Physics for fun

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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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The Feynman lectures come to mind.
 
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That looks like a good start. I'll definitely look into that set. Any other suggestions?
 
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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.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll be looking at getting copies of these shortly.
 

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