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Ebolamonk3y

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Ebolamonk3y

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Anyone know of where you sign up to check/do these problems for the correct answers for the new books to be published?

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Chen

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Alright, my uncle is coming to visit us from the US again so it's time to order some books for him to bring along. The only problem is that this time he's also bringing me a new laptop, so there's not much space left for the books. I have these 13 books in the wish list currently, and I need to reduce the list to around 6-8. Maybe the rest I will ship normally, but Amazon wants $7 per shipment plus $4 per book (grrr!). I have a few books on the same subject so I'm sure some of them could be discarded.

So if anyone read any of these books, I wouldn't mind to hear your general opinion (just rate it or something) so I can choose the right ones. And one of you lucky posters will win a FREE email greeting card from ME. :tongue2: No but seriously, any help you can offer would be great.

All links are to Amazon.com and taken directly from my wish list, no affiliation ID or anything is included.

Why Flip a Coin? : The Art and Science of Good Decisions

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In Search of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics And Reality

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Quantum Physics : Illusion or Reality?

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Quantum Reality : Beyond the New Physics

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Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos

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The Essence of Chaos (The Jessie and John Danz Lecture Series)

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Beaches

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Understanding Relativity: A Simplified Approach to Einstein's Theories

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Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified

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Relativity Visualized

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

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Flatland : A Romance of Many Dimensions

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The Quantum World : Quantum Physics for Everyone

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(I've posted this here because, well, the books are all about physics!)

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Glossary of Terms

Chapters 0-1

Calendar Round: Mayan calendar system with zero that had a different name for every day in a 52 year cycle.

Decade: 10 day long week in Egyptian calendar.

Devourer: Beast that would eat your heart as punishment for stealing someone’s land in Egyptian myth.

Placeholder digit: Digit used like zero only to distinguish what value a particular symbol would have by designating its location.

Sexagesimal: Numbering system with base 60 used by Babylonian people. Borrowed by the Greeks who preferred more Egyptian style mathematics for advance mathematics then converted back to their numbering system.

SS Yorktown Huge ship with 80,000 horsepower that was brought dead in the water when its on board computers tried to divide by 0.

The Greek Universe: There is no such things as nothing, there is no universe. Created by Pythagoras, Aristotle, and Ptolemy.

Vigesimal: Base 20 system used by Mayans

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Townsend

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I recently discovered the

This book develops a lot of the common areas covered by a discrete math class but offers solutions and answers for even the most complicated problems.

In case anyone is wondering the Author is Ivan Niven...

Regards,

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Physics_wiz

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So, a friend recommended these books to me:

The Road to Reality : A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679454438/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465026567/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465045669/?tag=pfamazon01-20

I feel that all of them are appropriate for me. Any recommendations?

The Road to Reality : A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679454438/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465026567/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465045669/?tag=pfamazon01-20

I feel that all of them are appropriate for me. Any recommendations?

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Maxwell

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a good book on Probability.

I have "Advanced Engineering Mathematics," by Erwin Kreyzig, which I used for my differential equations class, but it is more of a reference book than a strong text to study and learn from.

I'm taking a Communication theory class this spring and I'd like to brush up on my probability. The book I used in my probability class was utterly useless.

If possible, I'd like the book to be geared towards engineers.

Here is one I have in mind:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0070618607/?tag=pfamazon01-20

I have "Advanced Engineering Mathematics," by Erwin Kreyzig, which I used for my differential equations class, but it is more of a reference book than a strong text to study and learn from.

I'm taking a Communication theory class this spring and I'd like to brush up on my probability. The book I used in my probability class was utterly useless.

If possible, I'd like the book to be geared towards engineers.

Here is one I have in mind:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0070618607/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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leon1127

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Introduction of Optimization

Introduction of Linear Control

Introduction of PDE

Introduction of Stochastic Calculus in Fianace

Introduction of Time Series Analysis

Introduction of Mathematical Foundations of Option Pricing

Advance Variational Calculus

Advance Exterior Differential Forms

Advance Financial Mathematic

Advance ODE (heavy emphasis on Existence and Uniqueness)

Advace Mathematical Economics (Anything beyond the use of elementary Calculus)

If needed, I can give further informations for each topic.

Any though will be truly appreciated.

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2ltben

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Are there any books, textbooks or otherwise, on Fuzzy Logic or Game Theory, or Applied Mathematics as a whole, that cover their subjects as well as Halliday & Resnick covered Physics?

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tomcenjerrym

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Can anyone here suggest me which one of the following texts is best?

