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A list of MUST-READ titles for future physicists!

  1. May 19, 2012 #1
    Can anyone give me a short list of MUST-READ physics books? I mean books like for example Feynman's 'QED' and Hawking's 'A brief history of time'.
     
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  3. May 19, 2012 #2
    I recommend reading something like Scientific American or New Scientist on a regular basis. That gives you an overview of what is going on, helps you find out what interests you, and in what direction you should eventually specialize.

    Having such a goal is good for your motivation and will guide you through undergrad school.

    Also, if you are the experimental type then get you hands dirty and build stuff.
     
  4. May 19, 2012 #3

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    Hawking's Brief History... is a mustn't read!

    If you want to read a nice account of physics try "Conceptual Physics" of Hewitt.
     
  5. May 19, 2012 #4

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    The Feynman lectures of course.
     
  6. May 19, 2012 #5
    Landau, Lifgarbagez vol.1-10 :smile:
     
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