Classic German Science Textbooks and Writings

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I wonder if the German speaking members have recommendation to classic German textbooks or writings in Physics and Mathematics. I prefer undergraduate level but you can of course share other important works. I am also interested in learning German physics and mathematical terms since they have very small similarities to English. My German reading level is quite I good in that I can understand most of general texts already.

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In my opinion the best textbooks on theoretical physics ever written are

Sommerfeld, Vorlesungen über Theoretische Physik

Although in some points a bit old fashioned (e.g., in using the "ict convention" in relativity) they are just marvelous in explaining the mathematical methods as applied to theoretical physics. Particularly Vol. VI on PDE's is just marvelous.

Note that a lot of later Nobel Prize winners were Sommerfeld's students!
 
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In my opinion the best textbooks on theoretical physics ever written are

Sommerfeld, Vorlesungen über Theoretische Physik

Although in some points a bit old fashioned (e.g., in using the "ict convention" in relativity) they are just marvelous in explaining the mathematical methods as applied to theoretical physics. Particularly Vol. VI on PDE's is just marvelous.

Note that a lot of later Nobel Prize winners were Sommerfeld's students!

Seems very interesting, has this book been available in open domain or does it still remain proprietary?
 

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