Title: PSSC Physics, 7E

Author: Uri Haber-Schaim

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

Title: Foundations of Physics

Author: Robert Gowdy

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

Title: Physics - An Incremental Development

Author: John H., Jr. Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Publishers

Title: College Physics

Author: Robert W. Stanley

Publisher: Harcourt

If anyone knows better than above list of Physics book, please let me know.

But please don’t kind of Halliday, Giancoli, and Serway alike. I own Giancoli’s Physics book, and I’ve read the rest of them. Just want to read the other one.

Please advance

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rhubarbpf

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want to understand thin film transistors (MOSFETs in particular). Many years ago I read the

majority of Ben Streetman's book: Solid State Electronic Devices.

Now, I want to revisit the subjects covered there. I have probably

forgotten everything I learnt. At the time I read his book, I found

it a bit tricky to understand and I also found his diagrams a bit

lacking. This may be heresy but I was hoping that someone might be

able to recommend to me a book that they think is easier to understand

and is generally better.

Thank you

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seggahme

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This book was on scattering theory or S-matrix or something similiar. I remember, that there are chapters with titles like S-matrix for scattering of spin 0, spin 1.

The authors of the book were 4 or 5 people, most of them italians. Surnames were like De Benedetti, Bernardini or like this.

The pub date - 196x or 197x.

Anyone knows about this book or maybe point out where can i look for it.

Thanks in advance.

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lufbrajames

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Hi

I'm in the UK and I'm taking a Bachelors in Materials Science, but after graduation I hope to do an MSc (master of science) post graduate degree. My course lacks some physics content (relativity, particle physics, quantum mechanics, etc) but covers most solid state physics topics, as well as crystallography, microstructure, polymers, and steels. I have some basic maths courses but I can't say how they relate to physics course maths content. The description of my maths courses is:

Module content:

Number system: numbers, algebra and geometry, representations of numbers, definition of errors.

Functions: inverse and composite functions, polynomial functions, rational functions, circular functions, exponential, logarithmic and hyperbolic functions, continuous and discontinuous functions.

Complex numbers: the number j, real and imaginary parts, manipulation of complex numbers, Argand diagram, polar form of a complex number, Euler's formula, De Moivre's theorem.

Differentiation: basic ideas and definition, elementary functions, rules of differentiation, parametric and implicit differentiation, higher derivatives, optimum values.

Integration: basic ideas and definition, definite and indefinite integrals, techniques of integration, integrals of partial fractions, integration by parts, integration by substitution.

Vectors: Physical meaning, components, magnitude, scalar product, cross product, Equations of lines and planes.

Functions of more than 1 variable: visualisation, partial differentiation, integration of lines, surfaces and volumes.

Sequences and Series: review of arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, limit of a sequence, infinite series and tests of convergence, power series of common functions.

Ordinary differential equations: classification of differential equations, solutions to first order ODE's including separable, linear and more specialised types. Solution to second order ODE's with constant coefficients.

I was wondering what people's suggestions would be to catch up on the essentials for physics, would it be maths content I should concentrate on?

Thanks

Jim

EDIT: I want to do the MSc in Theoretical Physics.

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I'm currently a junior EE student and I am just finishing up my 300 level intro to power course. The focus of the course was mostly electric drives - AC/phasor power, electromagnetism (basics), transformers, dc/ac drives, but not the control system mechanisms (thats for another course).

I am looking for another book or source that perhaps any of you might be able to recommend to learn more about the topic? I'm only reproducing and manipulating equations and that is getting me a good grade in the class, but I am unsatisfied and would actually like to learn while I'm on winter break.

Without getting into much detail, my professor and book are quite honestly the worst I've had. I would have done some research on other books on the side and 'figured it out' but I took 18 units of 300 level courses this time and that has been the least of my priorities with that load. I intend to spend winter 'learning' what I didn't this fall.

Before I go diving into random books, does anyone have any particular suggestions?

Thank you!

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Phyzwizz

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Hello everyone, I just joined the forums. In the past few months, I've really been getting into physics, I've been reading lots of books on all sorts of topics involving physics, but I was interested in subscribing to a physics magazine. I was looking around to see what the world had to offer in ways of this, and I found only two main physics magazines, Physics World, and Physics Today. I was wondering what the better of the two is, or if there are other magazines that are better. Also, any suggestions on interesting physics books would be helpful too. Thanks.

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Precalculus

Introduction to Calculus - full year course.

Interdediate Calculus - full year course.

Differential Equations 1 - half year course.

Several second and third year physics courses.

