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I'm looking for good books on Tensors.
I have "Introduction to Tensor Analysis and the Calculus of Moving Surfaces" from Pavel Grinfeld.
But i look for others.
[Mentor Note: Thread moved from the Relativity forum]
I've just stumbled across a set of books I might want to read. Benjamin Wallace's 'Duck & Cover Adventures' (described as "Monty Python meets Mad Max").
I would have liked to buy them through my Kobo account but he only sells them direct from his website...
Hello! this is my first post ever in physicsforums so pardon me for any errors. Also I'm very grateful for the existence of forums like this.
This is just a thread considering about what can be a proper initial introductory exposure to any academic discipline in the realm of science and...
TL;DR Summary: Pretty much confused about an advanced elasticity book.Resource recommendation is asked.
My last semester in freshman year of bs physics included a chapter on elasticity,it was not at the advanced level and by advanced level i mean atleast the tensor stuff.Well,I want to read...
I am not going to watch youtube anymore because of advertisements and it was never worth it anyways to pay for. I'm not going to pay for either a college fail student trying to earn some sidecash in India or some genuis professor who simply doesn't care if the students learn from him. Youtube is...
Hi, PF
Currently I am trying to re-learning high school mathematics (because my high math school is bad) for university physics Olympiad in my country, the topic to be tested is.
1. Mechanics
2. Electromagnetism
3. Thermodynamics
4. Statistical Physics
5. Quantum Mechanics
6. Modern...
With all the recent debates about CDM vs MOND etc, I decided I need some more background on astrophysics and phenomenology. I have the physics background, I prefer concise books even if they are harder.
I was considering something like this for phenomenology...
So my neighbor is interested in electricity and magnetism. Well he's actually been watching youtube videos and thinks he can make some kind of free energy device. But anyways I thought it could be fun to do some real projects with him like playing with magnets, making a diy DC generator, and...
TL;DR Summary: Good books to learn electronic devices and circuits AND digital electronics for competitive exams
Here are my choices(in no particular order). You can recommend something out of this as well.
1) Electronic Devices and Circuits by JB Gupta.
2) Electrronic Principles by albert...
I started this thread since there doesn't seem to be one about books on various topics meant for the inquisitive but non-expert person. These books might fill small niches in one's knowledge of our world. Sometimes we find a book that is just a lot of fun.
I just finished "A Short History of...
A conversation on "great one liners from pf members" prompted me to start this thread.
How were you introduced to the books?
What impact did the books have on you? what age?
What is special about them?
How do they stand against other works of 20thC literature?
and....what did you think of the...
TL;DR Summary: Here I am asking for some opinions and recommendations for mathematically rigorous books that should be taken as an interested physics student. I know the question is quite subjective but any insightful answer is appreciated.
I am willing to join undergraduate physics classes...
Hello :
I have a relative who created a book and a game based on that book, asking for him if any one here knows a good publishing company that can publish those products
the book is children's book
the game is based on the above book on android platform.
Best regards
hagop
I have some old Hawking and Thorne, et al books. I'm wondering if there are any good, new books written for lay people. I'm interested in light, energy, matter, time, entanglement, etc. I'm also curious about anything new from the Webb telescope. I prefer hard copies. Thanks for any leads.
Hello, Springer books are on sale this week so I wanted to buy some textbooks to support my studies and (eventual) future career.
I'm an undergrad (in europe) and my courses next year will be QM, GR and statistical mechanics, so I was looking for books about these topics, but any suggestion on...
Dear everyone,
I'm an HDR student in Condensed Matter Physics. I want to enhance my math ability with the aim is learning physics.
I found two books, they seem all fit my purpose.
1. Mathematical Physics 2nd by S.Hassani
2. Physical Mathematics 2nd by K.Cahill
I want to choose one of them to...
I was wondering if anyone knows of any technical pop-sci books about condensed matter physics and/or superconductivity that are at the technical level of something like the "A Very Short Introduction" series or the Feynman lectures. That is, something that goes sufficiently into depth into the...
Multivariable calculus is a branch of mathematics that extends the concepts of single-variable calculus to functions of multiple variables. In this subject, vectors and partial derivatives are introduced to represent and manipulate multi-dimensional data. The gradient of a function represents...
I am looking for more books like this one: https://archive.org/details/MethodOfCoordinateslittleMathematicsLibrary
Method of Coordinaes (Little Mathematics Library) by A. S. Smogorzhevsky
I am also interested in papers if you can suggest any. I am interested in texts, that explore the idea of...
I am looking for books that contain explanations (or to be able to answer) about something like this:
1) Exterior Angle Bisector Theorem
The external angle bisector of a triangle divides the opposite side externally in the ratio of the sides containing the angle. This condition occurs usually...
https://usborne.com/us/books/computer-and-coding-books
While the source code is ancient, it brings back memories of a simpler time when we were crazy for our personal computers.
This is part 2 of my thread Collection of Free Online Math Books and Lecture Notes
Here, we will consider physics and mathematical methods for physics resources.
