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“What are the best books about Physics?” We looked at 350 of the top physics books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

With nearly a years worth of Physics books covering all aspects and interest levels of the subject, there is bound to be something below that peaks your interest. The top 42 books, all appearing on 2 or more lists, are ranked below with images, descriptions, and links to learn more/buy. The remaining 300+ books, as well as the articles we used to create the list, are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

If you are still looking for more books after this list, you can also take a look at our Quantum Mechanics/Physics/Theory list as well!

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Top 42 Physics Books Of All-Time



42 .) A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Student Room

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

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41 .) Beyond: Our Future in Space by Chris Impey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Physics World
  • Physics Database

“Human exploration has been an unceasing engine of technological progress, from the first homo sapiens to leave our African cradle to a future in which mankind promises to settle another world. Beyond tells the epic story of humanity leaving home―and how humans will soon thrive in the vast universe beyond the earth.

A dazzling and propulsive voyage through space and time, Beyond reveals how centuries of space explorers―from the earliest stargazers to today’s cutting-edge researchers―all draw inspiration from an innate human emotion: wanderlust. This urge to explore led us to multiply around the globe, and it can be traced in our DNA.

Today, the urge to discover manifests itself in jaw-dropping ways: plans for space elevators poised to replace rockets at a fraction of the cost; experiments in suspending and reanimating life for ultra-long-distance travel; prototypes for solar sails that coast through space on the momentum of microwaves released from the Earth. With these ventures, private companies and entrepreneurs have the potential to outpace NASA as the leaders in a new space race.

Combining expert knowledge of astronomy and avant-garde technology, Chris Impey guides us through the heady possibilities for the next century of exploration. In twenty years, a vibrant commercial space industry will be operating. In thirty years, there will be small but viable colonies on the Moon and Mars. In fifty years, mining technology will have advanced enough to harvest resources from asteroids. In a hundred years, a cohort of humans born off-Earth will come of age without ever visiting humanity’s home planet. This is not the stuff of science fiction but rather the logical extension of already available technologies.”

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40 .) Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick

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  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads

A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary edition of James Gleick’s groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a whole new readership to chaos theory, one of the most significant waves of scientific knowledge in our time. From Edward Lorenz’s discovery of the Butterfly Effect, to Mitchell Feigenbaum’s calculation of a universal constant, to Benoit Mandelbrot’s concept of fractals, which created a new geometry of nature, Gleick’s engaging narrative focuses on the key figures whose genius converged to chart an innovative direction for science. In Chaos, Gleick makes the story of chaos theory not only fascinating but also accessible to beginners, and opens our eyes to a surprising new view of the universe.

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39 .) Elementary Atomic Structure by Gordon K. Woodgate

Lists It Appears On:

  • Math
  • On Physics Books

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38 .) Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick

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  • Olympiads
  • Goodreads

Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started.

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37 .) How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture and the Quantum Revival by David Kaiser

Lists It Appears On:

  • Forbes
  • Institute of Physics

In the 1970s, an eccentric group of physicists in Berkeley, California, banded together to explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the “Fundamental Fysiks Group,” they pursued an audacious, speculative approach to physics, studying quantum entanglement in terms of Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading. As David Kaiser reveals, these unlikely heroes spun modern physics in a new direction, forcing mainstream physicists to pay attention to the strange but exciting underpinnings of quantum theory.

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36 .) Hyperspace by Michio Kaku

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  • Goodreads
  • The Student Room

“Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Can we change the past? Are there gateways to parallel universes? All of us have pondered such questions, but there was a time when scientists dismissed these notions as outlandish speculations. Not any more. Today, they are the focus of the most intense scientific activity in recent memory. In Hyperspace, Michio Kaku, author of the widely acclaimed Beyond Einstein and a leading theoretical physicist, offers the first book-length tour of the most exciting (and perhaps most bizarre) work in modern physics, work which includes research on the tenth dimension, time warps, black holes, and multiple universes.
The theory of hyperspace (or higher dimensional space)–and its newest wrinkle, superstring theory–stand at the center of this revolution, with adherents in every major research laboratory in the world, including several Nobel laureates. Beginning where Hawking’s Brief History of Time left off, Kaku paints a vivid portrayal of the breakthroughs now rocking the physics establishment. Why all the excitement? As the author points out, for over half a century, scientists have puzzled over why the basic forces of the cosmos–gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces–require markedly different mathematical descriptions. But if we see these forces as vibrations in a higher dimensional space, their field equations suddenly fit together like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, perfectly snug, in an elegant, astonishingly simple form. This may thus be our leading candidate for the Theory of Everything. If so, it would be the crowning achievement of 2,000 years of scientific investigation into matter and its forces. Already, the theory has inspired several thousand research papers, and has been the focus of over 200 international conferences.”

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35 .) In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat by John Gribbin

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  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads

Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we’d have no nuclear power or nuclear weapons, no TV, no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an ever more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, superconductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger’s Cat – a search for quantum reality – as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today – quantum physics. In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum – an essential element in understanding today’s world.

