• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products Here!

Books for different subjects

  • Studying
  • Thread starter leon1127
  • Start date
  • #1
486
0

Main Question or Discussion Point

I am just wondering if there is any suggested book list or we can make a suggested book list for different subjects.
Because i recently realize a good book is often more useful than a good teacher (and also cheaper...)
But it is really hard to actually look at the content of it for particular subjects.
And categorise it as mathematical, theoretical, fictional, beginners, etc.
It would help infinite number of students who are interested in advance science.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
rachmaninoff
Well, with regards to textbooks, PF has at least two canonical threads

The Best Textbooks Thread (very recent)
Physics Textbooks

and a subforum

Science Book Reviews (includes non-textbooks)

Also, two very useful external links are

Chicago Undergraduate Physics Bibliography
and
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Administrivia/booklist.html edit: their server is not working as of the moment I'm writing this

Also, www.amazon.com[/URL] has as very many reviews, mostly by students, of most texts.

I think this is the first time I've seen [i]all[/i] these links in one post! I'm proud of myself.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
  • #3
1,356
2
so should we post textbooks here are over on the first link?
 
  • #4
753
2
There's no need to make a new one. rachmaninoff mentioned a variety of lists so there is no point in wasting time. Out of every list that you look at, just see the ones that commonly pop up for a specific course. But be aware that some blatantly mention textbooks that they use and not actually what's good.
 
Last edited:

Related Threads on Books for different subjects

Replies
8
Views
719
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
4
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
20
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
798
Replies
0
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
999
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
656
Top