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History of Physics.

  1. Jun 28, 2014 #1
    Hey everyone,
    I am pursuing my undergraduate studies in Physics.I found the overall syllabus very messy and disordered,so I connect all the dots ,I am searching for books for background reading related to Physics.Are there any books available on 'History of Physics' ?
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  3. Jun 28, 2014 #2


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  4. Jun 28, 2014 #3
    I have the following two books regarding this topic. So I mention them here:


    "The Evolution of Physics" by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld

    This is a non-mathematical book for general readers. It gives an overall sketch from classical to quantum physics (including relativity).

    Very readable. Worth taking a look.

    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Ph...3357&sr=1-1&keywords=The+evolution+of+physics

    You can read (and download) the book online too.


    Another wonderful book is "An Introduction to the Meaning and Structure of Physics" by noble laureate Leon N Cooper

    This is a conceptual overview of physics with historical approach.

    A brilliant book.

    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/introduction...EAO_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403963542&sr=1-2 (1968 edition)
    https://www.amazon.com/Physics-Stru...m_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=09AQAYST8Y5K22WQRG7Z (new 1992 edition)
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