Physics Books

Books

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General Physics

Quantum Mechanics

  • J. J. Sakurai - Modern Quantum Mechanics | Amazon
    Graduate-level textbook with clean notation and clear structure
  • J. J. Sakurai - Advanced Quantum Mechanics | Amazon
  • David J. Griffiths - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics | Amazon
    Standard undergraduate-level textbook
  • Claude Cohen-Tannoudji - Quantum Mechanics, Volume 1: Basic Concepts, Tools, and Applications | Amazon
  • Claude Cohen-Tannoudji - Quantum Mechanics, Volume 2: Angular Momentum, Spin, and Approximation Methods | Amazon
  • John S. Townsend - A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics | Amazon
  • Richard P. Feynman & Albert R. Hibbs - Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals | Amazon | Official Website
  • Dirac
  • Landau

Classical Mechanics

  • Herbert Goldstein - Classical Mechanics | Amazon
    Classic, standard graduate-level textbook
  • Stephen T. Thornton & Jerry B. Marion - Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems | Amazon

Electrodynamics

  • John David Jackson - Classical Electrodynamics | Amazon
    Classic, standard graduate-level textbook
  • Andrew Zangwill - Modern Electrodynamics | Amazon
    New book
  • David J. Griffiths - Introduction to Electrodynamics | Amazon
    Standard undergraduate-level textbook
  • Edward M. Purcell - Electricity and Magnetism | Amazon

Statistical Mechanics

  • Daniel V. Schroeder - An Introduction to Thermal Physics | Amazon
    Excellent undergraduate-level textbook, very pedagogical
  • R. K. Pathria and Paul D. Beale - Statistical Mechanics | Amazon
    Standard graduate-level textbook
  • Kerson Huang - Introduction to Statistical Physics | Amazon
  • Kerson Huang - Statistical Mechanics | Amazon
  • L. D. Landau & E.M. Lifshitz - Statistical Physics | Amazon

General Relativity

  • Anthony Zee - Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell | Amazon
    Much better than QFT in a Nutshell
  • Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, John A. Wheeler - Gravitation | Amazon
    Classic, the MTW >///<
  • Sean M. Carroll - Spacetime and Geometry | Amazon | Official Website

Numerical Relativity

  • Thomas W. Baumgarte & Stuart L. Shapiro - Numerical Relativity | Amazon
    Baumgarte's Lecture on Youtube
  • Masaru Shibata - Numerical Relativity | Amazon
    It's rather technical
  • Miguel Alcubierre - Introduction to 3+1 Numerical Relativity | Amazon
  • Luciano Rezzolla - Relativistic Hydrodynamics | Amazon

Cosmology

  • Scott Dodelson - Modern Cosmology | Amazon
  • Valery A Rubakov - Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory | Amazon
  • Valery A Rubakov - Introduction To The Theory Of The Early Universe: Cosmological Perturbations And Inflationary Theory | Amazon
  • Edward Harrison - Cosmology: The Science of the Universe | Amazon
  • Viatcheslav Mukhanov - Physical Foundations of Cosmology | Amazon
  • Steven Weinberg - Cosmology | Amazon

Gravitational Waves

  • General
    • Michele Maggiore - Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and Experiments | Amazon
    • Michele Maggiore - Gravitational Waves: Volume 2: Astrophysics and Cosmology | Amazon
    • Jolien D. E. Creighton & Warren G. Anderson - Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy | Amazon
  • Data Analysis
  • Detector
    • Peter R Saulson - Fundamentals of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors | Amazon
    • Massimo Bassan - Advanced Interferometers and the Search for Gravitational Waves | Amazon

Quantum Field Theory

  • Standard
    • Matthew D. Schwartz - Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model | Amazon | Official Website
    • Michael E. Peskin - An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory | Amazon
    • Alexander Altland - Condensed Matter Field Theory | Amazon
  • Easier?...
    • Jakob Schwichtenberg - No-Nonsense Quantum Field Theory: A Student-Friendly Introduction | Amazon | Official Website
      The real "Student Friendly" QFT book!!!! Currently, you can purchase a DRM-free PDF from its official website for only 19 USD!!!
    • Robert D. Klauber - Student Friendly Quantum Field Theory | Amazon
    • Tom Lancaster & Stephen J. Blundell - Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur | Amazon
    • Lewis H. Ryder - Quantum Field Theory | Amazon
  • Interesting
    • Anthony Zee - Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell | Amazon
      Zee...
    • Sidney Coleman - Aspects of Symmetry | Amazon
    • Kerson Huang - Quantum Field Theory: From Operators to Path Integrals | Amazon
  • Advanced
    • Steven Weinberg - The Quantum Theory of Fields | Amazon
    • Eduardo Fradkin - Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics | Amazon
  • Lecture Notes

Applied Mathematics

  • George B. Arfken - Mathematical Methods for Physicists | Amazon
    A must-have reference book
  • Mary L. Boas - Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences | Amazon
  • D. A. Varshalovich - Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum | Amazon
  • Eugene P. Wigner - Group Theory and its Application to the Quantum Mechanics of Atomic Spectra | Amazon
  • Carl M. Bender and Steven A. Orszag - Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers: Asymptotic Methods and Perturbation Theory | Amazon

Electronics

  • Sedra & Smith - Microelectronic Circuits | Amazon
  • Paul Horowitz - The Art of Electronics | Amazon

Numerical Methods

Experiment / Data

  • Julius S. Bendat - Random Data | Amazon
  • John R. Taylor - An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements | Amazon

Others

  • Roger Penrose - The Road to Reality | Amazon
  • 黃克孫 - 大自然的基本力:規範場的故事 | 博客來
  • 高涌泉 - 另一種鼓聲:科學筆記 | 博客來