Physicist Susskind and hacker-scientist Hrabovsky offer the theoretical minimum of physics that readers need to study more advanced topics. Beginning with classical mechanics, the work ends with discussions of electromagnetic fields and chaos theory.
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.