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Calculus:

Physics:

Quantum Mechanics:

Gravity:

Gravitation - By Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler

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Calculus:

Physics:

Quantum Mechanics:

Gravity:

Gravitation - By Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler

also tell what subjects to add.

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Definitely the list will include

I would also like to see also some posts on Computer Science textbooks, like Computer Architecture, Programming, Software Engineering, and other topics.

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Hmmm..

Physics, Ohanian is pretty good

Physics, Ohanian is pretty good

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Ohanian book is also very good.

Some excellent Computer Science textbooks could be:

Hardware:

Peter Norton's New Inside the PC, by Peter Norton,

Computer Architecture:

The Architecture of Computer Hardware and Systems Software, by Irv Englander,

Structured Computer Architecture, by Andrew Tanenbaum,

Programming:

C++: How To Program, by Deitel and Deitel;

The C++ Programming Language, by Bjarne Stroustrup,

Java: How To Program, by Deitel and Deitel;

The Java Programming Language, by James Gosling,

Networking:

Computer Networks and Internets with Internet Applications, by Doug Comer,

Computer Networks, by Andrew Tanenbaum,

Artificial Intelligence:

Artificial Intelligence, by Luger,

Prolog programming for Artificial Intelligence, by Ivan Bratko,

Operating Systems:

Modern Operating Systems, by Andrew Tanenbaum,

Operating Systems, by Deitel,

Software Engineering:

Software Engineering, a Practitioner's Approach

Software Engineering, by Sommerville

The Mythical Man Month, by Fred Brooks,

Databases:

Database Systems, by Elmasri

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Mechanics

Electromagnetic Fields

There was another E&M book but i forget.

The Art of Electronics is also a good one.

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Theoretical Concepts in Physics by M.S. Longhair is another one of my favourites, it's diffcult to describe as it has a unique style and is really meant to act as a supplement tthe final year of a BSc, what it does iss examine the theoretical foundations, history and the most inetresting aspect of several important theories in a technical, but fun way!

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Linear algebra:

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Are the "Schaum's Outlines" series for maths good?

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C++ Primer by lippman

is good

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C++ the programming language

Operating system gragne,silbersvich

Algorithm Cormen

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Thinking in C++ - Bruce Eckel

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Herb said:

Look for the Schaum's Outlines series, or Schaum's solved problem series.

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Q. Mech : Cohen-Tannoudji et al; Sakurai

Stat Mech : Pathria; Hwang

Class Mech : Goldstein; Jose & Saletan

Class Fields : Landau & Lif$hitz

Math Methods in Physics : Morse & Feschbach; Arfken & Weber; Spiegel

E&M : Griffiths; Jackson

Solid State Physics : Ashcroft & Mermin; Kittel

Device Physics : Paul Davies; Sze

Electronics : Horowitz & Hill

Vacuum Physics : Roth

Basic Physics : Resnick et al

Basic Physics Problems : Irodov; Thompson (Thinking Like a Physicist)

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Two of my books I liked:

Newman, J. Marine Hydrodynamics

White, E. Viscous Fluid Flow

Newman, J. Marine Hydrodynamics

White, E. Viscous Fluid Flow

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Quantum Physics :

Feynman Lectures on Physics, vol 3 : Feynman ;

General Physics :

Concepts of Physics : vol I , Vol II : H.C.Verma : This is really nice

Mathematics :

Problems and Theorems in Analysis : vol I , II : G.Polya,G.Szego.

Topics in Algebra : I.N.Herstein.

Java :

thinking in Java : Bruce Eckels.

Theory of computation : Michael Sipser

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Algebra: Michael Artin, dummitt and foote, lang.

Calculus: Tom Apostol, spivak, courant.

calculus on manifolds, mike spivak.

differential geometry, mike spivak.

differential topology, john milnor, guillemin and pollack, hirsch.

de rham cohomology and characteristic classes: bott and tu, milnor and stasheff

morse theory: milnor

singular points of complex hypersurfaces: milnor

algebraic curves: walker, fulton, j.p. serre (algebraic groups and class fields)

algebraic varieties and schemes: mumford, kempf, hartshorne.

curves and abelian integrals: riemann, werke; george kempf, notes from mexico, griffiths notes from china, book by arbarello, cornalba, griffiths and harris. mumford michigan lectures, AMS book by rick miranda.

algebraic surfaces: beauville; barth, peters, van de ven.

vector bundles on surfaces: robert friedman.

curves on surfaces: mumford.

higher dimensional varieties: kolla'r and mori

complex analysis: henri cartan.

several complex variables: gunning and rossi.

real analysis: zygmund and wheeden.

complex abelian varieties: birkenhake and lange

Calculus: Tom Apostol, spivak, courant.

calculus on manifolds, mike spivak.

differential geometry, mike spivak.

differential topology, john milnor, guillemin and pollack, hirsch.

de rham cohomology and characteristic classes: bott and tu, milnor and stasheff

morse theory: milnor

singular points of complex hypersurfaces: milnor

algebraic curves: walker, fulton, j.p. serre (algebraic groups and class fields)

algebraic varieties and schemes: mumford, kempf, hartshorne.

