The Theoretical Minimum

What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

by Leonard Susskind, George Hrabovsky

Series: The Theoretical Minimum

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

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013

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, 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.
  • Basic Books; April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780465038923
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  • Title: The Theoretical Minimum
  • Series: The Theoretical Minimum
  • Author: Leonard Susskind; George Hrabovsky
  • Imprint: Basic Books

In The Press

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

About The Author

Leonard Susskind has been the Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics at Stanford University since 1978. He lives in Palo Alto, California.


George Hrabovsky is the president of Madison Area Science and Technology (MAST), a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific and technological research and education. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.