FUTURISM | NEWS | HARD SCIENCE | 04.22.2016
|| HERE IS HOW TO TEACH YOURSELF PHYSICS & MATH ||
Physics and Mathematics are extremely important subjects .
Actually , that is a bit of an understatement .
Physics and Mathematics allow us to peer out into the cosmos and understand the inner workings of the universe . At once , they show us our insignificance and our remarkable potential ; they give us a hint of the vast possibilities that exist — of what we could ( and may ) one day accomplish . They allow us to see the world and to see ourselves anew .
That begins to scratch the surface of these subjects .
No one can deny their importance ; however , it is also a fact that many people do not know where to begin investigating these topics . . . what books to study , what themes to begin with .
On top of this , many feel intimidated by Physics and Math — they seem to think that they are things which only the sharpest individuals are able to understand .
But nothing could be farther from the truth .
True , these subject areas might not be the easiest that you will ever happen across , but they are far from impossible .
So . If you want to be a Physicist or a Mathematician , or if you just want to understand the subjects , here is where to start .
Huge thanks to the wonderful Moinak Banerjee for work on this .
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Baez mentions the books you should read , and they are conveniently listed according to increasing levels of difficulty .
This is the list of books that Berkeley recommends for people who want to teach themselves Physics .
And yet another list that is pretty good , which was compiled on Physics Stack Exchange .
Nobel laureate professor Gerard 't Hooft has recommended some learning sources that are all free , and Hooft also has advice related to how to earn your own Nobel prize .
Here is some great advice from a physicist on Physics Forums regarding what you should do if you want to do more than just learn Physics — on what to do if you want to actually have a career in Physics .
To supplement these , check out our extensive list of online Physics lecture videos .
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Mathematician Terence Tao , who is also a Fields medalist and a Breakthrough prize winner , gave some beautiful advice on pursuing a career in Math here .
If you are looking for Mathematics books you should read , here is an extensive list by Berkeley .
The aforementioned should probably be followed up by the compilation from the Math Stack Exchange .
Also , there is an extensive list of what you should read on the Georgia Institute of Technology website , and all of the texts that they link to are online and free .
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