Now, this is a work in progress. Please feel free comment regarding items you want to be included, or if a link is broken etc.
Note...
Greetings to all.
I'm looking for the best textbook for introductory physics that has clear explanations and is problem-oriented. I'd also appreciate any recommendations for textbooks for the AP Physics 1 exam.
I recently viewed some online free lecture series on Special theory of Relativity.
I think I have an understanding of the basics so far, but would like some books for problems on special relativity. (Preferably solutions or at least answer keys included).
It would be a great help if they...
Suppose n book stack on each other. Since each book have the same weigh then the last book exert a force N=nmg on the surface so it has the biggest static friction. But if we treat the whole tower of books as one particle it also has N=nmg. This mean if we exert enough force in the last book...
TL;DR Summary: Looking for books similar to "The Wonder Book of Geometry" by David Acheson
I loved David Acheson's "The Wonder Book of Geometry". Can you recommend other books like that?
Semi-rant incoming:
In both of the two science-fiction novels I’ve touched most recently (“Braking Day” by Adam Oyebanji and “The Forever Watch” by David Ramirez), all the characters having a bunch of implants was simply the default. Now I came across a story named K3+ (by Erasmo Acosta) that...
School starts soon, and I know students are looking to get their textbooks at bargain prices 🤑
Inspired by this thread I thought that I could share some of my findings of 100% legally free textbooks and lecture notes in mathematics and mathematical physics (mostly focused on geometry) (some of...
Additional/Optional Subject: Space and Defence technology.
Began a week ago, they taught a whole week, for 2.5 hours per day on space technology: Orbiter, Rover, Ramjet, Scramjet, Air-breathing engine, Reusable Launching Vehicle and et cetra ... et cetra... Thought, I, could absorb and...
I'm not sure if this is the right sub-forum for this question but I've been reading online about solving differential equations with analog circuits for a while now and I wanted to get started by making my own circuits. So far I've found some DIY articles and cursory guides but I'd rather get...
Hi, I have an interview for masters degree program in 2 weeks and they asked to study two subjects thoroughly, first being Hydrogen atom and second being Kepler's laws. anyone recommends one book about each subject with advanced level questions that would help me understand the subjects to a...
Summary:: Books about Kähler manifolds, Ricci flatness and similar things
Hi,
I have an MSc degree in electronics, and I worked with IT. I was always interested in theoretical physics and did extra studies of this in my youth. Now as a pensioner I do private studies for fun. I have studied...
Quite a few options on Amazon but I wanted to ask around before I bought anything. Bonus points for anything using modern FEA packages.
Thanks so much in advance
Joe
Summary:: What kind of geometry/Math do I need to understand to read this book?
Hey people!
I would like to know what kind of geometry and/or math would I need to understand this book. I skimmed through it( The translated version by Florian Cajori) and seen that it gets technical with shapes.
I want to review early mathematics to cover the gaps in my knowledge, yet I'm struggling with where to start, or more precisely, how?
Should I just go into Lang's book and start developing a sense for proofs and mathematical rigour while also understanding the topics that I missed in school? Or...
There's a number of "small" (in size) paperbacks which I've quite enjoyed reading, e.g. Schroedinger's <100 page statistical thermodynamics lectures, J.W. Leech's classical mechanics text, etc.
Books of this sort are very portable and easy to dip into whenever you get a free 15 minutes or so...
Trolling for more reading material, my list:
Alastair Reynolds: Pushing Ice, House of Suns
Neal Stephenson: Seveneves
Peter Hamilton: Commonwealth Saga
Cixin Liu: Three Body Problem
Without trying to sound too wistful, back in school there was a good selection of miscellaneous problem books like Professor Povey's perplexing problems, 200 Puzzling physics problems, Irodov, Jaan Kalda and all the olympiad stuff, etc. Do there exist equivalents of these puzzle books aimed at a...
Springer has a 50% currently till the end of December. I know plenty of good math textbooks from Springer, but what are some good physics books? Particularly at the undergraduate level.
The link is here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KSB7TNC/?tag=pfamazon01-20 The Creator : AI and doomsday virus
One of the best sci-fi I have read recently.
I am teaching myself math and wondering if any of you have recommendations on trigonometry books for beginners and self study. Any help is appreciated!
Perhaps psychology is not exactly a "science" in a STEM sense, but understanding human irrationality is these days important more than ever before. To beat the pandemic or the climate changes, we have to cope not only with medical and environment issues, but also with human irrationality. Some...
Nearly two decades after I graduated with an engineering degree, I'm currently studying for a master's with a particular emphasis on conceptual/theoretical statistical physics. Based on my interests and stylistic preferences, I'm using the following books to build my understanding of physical...
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A bookstore buys 15 copies of a book at a price of 20 euros each and offers them on sale for 30 euros each. The contract provides that the bookstore after a year can return the unsold copies of the book and receive 18 euros each.
Let the number of sold copies of this book in a...