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A First Course in String Theory by Barton Zwiebach
A First Course in String Theory by Barton Zwiebach
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This, along with 'String Theory Demystified', provides the perfect introduction to this complex theoretical framework, and unlike all other texts i have found, does NOT assume a background in quantum field theory and general relativity. From the start all that is assumed is basic quantum mechanics, special relativity, calculus and linear algebra, and a willingness to learn. I am a mathematician by degree, and in my opinion this book should be understandable to anyone in the second year or above of any UK university degree in maths, stats, or physics. truly a nice introduction to a very difficult but rewarding area of mathematical physics
A Course in Modern Mathematical Physics: Groups, H&hellip by Peter Szekeres
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Many of the other texts on Mathematical Physics are completely inaccesible, containing reams of theorems and proofs of various results, written in an incomprehensible style. This one differs in that, whilst it still contains theorems and proofs, everything is written in an almost conversational tone. All theorems are communicated in a way that makes them particularly relevant to both physics and mathematics research and education. If your pure maths is rusty, or your just out of a physics degree where little pure maths is taught, then this text is perfectly accesible to you, but i do reccomend having a read of A Concise Introduction To Pure Mathematics by Martin Liebeck, and have a go at… Read more
An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics by Bradley W. Carroll
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This book, if you have the nessecary background, is a fantastic introduction to the study of the universe. This being Basic Classical Mechanics, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus. This is a much more theoretical text than most on astrononmy and astrophysics, which is a refreshing change. This book is HUGE, and full to the brim with useful equations, facts, theorems, definitions, lots of worked examples, plenty of problems to challenge you.

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