Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Books You Wish Were Available Back in the Day

  1. Mar 7, 2017 #1

    George Jones

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Which more recent books do you wish had been available when you were an undergrad student, grad student, or postdoc?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 8, 2017 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Arfken and Weber: Mathematical Physics or something similar.

    The closest book I had to it was the CRC Handbook of Mathematical Stuff and the Schaum's Outlines Mathematical Handbook
  4. Mar 9, 2017 #3


    Staff: Mentor

    I still have CRC (Chemical Rubber Co.) Standard Mathematical Tables, 15th Ed. I've had it since "back in the day."
  5. Mar 9, 2017 #4


    Staff: Mentor

    My preference was the Schaum's as it had more pictures and a detailed discussion on coordinate systems, ones I'd never heard before. Also it was a bit lighter and easier to carry to class.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted