read?

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I'm only a beginner so I need a complete list that covers from basic to advance.

I have completed my 12th grade degree according to indian education system and have learned (not perfectly but completely) all of it.

I don't have any particular interest and so I'm looking to try out all the field and then decide.

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You can find out by reading the corresponding Wikipedia articles and following links to unknown subjects until you reach something that you can understand with some effort. Start there, and repeat the procedure after having understood this.

But this forum is not for beginners but for graduate+ level questions.

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This will really depend on how much of a beginner you are, e.g. whether you know calculus, vectors, basic algebra, etc.

Try looking here for book recommendations at every skill level: https://physics.stackexchange.com/a/12176

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I'd highly recommend Penrose's The Road to Reality

It covers basically all the information you'll need in building up a rudimentary understanding of the current state of Physics. Obviously supplementing this will be necessary, especially depending on your end goal, but I can't think of a better "all-encompassing" text. Note that you will need to do problems, and this book's one drawback is that it has none.

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