In this post we will see the three volume Physics – A General Course by I. V. Savelyev.
I have done everything in my power to acquaint students with the basic ideas and methods of physics and to teach them how to think physically. This is why the book is not encyclopedic in its nature. It is mainly devoted to explaining the meaning of physical laws and showing how to apply them consciously. What I have tried to achieve is a deep knowledge of the fundamental principles of physics rather than a shallower acquaintance with a wide range of questions.
While using the book, try not to memorize the material formalistically and mechanically, but logically, i.e. memorize the material by thoroughly understanding it. I have tried to present physics not as a science for “cramming”, not as a certain volume of information to be memorized, but as a clever, logical, and attractive science.
Notwithstanding my desire to reduce the size, I considered it essential to include a number of mathematical sections in the course: on vectors, linear differential equations, the basic concepts of the theory of probability, etc. This was done to impart a “physical” tinge to the relevant concepts and relations. In addition, the mathematical “inclusions” make it possible to go on with the physics even if, as is often the case, the relevant material has not yet been covered in a mathematics course.
The present course is intended above all for higher technical schools with an extended syllabus in physics. The material has been arranged, however, so that the book can be used as a teaching aid for higher technical schools with an ordinary syllabus simply by omitting some section
The books were translated from the Russian by G. Leib and were first publised in 1980, this copy is the third reprint in 1989.
We have added new covers to the existing pdfs. All other credits to the original uploaders. Thanks to all the commentators who pointed to the libgen links.
These books are really helpful. Helps me in my high school studies.
Thanks a lot The Mitr!!!
Can you also upload the problem book, Questions and Problems in General Physics by Igor V. Savelyev, which accompanies these textbooks.
I couldn’t find a download link for this problem book on its webpage https://mirtitles.org/2011/06/07/problem-books-in-physics/savelyev-questions-and-problems-in-general-physics/
These textbooks don’t have any end-of-chapter problems, so the problem book is needed to make any progress with the textbooks. Will really appreciate if you can upload it and post that link or e-mail the book to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for the great work you are doing. Just looking at the covers of the books was a nostalgia trip for me. I may have, at my home in my hometown, few Mir books which aren’t uploaded here. Will send them over to you after I visit my hometown and if I find them. I vaguely remember I had an English Grammar book, a short story collection by Turgenev and possibly few others that aren’t uploaded here. I hope my father hasn’t given them away to my cousins & nieces/nephews, like he did with my Physics & Math book collection.
Is there anyone who have these books ( hard copies) and wants to sell
I have the book – questions and problems in general physics, by I V. Savelyev.
I would like to sell it. Anyone interested, mail me: email@example.com
A review published in ‘The Physics Teacher’ (1981), on these 3 volumes set (Physics A General Course – Savelyev):
General physics, Moscow style
The Physics Teacher 19, 348 (1981); https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2340803