What is the most informative and interesting physics book you have ever read? I'd like something to read that's worth the money!It can be about any subject.Technical or non-technical.
Heavens, have we bred beings on this planet that are capable of such feelings towards Goldstein ?Njorl said:Well, I'd say Goldstein's Classical mechanics, but I wouldn't recommend just reading it.
i read the book but i cant say it's only a physics book it's an all around science book: biology,chemistry, physics and maths.franznietzsche said:Chaos by James Gleick
He goes through the history of the development of Chaos as a science and mathematical field. It is absolutely fascinating to read, by far one of the best "pop-sci" books i've ever read, and it is not technical at all, very easy to understand.
Also about how nice it is to have symmetry.kurious said:"Six not so easy pieces" by Richard Feynman really gives the reader a clear picture of what special and general relativity are about.
And there's another by John & Mary GribbinselfAdjoint said:Gleik has a biography of Feynman which is pretty good too. It gets into Feynman's own methods of thinking physics, which evolved over his lifetime, and it gives a better picture of the man than the deliberate caricature in the "Surely You're Joking" books.
No equations though.