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34 .) Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths

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  • On Physics Books
  • Goodreads

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33 .) Introduction to High Energy Physics by Donald H. Perkins

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  • Math
  • On Physics Books

This highly regarded textbook for advanced undergraduates provides a comprehensive introduction to modern particle physics. Coverage emphasizes the balance between experiment and theory. It places stress on the phenomenological approach and basic theoretical concepts rather than rigorous mathematical detail. Donald Perkins also details recent developments in elementary particle physics, as well as its connections with cosmology and astrophysics. A number of key experiments are also identified along with a description of how they have influenced the field. Perkins presents most of the material in the context of the Standard Model of quarks and leptons. He also fully explores the shortcomings of this model and new physics beyond its compass (such as supersymmetry, neutrino mass and oscillations, GUTs and superstrings). The text includes many problems and a detailed and annotated further reading list.

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32 .) Introductory Nuclear Physics by Kenneth S. Krane

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  • Math
  • SuperProfs

This comprehensive text provides an introduction to basic nuclear physics, including nuclear decays and reactions and nuclear structure, while covering the essential areas of basic research and practical applications. Its emphasis on phenomonology and the results of real experiments distinguish this from all other texts available. Discussions of theory are reinforced with examples which illustrate and apply the theoretical formulism, thus aiding students in their reading and analysis of current literature. The text is designed to provide a core of material for students with minimal background in mathematics or quantum theory and offers more sophisticated material in separate sections.

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31 .) Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Raymond A. Serway

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  • On Physics Books
  • Alibris

Achieve success in your physics course by making the most of what PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS has to offer. From a host of in-text features to a range of outstanding technology resources, you’ll have everything you need to understand the natural forces and principles of physics. Throughout every chapter, the authors have built in a wide range of examples, exercises, and illustrations that will help you understand the laws of physics AND succeed in your course!

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30 .) Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

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  • Alibris
  • Goodreads

This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein’s general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery.

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29 .) Spacetime Physics by Edwin F. Taylor & John A. Wheeler

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  • On Physics Books
  • The Student Room

Written by two of the field’s true pioneers, Spacetime Physics can extend and enhance coverage of specialty relativity in the classroom. This thoroughly up-to-date, highly accessible overview covers microgravity, collider accelerators, satellite probes, neutron detectors, radioastronomy, and pulsars. The chapter on general relativity with new material on gravity waves, black holes, and cosmology.

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28 .) Special Relativity by Anthony P. French

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  • On Physics Books
  • The Student Room

“The education Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (formerly the Science Teaching Center) was established to study the process of instruction, aids thereto, and the learning process itself, with special reference to science teaching at the university level. Generous support from the National Science Foundation and from the Kettering, Shell, Victoria, W. T. Grant, and Bing Foundations provided the means for assembling and maintaining an experienced staff to cooperate with members of the Institute’s Physics Department in the examination, improvement, and development of physics curriculum materials for students planning a career in the sciences.

After careful analysis of objectives and the problems involved, preliminary versions of textbooks were prepared, tested through classroom use at M.I.T. and other institutions, re-evaluated, rewritten, and tried again. Only then were the final manuscripts undertaken.”

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27 .) The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes–and Its Implications by David Deutsch

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  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads

For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes “parallel” to the one we see around us. This multiplicity of universes, according to Deutsch, turns out to be the key to achieving a new worldview, one which synthesizes the theories of evolution, computation, and knowledge with quantum physics. Considered jointly, these four strands of explanation reveal a unified fabric of reality that is both objective and comprehensible, the subject of this daring, challenging book. The Fabric of Reality explains and connects many topics at the leading edge of current research and thinking, such as quantum computers (which work by effectively collaborating with their counterparts in other universes), the physics of time travel, the comprehensibility of nature and the physical limits of virtual reality, the significance of human life, and the ultimate fate of the universe. Here, for scientist and layperson alike, for philosopher, science-fiction reader, biologist, and computer expert, is a startlingly complete and rational synthesis of disciplines, and a new, optimistic message about existence.

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26 .) The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene

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  • Goodreads
  • Alibris

Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.

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25 .) The Flying Circus of Physics by Jearle Walker

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  • Math
  • Olympiads

“Witness astounding feats of physics

Hurry! Hurry! Come one, come all. Meet a man who can pull two railroad passenger cars with his teeth and a real-life human cannon ball. Come face to face with a dead rattlesnake that still bites. And unlock the secrets to the magician’s bodiless head.

Welcome to Jearl Walker’s Flying Circus of Physics, 2nd Edition, where death-defying stunts, high-flying acrobatics, strange curiosities, and mind-bending illusions are all part of everyday life. You don’t need a ticket; you only need to look to the world around you to uncover these fascinating feats of physics.”

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24 .) The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question? by L. Lederman, D. Teresi

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  • Math
  • Olympiads

At the root of particle physics is an invincible sense of curiosity. Leon Lederman embraces this spirit of inquiry as he moves from the Greeks’ earliest scientific observations to Einstein and beyond to chart this unique arm of scientific study. His survey concludes with the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle, which scientists hypothesize will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe, quarks and all—it’s the dogged pursuit of this almost mystical entity that inspires Lederman’s witty and accessible history.

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23 .) The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking

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  • Telegraph
  • Goodreads

“When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity.

According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.”

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22 .) The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard Feynman

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  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman—from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.

