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Winter Break Reading

  1. Dec 29, 2015 #1
    Hope all you students are enjoying the break. What's on your reading list?

    -I'm working through Feynman's "Classic Feynman" which has been very enjoyable, as well as trudging through Kline's Calculus. It is rather wordy, but I like the approach it has. I also just discovered 'Understanding Physics' by Isaac Asimov. It certainly isn't a rigorous text, but I really enjoy the historical background he gives, and he really brings the history of physics alive for me. It's a nice departure from the purely quantitative treatment of science, and gives a nice perspective.

    I was also going to give Lisa Randall's books a look, starting with Warped Passages.

    -Tom
     
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  3. Dec 30, 2015 #2
    I'm just about done with Hitch-22. Next up I plan to finish Matterhorn which I stopped half way through last year.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2015 #3
    The Smartest Book in the World. I cannot wait to read it as it was written by a very intelligent stand up comedian, one of my favorites in fact.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2015 #4
    I finished Feynman's QED earlier this week. What a remarkable little book, should be part of the (under)grad physics curriculum really.
     
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