## Books

In each section, books are order in increasing difficulty.

### Mechanics

-Great insights

- Morin,
*Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and Solutions*

-Fun problems. For introductory mechanics, the perfect combination is reading Feynman then doing the problems from Morin.

- Landau and Lifshitz,
*Mechanics*

-Concise, beautiful arguments

- Spivak,
*Physics for Mathematicians, Mechanics I*

-Examines and challenges “basic” principles in mechanics

### Relativity

- Landau and Lifshitz,
*The Classical Theory of Fields* - Dirac,
*General Theory of Relativity*

-Extremely short

- Wald,
*General Relativity* - Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler,
*Gravitation*

-Classic, but long; it’s self-gravitating!

### Quantum Mechanics

- Griffiths,
*An Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*

-Basic

- Shankar,
*Priniciples of Quantum Mechanics*

-Basically an updated Dirac

- Dirac,
*The Principles of Quantum Mechanics*

-The first and best book on QM

- Sakurai,
*Modern Quantum Mechanics*

### Electrodynamics

- Purcell,
*Electricity and Magnetism*

-Classic introduction, but a bit lengthy

- Griffiths,
*Introduction to Electrodynamics*

-Clear exposition and well motivated, perfect for self-study; best introduction

- Jackson,
*Classical Electrodynamics*

-Legendary graduate text

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