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21 .) The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe by Roger Penrose

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  • Goodreads
  • The Student Room

Roger Penrose, one of the most accomplished scientists of our time, presents the only comprehensive and comprehensible account of the physics of the universe. From the very first attempts by the Greeks to grapple with the complexities of our known world to the latest application of infinity in physics, The Road to Reality carefully explores the movement of the smallest atomic particles and reaches into the vastness of intergalactic space. Here, Penrose examines the mathematical foundations of the physical universe, exposing the underlying beauty of physics and giving us one the most important works in modern science writing.

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20 .) The Second Creation by Charles Mann and Robert Crease

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  • Math
  • Forbes

“The Second Creation is a dramatic–and human–chronicle of scientific investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. Robert Crease and Charles Mann take the reader on a fascinating journey in search of “”unification”” (a description of how matter behaves that can apply equally to everything) with brilliant scientists such as Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, Steven Weinberg, and many others. They provide the definitive and highly entertaining story of the development of modern physics, and the human story of the physicists who set out to find the “”theory of everything.””

The Second Creation tells the story of some of the most talented and idiosyncratic people in the world–many times in their own words. Crease and Mann conducted hundreds of interviews to capture the thinking and the personalities as well as the science. The authors make this complex subject matter clear and absorbing.”

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19 .) Three Roads To Quantum Gravity by Lee Smolin

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  • Goodreads
  • The Student Room

In Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin provides an accessible overview of the attempts to build a final “theory of everything.” He explains in simple terms what scientists are talking about when they say the world is made from exotic entities such as loops, strings, and black holes and tells the fascinating stories behind these discoveries: the rivalries, epiphanies, and intrigues he witnessed firsthand.

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18 .) Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn by Amanda Gefter

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  • Forbes
  • Physics World

“At a Chinese restaurant outside of Philadelphia, a father asks his fifteen-year-old daughter a deceptively simple question: “How would you define nothing?” With that, the girl who once tried to fail geometry as a conscientious objector starts reading up on general relativity and quantum mechanics, as she and her dad embark on a life-altering quest for the answers to the universe’s greatest mysteries.

Before Amanda Gefter became an accomplished science writer, she was a twenty-one-year-old magazine assistant willing to sneak her and her father, Warren, into a conference devoted to their physics hero, John Wheeler. Posing as journalists, Amanda and Warren met Wheeler, who offered them cryptic clues to the nature of reality: The universe is a self-excited circuit, he said. And, The boundary of a boundary is zero. Baffled, Amanda and Warren vowed to decode the phrases—and with them, the enigmas of existence. When we solve all that, they agreed, we’ll write a book.

Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn is that book, a memoir of the impassioned hunt that takes Amanda and her father from New York to London to Los Alamos. Along the way, they bump up against quirky science and even quirkier personalities, including Leonard Susskind, the former Bronx plumber who invented string theory; Ed Witten, the soft-spoken genius who coined the enigmatic M-theory; even Stephen Hawking.”

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17 .) Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider by Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson and Adrienne W

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  • Physics World
  • Symmetry Magazine

“Starting in the 1950s, US physicists dominated the search for elementary particles; aided by the association of this research with national security, they held this position for decades. In an effort to maintain their hegemony and track down the elusive Higgs boson, they convinced President Reagan and Congress to support construction of the multibillion-dollar Superconducting Super Collider project in Texas—the largest basic-science project ever attempted. But after the Cold War ended and the estimated SSC cost surpassed ten billion dollars, Congress terminated the project in October 1993.

Drawing on extensive archival research, contemporaneous press accounts, and over one hundred interviews with scientists, engineers, government officials, and others involved, Tunnel Visions tells the riveting story of the aborted SSC project. The authors examine the complex, interrelated causes for its demise, including problems of large-project management, continuing cost overruns, and lack of foreign contributions. In doing so, they ask whether Big Science has become too large and expensive, including whether academic scientists and their government overseers can effectively manage such an enormous undertaking.”

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16 .) What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynman

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  • Goodreads
  • Olympiads

One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” is Feynman’s last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. Among its many tales―some funny, others intensely moving―we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen.

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15 .) Why Does E=mc²? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

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  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads

“What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einstein’s famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light—while exploding commonly held misconceptions—they demonstrate how the structure of nature itself is contained within this equation. Along the way, we visit the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted: the now-famous Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic particle accelerator capable of re-creating conditions that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang.
A collaboration between one of the youngest professors in the United Kingdom and a distinguished popular physicist, Why Does E=mc2? is one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity.”

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14 .) A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

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  • Physics Database
  • Goodreads
  • The Student Room

“A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.”

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13 .) QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard Feynman

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  • Forbes
  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads

Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned “Feynman diagrams” instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee’s introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

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12 .) Quantum by Manjit Kumar

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  • Telegraph
  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads

Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren’t shocked by quantum theory, you didn’t really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly written account of this fundamental scientific revolution, focusing on the central conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. This revelatory book takes a close look at the golden age of physics, the brilliant young minds at its core—and how an idea ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century.

