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What book are you reading now, or have been reading recently? Only STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) books are counted.
I'll have to add this to my reading list.Demystifier said:Recently I was reading J. MacCormick, Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0691158193/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Some of the most widely used computer algorithms explained in a simple non-technical way. Very readable.
I like this book for the same reason, along with the experimental results that are included throughout the book. Was easy to read as a student - much nicer than Landau and Lifshitz, the other book we used for the class.DrClaude said:D. J. Tritton, Physical Fluid Dynamics. I never formally learned this topic, but I now need it for my teaching. I really like the way the book is structured, starting with phenomenology before delving into the equations.
vanhees71 said:This semester, I've to create problems for a GR/cosmology lecture. So I'm right now reading a bit in the literature. Whenever there's something unclear, I turn (of course) to
S. Weinberg, Gravitation and Kosmologie, Wiley&Sons, Inc., New York, London, Sydney, Toronto, 1972.
I have this book/ Looks great. Been meaning to read it for a while now...so much to read and so little time.FactChecker said:Explorations in Mathematical Physics by Don Koks. I want to see physics math done from a geometric algebra point of view. (But I am afraid that the physics will be too tough for me.)
Buffu,Buffu said:Linear Alegebra and its applications - Gilbert Strang
Introduction to Mechanics - kleppner and kolenkow
Electricity and Magnetism - Edward Purcell
I borrowed these physics books but now I find them very difficult.
jasonRF said:If you haven't already studied vector calculus and introductory calculus-based mechanics and electromagnetism (from a source such as Halliday and Resnick, or some other equivalent book) then those physics books will be quite difficult. I took a course out of Purcell, and even with access to very helpful Professor and TA it was brutal.
It counts, popular STEM books are also STEM books.martinbn said:I am reading "Perfect Rigour" - Masha Gessen, I don't know if that counts.
Richard Dawkins - The Greatest Show On EarthDemystifier said:What book are you reading now, or have been reading recently? Only STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) books are counted.
This is a long review paper, so I think we can count it as a "book".Ssnow said:I started to read '' The Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics'' by David A.Edwards