Like most Canadian universities, the precalculus and calculus courses use the Stewart textbooks. I think the differential eqns course uses one by Boyce. Not sure about the physics ones.

I was thinking about picking up Calculus Made Easy by Thompson OR The Calculus Lifesaver OR How to Ace Calculus: The Streetwise Guide as a study companion in case I got stuck. Which do you think would be the most useful out of these 3?

I'm also considering picking up Spivak's Calculus book, but not until I've finished first year Calculus. I've heard this book is good for people taking math and physics courses.

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darkchild

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I also welcome any recommendations for books that are highly detailed with respect to the history of atomic physics, quantum mechanics, and/or statistical physics, something that gives specifics about the foundational experiments conducted and theories developed and maybe even relates them to what one would find in a typical quantum mechanics textbook. A textbook with a huge amount of context, basically, but it's the history I'm most interested in. It should be written for a physics-grad level reader, not one of those popular science sorts of things.

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chente12

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Mechanics, Fluids, Waves, Heat, E&M

Calculus

Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Intro to differential Equations

Vector Calculus

Linear Algebra

I’m basically about to complete the 2 year intro to physics with only Special Relativity, Quantum Physics, and Optics left (which will be completed by the end of the year)

So i would greatly appreciate any good recommendations. Thank you.

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RobinSky

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Hi

(I hope this post is okay to have in this thread, I tried to post it at the sub-forum "Math & Science Learning Materials, but it kept say:* RobinSky, you do not have permission to access this page*, feel free to move this if it's placed wrong - sorry if I did cause any faults).

I wonder if anyone could recommend any books (physics is what I'm looking for the most, math is also OK) to read that is not just pages full of facts, but more a book for self paced study. To make things a bit more clear, I can show you one example I'm thinking about to work through:

**Geometry by Harold R. Jacobs (Seeing, Doing, Understanding)**

https://www.amazon.com/dp/071671745X/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Regarding my knowledge of physics/math, I think it will easiest if you come with your tips and I'll see if it's anything I can handle (I'm very excited to learn more due to a very high interest). However I can tell you I'm not doing quantum xxxx physics, multiple variable analysis, differential equations and such things.

Yet, I've recently finished my first course in classical Mechanics, basic thermodynamics, derivative and such basic things at university level, and this autumn I'm starting with my bachelor's degree in engineering physics.

Edit:

Thanks for the move, I never thought of looking in "academic guidance"...

(I hope this post is okay to have in this thread, I tried to post it at the sub-forum "Math & Science Learning Materials, but it kept say:

I wonder if anyone could recommend any books (physics is what I'm looking for the most, math is also OK) to read that is not just pages full of facts, but more a book for self paced study. To make things a bit more clear, I can show you one example I'm thinking about to work through:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/071671745X/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Regarding my knowledge of physics/math, I think it will easiest if you come with your tips and I'll see if it's anything I can handle (I'm very excited to learn more due to a very high interest). However I can tell you I'm not doing quantum xxxx physics, multiple variable analysis, differential equations and such things.

Yet, I've recently finished my first course in classical Mechanics, basic thermodynamics, derivative and such basic things at university level, and this autumn I'm starting with my bachelor's degree in engineering physics.

Edit:

Thanks for the move, I never thought of looking in "academic guidance"...

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tolove

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My education level is 2-year associate in math. I'm going to go back to school for a 4-year in physics after the summer, and am currently dreaming about graduate school.

I'm looking for books to help me decide my chances for getting through graduate school along with what field to choose (The second part is a mixture of current job demand and personal interest, while the first part is my fear of not being smart/devoted enough or finding the money needed.)

High level math is fine, but I would also appreciate some books without numbers (or at least are readable without needing a pen and paper) so I can read them throughout the day.

I'll go ahead and recommend a few books to others that I've found interesting so far (Maybe will try to edit this later as well to add more):

Black Holes and Warped Spacetime by William J. Kaufmann (Jun 1979)

-- No mathematics, beginner.

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard P. Feynman and A. Zee (Apr 4, 2006)

-- No mathematics, intermediate.

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swmmr1928

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A seperable differential equation where the most difficult part is the algebra to find the constants of integration.

A lot of books focus on solving the seperable differential equation, which is not difficult.

I ask this because I find it the hardest part of fluid mechanics, I got a B- and am taking the Heat and Mass Transfer with the same professor. We use the Middleman books, which seem to take a very unique approach-which make some of the other books less relevant to the course.

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mm9135a

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Hello there everyone,

I am searching for great books that cover the physics and mathematics behind hydroelectricity/hydropower generation.

