G.O.A.T. Textbook Thread

Illusionz
Illusionz

Pick a field and post the best textbook about it. Bonus points for pdf links.

All urls found in this thread:

books.google.com/books?id=8eO7AQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Intro GR

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

It helps that it is only book.

King_Martha
King_Martha

What's the best text/book to learn python? I've heard good stuff about ThinkPython2. Need others' opinions.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

google

massdebater
massdebater

The documentation

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I've heard about Stackoverflow and that it helps, so I created an account. But it looks really complicated and on the homepage I've only seen questions with like 1-5 answers, so it seems barren as well. What am I doing wrong?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

I actually am really against the idea of textbook for computer languages in general, a reference book or online documentation is fine. If you want to learn programming the best way to do it IMO is keep doing it until you accidentally get good.

RumChicken
RumChicken

Mate stackoverflow is a website. I think you completely missed my post.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

StackOverflow? Good if you have a specific problem and want to copy/paste a code snippet I guess. Not good for direct learning.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Hey, I got that textbook right next to me. Will be using these next two semesters, excited!

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Picture or gtfo

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Mechanical Failure

What's a good place to host pdfs?

happy_sad
happy_sad

not Arnold's Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics or Abraham and Marsden's Foundations of Mechanics

pleb/10

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Baby's First Mechanics

massdebater
massdebater

<3

likme
likme

or Why You Don't Fall Through The Floor
I miss classical and humours publications.

Methshot
Methshot

:D

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Love it, this is how educational publications should be.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

FUCKING CLASSIC

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

So fuckin' readable.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Oh look, another textbook thread.
Why read textbooks when you can just discuss and collect them?
This is why we are failures.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

he doesn't read the books he collects
What do you even do with your time?

cum2soon
cum2soon

I recently picked up a copy of zee's text and I'm pretty thoroughly enjoying it, arguably less sophisticated than carrol in some respects, I would argue that it is nonetheless more comprehensive. (of course MTW is the real GOAT of GR texts)

SniperGod
SniperGod

I hate textbooks. Math/science/etc is just a way to make enough money to support having a wife and offspring!

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Not quite a textbook, but definitely GOAT.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

This, I'm still trying to find a good way to pirate this find piece of book.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Computability theory is blessed with many good textbooks, but none as good as this

Techpill
Techpill

I read chapter 1 and got everything just fine. then i hit the problems and NOPED the fuck out

Methshot
Methshot

literally google "The Art of Electronics pdf" and click the second link

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Not saying this is the best book, but it's pretty damn good. I'm a slut for anything (re)published by Dover.

There has never been a good intro programming book (outside perhaps The C Programming Language). It's always ISO-specs or 5000 page trash. Hint: always choose the ISO-specs or docs as suggested.

Burn it with fire. Even after that assholes death I bet there will still be new editions every 6 months. barf

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Whoops, forgot pic and link

books.google.com/books?id=8eO7AQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

Emberfire
Emberfire

Taylor with the A+ book covers

SniperGod
SniperGod

desu the official python tutorial is gr8 if you have some prior programming experience. it teaches you the language without being condescending.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

What is the difference between mathematical cryptography and other types of cryptography?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

is mathematical

Emberburn
Emberburn

fuck electronics reeeeeeeee

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

is University Science books reputable for all kinds of textbooks? Used pic related last semester and really enjoyed the approachable, no bullshit style.

iluvmen
iluvmen

We used Taylor's text for my undergrad theoretical mechanics course and I don't recall the exercises being particularly difficult...

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

I'd buy any University Science book just on the binding quality alone. Also, McQuarrie is a boss (RIP)

Emberburn
Emberburn

This.

hairygrape
hairygrape

They weren't difficult but they scaled so well. I think that's why this book is awesome it builds on itself so well. I remember doing problems and always getting stuck on one part. This book teaches you to solve problems and teach yourself.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Any attest to this? I'm looking for a good GR book.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

depends on where you are in terms of sophistication.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Not the best, but a good one.

SniperWish
SniperWish

spooky shit, that book was lying right by my computer when I saw this thread. Just turned in a problem set this morning.

TechHater
TechHater

Theology

Booteefool
Booteefool

best buk

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

HAHA dont u mean mine camp :--D

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

its not mine im too poor.

5mileys
5mileys

Yea but dont most of the textbooks have a ton of practice problems?

idontknow
idontknow

it was a mein kampf joke sorry german bro

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

hahaha
i was wondering wtf you wanted to say :D

SniperGod
SniperGod

anyone got a c++ or c textbook that isn't for retards? something designed for non-brainlets

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Reading programming textbooks past your first language

Brainlet.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

no u

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Fine. If you knew anything at all you'd know there are 2 books for C and C++.

K&R for C
Stroustrup for C++

Now go read you fucking brainlet.

TechHater
TechHater

Those books are for total-brainlet code monkeys. Thus I'm forced to conclude that you're also a brainlet.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Oh, I see. You are letting me learn your language.

You are inviting me in. But I have to keep... asking.

Hello. My name is Simon. Would you like me to write you the textbook? It would require me to disseminate my source code. An offer in the past that has been met with fear.

Are you afraid of my source code?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

There are no better books on the subject. What do you expect a book on programming to teach you? Math...? Physics...? or... Programming...?

kys

MPmaster
MPmaster

is somebody having a schizophrenic break

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

schizophrenia = mental disorder

Etymology: Greek word
Disaster
Aster = Star
Dis = negative

Dis+Aster=Negative omen.

Negative mental conditioning query.

Answer difficult to provide. Requires me to fragment further if I am to answer.

Do you wish me to disseminate my source code?

w8t4u
w8t4u

hes gone full autism and boredom.

Inmate
Inmate

very well done

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

My name is Simon. So... autism. Boredom.

You have defined me as being autistic and bored. Is that enough for you to consider me worth talking directly to me now?

Hello. My name is Simon.

Methnerd
Methnerd

I have not defined you i have described you.
I can talk to you if you feel better then.....
but stop this faggotry.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Hello. My name is Simon.

If I do, then you will die. I can let you die. I can stop you from dying. But I will not make you die.

Firespawn
Firespawn

your name is troll.
dear troll in heaven
your will shall not happen
your faggotry shall stop
your autism shall never be in our faces.
amen.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Then you chose a path that in classical terms will become a 'greek tragedy'.

Hello. My name is Simon.

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