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Recommend me some survey books

  1. Jul 31, 2011 #1
    I am looking for some in-depth survey books that are not afraid to get technical. Say, a book like Mathematics: Its Contents, Methods, and Meaning. It goes over most topics covered in undergrad and is not afraid to get technical. I'm looking for survey books of that caliber in Physics and Computer Science. I would like to know many of the general principles and results, like explanations of pressure and heat and turing machines and algorithmic analysis, but also a holistic overview of those fields so that I would know which topic deals with what.
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  3. Aug 1, 2011 #2
    In rough order of technicality:

    Sherwin, Basic Concepts of Physics
    Feynman Lectures on Physics
    Longair, Theoretical Concepts in Physics
    Joos, Theoretical Physics
    Kompanyets, Theoretical Physics
    Krey & Owen, Basic Theoretical Physics
    Lawrie, A Unified Grand Tour of Theoretical Physics

    The Landau & Lifschitz Course of Theoretical Physics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Course_of_Theoretical_Physics
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