- Each chapter is supported by an abundance of fully solved problems.
- Available in paper back.
- Derivations steps are shown (complete)
- Short on explaining important physical phenomena properly (e.g. Ehrenfest Theorem)
- The approaches to some topics are...
Ashcroft and Mermin is more basic, so it can be used to supplement Kittel's:
I actually liked the older versions of Kittel's more than the recent ones.
Zettili contains many solved problems and derivations are in general detailed, but it is short on explaining some/many important topics.
A book that I had the pleasure in reading was:
Its contains around 600 pages of chapters and a 200...
engineering physics = physics
It only gets different from the physics programme in the later semesters, and the courses vary from one university to another.
Also, it would be easier to recommend a book if you can specify the subject/course/topic.
It would be easier to get more recommendations if you ask for separate books.
As for the history part, it should suffice to read it up on the web.
Regarding the technical part, a quick search on Amazon.com turned up the following...
There are 16 reviews at amazon.com:
Edit: For design & analysis, you may also want to have a look at (its not intended for beginners, which I believe is the source of the negative reviews) :
Well, typically people don't start right away with Feynman's path integrals.
They will become important if you want study QFT, so they're typically tackled after finishing undergrad level QM courses.
You are also expected to have a working knowledge of classical mechanics before e.g. Lagrangian...
It would be easier to give book recommendations if you specify your background.
Chaikin & Lubensky is no beginners book. If you want to start on the topic, then I would suggest Aschroft & Mermin: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0030839939/?tag=pfamazon01-20
If you would like a simpler yet...
I would suggest the following by Konishi & Paffuti:
I really like the way K&P is written, also its content spans a wide range of topics (150 pages of appendices, 800pages total).
And it can be supplemented with Zettili's if...
I've used Shankar at some point in time, his style is nice, but frankly, I don't like it.
I would not advise using it as a first book on QM.
So if you're asking whether to use Shankar or Griffiths, I would suggest going for Griffiths, then move on to whatever other book you like.
One of my...
This book has a rich appendix of ~ 220pages, which covers a wide range of topics (e.g. classical mechanics, group theory, full quantization of EM field, CP violation......... ),, similar to Cohen's book supplements (I hate the...
Learning network programming should come at a later stage once you get hold of the basic networking protocols. The book I mentioned tackles only the basic networking & protocols, as network programming is a more specialized topic.
As for the book you mentioned, I can't judge it since I...
The only pre-reqs you need is interest (as long as you are not planning on tackling any hardware design), more or less anyone who is keen on computers should be able to read it.
BTW, for the bot that you mentioned, you would need knowledge of network programming too, for which...