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High school to grad student textbooks on physics, astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. Note these are not recommendations.
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High school to grad student level textbooks on all topics of mathematics. Note these are not recommendations.
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Hello guys, I didn't see any recommendation for a good introductory textbook about mathematical proofs. (Did I...
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Can someone please recommend me a good textbook for Differential Equations that has lots of practice problems and less...
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I took an Electricity & Magnetism course at the university, now I am looking for a good book on Electrodynamics to...
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Good evening guys, next period I'm going to take Calculus II at the University, but turns out that in my university...
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Can anyone please recommend me a good textbook for Linear Algebra? I want a good textbook for Linear Algebra with lots...
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Hi I am currently trying to learn quantum physics using David J. Griffiths textbook. However, in chapter 4 and 5 he...
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Hi guys. Zangwill's book on advanced EM, http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Electrodynamics-Andrew-Zangwill/dp/0521896975,...
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I'm in the middle of Kolmogorov's little 70 page probability book and it's phenomenal so far, clearest I've ever read...
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Hi guys! I am looking for good lectures or books on special relativity and/or general relativity. Thanks in advance...
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Hi everyone, My english is bad, so please be patient. I need to learn thermodynamics at an undergraduate level....
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I am looking for USA textbooks regarding to math, biology, physics, chem for 9-12 class. please help me?
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