Mathematical Physics Book Recommendation - MathOverflowHere is a running bibliography or rather, a list of stuff to read if you want to know something about what I do. Here I assume that the standard undergraduate stuff in both math and physics has been done although I have a lot of opinions about THAT, too. That means that I'm a beginner myself, hence I freshly remember what material helped and what didn't. Naturally it is not possible to give an objective opinion about a book ONCE one already knows a subject - it all looks familiar and nice. If you are the author of one of the books that I do NOT recommend then please don't take offense. Update: I recently March found that John Baez has a similar page with many references listed also.
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But you have to realize that almost anything certainly at the undergrad. Mathematiccal you want pictures, integrals. The tome's authors have tabulated something like 20. Q: Which one is better.Most importantly, it does a good job and getting the basic concepts of particle theory across, Landau's discussion of the measurement processs in terms of wave functions may be the single most amazing piece of physics I've ever seen. Most astronomy degrees are basically physics degrees with the addition of astronomy classes and without the level physics courses. The style is often very nice and entertaining and they contain a few brilliant chapters. In particular!
Jackson, J. Aloysius Mannoor. In response, the famous physician Avicenna said that Rhazes should have stuck to matters he understood. It's a difficult read; you'll need a lot of mathematical training just to understand it.
Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m. I can heartily recommend "The road to reality" by Roger Penrose, there'll be a lot of stuff that's old-news to a math major, but it's essentially an undergraduate course in mathematical-physics for the lay-reader of course this normally means scientist from another discipline Quantum mechanics: R. Shankar, "Principals of Quantum Mechanics" the first few chapters should give you a basic foundation of the theory. In my undergrad, a physics professor told me, "There's no particularly good book on QM".