How outdated is "Theoretical Physics" by Georg Joos?
I know the quantum mechanics and the nuclear physics sections are obsolete. But what about the statistical physics and the electromagnetism in matter? They look old, but are they obsolete?
@vanhees71 - Yes, I think I mean phenomenological thermodynamics. When I said regular thermodynamics I meant the one engineers usually learn. (Calorimetry; laws of thermodynamics; state equation of ideal gases; isocoric, adiabatic, and isobaric processes; heat engines and refrigerators; etc.)...
Are these two books complementary, or do they have too much in common?
My problem is that I still don't quite understand the difference between university courses in...
The biographical articles on the AMS
or the following mathematical biography
I believe it is due to poor revision of the translations. One review on amazon mentions that, occasionally, the sentences are a bit strange on that volume because they were translated. But the real problem seems to be the typos in the formulas. The volumes that have new editions do not have as...
The #1 complaint about the Greiner series are the typos. It's a shame how it undermines the potential of this series which is, otherwise, highly acclaimed. Do you know where errata for any of these volumes can be found? Or perhaps those who have read some of the books could share their own...
If I were to complement Messiah with these two books, would it compensate the missing entanglement parts from Messiah?
"Foundations of Quantum Mechanics", by Norsen
"The Physics of Quantum Information", by Bouwmeester, Ekert, and...
I found a bible of analytical mechanics. Apparently THE bible.
"Analytical Mechanics: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Dynamics of Constrained Systems; For Engineers, Physicists, and Mathematicians"
by John G. Papastavridis
The book looks excellent. For now I am just a tourist in physics and that book seems just about perfect for my own purposes.
Another great book, which corresponds roughly to the first 3 years of undergraduate physics, is "Physics - A Student Companion", by Lowry Kirkby...
I'd like to ask what are the differences between Particle Physics, Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model. I see these names of physics courses but I want to confirm if I understand the difference.
My understanding is that when students learn particle physics in their undergraduate...
Thanks. I read the reviews but I was looking for additional information here. I've ordered the book recently because I found a decent price. When the times comes I will read it and work with the "Problem Book in Relativity and Gravitation". These two combined should make for a solid education in...
You don't have to give up on Artin's book. On the contrary! I thought you had learned more advanced linear algebra in college, instead of the material necessary to understand multivariable calculus. This book will introduce you to the kind of linear algebra that is used in the formalism of...
The book is a standard reference in abstract algebra, and Michael Artin was a professor at MIT, so it's not a bad quality book.
If you read the first half of the book, up to group representations, you can learn the standard material of groups theory, review/learn linear algebra, understand...
The book "General Relativity, Astrophysics, and Cosmology", by Raychaudhuri, et al., looks like a good compact exposition of GR, astrophysics and cosmology, which is exactly the kind of book I'm looking for. What do you think of this book?
Thank you in advance.
Are Weinberg's "Lectures on Quantum Mechanics" a bridge to his QFT books? I read that his QFT volumes are excellent books, but not for the beginner. So, if I want to begin QFT, can I choose his "Lectures on Quantum Mechanics" for a graduate level QM book, and make the...
One possibility is this Dover gem, "Advanced Calculus: An Introduction to Classical Analysis", by Louis Brand. It's concise and rigorous. It's also very cheap given the content.
Another is the classic "Calculus", by Tom Apostol. Specifically, volume 2. It is less concise than the previous book...
I must add that "at the same time" is not a good idea. DG of curves and surfaces works in R^3. DG of manifolds works on topological spaces that, locally, look like R^n. The mathematical techniques to deal with each situation are significantly different. And I think it's much better to learn DG...
"Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces", by Manfredo do Carmo, is great as an introduction to DG because DG should start with the study of curves and surfaces in 3D before going into the geometry of n-dimensional differential manifolds.
If you want to go further then you can use two...