Can anyone help me out? I am quickly researching this topic to see if I want to write a final paper on it.

I have been searching google, amazon, and my university's online database but I am having some trouble finding more physics oriented sources. I am mainly finding resources on the politics or economics of hydroelectricity.

So if anyone has any recommendations, that would be greatly appreciated.

I only ask that the sources be reputable. I would prefer that they are in the form of a published paper, a book by an expert in the field, from a reputable university/institution, or maybe even a university textbook dedicated to the subject.

Thanks everyone!

-MM

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Jyan

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I'm finding that the books I am coming across are geared too much towards beginners. What I am looking for is a book(s) that covers things like design methodologies, data structures and algorithms, and structuring software. I am working on building a robot that will do path finding autonomously, and I'm finding that I am really lacking in software design knowledge. For reference, I am a 4th year EE student and have taken one class on embedded systems, and I'm going on a year long internship before going back to school to finish my degree and take a second embedded course.

Some topics I would be interested in:

-Software design methodologies and how to structure embedded programs

-Control algorithms (PID and path finding).

-Data structure applications for embedded systems

-Debugging

-Written for ARM, or platform independent

-Programming for robots (working with sensors..)

If anyone knows of some good resources for me, It would make me very happy. :D

Thank you!

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Big-Daddy

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(b) When a potential difference of 2.0 x 10

(c) The path of the drop suddenly changes, becoming inclined at 18.43o to the vertical. Subsequently the path changes again and is inclined at 33.70o to the vertical. Explain these results.

Deduce from these observations the best estimate of the elementary unit of charge.

(d) The plates are now arranged horizontally, 12 mm apart, with no potential difference. A drop of oil, mass 10-14 kg, is observed to fall vertically with constant velocity of 4.0 x 10

6a) If the radius of the Earth RE = 6.38 x 10

(b) What is the ratio of the minimum launch speed required to put a satellite into polar orbit, over the poles, to the minimum launch speed for an equatorial orbit, around the equator, when they are in close Earth orbits?

(c) What minimum initial speed must a space probe have if it is to leave the gravitational field of the Earth?

(d) What minimum launch speed is required for a probe to hit the Sun? Neglect the Earth’s gravitational field.

(e) Ignoring the Earth’s gravitational field, what minimum launch speed is required for a probe to leave the solar system?

Distance of the Earth from the Sun, R

Mass of the Sun, M

Mass of the Earth, M

What I want to ask is, what books or websites will give me good practice for solving problems of this style? What websites cover the necessary theory in good detail? (my knowledge of mechanics is fine but other than that recommendations would be good) I have I.E. Irodov's problems but I don't know if they cover the classes of problem being asked here (e.g. orbits around a rotating body).

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Feel free to add your own links to free books. Let me know if there are broken links or copyright issues.

- A Review of General Chemistry
- About Life: Concepts in Modern Biology
- Acoustic Emission
- Adaptive Control
- Advanced Learning
- Advanced Microwave Circuits and Systems
- Advanced Technologies
- Advances in Computer Science and IT
- Advances in Evolutionary Algorithms
- Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing
- Advances in Haptics
- Advances in Human Computer Interaction
- Aging by Design
- Automation and Robotics
- http://www.xenware.net/ancq/1569/ONE-01.pdf
- Beginner’s Botany
- Biochemistry
- http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/practice_book_biochem.pdf
- http://schools.utah.gov/arc/curr/biologyoer.pdf
- Climate Models
- Crude Oil Emulsions- Composition Stability and Characterization
- Earthquake Research and Analysis
- Earthquake-Resistant Structures – Design, Assessment and Rehabilitation
- Embedded Systems – Theory and Design Methodology
- http://biochem.vsmu.edu.ua/chem_common_e/darrell.pdf [Broken]
- Intelligent Systems
- Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology
- http://www.zums.ac.ir/files/research/site/ebooks/biology-biochemistry/introduction-to-cancer-biology.pdf
- Introduction to Chemistry
- http://www.intechopen.com/download/books/books_isbn/978-953-307-927-1
- Natural Disasters
- New Frontiers in Graph Theory
- Noise Control, Reduction and Cancellation Solutions in Engineering
- Nondestructive Testing Methods and New Applications
- Nonlinear Optics
- Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces
- Principal Component Analysis
- Principal Component Analysis – Multidisciplinary Applications
- Sintering of Ceramics – New Emerging Techniques
- Structures of Life
- System of Systems
- The Beginning and the End
- The Structure of Life
- The Wonder Book of Knowledge

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Note: especially for mechanics topic

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