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    Good phenomenology book for a theorist

    If you find any good books on phenomenology, let us know. Maybe there are none, and you just have to read good review articles on each topic you're interested in. I liked Huang's stat. mech book. A lot of typos, but that single line proof that entropy was additive was awesome. I also heard...
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    Good phenomenology book for a theorist

    How about Cheng and Li: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0198519613/?tag=pfamazon01-20 Huang?: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9810206593/?tag=pfamazon01-20
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    This Physics Textbook is Garbage!

    Check out these videos: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-06-linear-algebra-spring-2010/video-lectures/ for linear algebra.
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    This Physics Textbook is Garbage!

    I don't have any recommendations, but the Serway book had some pretty pictures. The Feynman Lectures on physics is awesome. The only problem is that Feynman is a little bit too clever...I don't think it's fair to expect the student to solve mundane problems by such ingenuity when other...
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    An intro to differential forms

    Not sure if this has been posted but: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~sjamaar/classes/3210/notes.html is very easy. Of course, if it's that easy, then maybe it's too watered down?
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    Books on tensor analysis

    I suggest "Tensor analysis and continuum mechanics" by Wilhelm Flügge because it is very easy, and since you're an engineer, it will benefit you by teaching you continuum mechanics. It's a very thin and (relatively) old book so hopefully it's not expensive.
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    A rigorous calculus self-study

    Here are some online videos of math courses: http://www.uccs.edu/~math/vidarchive.html It requires free registration to view. There is one course called "real analysis" but is really a course in "measure theory". If you want to watch this video however, the first two lectures of the...
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    Best Textbook for Quantum Mechanics

    Re: Re: waaaaahh Well, I just checked out Shankar's book, because it was the only one that I could find at the library that was recommended by the people here. And glancing through it, it lookes pretty frightening. Feynman was a little easier on the mathematics. Well, for better or...
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    Best Textbook for Quantum Mechanics

    By reverse manner I'm assuming you don't mean introducing the Dirac notation first, because from what I've gathered from everyone here that's the proper way to do things. I like how he doesn't introduce the Schrodinger equation until chapter 16 and works with simpler 2-state systems before...
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    Best Textbook for Quantum Mechanics

    waaaaahh Am I the only one who likes the Feynman Lectures in Physics Vol 3 Quantum Mechanics? That's the only book I know. Is Griffith's or Sakurai's better?
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    Best Textbook for Quantum Mechanics

    Well I'm self-studying quantum mechanics with The Feynman Lectures in Physics, volume III. I think it's a good book, but it might be too easy for you if you're a physics student (I'm a mechanical engineering student so it's perfect for me), so then perhaps Landau's Nonrelativistic Quantum...
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