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Jan2113, 10:46 AM

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Jan2313, 04:09 PM

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Thanks to everyone posting comments and book listings. We have a good base now!



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Jan2413, 05:17 AM

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The Science Textbook List is about to be complete its time to include New
1.PF Science Fiction Books Discussion. 2.PF Biography Discussion. (Some are 1.Never at Rest by Westfall. 2.The Man Who Changed the World. 3.The Man Who Knew Infinity 4.Genius by Gleick) 3.PF Historical Thesis Discussion. (Some are 1.The Principia : Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton. http://www.amazon.com/PrincipiaMath...%27s+principia 2.Optiks by Isaac Newton. 3.The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton (Edit by Whiteside) 4.A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James C Maxwell. 5.Relativity by Albert Einstein.) 


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Jan2413, 07:09 AM

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I just realized that the thread ordering of the Science Textbook Discussion will automatically show an ordering of the books.
The best known books that are either good or bad will elicit the most comments. It's a pity though that books that are less known, or books that are more specialized, will not be recognized easily. Perhaps it would be nice if we had a special thread that ranks the books on various criteria. Possible criteria I can think of are:



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Jan2413, 07:44 AM

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In new system if someone view Five Stared book on Amazon having good review then he ask it or create himself. In initial somewhere Gerg said that please give information about your school/college recommended book but not in any thread University Name (Surely the most famous) appears. I have also recommended some book to list but most of them are used by India's best Institution IITs and some Intro Books like Serway Physics which is recommended by College Board for AP Preparation. 


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Jan2813, 09:53 AM

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Great new forum! Already put it to good use and found myself a new textbook for additional reading!
One feature that could be useful is a way to sort/filter by subfield (for example, in Physics & Astronomy Textbooks  Classical, Relativity, etc.). 


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Jan2813, 10:00 AM

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#30
Jan2813, 10:01 AM

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Aha! Genius! :)
I read the first post, although it somehow skipped right by me. Thanks for replying (both Greg and SnowLeopard). You can delete my posts if you like (don't wish to clutter this thread). 


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Jan2813, 10:11 AM

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When I visit the Textbook forum firstly I also want to ask to filter! here I say that today. Make a Stickies as Undergraduate Physics, Mathematical Physics etc. one thing more all mathematical methods book are listed in Math Section prifixed Applied which is harder to find i.e., if someone wants mathematical methods books then he search it in physics not in maths!!



#32
Jan3113, 01:54 PM

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I have created a textbook list in the mathematics forum to make it easier to navigate through the books: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=4251630
Is this a good way to order all the books? What sections should I use for the other textbooks forums? 


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Jan3113, 02:08 PM

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Better to Rearrange as Levelwise then Topicwise as
Undergraduate__Algebra__Introduction to Linear Algebra by Lang,S. 


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