Wednesday, 10 February 2016

My book list and tomorrow's announcement

As I said in my first post, I have a number of physics text books which I aim to work through. Below is the order in which I will proceed through them

Introduction to Classical Mechanics, French and Ebison
Electricity and Magnetism, Duffin
Electromagnetism, Grant and Phillips
Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Adkins
Properties of Matter, Flowers and Mendoza
Solid State Physics, Blakemore
Physics of Vibrations and Waves, Pain
Particle Physics, Martin and Shaw
Statistical Physics, Mandl
Special Relativity, French
Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei and Particles, Eisberg & Resnick

Those should keep me quite for some months to come.

Tomorrow I am eagerly awaiting an announcement from the LIGO team, who are searching for Gravitation waves. Maybe they've observed them, maybe not. If they have, maybe Einstein's theory of relativity will be finally promoted from being just a theory.

What an exciting time to be a physicist



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