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What are some good Physics books?

  1. Aug 8, 2010 #1
    I just finished reading through this book

    [PLAIN]http://e-ducation.net/scientists/30years.jpg [Broken]

    and I really liked it. The author focused on the ideas that shaped quantum theory, and only talked about the people behind the thoeries when it was relevant.....although the author does go into several amusing stories about the different physicists.

    I am halfway through this book

    [URL]http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c59aa53ef0133f2758cb2970b-800wi[/URL]

    I haven't got into it as much. It focuses completely on the people behind the theories and doesn't talk about the science so much.

    I've also heard good things about about this book, but I haven't picked it up yet.

    [URL]http://physicsworld.com/blog/dirac2.jpg[/URL]

    so does anyone have any books they would recommend?
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2010 #2

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    For Popular Physics, I think Gamow is great. He can write, and, being a Physicist, doesn't butcher the science like many non-physicist pop-sci authors tend to.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2010 #3
    yea Gamow is great. I'll definitely pick up his other books. Reading a book by someone who actually worked with Bohr is awesome!!!
     
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