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Physics for fun

  1. Oct 24, 2012 #1
    Hey folks. I've been interested in physics for awhile and would like to expand my knowledge. I'm not looking to enroll in college courses, but I would like some good readings to gain more knowledge specifically in the areas of particle physics, dark matter and energy, and string theory. I've taken the intro calculus-based physics courses and modern physics in the past and have a BS in mathematics, so the mathematics isn't my concern. What books and texts would you all recommend for this? Thanks!

    - Vince
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2012 #2
    The Feynman lectures come to mind.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2012 #3
    That looks like a good start. I'll definitely look into that set. Any other suggestions?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2012 #4
    Pretty much anything by Feynman. QED is a good conceptual intro to field theory. Griffiths's particle physics textbook should be approachable with your background. Not Even Wrong provides a concise survey and history of the Standard Model and String Theory.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2012 #5
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll be looking at getting copies of these shortly.
     
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