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11 .) Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein

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  • The Student Room
  • Symmetry Magazine
  • Goodreads

World-renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was interested in explaining the theory of Relativity to people who were not especially well-versed in higher mathematic concepts and theoretical physics. His solution to this was to write the ground-breaking work, “Relativity: The Special and General Theory.” In the paper, Einstein lays out two contradictory principles: a principle of relativity and a principle of light. Einstein proposed that, rather than discarding these two principles for being conflicting, the rules of time and space should be completely revamped and rethought in order to find a way to make these two principles work in harmony. Rather than just explaining his new proposal, though, Einstein writes exactly why these rules need to be changed by explaining the inaccuracies and inadequacies located within each of the current theories. Albert Einstein is best known for his work on the theory of Relativity, gaining him the title of “Father of Modern Physics.” He also received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics, and his work is attributed as an inspiration for the quantum theory within the field of physics. After immigrating to America following Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, Einstein famously warned the government that Hitler was planning on creating a weapon based on nuclear fission, and voiced his strong opinion against the creation of the atom bomb. His hundreds of papers and books are highly original and intelligent, making him one of the most famous and respected intellectual minds of the twentieth century.

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10 .) Six Easy Pieces/Six Not So Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman

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  • Goodreads
  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads

“It was Feynman’s outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revolutionized the teaching of physics. In Six Not-So-Easy Pieces, taken from these famous lectures, Feynman delves into one of the most revolutionary discoveries in twentieth-century physics: Einstein’s theory of relativity. The idea that the flow of time is not constant, that the mass of an object depends on its velocity, and that the speed of light is a constant no matter what the motion of the observer, at first seemed shocking to scientists and laymen alike. But as Feynman shows, these tricky ideas are not merely dry principles of physics, but things of beauty and elegance.

No one—not even Einstein himself—explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Richard Feynman. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, Six Not-So-Easy Pieces is the ideal introduction to fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible physicists of all times.”

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9 .) Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman

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  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads
  • Olympiads

Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador. In short, here is Feynman’s life in all its eccentric―a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah.

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8 .) The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene

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  • The Student Room
  • Goodreads
  • Alibris

Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter―from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas―is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

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7 .) The First Three Minutes by Steven Weinberg

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  • The Student Room
  • Susan J Fowler
  • Goodreads

This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know.

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6 .) The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking

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  • Physics Central
  • Goodreads
  • The Student Room

“One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen’s terms the principles that control our universe.

Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science — the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe — from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality.

He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks “to combine Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman’s idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe.””

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5 .) What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

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  • Physics Database
  • Goodreads
  • Alibris

“Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following.

Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?

In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.”

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4 .) The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman

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  • Math
  • Goodreads
  • Susan J Fowler
  • Olympiads

“Richard Feynman was one of the most famous and important physicists of the second half of the twentieth century. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, celebrated for his spirited and engaging lectures, and briefly a star on the evening news for his presence on the commission investigating the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, Feynman is best known for his contributions to the field of quantum electrodynamics. The Character of Physical Law, drawn from Feynman’s famous 1964 series of Messenger Lectures at Cornell, offers an introduction to modern physics — and to Feynman at his witty and enthusiastic best.

In this classic book (originally published in 1967), Feynman offers an overview of selected physical laws and gathers their common features, arguing that the importance of a physical law is not “”how clever we are to have found it out”” but “”how clever nature is to pay attention to it.”” He discusses such topics as the interaction of mathematics and physics, the principle of conservation, the puzzle of symmetry, and the process of scientific discovery. A foreword by 2004 Physics Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek updates some of Feynman’s observations — noting, however, “”the need for these particular updates enhances rather than detracts from the book.”” In The Character of Physical Law, Feynman chose to grapple with issues at the forefront of physics that seemed unresolved, important, and approachable.”

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3 .) Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J. Griffiths

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  • Goodreads
  • Alibris

This bestselling undergraduate quantum mechanics textbook is now available in a re-issued, affordable edition from Cambridge University Press. The text first teaches students how to do quantum mechanics, and then provides them with a more insightful discussion of what it means. The author avoids the temptation to include every possible relevant topic, instead presenting students with material that they can easily focus on in a complete treatment with few distractions and diversions. Fundamental principles are covered, quantum theory is presented, and special techniques are developed for attacking realistic problems. The innovative two-part coverage is entertaining and informative, organizing topics under basic theory and assembling an arsenal of approximation schemes with illustrative applications linked closely to the text.

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2 .) Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday

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  • Alibris
  • On Physics Books
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  • Goodreads

The 10th edition of Halliday, Resnick and Walkers Fundamentals of Physics provides the perfect solution for teaching a 2 or 3 semester calculus-based physics course, providing instructors with a tool by which they can teach students how to effectively read scientific material, identify fundamental concepts, reason through scientific questions, and solve quantitative problems. The 10th edition builds upon previous editions by offering new features designed to better engage students and support critical thinking. These include NEW Video Illustrations that bring the subject matter to life, NEW Vector Drawing Questions that test students conceptual understanding, and additional multimedia resources (videos and animations) that provide an alternative pathway through the material for those who struggle with reading scientific exposition.

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1 .) The Feynman Lectures on Physics by Richard Feynman

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  • Olympiads
  • Math
  • Goodreads
  • Susan J Fowler

“The whole thing was basically an experiment,” Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a definitive introduction to physics for decades. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman’s lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Now, we are reintroducing the printed books to the trade, fully corrected, for the first time ever, and in collaboration with Caltech. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.

