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See also: "How to become a GOOD Theoretical Physicist" by Gerad t'Hooft (a Nobel Prize winner): http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gadda001/goodtheorist/index....

Though, as a person who is teaching physics from time to time (http://p.migdal.pl/2016/08/15/quantum-mechanics-for-high-sch...), my approach is start small. Otherwise it would be discouraging to have dozens of book you need to learn "anything". It masks that the pleasure is in the journey.

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