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Post your Physics books collection

  1. Dec 25, 2009 #1
    Hi everyone,

    In 90% of social forums there is a thread where people post their computer/home office set up..etc. Given the number of people asking for which books to self learn a particular branch of physics, which books to use for a specific course...etc How about we post pictures of our collection of physics books? This might be of some interest to people.

    I will start by posting mine.
    I started my collection 3 years ago when I entered university. These are my prized possessions excluding the popular science book by james kakalios which I've been reading the past week for fun :P

    Merry Christmas everyone!
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  3. Dec 28, 2009 #2


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  4. Dec 28, 2009 #3
    Awesome! Thought no one else was interested.
    just out of curiosity, what is that calculus of variations book? is it printed by dover?
    I am looking for a text on that subject. Thanks!
  5. Dec 28, 2009 #4
    I have the same book-
    The Calculus of Variations- Gelfand, Fomin

    It is the best book on the subject, and it is dover(so <$15).

    Once I find my Camera, I will take a picture of my collections. (Hint: There is A LOT(many of which are unread))
  6. Jan 1, 2010 #5
    I've got myself a pretty dandy collection of physics and maths books.


    Foundations of Modern Cosmology by Hawley and Holcomb
    The Science of the Universe by Harrison
    Relativity and Cosmology by Kaufman III
    Inner Space;Outer Space: The Interface Between Particle Physics and Cosmology by Kolb, Turner, Lindley,Olive and Seckel
    The State of The Universe by Ferreira
    Teach Yourself Cosmology byBreithaupt
    Endless Universe by Steinhardt and Turok (Absolutely STUNNING book)

    Other Physics and Maths Books:

    New Theories of Everything by Barrow
    Physics Demystified by Gibilisco
    Linear Algebra Demystified by McMahon
    Calculus Demystified by McMahon(I think)
    Differential Equations Demystified by Krantz
    Relativity Demystified by McMahon
    Quantum Mechanics Demystified by McMahon
    Quantum Field Theory Demystified by McMahon (and autographed by Terry Quinn)
    An Introduction to Physics Part One by Asimov
    The Ultimate Tesla Coil Design and Construction Guide by Tilbury

    From The Library:

    Mathematics for Physicists by Krzywicki
    The Six Core Theories of Modern Physics by Stevens
    A Different Approach to Cosmology by Burbridge and Narlikar
    Physics With Modern Physics by Wolfson and Pasachoff, 2nd Edition

    From My Neighbour I have:

    The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry and the Theory of Everything by Gribbin
    The Fabric of the Cosmos by Greene

    Now if I only had time to read all of them
  7. Jan 4, 2010 #6

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    I'm ashamed. I will start the third year of a physics Bachelor's degree. When I saw this thread for the first time I had only 1 physics book : Electricity and Magnetism by E.Purcell.
    This thread pushed me to buy another book : Mechanics by Landau & Lifgarbagez. The other books (2) I have are maths books. I have however photocopies of several books as all the students do here (but I'm not proud of it and I'm willing to buy other books).
    So you don't need a picture for my collection.
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