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47A Laboratory Manual for Introductory PhysicsDonald E. SimanekScience Books Online
48A Level PhysicsRoger MuncasterThe Student Room
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51A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than NothingLawrence M. KraussGoodreads
52Accessible PhysicsAzzopardi and StewartThe Student Room
53Advanced Engineering Mathematicsh K DassSuperProfs
54Advanced Engineering Mathematics – ISVErwin KreyszigSuperProfs
55Advanced Exercises in Practical PhysicsArthur SchusterScience Books Online
56Advanced level PhysicsNelson and ParkerCareers 360
57Advanced PhysicsOxford University Press.The Student Room
58Algebra made easyK.P.BasuCareers 360
59An Astronauts Guide to Life on EarthPhysics Database
60An Einstein EncyclopediaAlice Calaprice, Daniel Kennefick and Robert SchulmannSymmetry Magazine
61An Introduction to Error AnalysisJohn R. TaylorOn Physics Books
62An Introduction to Mechanics (SIE)David Kleppner and Robert KolenkowSuperProfs
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64Analysis, manifolds, and physics (2 volumes)Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, Cecile DeWitt-Morette, and Margaret Dillard-BleickMath
65Arihant ChemistryCareers 360
66Arihant MathematicsCareers 360
67Arihant PhysicsD. C. PandeyCareers 360
68Atmospheric ConvectionDavid J. RaymondScience Books Online
69Atomic and laser spectroscopyAlan CorneyMath
70Atomic and Molecular PhysicsRaj KumarSuperProfs
71Atomic PhysicsMax BornMath
72Atomic Physics (Modern Physics)S.N. GhoshalSuperProfs
73Atomic spectra and atomic structureGerhard HerzbergMath
74Atoms Under the Floorboards: the Surprising Science Hidden in Your HomeChris WoodfordPhysics World
75Barron’s SAT Subject Test: PhysicsGreg Young and Robert JansenPhysics Database
76Big Bang: The Origin of the UniverseSimon SinghGoodreads
77Biocentrism: How Life and…Bob Berman, Lanza MD RobertAlibris
78Black Hole: And Other Cosmic QuandariesGoodreads
79Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein and Gambled on by Hawking Became LovedMarcia BartusiakSymmetry Magazine
80Black Holes and BaStephen HawkingGoodreads
81Blackholes and Timewarps: Einstein’s Outrageous LegacyKip ThorneThe Student Room
82Boojums all the way throughDavid MerminMath
83Braid group, Knot Theory & Statistical Mechanics.C. Yang and M. GeMath
84Broken SymmetriesPaul PreussTo Be Read
85C-algebras and their applications to Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory.D. KastlerMath
86Calculus and analytic geometryThomas and FinneyCareers 360
87Chaos: Classical and QuantumPredrag CvitanovicScience Books Online
88Chapterwise GATE Physics Solved Papers (2014-2000)Arihant PublicationsSuperProfs
89China and Albert Einstein: The Reception of the Physicist and His Theory in China, 1917–1979Danian HuPhysics Today
90Classic Feynman edRalph LeightonPhysics Central
91Classical Dynamics of Particles and SystemsJerry B. MarionOn Physics Books
92CLASSICAL MECHANICSNarayan Rana and Pramod JoagSuperProfs
93Classical MechanicsHerbert GoldsteinSuperProfs
94Classical MechanicsAruldhasSuperProfs
95College PhysicsRaymond A SerwayAlibris
96College PhysicsJerry D WilsonAlibris
97Computational PhysicsAngus MacKinnonScience Books Online
98Computational PhysicsKonstantinos AnagnostopoulosScience Books Online
99Computational PhysicsMatthias TroyerScience Books Online
100Computational PhysicsMorten Hjorth-JensenScience Books Online
101Computational Physics With PythonEric AyarsScience Books Online
102Computational Physics with PythonMark NewmanScience Books Online
103Computational Physics: Problem Solving with ComputersRubin H LandauScience Books Online
104Computer simulation methods in chemistry and physicsArd LouisScience Books Online
105Concepts of Modern PhysicsArthur BeiserOn Physics Books
106Concepts of PhysicsH.C. VermaCareers 360
107Conceptual PhysicsPaul G HewittAlibris
108Concise Inorganic ChemistryJ.D. LeeCareers 360
109Coordinate geometryS. L. LoneyCareers 360
110CosmosCarl SaganGoodreads
111Dance of the PhotonsAnton ZeilingerForbes
112Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New PhysicsGary ZukavGoodreads
113Dark Matter and Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the UniverseLisa RandallSymmetry Magazine
114Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical SciencesP.R. Bevington & D.K. RobinsonOn Physics Books
115DeathNeil deGrasse TysonGoodreads
116Deep Down Things: The Breathtaking Beauty of Particle PhysicsBruce SchummSusan J Fowler
117Digital Logic and Computer DesignM. Morris ManoSuperProfs
118Direct Nuclear ReactionsSatchlerMath
119Does God Play Dice?Ian StewartThe Student Room
120Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar PhysicsDavid KaiserPhysics Today
121Dynamic System Modeling and ControlHugh JackScience Books Online
122Einstein: His Life and UniverseWalter IsaacsonPhysics Database
123Einstein’s Dice and Schrodinger’s Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified TheoryPaul HalpernSymmetry Magazine
124Electromagnetic Field TheoryS Ghosh and Lipika DattaSuperProfs
125Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating SystemsJordan and BalmainSuperProfs
126Electromagnetics (Schaum’s Outline Series)Joseph Edminister and Vishnu PriyeSuperProfs
127Electronic Devices and Circuit TheoryRobert L. BoylestadSuperProfs
128Elementary Solid State PhysicsM. Ali OmarSuperProfs
129Elements of DynamicsS.L.LoneyCareers 360
130Engineering Electromagnetics (SIE)William Hayt and John BuckSuperProfs
131Epidemiology 101Robert H FriisAlibris
132Erwin Schrödinger and the Quantum RevolutionJohn GribbinInstitute of Physics
133Feynman Lectures In Physics (Vol IIII)The Student Room
134Fizz: Nothing is as it seemsZvi SchreiberThe Student Room
135From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of TimeSean CarrollGoodreads
136Fundamentals for Molecular SpectroscopyColin Banwell and Elaine MccashSuperProfs
137Fundamentals of Digital CircuitsA. Anand KumarSuperProfs
138Fundamentals of Electric CircuitsCharles K. AlexanderSuperProfs
139Fundamentals Of Statistical And Thermal PhysicsREIFSuperProfs
140GATE engineering & Mathematics General ApptitudeG.K. PublicationsSuperProfs
141GATE Engineering MathematicsNodia and CompanySuperProfs
142Gate Guide PhysicsG K PublicationsSuperProfs
143GATE Physics Solved PapersUpkar PublicationsSuperProfs
144Gate solved Paper Physics: SOLVED Papers 2000 – 2015G K PublicationsSuperProfs
145GATE-2017 : Verbal and Numerical Ability Solved PapersMade Easy TeamSuperProfs
146GATE-2017: Engineering Mathematics Solved PapersMade Easy PublicationsSuperProfs
147General Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude & ReasoningGK PublicationsSuperProfs
148General ChemistryEbbingCareers 360
149Great PhysicistsWilliam H. CropperThe Student Room
150Half-Life: the Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or SpyFrank ClosePhysics World
151Hidden Unity in Nature’s LawsJohn C. TaylorThe Student Room
152High school mathematicsHall and KnightCareers 360
153Higher AlgebraBernard and ChildCareers 360
154Higher Engineering MathematicsB.S. GrewalSuperProfs
155Higher Engineering MathematicsBandaru RamanaSuperProfs
156Hitchhiker’s Guide to First Year Physics Labs at UCDPhilip IltenScience Books Online
157How Not to Be Wrong: The…Jordan EllenbergAlibris
158How to Lie with Statistics?Physics Database
159How to teach Quantum Physics to your dogChad OrzelThe Student Room
160How to Teach Relativity to Your DogChad OrzelInstitute of Physics
161IIT ChemistryO.P. AgarwalCareers 360
162In Search of the Big BangJohn GribbinThe Student Room
163In Search of the MultiverseJohn GribbinTelegraph
164Integrated Electronics : Analog And Digital CircuitsJacob Millman, Christos Halkias, Chetan ParikhSuperProfs
165International Physics Olympiads: Problems and Solutions from 1967 – 1995.Chaleo Manilerd (ed.)Olympiads
166International Physics Olympiads.Waldemar Gorzkowski (ed.)Olympiads
167Introduction to Atomic SpectraHarvey Elliott WhiteSuperProfs
168Introduction to Classical MechanicsTakwale, R and PuranikSuperProfs
169Introduction to Computational PhysicsFranz J. VeselyScience Books Online
170Introduction to Computational PhysicsRichard FitzpatrickScience Books Online
171Introduction to Mathematical PhysicsS Chandra and M K SharmaSuperProfs
172Introduction to Mathematical PhysicsMichael T. VaughanSuperProfs
173Introduction to Nuclear and Particle PhysicsVerma V.KSuperProfs
174Introduction to protein folding for physicistsPablo EcheniqueScience Books Online
175Introduction to Solid State PhysicsCharles KittelSuperProfs
176Inward BoundA PaisMath
177Just Six NumbersMartin ReesThe Student Room
178Kepler and the Universe: How One Man Revolutionized AstronomyDavid KSymmetry Magazine
179Knots and Physics, World Scientific, SingaporeL. KauffmanMath
180Laboratory projects in physics: a manual of practical experiments for beginnersFrederick Foreman GoodScience Books Online
181Lecture Notes on Elementary Topology and GeometrySinger, ThorpeMath
182Lectures in Theoretical BiophysicsK. Schulten and I. KosztinScience Books Online
183Lectures on Theoretical PhysicsArnold SommerfeldMath
184Leptons and quarks, translated from RussianL. B. OkunMath
185Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental LifeSteven Shapin and Simon SchafferPhysics Today
186Lie Groups for Particle Phyiscs Addison Wesley Frontiers in Physics Series.Howard GeorgiMath
187Lie groups for physicistsRobert HermannMath
188Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and MedicineAngela N. H. CreagerPhysics Today
189Life on the Edge: the Coming of Age of Quantum BiologyJim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFaddenPhysics World
190Life’s Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from ChaosPeter HoffmannInstitute of Physics
191Light and Color in the Outdoors.Marcel Minnaert.Olympiads
192Longing for the HarmoniesFrank Wilczek and Betsy DevineMath
193Manifolds, Tensor Analysis and Applications.Abraham, Marsden & RatiuMath
194Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical PhysicsAndrew WarwickPhysics Today
195Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering (South Asian Edition)RileySuperProfs
196Mathematical PhysicsH. K. DassSuperProfs
197Mathematical PhysicsB.D. GuptaSuperProfs
198MathematicsR.S. AgarwalCareers 360
199Matter’s EndGregory BenfordTo Be Read
200Methods of Mathematical PhysicsCourant and HilbertMath
201Microelectronic CircuitsSedra, Smith, ChandorkarSuperProfs
202Modelling Rationality… and Beyond the PhysicsGh. C. Dinulescu-CampinaScience Books Online
203Modern Quantum Mechanics: PnieJ.J. SakuraiSuperProfs
204Monsters: the Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological TechnologyEd RegisPhysics World
205NCERT ChemistryCareers 360
206NCERT MathsCareers 360
207NCERT PhysicsCareers 360
208Network Analysis and SynthesisS.K. BhattacharyaSuperProfs
209Neutrosophic Physics: More Problems, More SolutionsF. SmarandacheScience Books Online
210New Pattern Mathematics fot IIT JEEM.L. KhannaCareers 360
211Nuclear And Particle PhysicsSuresh Chandra & Mohit K. SharmaSuperProfs
212Nuclear and Particle PhysicsS.L. KakaniSuperProfs
213Nuclear PhysicsS.N. GhoshalSuperProfs
214Numerical ChemistryR. C. MukerjeeCareers 360
215Numerical ChemistryP.BahadurCareers 360
216Objective English for Competitive Examination 5th Ed.Hari Mohan PrasadSuperProfs
217Op – Amps and Linear Integrated CircuitsGayakwadSuperProfs
218Organic ChemistryMorrison & BoydCareers 360
219Organic ChemistryFrancis Carey (TMH)Careers 360
220Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of RealityMax TegmarkGoodreads
221Pacific PhysicsThe Student Room
222Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the CosmosMichio KakuGoodreads
223Particle PhysicsItzyksonMath
224Particle physics and introduction to field theory.T. D. LeeMath
225Permutation CityGreg EganMath
226Physical ChemistryP.W.AtkinsCareers 360
227PhysicsWalkerAlibris
228PhysicsJohn D. CutnellAlibris
229Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern ScienceWerner HeisenbergGoodreads
230Physics for Scientists and EngineersPaul A. TiplerOn Physics Books
231Physics for Scientists and…Randall Dewey KnightAlibris
232Physics of Atoms and MoleculesB.H. BransdenSuperProfs
233Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily LivesMichio KakuGoodreads
234Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time TravelMichio KakuGoodreads
235Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of EverythingMargaret WertheimInstitute of Physics
236Physics on Your Feet: Ninety Minutes of Shame but a PhD for the Rest of Your LifeDmitry Budker and Alexander SushkovPhysics World
237Physics: Principles with…Douglas C GiancoliAlibris
238Plane TrigonometryS.L. LoneyCareers 360
239Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics and the 300-Year Journey to the Black-Scholes EquationGeorge SzpiroInstitute of Physics
240Principles of ElectromagneticsMathew N.O. SadikuSuperProfs
241Principles of Quantum MechanicsR. ShankarSuperProfs
242Problems in Atomic and Molecular PhysicsD K DhawanSuperProfs
243Problems in calculus of one variableI.A. MaronCareers 360
244Problems in General PhysicsI.E. IrodovCareers 360
245Proceedings of the XX International Physics Olympiad, Warsaw, 16-24 July, 1989.Waldemar Gorzkowski (ed.)Olympiads
246Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic SpaceshipGeorge DysonPhysics Central
247Quantization in Astrophysics, Brownian Motion, and SupersymmetryF. SmarandacheScience Books Online
248Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters ConsciousnessBruce Rosenblum and Fred KuttnerForbes
249Quantum Field TheoryMandl, ShawMath
250Quantum MechanicsAruldhas GSuperProfs
251Quantum Mechanics : Concepts and ApplicationsNOUREDINE ZETTILISuperProfs
252Quantum mechanics from the point of view of the theory of group representationsGeorge MackeyMath
253Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical MinimumLeonard Susskind and Art FriedmanForbes
254Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and ParticlesR.M. Eisberg & R. ResnickOn Physics Books
255Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt YouMarcus ChownThe Student Room
256Quarks & Leptons,Francis Halzen & Alan D. MartinMath
257Quarks, leptons & gauge fieldsKerson HuangMath
258Reaction mechanism in Organic ChemistryParmar and ChawlaCareers 360
259Reality is Not What it Seems:…Carlo RovelliAlibris
260Relativistic Quantum MechanicsBjorken & DrellMath
261Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field TheoryF.GrossMath
262ResplendentStephen BaxterTo Be Read
263RocheworldTo Be Read
264Schrodinger’s KittensJohn GribbinThe Student Room
265Semiconductor Physics and Devices (SIE)Donald Neamen, Dhrubes BiswasSuperProfs
266Solid State PhysicsN. DavidSuperProfs
267Solid State PhysicsR.K. PuriSuperProfs
268Solid State Physics: Structure and Properties of MaterialsM. A. WahabSuperProfs
269Spaceship NeutrinoChristine SuttonMath
270Spider StarTo Be Read
271Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time—and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of EverythingGeorge MusserSymmetry Magazine
272Star DragonTo Be Read
