The best physics books of 2022

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Here is the ranking of the best products for the Physics category :

Physics: A complete introduction (TY Science): it is the most purchased, earned an average review of 4,6 with 114 reviews

The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained: silver medal for this product, the average review is from 4,7 with 10 reviews

The World According to Physics: third position for this product, with a average review from users 4,7 with 600 reviews

Physics: A complete introduction (TY Science)...

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Physics: A complete introduction (TY Science)
114 Reviews
Physics: A complete introduction (TY Science)
  • Breithaupt, Jim (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 12/12/2019 (Publication Date) - Teach Yourself (Publisher)

Reviews

Reviving School Memories
Wanted this book to revive some memories of school days. Looks good
Brilliant and very informative exactly what I was looking for.
Brilliant book, well written and easy to follow along with. Thank you to the author for taking the time to write and publish.
My physics book buddy.
This book has helped me through the physics module of my Access course. I bought others, but this was the one I ended up using most of the time. Recommend.

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The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained...

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The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
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The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • DK (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 691 Pages - 03/05/2020 (Publication Date) - DK (Publisher)

Reviews

Fascinating Physics
A well presented book on the extraordinary world of physics. Each topic is well explained giving you the essential facts needed to understand it. A great reference book that makes you want to discover more about this fascinating subject.
Really good books for explaining complex ideas
With a strong Physics and Engineering background everything gets REALLY complex and mathematical very quickly when trying to explain some of the concepts. What this style of books does is remind you of some of the basic principles without maths, allowing me to talk to my kids about the things in science that I'm passionate about. Some of the topics are a little skimmed over, but to be fair they still explain the importance of the ideas. We have the Physics, Technology, and Maths books. All a great style, easily accessible and my 11YO daughter can happily browse without help as the writing style is perfect for her Harry Potter level lexicon. Across the 3 books we have, some highlights: Maths: Fourier analysis (weak explanation but conveys the message well), Group theory and the rubix cube, number theory and development. Technology: Central Heating systems, Helicopters, Lasers, The Internet, Locks, hydraulics Physics: Quantum field theory (written SO well), nuclear power and bombs, Relatviity As I said, some incredibly important topics that permeate or lives but kids never get access too until they're grown ups. These books help provide the context for amazing scientific and mathematical discoveries. Stay with me here, but I believe that scientific fields have now advanced so far into areas completely inaccessible to the lay person that a sense of distrust and knowledge elitism has overwhelmed the amazing work our human society is doing. So what these books do amazingly well is help to bridge this gap, and help any reader to feel like the topics are more inclusive to them. And this is what great writing and education is all about. (Sorry, rant over).
Recommended
DK is usually a highly dependable publisher for quality books in terms of the content, physical printing and production; this 2020 edition of “The Physics Book” is no exception. “The Big Ideas - Simply Explained” is a series of thirteen, covering a wide range of subjects, e.g. Business, Shakespeare, Islam, Law, Astronomy ... At just under three hundred and fifty pages, “The Physics Book” is a substantial hardcover, printed on good quality, glossy paper and lavishly illustrated with a wide range of photographs, diagrams and illustrations. As the name suggests, it covers a comprehensive list of physics topics, beginning with the “oldest and basics”, moving on to the “latest and more theoretical” and ending with helpful directory, glossary, index, quotations and acknowledgements’ section.: 10. Introduction 18. Measurement and Motion 68. Energy and Matter 122. Electricity and Magnetism 164. Sound and Light 208. The Quantum World 236. Nuclear and Particle Physics 270. Relativity and the Universe Professor JIm Al-Khalili’s foreword sets the scene “... to bring the subject alive - to convey the sense of wonder - requires much more than collecting together a mountain of dry facts. Explaining how our world works is about telling stories.” The is a reference book, not one to be read sequentially from cover to cover and its organisation facilitates “dipping into” subjects as and when required. Overall, it tells the expanding story of our understanding of our world and its place in the Universe. Over time, readers will come to appreciate the ways in which “we stand on the shoulders of giant”, the interconnection between areas of physics, the history of the subject and some of the more theoretical aspects of today’s physics. Recommended.

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The World According to Physics

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The World According to Physics
600 Reviews
The World According to Physics
  • Hardcover Book
  • Jim Al-Khalili (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 03/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Princeton University Press (Publisher)

Reviews

Ode To Physics
Another amazing book by Jim Al-Khalili! A really lovely read for physicists and non-physicists alike; I highly recommend this book. As Jim says, "how can anyone not love physics?".
Brilliant beginner's overview of physics
There is a temptation on seeing this book to think it's another one of those physics titles that is thin on content, so they put it in an odd format small hardback and hope to win over those who don't usually buy science books. But that couldn't be further from the truth. In Jim Al-Khalili's The World According to Physics, we've got the best beginners' overview of what physics is all about that I've ever had the pleasure to read. The language is straightforward and approachable. Rather than take the more common historical approach that builds up physics the way it was discovered, Al-Khalili starts with the 'three pillars' of physics: relativity, quantum theory and thermodynamics. In simple language with never an equation nor even a diagram in sight, the book lays out what physics is all about, what it has achieved and what it still needs to do. That bit about no diagrams is an important indicator of how approachable the text is. Personally, I'm not very visual, but often a diagram is necessary to make an obscure aspect of physics comprehensible - but perhaps because of his experience as a radio presenter, Al-Khalili's use of words is precise and informative enough to fill the reader in with hardly a moment where you have to go back and read it again because it's not making sense (the classic moment where diagrams tend to be inserted). This isn't a cold, impersonal approach - not only do we get a strong feeling for Al-Khalili's enthusiasm, we also see his personal biases, which he mostly makes clear. For example, although he doesn't baffle the reader too much with interpretations of quantum physics, he does admit it's one of his driving interests and makes the case that the 'shut up and calculate' approach isn't really proper science in his mind, because the scientist wants to know 'Why?' and 'How?' Just occasionally the author does fall for the professional scientist's trap of assuming a little too much knowledge in his audience. This is very much a book for the kind of reader who, up to now, probably hasn't taken any interest in physics. So it might be a little too much to assume the reader knows what interference is when explaining why light was thought to be a wave. But such moments are rare. The only other slight moan I'd have is that the book is very one-sided on dark matter, pointing out where modified gravity theories don't match reality as well as dark matter, but omitting to say that there are also plenty of examples where modified gravity is closer to observation. At the end of the book, Al-Khalili presents a defence of blue sky physics, making the sound point that plenty of work in the past that had no obvious application would later prove valuable, though he could have been more balanced in presenting the reasonable view that theoreticians who spend their working life not only dealing with extremely speculative topics, but those that don't even apply to the actual universe are really not doing science at all. It's a bit of an odd-looking book - my copy, incidentally is royal blue, not the purple of the illustration - this is not helped by the blurb, which is pasted to the inner front cover as if someone forgot to include it and added it at the last minute. However, I wouldn't hesitate to say that if someone with no background in science asked for an introduction to what physics is all about I would say run, don't walk, to the bookshop and pick up a copy of The World According to Physics. It's that good.
Accessible, readable
Understandable, for talking monkeys like me

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