curves and abelian integrals: riemann, werke; george kempf, notes from mexico, griffiths notes from china, book by arbarello, cornalba, griffiths and harris. mumford michigan lectures, AMS book by rick miranda.

algebraic surfaces: beauville; barth, peters, van de ven.

vector bundles on surfaces: robert friedman.

curves on surfaces: mumford.

higher dimensional varieties: kolla'r and mori

complex analysis: henri cartan.

several complex variables: gunning and rossi.

real analysis: zygmund and wheeden.

complex abelian varieties: birkenhake and lange

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mathneurosci: Kerstner

Reinforcement Learning: Sutton Barto

Simulations/Math Modeling: Computational Beauty of Nature By Gary Flake.

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Herb said:The Art of Electronics is also a good one.

The authors were Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill. We used to call it "Horrific and Hill". One of the worst textbooks I ever encountered. Each to his own.

My favourites:

Special Relativity: Mermin (the best writer among physicists)

General Relativity: MTW (desert island book)

Statistical Mechanics: Tolman

Cosmology: Harrison

Number Theory: LeVeque

Analysis: Shilov

Quantum Theory: Bohm

Physics in general: Landau/Lif****z series

Stellar Remnants: Shapiro/Teukolsky

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Distribution Theory: Friedlander

Special Relativity: Dixon

General Relativity: Synge, Wald

Mathematical Physics: Thirring

Electronics: Horowitz and Hill

Basic Physics: Feynman Lectures

E&M: Jackson, LL (Electrodynamics of Continuous Media)

Fluid and Plasma Physics: Rai Choudhuri

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https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=80271

I would be nice if all of this can be consolidated somehow.

See my post, #3 .

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cragwolf said:Physics in general: Landau/Lif****z series

Ha, ha, I just noticed this. I can't write Lifsh1tz, just because I can't write sh1t. That is so lame and immature.

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It's easy... Landau/Lifshitz.

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Ah, like this!

Landau & Lifshitz.

Landau & Lifshitz.

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Yes, but writing Lifshitz in such a manner is tedious and gives me the shits. :zzz:

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intro analysis: pfaffenberger/johnsonbaugh, apostol, baby rudin

analysis/measure: royden, rao, big daddy rudin, halmos

complex analysis & complex variables: brown/churchill (for beginners or engineers), hille, caratheodory, ahlfors, marsden, bak/newman, conway, markusevich. complex analysis must have the most quantity of quality when it comes to texts

algebra: baby herstein, big daddy herstein, hungerford (hardcore!), grove, jacobson, maclane/birkhoff

topology: munkres, willard, kelley

set theory: kamke, suppes

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It is a very concise and informative introduction to discrete mathematics.

I am not sure if this is a good book for someone who knows nothing about the subject, but as a refresher it has done wonders for me. I've read some other good books too, one that are known for being good books, but this one just really does something for me, I don't know what it is. His writing style is very direct. There is no "fluff" hehe.

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not a text, but the first english translation of the works of riemann, one of the greatest mathematicians ever: http://kendrickpress.com/Riemann.htm

gauss: disquisitiones, is already available in translation, from springer verlag.

euler's book: Introduction to Analysis of the Infinite, Vol. 1, also from springer

euclids elements is available free: http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/elements.html

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Topology: Munkrees, Gemignani, Kelley,

Analysis: Rosenlicht

General Relativity: Carroll

Statistical Mechanics: Wannier (a bit more advanced but nonetheless useful and this one has Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Kinetic Theory of Gases all rolled up into one).

Differential Equations: Edwards and Penny (very good book)

Engineering Statistics: DeVore

Mechanical Engineering Mechanics: Beer and Johnston

Nonlinear Dynamics: Strogatz (very very good book)

Laser Theory: O'Shea, et.al (provides a basic understanding of laser theory without too much QM)

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General Relativity from A to B by Robert Geroch

N. David Mermin's pedagogical classic, "Space and Time in Special Relativity".

I'm also looking for two other books but unfortunately there are not many good reviews available to help me make a decision so I'm wondering if you fellows could help.

Firstly, I would like a Physics fact book that could describe the different principles involved, equations etc.

Secondly, a book that can explain Physics in laymans terms. (I have some knowledge of Physics but I tend to learn bit and pieces that capture my interest for a time and I would like to fill in the gaps )

This is for personal study at not neccessarily for any future qualifications.

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"thinking physics" for laypersons.

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Do you mean:

Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality

by Lewis Carroll Epstein

Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality

by Lewis Carroll Epstein

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it seems the author had a nice smile and wore a cap.

there were questions like: if you are riding in a truck and have a jar of flies, will the flies br forced up against one side of the jar?

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by dieudonne (foundations of modern analysis),

by loomis and sternberg (advanced calculus)

by nickerson, spencer and steenrod (advanced calculus).

all out of print, which says something about the state of education today in US.

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Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Forms: A Unified Approach by John Hubbard and Barbara Hubbard

I especially enjoy reading the margin notes, sometimes I find something which I didn't know before.

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