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Cosmology Which textbooks should a physics undergraduate read?

  1. May 9, 2015 #1
    Is the following a good recommendation?

    Special relativity: Introduction to Special Relativity, by Robert Resnick (Wiley 1968)
    Electromagnetism: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd ed., by David J. Griffiths
    Classical mechanics: Classical Mechanics, 3rd ed., by Goldstein, Poole & Safko
    Quantum mechanics: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd ed., by David J. Griffiths
    Statistical mechanics: Statistical Mechanics, 2nd ed., by Kerson Huang

    Would these be good preparation if I want to study cosmology or high-energy physics or string theory in future? And roughly speaking, should I study them in the stated order: SR, EM, CM, QM and then SM?
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