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  1. Jun 6, 2005 #1
    hi everybody,

    I really want to learn your ideas about textbookson physics. which one is your favorite? of course I am not talking about popular books. I want you to say for example:

    classical mechanics-landau
    quantum mechanics-liboff

    but only one book on each subject. thanx
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    What level do you want to achieve...?Excellency?

    Daniel.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2005 #3

    mathwonk

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    2015 Award

    is he a prince?
     
  5. Jun 6, 2005 #4

    dextercioby

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    Ha,ha :grumpy:

    Daniel.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2005 #5

    dextercioby

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    He's a mathematician.Surprisingly,even mathematicians can be funny.Alright,name the domains in which you want textbook advice and the the amount of mathematics you're willing to swallow.

    Daniel.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2005 #6
    I just wanted to learn your favourites... and I dont care about the amount of math. but a good book shouldn't say "we leave the proof as an example...." or "....but the proof of this is beyond the scope of this book...".
     
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  8. Jun 7, 2005 #7
    You ask for a book on each subject?

    Do you know how many subjects there are!
     
  9. Jun 7, 2005 #8

    dextercioby

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    There's no self-contained book.All books have a bibliography,all textbooks have exercises.

    Landau & Lifschitz book on classical field theory and J.D.Jackson's "Classical Electrodynamics" (the 3rd edition) are the best.

    Daniel.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2005 #9
    sorry.. I should have been more clear.

    I am asking about undergrad and gradute level, and the books I ask are on subjects like: geometry and topology, quantum mechanics, particle physics, EMT, classical mechanics......I am not into low dimensional field theories yet...
     
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