👋 Hey Friends,
in my recent Instagram stories, I have discussed which books are the best to get a great introductory sense of the physical description of the universe. And because I definitely want to encourage you to learn about the physical nature of our universe, I today share with you 5 of the books I would read if I started to learn about physics.
Reading about physics can change your whole perception of reality. You don't look at the world around you like any other human being, but like a physicist who tries to understand the nature and the importance of our logical world.
So, if you want to see the world from a different perspective, here are the books that I would read over and over again:
1. A brief history of time - Stephen Hawking
Starting off with an all-time classic this book is what started it all for me when I was thirteen years old. A Brief History of Time is a phenomenal introduction read to be inspired by the physical world. Stephen Hawking intellectually juggles with concepts of time, space and infinity while completely sucking you into the world of physics. If you haven't read any book about the physical world yet, this is the one to start.
2. Brief answers to big questions - Stephen Hawking
Second on our list, is another amazing book from Stephen Hawking. This book, besides dealing with big questions in a great physical matter, presents a philosophical and critical way of looking at questions like:
- Is there a God?
- Can we foresee the future?
- Will AI surpass us?
And many more. If you want to learn about physics and reality in a critical sense then this is the book for you.
3. Infinite Powers - Steven Strogatz
Infinite Powers by Steven Strogatz is by far the greatest and best-written book about mathematics that I have ever read.
"If calculus is the language of the universe, then Steven Strogatz is its Homer...Infinite Powers is an incalculable pleasure."
I couldn't agree more with Daniel Gilbert. Steven Strogatz is by far one of the best science writers that I have ever come across and if you want to read a thrilling, exciting and easy introduction into how Mathematics and especially calculus have-- transformed our world Infinite Powers is the book to read.
4. The Theoretical Minimum - Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky
If you're captivated by the beauty of mathematics and seek a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles underpinning the physical world, "The Theoretical Minimum" is a compelling choice. This book, penned by Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky, serves as a beacon for those hungry for both mathematical rigour and a profound grasp of physics.
Much like "Infinite Powers" by Steven Strogatz, renowned for its eloquence in elucidating the language of the cosmos, "The Theoretical Minimum" delves into the intricate foundations of physics with mathematical proofs that unveil the universe's secrets.
4. Feynman Lectures on Physics - Richard Feynman
For the ardent seekers of physical understanding intertwined with mathematical elegance, "The Feynman Lectures on Physics" stands as an essential and exhilarating tome. Richard Feynman, a luminary in the realm of physics, crafts these lectures with a rare artistry that mirrors the grace and precision found in the mathematical world.
Much like "Infinite Powers" by Steven Strogatz, which beckons readers into the enchanting realm of calculus, Feynman's lectures beckon aspiring physicists and enthusiasts alike into the vibrant landscape of physics. So if you seek an even deeper understanding of nature try out these brilliant lectures.
I hope I was able to show you some books you might want to consider reading. Tell me more about your thoughts on the books in the comment section.
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✍️ Quote of the week
“Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is.”
-Richard P. Feynman
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