A centralized repository of hyperlinks to recommendation lists; a Big List of lists in one single place (which makes it a personal favorite). This one’s from the Physics Stack Exchange.

**General Physics**

**Newtonian Mechanics**

*General*: Recommendations for good Newtonian mechanics and kinematics books*Foundations*: Book suggestions for foundation of Newtonian Mechanics

**Classical Mechanics**

*Introductory (math)*: Which Mechanics book is the best for beginner in math major?*Advanced*: Book about classical mechanics*Coordinate-free*: Classical mechanics without coordinates book

**Electromagnetism**

*Introductory*: Electrodynamics textbook that emphasizes applications*Advanced*: Recommended books for electrodynamics

**Continuum Mechanics**

**Classical Field Theory**

**Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics**

*Short*: Crash course in classical thermodynamics*Advanced*: Recommendations for Statistical Mechanics book*Mathematical*: References about rigorous thermodynamics

**Waves**

**Optics**

**Quantum Mechanics**

*Popular*: Popular books on QM*Introductory*: What is a good introductory book on quantum mechanics?*Advanced*: Learn QM algebraic formulations and interpretations*Historical*: Good book on the history of Quantum Mechanics?*Mathematical*: A book on quantum mechanics supported by the high-level mathematics*Path Integral*: Path integral formulation of quantum mechanics

**Quantum Information theory**

*Advanced*: Quantum information science references

**Quantum Field Theory**

- What is a complete book for quantum field theory?
- Are there books on Regularization and Renormalization in QFT at an Introductory level? (maybe this should go under “Math”?)
- Textbook on group theory to be able to start QFT
- A No-Nonsense Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

**Particle Physics**

*Popular*: Good book about elementary particles for high school students?*Introductory*: Particle physics getting started

**Experimental Particle Physics**

**General Relativity**

*Introductory*: Getting started general relativity*Mathematical*: Mathematically-oriented Treatment of General Relativity

**Theories of Everything**

**String Theory**

*Introductory*: Introduction to string theory*Advanced*: Advanced topics in string theory*Matrix-string-theory*: Good introductory text for matrix string theory*AdS-CFT*: Introduction to AdS/CFT

**Cosmology**

**Astronomy/Astrophysics**

- What is a good introductory text to astronomy
- What are good books for graduates/undergraduates in Astrophysics?

**Condensed Matter and Solid State Physics**

*Introductory*: Intro to Solid State Physics*Advanced*: Books for Condensed Matter Physics*Intermolecular forces*: Soft Condensed Matter*Mathematically Rigorous*: Mathematical rigorous introduction to solid state physics*Anyons*: References on the physics of anyons*Iron-based superconductors*: Reference needed for Iron-based superconductors

**Material Science**

*Introductory*: Best Materials Science Introduction Book?

**Fluid Dynamics**

*Introductory*: Book recommendations for fluid dynamics self study*Boundary layer theory*: Boundary layer theory in fluids learning resources

**Complex Systems**

*Introductory*: What are some of the best books on complex systems?

**Math**

- Best books for mathematical background?
*Group Theory*: Comprehensive book on group theory for physicists?*Spectral Theory*: Books for linear operator and spectral theory*Variational Calculus*: Introductory texts for functionals and calculus of variation*Topology*: Book covering Topology required for physics and applications*Algebraic Geometry*: Crash course on algebraic geometry with view to applications in physics*Fractals*: Physics-oriented books on fractals

**Problem books**

**Miscellaneous**

- Books that every physicist should read
- List of freely available physics books
- Books that every layman should read
- Books that develop interest & critical thinking among high school students
- What is a good introduction to integrable models in physics?

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