Book mentions in this thread

  • Votes: 291

    The Physics Book

    by DK

  • Votes: 242

    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

    by Richard P. Feynman

  • Votes: 192

    The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set

    by Richard P. Feynman

  • Votes: 190

    The Character of Physical Law (The MIT Press)

    by Richard Feynman

  • Votes: 190

    Quantum Electrodynamics

    by Walter Greiner

  • Votes: 156

    Basic Physics

    by Karl F. Kuhn

  • Votes: 146

    Quantum Physics for Beginners

    by Carl J. Pratt

  • Votes: 142

    For the Love of Physics

    by Walter Lewin

    Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.
  • Votes: 129

    Lectures of Sidney Coleman on Quantum Field Theory

    by Yuan-Sen Ting

  • Votes: 129

    Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition

    by R. Shankar

  • Votes: 113

    Thinking Physics

    by Lewis Carroll Epstein

  • Votes: 109

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Physics

    by Sterling Education

  • Votes: 108

    University Physics with Modern Physics

    by Hugh Young

  • Votes: 102

    Fundamentals of Physics, Extended

    by David Halliday

  • Votes: 98

    An Introduction to Mechanics

    by Daniel Kleppner

  • Votes: 76

    Introduction to Classical Mechanics

    by David Morin

  • Votes: 15

    The Fabric of Reality

    by David Deutsch

  • Votes: 15

    The Order of Time

    by Carlo Rovelli

    'A dazzling book ... the new Stephen Hawking' Sunday Times The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time 'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come.' Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe. With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Time shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time -- and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves. Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre
  • Votes: 15

    The Beginning of Infinity

    by David Deutsch

    A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.
  • Votes: 10

    Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem

    by Dwight E. Neuenschwander

  • Votes: 9

    The Road to Reality

    by Roger Penrose

    Presents an overview of the physical laws of the universe, with an explanation of the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics, cosmology, the Big Bang, black holes, and string and M theory.
  • Votes: 6

    An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

    by Bradley W. Carroll

  • Votes: 6


    by Charles W. Misner

    First published in 1973, Gravitation is a landmark graduate-level textbook that presents Einsteinโ€™s general theory of relativity and offers a rigorous, full-year course on the physics of gravitation. Upon publication, Science called it โ€œa pedagogic masterpiece,โ€ and it has since become a classic, considered essential reading for every serious student and researcher in the field of relativity. This authoritative text has shaped the research of generations of physicists and astronomers, and the book continues to influence the way experts think about the subject. With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, this masterful and comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity; describes physical applications, from stars to black holes and gravitational waves; and portrays the fieldโ€™s frontiers. The book also offers a unique, alternating, two-track pathway through the subject. Material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1 and formulates an appropriate one-semester graduate-level course. The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw on for a two-semester course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites. This must-have reference for students and scholars of relativity includes a new preface by David Kaiser, reflecting on the history of the bookโ€™s publication and reception, and a new introduction by Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, discussing exciting developments in the field since the bookโ€™s original publication. The book teaches students to: Grasp the laws of physics in flat and curved spacetime Predict orders of magnitude Calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry Understand Einstein's geometric framework for physics Explore applications, including neutron stars, Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes, gravitational collapse, gravitational waves, cosmology, and so much more
  • Votes: 6

    Fundamentals of Statistical Reasoning in Education

    by Theodore Coladarci

  • Votes: 3

    Concepts of Physics (Part 2)

    by H. C. VERMA

  • Votes: 2


    by Yunus Cengel

  • Votes: 1

    Breakfast with Einstein

    by Chad Orzel

  • Votes: 1

    Concepts of Modern Physics (SIE)

    by Besier