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Summer reading list

  1. May 9, 2012 #1
    Hello. I've just gotten through my first year of undergraduate physics (not much physics really) and won't have the time to take any courses over the summer. I think it'd be in my best interest to keep my mind on my studies so I figure I will pick up a few books to go through over the summer. I'm wondering whether any of you can reccommend others to me. I will be taking mathematical physics and modern physics next semester.

    Books so far:
    How to think like a Mathematician by Houston
    Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions by Lisa Randall

    Other than theses, I'll be browsing through the textbooks for next semester and reading some discworld.
     
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  3. May 10, 2012 #2
    I always recommend "The Black Hole War" by Leonard Susskind. Its not a technical book, but a very great read.
     
  4. May 10, 2012 #3
    I got a few from this thread : https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=603598

    Others I'd suggest:
    Cosmos - Carl Sagan
    Men of Mathematics - E.T Bell
    6 easy pieces - Feynman
    6 not so easy pieces - Feynman
    One, two, three.....infinity - George Gamow. (I really liked this one)
     
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