273Statistical and Thermal Physics: An IntroductionLokanathanSuperProfs
274Statistical and Thermal Physics: An IntroductionMichael J.R. HochSuperProfs
275Statistical MechanicsKerson HuangSuperProfs
276Statistical Mechanics: International Series of Monographs in Natural PhilosophyR K PathriaSuperProfs
277Strings, Conformal Fields and TopologyM. KakuMath
278Structure of the NucleusPreston and BhaduriMath
279Student Solution Manual for Mathematical Methods for Physics and EngineeringK. F. Riley and M. P. HobsonSuperProfs
280Superstring Theory (2 vols)M.B. Green, J.H. Schwarz, E. WittenMath
281Superstrings: A Theory of EverythingP.C.W. DaviesMath
282Sympathetic Vibrations: Reflections on Physics as a Way of Life.K.C. Cole.Olympiads
283Tau ZeroPoul AndersonTo Be Read
284Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics ExperimentsWilliam R. LeoOn Physics Books
285Tensor Analysis on Manifolds.Bishop & GoldbergMath
286Tensor Geometry.Dodson & PostonMath
287The Age of EntanglementForbes
288The Basics of MRIJoseph P. HornakScience Books Online
289The Big Picture: On the…Sean CarrollAlibris
290The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum MechanicsLeonard SusskindGoodreads
291The Cartoon Guide to PhysicsLarry Gonick & Art HuffmanPhysics Central
292The Copernicus Complex: the Quest for our Cosmic (In)SignificanceCaleb ScharfPhysics World
293The Data Analysis BriefBookRudolf K. BockScience Books Online
294The Essential Cosmic…Jeffrey O BennettAlibris
295The Fifth EssenceLawrence KraussThe Student Room
296The Future of the MindMichio KakuPhysics Database
297The Geek Manifesto: Why Science MattersMark HendersonInstitute of Physics
298The Gone-Away WorldNick HarkawayTo Be Read
299The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the CosmosBrian GreeneGoodreads
300The Hunt for Vulcan: How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the UniverseThomas LevensonSymmetry Magazine
301The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American InnovationJon GertnerInstitute of Physics
302The Illustrated A Brief History of TimePhysics Central
303The Infinity PuzzleForbes
304The Meaning of it AllRichard FeynmanThe Student Room
305The Moon Is A Harsh MistressRobert HeinleinTo Be Read
306The New PhysicsPaul DaviesMath
307The new quantum universeHey and WaltersThe Student Room
308The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New WorldSean CarrollGoodreads
309The Particle ExplosionClose, Marten, and SuttonMath
310The Particle OdysseyFrank CloseSusan J Fowler
311The Physics of Star TrekLawrence M. KraussGoodreads
312The Quantum Age: How the Physics of the Very Small has Transformed Our LivesBrian CleggSymmetry Magazine
313The Quantum ChallengeGeorge Greenstein and Arthur ZajoncForbes
314The Quantum RoseCatherine AsaroTo Be Read
315The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol I,II,S. WeinbergMath
316The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does HappenBrian CoxGoodreads
317The Role of Topology in Classical and Quantum PhysicsMorandiMath
318The Science Magpie: A Hoard of Fascinating FactsSimon FlynnInstitute of Physics
319The Science of InterstellarPhysics Database
320The Storm in a Teacup: The…Helen CzerskiAlibris
321The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the AtomGraham FarmeloGoodreads
322The Theory of Almost EverythingForbes
323The theory of atomic spectraE. U. Condon and G. H. ShortleyMath
324The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the UniverseStephen HawkingGoodreads
325The VoidFrank CloseTelegraph
326The Water Book: the Extraordinary Story of Our Most Ordinary SubstanceAlok JhaPhysics World
327the Year 2100Goodreads
328Theoretical concepts in physicsM.S. LongairMath
329Theoretical Nuclear and Subnuclear PhysicsWaleckaMath
330Theoretical Nuclear PhysicsBlatt and WeisskopfMath
331Theoretical Nuclear PhysicsDeShalit and FeshbachMath
332Thermal PhysicsCharles KittelOn Physics Books
333Thinking About the BrainWilliam BialekScience Books Online
334Thirteen: The Apollo Flight That FailedPhysics Database
335TMH Course in Mathematics for IIT JEETata McGraw Hill PublicationsCareers 360
336Topology and analysisB. Booss and D.D. BleeckerMath
337Topology and geometry for physicists.Charles Nash and S. SenMath
338Topology, Geometry and Physics.M. NakaharaMath
339Two-Fisted ScienceJim OttavianiPhysics Central
340UncertaintyDavid LindleyForbes
341Unfolding the Labyrinth: Open Problems in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Other Areas of ScienceF. SmarandacheScience Books Online
342Unitary group representations in physics, probability, and number theory.George MackeyMath
343UniversesGoodreads
344University PhysicsH.D. Young & R.A. FreedmanOn Physics Books
345University PhysicsSears and ZemanskyCareers 360
346Vibrations and WavesAnthony P. FrenchOn Physics Books
347Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden DimensionsLisa RandallGoodreads
348WavesFrank S. CrawfordOn Physics Books
349We Need to Talk about KelvinMarcus ChownTelegraph
350Who Was Albert Einstein?Jess BrallierAlibris


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